Welcome to Home Innovation and the Automated Home
Home Innovation - Automated Home Solutions
What is home automation?
Home automation enables you to automatically and remotely control lighting, intruder/fire detection systems, audio, video and much more. It can also give you the ability to monitor and check on loved ones who live on their own (click on the Home Care tab).
Who are we and what do we do?
We are a friendly company based in Redditch, South of Birmingham. We supply and install Control4 home automation systems including automated lighting, security, heating, whole of home audio/video, and remote system access. Control4 is an international company and a world leader in the supply of home automation products. With Control4 you can control your home using a hand-held remote control or table-top/in-wall touch screens and keypads. The system can switch your lights on and off while you are away from home, control your security system, control cctv cameras, check statuses of doors and windows, and lots more. The real benefit of a home automation system is that all this can be done from anywhere in the home, or indeed anywhere in the world over the internet.
We will be happy to answer any questions, or simply give advice, regardless of whether you live in a studio flat or a mansion. Have a look around our site and please don't hesitate to call or email if we can be of help to you.
If you are an Interior Designer, Architect or Builder thinking of incorporating this technology into your portfolio please contact us, we would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate Control4 products and discuss how we could work with you to extend your services.
It doesn't have to be expensive!
Systems can start from around £2000 and extended gradually over time.
Your system can be programmed to:
- • Help save on energy costs by switching off devices no longer in use, for example, to turn off lights where there has been no movement in a room for a pre-set length of time.
- • Configure your light switches to gradually turn on over a 15 minute period, or for your curtains or blinds to open, giving your eyes time to adjust to the morning light.
- • Use your speakers to automatically play your favourite music and raise the volume gradually over a 15 minute period when it’s time to wake up.
- • Make it appear that you are at home while on holiday by automatically turning on the kitchen lights during dinner time and other lights around the house as required. Open and close curtains and blinds at sunrise and sunset.
- • Enable remote internet access in order to remotely control your lights and security devices from anywhere in the world.
- • Alert you by email whenever your alarm is triggered (depending on the make and model of the security system). Using the internet or mobile phone you can connect to your security cameras and view the scene around your home.
The possibilities are endless! Every person will find their own unique way to incorporate and use the system.
What happens next...
Well, over to you now...just give us a call, or send an email, or use the contact link at the top of the page and we will call you as soon as possible.
We will discuss your requirements and offer advice and ideas for you to think about, give you an idea of the costs depending on those requirements and then leave you to think about it. There is no hard sell or badgering, we are neither capable nor inclined to do that, just call us back when you have decided and if you would like to discuss the system further, or decide that you would like us to carry out an install we will visit you again to make detailed notes and plans.
The system is installed but how does it work?
We will supply you with information and details about each device and will sit with you after installation to teach you how to get the most out of your system. In the first few weeks, when you get used to the system, you will most likely want to make changes to the way it works, that's no problem. Depending on the type of changes, you could possibly make the changes using software supplied by Control4 or you might prfer us to maje the changes, particularly if you decide to add further automation, either way is not a problem. If we need to make system changes you won't even have to wait in for us, we can carry out mist changes to your system over the internet. Don't worry about security, you will have the option to grant us access to the system at the times you choose. When we have finished you can turn the grant off. This opton also allows your system to be kept up to date with new releases of software from Control4.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy...
The HC-800 has the exceptional horsepower, control capabilities and design to run even the most demanding control system. Developed as the foundation of every Control4® install, the HC-800 has the features and processing power to connect to and control everything in a typical home or light commercial automation system. The HC-800 features a dual core 1.8GHz processor which maximizes the power of the Control4 award-winning operating system.
Because it includes multi zone audio capabilities, the HC-800 can also send music to rooms throughout the home.
The HC-250 delivers instantaneous control at an exceptional value. Its sleek design and small form-factor make it ideal for single-room control systems, universal remote replacements or as a way to deliver on-screen control to every television in larger residential or light commercial installations. A powerful 1GHz processor running the Control4® award-winning operating system delivers instantaneous, interactive control and makes the HC-250 a versatile and powerful player in any control system.
It Doesn't Stop There!
The HC-800 and HC-250 Controllers are the centre of a complete home automation system. They form a sophisticated yet simple platform to control lighting, security, heating and much more throughout the home.
We bring the benefits of a truly automated home to more people with solutions that are affordable and designed to adapt to any home or lifestyle.