Almost 1/4 of Britons own Smart Home Devices


A staggering 16 million people in Briton own at least one smart home device. According to YouGov’s Smart Homes 2018 Report once someone has bought one smart home device, they are more likely to buy more. The growth and popularity of home automation and technology is bound to have an effect on most markets. If it hasn’t already, this trend will certainly have an impact on your business.

Someone is going ask if your blinds can be connected to their home cinema AV system.  An architect is going to specify a motorised product you’ve never heard of before.  A client will want to control their shading, lighting and HVAC from a remote facilities management office. 

And you will be expected to come up with a solution.  A reliable one, one that doesn’t cost the earth to install. If you’re unsure where to turn, we’re sure we can help. Our Electric Blinds page will help you understand a little more but for detailed advice, be sure to get in touch.

As home automation grows, commercial automation is undoubtedly following close behind.  After all, who wants to leave the convenience of their smart home and spend the day in an analogue office?  

There are so many ways to make your home or office smart, so many devices you connect or control through an app, remote or wall-mounted touch screen. We’ve compiled a short list of top practical items you might want to consider automating.


  • Lights – This is a top one for many people, presence simulation, energy saving and not to mention the cool factor.
  • Blinds & Curtains – If you’re going to have smart lighting, smart blinds make sense. There’s little point turning your lights on and off automatically if the shades don’t follow suit.
  • Heating, Ventilation & Cooling (HVAC) – This could be as simple as changing to a smart thermostat such as Nest or Hive and it’s an essential ingredient for energy saving.
  • Smart Camera – Being able to see live video from you home is a good plan, especially if you’re away for a prolonged period of time.

To learn more about motorised blinds and electric motors, click here. Whatever your requirement we’re sure we can help you.  Give us a challenge!