Make your new build more attractive to consumers by adding smart home technology as a package to your properties before you sell. We can work with big-name new home development companies including Redrow, David Wilson and Barratt Homes, adding technology that builds smart homes from the foundation up.
To find out more about how we do it, Click here to read about our recent project with Grinnell Construction.
Smart home features include CCTV, which allows homeowners to keep an eye on their homes from anywhere, along with the facility to record footage for months. CCTV is stored on an in-built DVR, with no Cloud-based subscription necessary. We also install Nest and Ring doorbells, thermostats, internal and external blinds, gates, garage doors, lighting systems, fridges and home entertainment systems (and more), all controlled via the mobile app of voice assistants like Google and Alexa. So, to offer your buyers the most desirable smart home technology available today, contact Cloud Zion.
What is home automation?
Home automation gives people the power to control multiple devices in their homes or offices from one mobile device, connected through the internet. It’s often used for programmable devices like thermostats and sprinklers, but the term also includes things like lights, window shutters, security cameras, air conditioning, and home entertainment systems. Basically, if it uses electricity to operate it, it can become connected through the internet to form part of a home automation suite of products.
Home automation is particularly helpful for security, connecting burglar alarms to CCTV cameras, windows, locks, and doors through one mobile device. It is thought that the rise of smart homes will significantly reduce crime and help communities live more harmoniously together..
What is a smart home?
The term “smart home” is used to describe a house which has a number of devices and appliances which can all be controlled remotely with a mobile phone. With everything connected through the internet, the user can manage all aspects of their home comfort and security, from security cameras to heating systems.
It’s becoming easier to connect entire homes over the internet. Since broadband became much faster and more accessible, multiple devices can now be managed at the touch of a button without downtime or glitches.
Why do you need home automation?
While still a relatively new idea, home automation will soon become the norm. Smart homes are comfortable, secure, convenient, cost-effective and better for the environment.
If you want to attract serious buyers for your properties, it makes great business sense to provide them with this state of the art home technology. By having everything set up and ready to go when they move in, they won’t need to spend money or waste time later on. This will give your property a real edge over the competition, too!
The Homes of the Future, Today
Humans have always had a special connection with their homes, but with today’s smart technologies that bond is greater than we could ever have imagined. Smart Homes are harmonious, convenient and flexible, allowing us to control everything from our garage doors to CCTV through our mobile phones. Not only does it make it easier to manage household bills and enjoy creature comforts at the touch of a button, but installing smart home technology can help reduce crime and create safer, happier neighbourhoods.
In today’s busy world, finding time to relax is more important than ever. Our smart home installation services allow you to spend less time on chores around the house and more on the things you actually enjoy.
More and more new homes are being built with smart home technology as a key feature. Since the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), people expect their mobile devices to make their lives easier. As the world becomes even more connected through computers, smart homes will soon become the norm in every property.
Smart homes come with a huge range of perks, such as:
• Improved security
• Smart lighting controls in all rooms
• Energy saving
• Easy entertainment systems
• Seamless integration between rooms and floors
• Peace of mind
The systems and services we work with include:
Smart Garage Doors
We install remote-controlled garage doors in a range of styles and sizes. By using a mobile device to control the doors, straining your back to operate heavy doors becomes a distant memory.
Founded way back in 1996, Alexa has been a pioneering force in smart home technologies for over 20 years. What was once the stuff of sci-fi movies is now becoming the norm in homes everywhere, with everything from heating to lights and music all controlled with the help of Alexa’s soothing voice.
Nest started out with home thermostats and has now gone on to offer a variety of smart home technologies including CCTV, lighting and smoke alarms. It enables people to control the comfort and energy efficiency of their homes and offices remotely, putting state of the art technology at their fingertips.
Google Home Hub
Connected to the world’s favourite search engine, Google Home Hub does everything from answering important questions to controlling hundreds of compatible devices, all from one single dashboard.
Ring enables people to take control of their home security without spending a fortune. This simple yet highly effective technology means you can keep an eye on your property when you pop to the shops, or respond to your doorbell from a far-flung beach.
The Hive family of smart home technology products is all designed to help people make the most of their homes. Every product is carefully designed to ensure user-friendliness and seamless integration with other devices, resulting in truly connected home experiences.
The Loxone smart home system is comfortable, energy efficient and safe, performing thousands of actions throughout the home which would otherwise have to be done manually. Loxone’s systems work perfectly together to create one single source of smart home technology.
Sonoff is a leading provider of smart home technology. Their flagship ITEAD IoT system supports all their smart home devices, connecting all appliances through WiFi.
The benefits of smart home systems are rapidly evolving, thanks to an ever-increasing range of new technologies especially created to make lives easier and more convenient. Seeing a fully functioning smart home in action is a breath-taking experience, giving properties a clear advantage over those which aren’t kitted out for modern living.
From home cinemas and multi-room audiovisual systems to smart lighting, heating and CCTV systems, Cloud Zion can help you turn your vision of a connected home or office into reality. We will work with you to create tailor-made solutions to suit a range of different business needs, so whether you’re looking for a simple way to manage the office heating or for a full suite of smart products to help sell your property, we’re here to help.
Our knowledge, experience and dedicated team of IT consultants and smart technology experts mean you’ll always have peace of mind that you’re getting the very best. Our commitment to customer service is second to none, which is why so many property developers and office managers trust us with their smart technology solutions.
If you’re developing a new home, let us take care of all the wiring of your smart gadgets for you. From Sky TV to music systems, thermostats to security cameras, we’ll make sure all your kit is seamlessly integrated and simple to use. And of course, you can trust us to respect the ambience and aesthetics of your property by keeping all wires neatly tucked away behind the plaster.
We want to work with New House development companies such as Redrow, David Wilson, Grinnell Construction and Barratt Homes, so contact us to find out more.
We can add a huge range of features, including:
• CCTV – watch from anywhere, records for months, stored on in house DVR, not on Cloud (no subscription)
• Nest, Doorbell, Thermostats, Cameras (Cloud and subscription-based)
• Ring, Doorbell, Thermostats, Cameras (Cloud and subscription-based)
• Lights, internal and external
• Blinds, Gates and Garage doors
• Access Control
• NAS (back up your home laptops, PCs, phones, tablets etc. to a centralised storage device and view photos and videos etc. on smart TVs. You can also access/connect to this data from anywhere securely)
• Technical support and training
• Roller Shutters
• Garage Doors
• Mood lighting
• Home Cinema Systems
• Voice Assistants
• Bollards via mobile app (secure car park spaces for directors or guests)
… and much more!
Contact Cloud Zion today to discover the full range of smart technology solutions available to you.
WHY choose us?
We work with big developers to lay the foundation for smart homes as they build, making homes more attractive to buyers from the outset. We cover everything from wiring and access control to easy-to-use instruction manuals tailored to suit the individual solutions you choose. We’re experts in all things IT, with a genuine enthusiasm for home automation and all the brilliant benefits it brings.
So, if you’re seeking a reliable, experienced partner to bring your smart home ideas to life, contact our friendly team of experts at Cloud Zion today.
Smart homes will soon be the norm for homes across the UK and beyond. By investing in great home automation solutions now, you’ll be able to enjoy a huge range of benefits whilst staying ahead of the competition. At Cloud Zion, we’re the perfect partner in smart home automation. Contact us today to get started!
1. Q: How much will a smart home automation system cost?
A: It depends on how “smart” you want your home to be! We offer a full range of smart solutions to suit different budgets, so call our team about your needs and we’ll be happy to provide you with an accurate quote. Call us today.
2. Q: When is the best time to install home automation?
A: A great time to install home automation services is when you’re either building a new home or renovating an existing one — in both cases it involves getting down to the wires. However, depending on the smart devices you want, it’s perfectly possible to install smart technology into any building without having to pay out hefty renovation costs. Contact us to find out more.
3. Q: Is home automation worth it?
A: Home automation is worth the investment, in the vast majority of cases. To work out if it’s right for you, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons. Think about how much you’re prepared to spend, why you’re interested in smart technology and the benefits it can bring you. Consider how much you’ll save over time and compare that with the up-front costs. If you need any more information or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for a no-obligation quote.
4. Q: How long does it take to install smart home technology?
A: The time it takes to install smart home technology depends entirely on what you’re installing and how many devices you’re working with. Generally, though, it shouldn’t take more than a few hours to install some new gadgets. Of course, the more you want, the longer it will take – but we’ll always do our utmost to meet your timescales.
5. Q: I’m useless with technology – will smart tech be too complicated for me?
No! Smart homes are really easy to use. If you’ve got a mobile phone, you should be absolutely fine with controlling your smart technology. However, if you do find you’d like a little bit of help, we’ll be more than happy to guide you through everything.