Smart Heating Systems
Our customer for this particular project was based in Livingston, a small city located just outside Edinburgh. They asked ourselves amongst many other electrical firms if we could provide a detailed and accurate quotation of several jobs needing done throughout their home.
The initial discussions that took place were solely to look at having a smart heating systems installed, but after our electrician informed them that along with installing a Nest Learning Thermostat, there was the option of going all in so to speak, and having interlinked smoke alarms, indoor and outdoor cameras for additional security purposes along with the Nest Hello Doorbell.
Once our quote had been successfully approved, our contracts manager Ryan set about designing a tailored smart system that was suitable for this particular installation. With safety being their number one priority, Ryan put together an interlinked smoke and heat detector system in place that was synced up to the smart phones of their choice.
These come with a friendly human voice that gives you an early warning – so if you’re burning toast in the kitchen then the other detectors all speak to ensure everyone in the home is safe and well aware of any potential dangers that may be arising. If everything is under control and a false alarm has occurred, all you have to do is silence alarms on your phone – not with the use of a tea towel!
With the smart smoke detectors taken care of the next task was installing the smart heating thermostat. The one chosen by the customer was the newest on the market, the Nest Learning Thermostat. This comes in a variety of colours to blend in with your homes decor, and the customer opted for the sleek looking matte black. The main features of the new thermostat are that it used motion sensors when you’re home or away, and this gradually learns your patterns and chooses the best routine to set for your home heating. Not only is this cost effective, but it makes life extremely simple when you can activate the heating away from home so you’re not returning to a cold house.
The final piece of the puzzle was the addition of external security cameras and the Nest Hello Doorbell. These were installed on either side of the house and the bell was at the front door. Both cameras have amazing 1080p HD resolution quality, and with the addition of 8x zoom, no unwanted visitors can hide from these. The Nest Cam listens especially for loud noises or the sound of breaking window, and it can then alert you with a photo from the cameras, and can even save some of the pictures in the app for three hours. When you add the Nest doorbell in too, it really does complete the security package. We replace your existing wired doorbell, and it delivers HD video with crystal clear images, even at night. It’s designed to show you absolutely everything on your doorstep. And with 24/7 streaming, you can check in on the app at any time to see who’s been and gone.
With the well put together Nest app controlling all of your safety devices from the one place, it really is a no brainer. An extremely happy customer can rest easy knowing the inside and outside of her home is as safe as can be and that everything can be monitored in the palm of her hand. If you would like a quote please contact us.