Fundamental to the success and take-up of property automation technologies, which control everything from heating and lighting to communications, security and entertainment, will be largely driven by the ability to integrate the control into one seamless solution.
This is the message to property architects, developers, land agents, mechanical engineering consultants and interior designers wanting to offer automation from Quest End Limited; a property development company that has launched a brand new property automation service.
Analyst firm Gartner predicts that the number of smart connected homes will grow to 700 million by 2020, while Ovum expects that by 2020, the majority will have a smart energy meter and smart thermostats, and other devices will be connected to it.
“UK consumers are beginning to really see the benefits that property automation technology brings and, as such, the market is set for sharp upward growth,” explains Quest End managing director, Liam Parker. “There are many different ways in which a property can be automated from CCTV security systems and home cinemas to automated lighting and smart heating and, with more solutions now being Wi-Fi enabled, the opportunities are set to expand even further.”
“Yet for property developers, architects and interior designers and other professionals who are looking to incorporate home automation into their projects the main challenge is understanding what is possible and making it work. Our roots here at Quest End are firmly set in both the technology sector, having previously sold a very successful IT company, and also property development; we are therefore very well placed to provide the necessary technical expertise to support professionals in bringing this into their offering.”
As a family owned and run business, Quest End is headquartered in Maidenhead, Berkshire where its brand new Experience Centre offers visitors the chance to see and try many of the solutions available. Unlike other providers Quest End doesn’t simply supply a product but instead designs bespoke solutions that is seamlessly installed into the chosen space and centrally controlled by a tablet or mobile device.
Partnering with the leading technology companies in the automated home, entertainment and control industry, including Crestron, Savant, Loxone, Artcoustic, Sonos, Jaymar, Robomow and Ad Notam, Quest End is a member of CEDIA. It provides a bespoke broad range of property automation solutions including security, cinema at home, multi-room audio and video, automated shading, control systems, lighting control, smart heating, energy monitoring and robotic lawnmowers.
Concludes Liam Parker: “We invite architects, property developers, land and property agents, mechanical engineering consultants and interior designers to come and meet the team at our Experience Centre in Maidenhead to see examples of automation and control systems in action – we have a fantastic Cinema at Home suite which includes 4D motion chairs, and can also showcase a wide range of lighting, audio and video and security solutions. We are looking to partner with firms across the region that wish to offer automation services to their clients as an added value service and so look forward to demonstrating our expertise.”
For further information on Quest End visit http://www.questend.co.uk,