Exklusiv: Wir sprechen mit einem der neuesten Installateure von Loxone für Wise House -Empfehlungen

. Wir haben uns mit dem neuen Loxone -Partner sowie dem Cedia -Mitglied Scott McMurray von Epitome Living zusammengesetzt, um über die Gründe zu sprechen, warum er Loxone ausgewählt hat, seine Empfehlungen zu dem sehr Bestes Haus WLAN -Hardware sowie die Kosten für ein zeitgemäßes Zuhause.

Hallo Scott. Können Sie uns etwas über Ihren Hintergrund und das, was Sie in die Welt der Wise House Tech geführt hat, erzählen?

Hallo Mark, danke, dass du mich hast. Wo muss ich anfangen? Klischees auch wahrscheinlich, ich war mein ganzes Leben lang von Technik fasziniert. Ich denke jedoch nicht an mich selbst als normaler Computer -Nerd -Typ. Ich habe über Eigentum, Elektronik, Audio, Autos und Lastwagen sowie über so lange nachgedacht, so lange ich mich erinnern kann. Ich denke daran, CAT5E zu dem Haus meiner Mutter zu ziehen, als ich ungefähr 15 Jahre alt war, da ich genau erkannte, wie wichtig ein strukturiertes Datennetzwerk in Zukunft sein würde.

Vor fast 10 Jahren habe ich meinen Beruf in der Softwareanwendungsbranche begonnen. Ich habe maßgeschneiderte Web sowie native mobile Apps bedient. Parallel dazu startete ich einen Teilzeitservice mit großartigem, guter Freund, der Pro -Audio -Audio -Produktion als sowohl die Eventproduktion als auch die Installation, die sich auf die Arbeit mit regionalen Kirchen spezialisiert hat. Dies war auch ein erstaunlicher Einblick in die verschiedenen Audiostandards, insbesondere neuere IP -Netzwerk -basierte Lösungen.

Darüber hinaus habe ich mich im Laufe der Jahre mit Standard -Telekommunikationssystemen und Computernetzwerken beschäftigt. Ich begann zu erkennen, dass all diese Technologien für mich einfach zu verstehen waren, ebenso wie sie viel mehr und viel mehr auf IP angewiesen waren, was praktisch ist, sofern mein Hintergrund. Das hat mich in diese Richtung verweist.

Sie sind einer der neuesten Installateure von Loxone. Was hat Sie von allen Hausautomationssystemen da draußen dazu gebracht, Loxone zu wählen?

Ich habe lange gebraucht … Ich erinnere mich, dass ich vor 6 Jahren viele, viele Stunden mit technischer Dokumentation für verschiedene andere Systeme kostet. Insbesondere Savant. Ich mochte die Idee von Savant. Ich bin ein großer Apfelfan. Ich habe darüber nachgedacht, dass ich meinen iPod der 3./4. Generation bekommen habe. Das Konzept eines Hausautomationssystems, das auf Apple -Hardware basiert, hat mich wirklich angesprochen. Ich verstand, dass die Softwareanwendung eine stetige Basis haben würde, und ich glaubte, dass die Benutzeroberfläche damals großartig aussah. Die Hardware war sowohl atemberaubend als auch geschriente Qualität. Die modularen AV -Matrizen waren in meiner Straße ideal, und ich glaubte regelmäßig von hypothetischen komplexen Problemen, die schnell mit den Produkten behoben werden könnten, die Savant angeboten hat. Dies alles in Bezug auf das Ende, als ich wusste, wie die Preisgestaltung aussieht, und über die Installation und die Programmierkosten glaubten. Andere Systeme schienen in eine ähnliche Kategorie heranzukommen.

Einige Zeit verging, fuhr ich mit dem Tagesjob fort und trat für eine Weile vom Konzept zurück. Ungefähr Mitte 2016 fühlte ich mich wirklich angezogen, wieder in den Wise House -Markt zu suchen, zumal größere Akteure anfingen, über die Branche wie Apple selbst zu sprechen. Zu ISE 2017 zu gehen war höchstwahrscheinlich der größte Kickstart, den ich im Service hatte, und bot mir die Möglichkeit, mit ein paar anderen Loxone -Installateuren zu sprechen, was ausgezeichnet war. Ich war schon einmal auf Loxone gestoßen, hatte es jedoch nicht berücksichtigt, wie es nicht wie eine „richtige“ Option zu sein schien – keine riesigen Geräte, die Geräte benötigt wurden!

Ich hatte einen Moment der Glühbirne, als ich wusste, dass der Typ von Loxone und den Systemstil es wirklich so großartig machte. Es ist nicht so gut wie in deinem Gesicht. Geräte mit DIN -Schienen, die wie Ihr Standard -Elektroschaltungsschutz versteckt werden können. Das einzige Mal, dass Sie Racks installieren müssen, ist sowohl für die Netzwerke als auch für die AV -Seite der Dinge, was darauf hinweist, dass sie kleiner sein können. Loxone arbeitet gut in kleinen Bereichen wie Apartments, nur zusätzlich dazu in riesigen Häusern und benötigt mehrere Schränke. Es skaliert, was die riesigen Spieler tun, und renkten dennoch so viel besser als viele von ihnen. In der Tat ist die „Nachrüstbarkeit“ ein ganzer Grund für ausgewählte Loxone an sich – Sie können ein völlig maßgeschneidertes Zuhause haben, alle zusammen integriert, wenn Sie vielleicht glauben, dass Sie möglicherweise nur mit WLAN mit „intelligenten“ Glühbirnen verknüpft sind oder nur mit „intelligentem“ Leichtplatten verknüpft sind. Thermostate.

Was würden Sie sagen, sind die Funktionen, die in den nächsten Jahren für ein einzelnes Gebäude ein neues Haus von entscheidender Bedeutung sind?

Ich habe erst kürzlich ein Blog -Veröffentlichung zu einem ähnlichen Thema verfasst. Die Idee ging darum, wie wir im Bau und nicht an die Innovationsseite der Dinge, hauptsächlich, da wir die Vorteile, die sie uns bringen würden, nicht an die Innovationsseite der Innovationsseite der Innovationsseite der Innovationsseite der Innovationsseite festlegen und nicht glauben. Zum Beispiel kann die Beleuchtungsanwendung für manche Menschen nicht erforderlich sein. Wenn sie jedoch erkennenving to redecorate, they believe differently. turning off all the lights in the home with one tap is quite great, too.

However, if I had to name one thing, it would absolutely be a well created network. We depend on WiFi so much. We put things on our WiFi networks which must truly be on a wired network. We already have 4K video streaming coming into our houses from Netflix as well as Amazon Prime, as well as this will only boost as well as ended up being a lot more mainstream as sky are supposedly providing material by means of IP, without satellite, this Jahr. house home builders now requirement to be getting in quick wired networks internally where it’s needed, as well as rock solid WiFi everywhere.

Finally, interior fibre must not be ruled out if people are building to stay in their houses for the next 20-30+ years…

Do you get included in illumination style or is that something house owners requirement to utilize a separate expert for?

To an extent. I would state this is normally client led, however. For example, I was going with the plans with one client as well as they had lots of their own ideas. I just assisted plan something that might make their tips ended up being a reality, from a technical as well as compatibility point of view. illumination style is an art in itself. Whilst I comprehend the technical side of it, I’d rather work with a expert who lives as well as breathes illumination design, as well as assist that ended up being part of a client’s home. the worst thing that can occur is a client gets lights since they look great however hasn’t included me to see if they’re compatible.

Has the Loxone Tree system truly minimized installation time for you as well as costs for house owners?

One of the primary advantages of Tree isn’t just the minimized cord cost. Cat7 cord is cheap, fairly speaking. Although it’s possible to cable with very little cord usage, that doesn’t sit well with me personally. I’d rather get the additional box of cord as well as enable some additional “home runs” than skimp on it now as well as potentially regret it in the future because of a hypothetical modification in system design.

Where Tree truly lusters for me, is termination as well as compatibility. It is quick to set up Tree devices, whether you cord from one to the other, or each back to the board. The termination time is great. however my much-loved function is on the software application side. That’s where you can save time/money. things “just work”.

We commonly see declares that wise house systems can save you money. are there genuine expense benefits from automated illumination as well as heating for example?

All the makers provide different figures. one more supplier, whose products I use, declared 37% saving in energy usage in their a lot of recent mail out to me. I believe all these figures must be taken with a pinch of salt as they’re undoubtedly part of their advertising campaigns. However, it’s remove that there will be expense cost savings to an extent.

I believe the error people commonly make, is trying to resolve those expense savings, by offsetting them directly against the installation expense of a full wise home. A full wise house is about so much a lot more than saving a few litres of oil or saving costs by not having (already extremely efficient) LED lights left on. Whilst there are direct monetary cost savings to be made, there are so lots of other areas which offer a lot more value than just monetary saving.

Companies on a regular basis talk about house ‘Automation’ when to us they simply look like ‘remote control’ or ‘connected’ systems. exactly how much autonomy can a Loxone system provide?

Loxone coined the term “Autopilot Living”. I’m a personal pilot myself, as well as I believe this is a excellent analogy, however then perhaps I’m biased!

In aviation, much like in life, you have a specific workload at any type of one moment. Autopilot in an aircraft is not about being lazy. It’s not about taking it easy. A pilot is always accountable for the aircraft, whether utilizing autopilot or not. It’s his or her task to make sure that whatever that needs to happen, happens. That everything occurs at the right time, in the right order, with the right level of accuracy.

Some tasks, as we know, are finest done by a computer if possible. The mundane as well as repetitive also the precise as well as mathematically precise. Holding a specific heading, altitude as well as airspeed is an example of a mundane task that can quickly be done a lot more exactly by the autopilot, leaving the pilot with a lot more mental capability to focus on route, planning as well as different other cockpit tasks.

It’s the exact same at home. There are things we do that are repetitive as well as mundane – changing all the lamps on in a space as well as turning dimmer switches to a specific level to accomplish the illumination we want. Running round inspecting doors as well as windows are closed as well as locked, making sure lights, TVs as well as music are all turned off before leaving. That’s a fundamental level of autonomy – where you press one button as well as all those things are set or checked, however you’re still in manage as well as can do what you want when you requirement to.

Loxone does that well, however the genuine Autopilot Living is available in to play when we believe about events as well as actions. Your visitors are most likely familiar with IFTTT (IF This then That), as well as the Autopilot designer is much like that concept. “If the sun goes down, turn on the outside lights” is something a great deal of people most likely do manually. a lot more importantly, people commonly go around their homes putting down shades to for the functions of material protection, or to stop the sun frustrating them as it moves round the house. This can be automated based on time of day as well as positioning of the windows in the house. The blinds can actually comply with the sun.

What other systems do you recommend, for example what house WiFi set do you install?

As I pointed out before, I’ve great experience with audio in the industrial aspect. Loxone do their own ceiling as well as bookshelf speakers as well as matching amplifiers which are fine. nevertheless there are lots of times where higher performance or different type aspects are required, as well as these are always specified on a situation by situation basis.

You pointed out WiFi – I’m utilizing the UniFi variety from Ubiquiti Networks. I just don’t believe it can be touched at the cost point it’s at. It’s likewise reliable, looks good, as well as is a happiness to configure.

Can you provide us an example cost for a Loxone system – lets state for wise illumination in a common 3-bed semi.

It can vary so much. The advantage of the system is that it’s developed to your spec. You can, technically, run a 8 space home from just the tiny server without any type of additional equipment, enabling 1 switch as well as 1 light in every room. This would be extremely affordable – most likely around £600 in parts, presuming light fittings as well as changed are supplied by client. There’s undoubtedly time needed to set everything up as well as program, however once again this scales with the size of the project.

In truth you want to be enabling a few grand to get a system which is appropriately wise as well as scale up from there.

For example, that would enable you to have movement detection in each room, (which gets you a lot of of the method to a safety alarm) in addition to temperature sensors in each zone for your heating, developed into your wise light switch. Your wise light switch might likewise manage motorised blinds, as well as audio in every space if you wished to add that in.

So wise lighting, wise blind control, a wise heating zone in every room, choice for audio manage as well as a extremely configurable safety system might expense from around £7,000.

I believe the crucial thing to keep in mind when thinking about the affordability of a wise home, is that budget plan assigned to other areas must be brought into the “smart” budget. For example your safety alarm budget, heating manage budget plan as well as a great part of your typical electrics budget. It likewise has added value by improving massively on the typical version of each of these areas, such as space by space heating manage rather than just upstairs as well as downstairs.

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us Scott. What’s the very best location for people to discover out a lot more about epitome Living as well as the services you offer?

Head over to the web site – www.epitomeliving.com. It’s not got a whole great deal on there just yet, however ideally provides a bit of an introduction of what services we can offer, from setting up as well as providing recommendations on the basic off-the-shelf wise house products, ideal with to completely bespoke systems like we’ve been speaking about today.

I’m likewise trying to be a lot more proactive on social network as well as hope to begin showcasing some work where appropriate, so keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.

Vielen Dank!

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