At Riva Entertainment we can tailor an automation plan to suit your needs. We provide one-on-one advice and put you in total control of your surroundings with state of the art Audio, Visual and Automation Solutions, including Home Cinema, Multi-Room AV Systems, Lighting and Commercial Installations.
Home Automation means the ability of a house to automatically perform tasks on behalf of the family. For example an underfloor heating pad may turn on at 6am in the winter, but not at all in the summer conserving power.
- We start with a personal consultation, assessing your individual requirements which includes a no-cost site visit.
- Once you have chosen your system, our project management department and professional installation teams make your vision a reality.
- Riva Entertainment provide you with training on your system and then give award winning customer service to ensure you get most from your investment.
We work extensively with interior designers and property developers as well as consulting on many developments in the commercial sector.
Is home automation the future? It would certainly seem to be on the agenda for many new property buyers who look at this aspect when they are selecting the facilities in their new home. There are obvious gadgets and products which are purely for the fun of it, but there are certainly more serious issues when it comes to the automated home. The biggest one is going to be security. There is no getting over a break in; it is traumatic, and sometimes has a long term effect on residents who home has been ‘turned over’ by the intruder. Things are never the same again so having the ability to switch on security systems remotely is one of the big bonuses for the new smart home. In the home automation UK field there are companies who can provide that type of security system, along with a whole raft of other labour saving devices. This is what the smart home is all about, such that the lights can be controlled to be more energy efficient, whilst the bathwater can be run before heading upstairs. Does this all sound a bit fanciful? Well, there are new homes which are kitted out with at least some of these devices, such as the ipad home automation systems, and there will be more to come.
So as these new innovations take hold, the home and the way it works will change. From the governments energy efficiency viewpoint these developments are very welcome, and they will encourage home owners to have some of the energy saving devices installed. The home automation ipad is one of the control systems which can do almost everything remotely. The natural assumption is that if it’s an ipad it controls the entertainment system, but these devices can be programmed to do a whole range of tasks, with out the user ever leaving the lounge’s sofa. But some of the other companies involved in the automation home business work on the lighting, the kitchen facilities and even the central heating. So products which are made such as the wireless dimming lighting controls which are made under the Lutron home automation name are ideal for doing just that. This is an American company which have been involved in the business for a good number of years and it comes as some surprise to people that the ability to control homes systems has been around for a while. However the real advances have been made in the communications technology and that has made all the difference.
Another big player in the market is Creston and again they are originally from the United States, but now have a series of global offices. For the UK they are based in Surrey so they are one of the companies which are listed as one of the specialists in home automation London. The number of devices they and others can provide is quite outstanding and runs from the kitchen, and some of the appliances there, to the outside security lights. Admittedly, the systems cannot take things out of the fridge and prepare a meal in advance, but for automated tasks there is the opportunity to be ahead of the game and create the smart home automation system. To get things moving on this idea, there needs to be a full assessment of what is really needed in the home – bear in mind this can take some time, because the more you look at the potential, the more devices come to mind. But getting down to basics the most important is certainly going to be security, so contacting one of the home automation installers will get the ball rolling. They can help with ideas and as consultants will only offer the best advice to the home owner who wants to get smart.
Lighting is at the heart of security as the very fact there is lights on, does suggest there is someone at home. Any would be intruders would be absolutely certain there is no one in the property, even if they have seen people leave. So getting the home automation lighting sorted out is the first step to peace of mind when you are out for the evening. There have been simple devices in previous eras which are clockwork timers connected to a table lamp, but these just do not match up to the modern remotely controlled home automation dimmers on the market today.
Ease of use is an important factor, because, lets face it, some people have trouble with the remote for the television never mind getting the lighting fixed up as a security measure. Making the house such that the home easy automation system is installed will thus be a top priority, especially if this is one which may be for elder parents. That gives the family peace of mind as well; knowing the older folk are safeguarded against burglary can be a very consoling factor when looking at home security in all its forms. The installation of home lighting automation systems will definitely provide that peace of mind for everyone concerned.