Ingeny has introduced a highly-effective retrofit home automation system that effortlessly optimises levels of comfort, safety and energy efficiency, but can be fitted without causing damage to a property’s interior. It uses advanced wireless technology to create an integrated solution that can be up and running quickly and efficiently, removing the need to run new cables and keeping costly installation requirements to a minimum.

Taking advantage of Z-Wave wireless technology, which operates a “mesh network” that uses repeating signals, Ingeny can deliver a reliable automation solution throughout a building at a fraction of the cost of a traditional fully-wired solution. The solution includes a wide range of sensors, control modules and wall plugs to communicate with a system processor to monitor and manage all aspects of the home environment.

The system can be individually-tailored to take into consideration personal taste and meet communications, comfort and security preferences. This not only ensures complete control at the tap of a touchscreen, smartphone or tablet, but also means complementary systems can work seamlessly together to control lighting and heating, energy management, CCTV, blinds and curtains, smoke detection and entertainment requirements.

The non-evasive installation procedures means the wired control modules and wireless, battery powered sensors can be fitted in a matter of minutes, requiring no additional wiring and drilling. In fact, the sensors have a battery-life of up to five years, so can be put anywhere and attached with a single screw, self-adhesive strip or just placed on a surface.

Nick Moore, General Manager of Ingeny commented: “We work with industry-leading partners, such as Fibaro and QMotion, to take advantage of the latest and most sophisticated wires-free home automation technologies currently available. This combined with our extensive experience designing, installing and maintaining smart building solutions means we are best-placed to create advanced retrofit solutions that meet your entertainment, communications, comfort and security preferences.”

Ingeny is a division of security systems and building technology integrator Interphone, a company with over 50 years of experience in designing, installing and maintaining electronic control technology. This unique background makes Ingeny best-placed to understand the precise home automation needs of property developers, architects, interior designers and home owners, enabling it to create complete and joined-up solutions from design and consultation through to installation and ongoing support.