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CYP and DemoPad Offer Integrators Affordable IP-based Home Automation Solutions (4/10/2013)
Home Automation just for the wealthy? Not any more…
UK consumers love technology. You only have to look at the take up of smartphones and tablets to see that. However, Home Automation has always been the preserve of the wealthy, with expensive bespoke systems generally precluding the majority of homeowners getting involved. This is about to change, with more and more products coming to market that offer smartphone integration and control. What has been missing, however, has been a single, affordable control system to bring this all together. Step forward DemoPad…
£5,000 Home Automation is here
Smart products are now commonplace and affordable with product categories such as lighting (Philips, Lutron, RAKO etc.), HVAC (Heatmiser, Coolmaster Automation etc.), CCTV as well as audio and video products all offering IP control. DemoPad is the first smartphone and tablet-based app that integrates control of all of these devices into one easy-to-set-up, customised touchscreen control solution.
An IP-based solution that sends control signals to WiFi-connected devices, DemoPad works equally as well with TV's, amplifiers, projectors or blinds that are not IP enabled, as an installer can integrate alternative methods of control such as IR or RS-232 by using affordable IP gateways. DemoPad will work with literally 1,000’s of devices, allowing users to integrate existing products with new devices seamlessly.
The intuitive DemoPad custom design software then enables the integrator to create a completely customised interface for the end user. This programmed custom interface is then uploaded and paired to a DemoPad end user app, which has been purchased through the Apple store (Android software version also available), allowing integrators to easily create bespoke systems for each customer and then upload complete control solutions to as many smartphones or tablets as required.
This pioneering solution dramatically reduces the high costs normally associated with residential or commercial control systems. Not only does it utilise existing control devices (smartphones and tablets) but also, thanks to the simple and intuitive system-building software, eliminates the need of computer coding completed by expensive software engineers.
Fully adaptable, DemoPad can be added to at any time, as the number of connected devices is infinite, allowing installers to continue adding new products to systems as required.
Being the fastest and most affordable way to control your audio, video, lighting, heating, cooling and security directly from a tablet or smart phone device, DemoPad now offers integrators the opportunity to reach out to a new level of consumer and expand their businesses at an affordable price point.
From £5,000, or the same price as double glazing or a family holiday, consumers can now fully automate their home, which opens up a whole new customer base for installers to go after.
With over 24 million homes in the UK and the market stagnant due to crippling stamp duties and moving costs, homeowners are spending significant amounts on home improvements. Until now, home automation would have been nothing but a dream due to its crippling costs. However, if just 10% of homeowners install an AV control and home automation system from CYP and DemoPad, a whole new market worth over £1 Billion would be created. Interested?
All under one roof
Fully aware of the importance to offer class-leading support, CYP has formed a strong strategic alliance with DemoPad to use the strengths and infrastructure of both companies to offer an unrivalled solution to the custom installation market. From HDMI distribution and HDBaseT matrix’s through to audio/video switches, converters and IR or RS232 IP gateways, CYP’s unrivalled range of over 300 robust and proven market-leading solutions offers installers and integrators the necessary AV distribution hardware to install a fully-fledged DemoPad system. Combined with the company’s legendary support and training, installers and integrators can be up and running quickly and efficiently, with access to all of the tools necessary to create DemoPad systems from basic AV control right up to complex fully home-automated solutions.
Together CYP and DemoPad enable an installer to create the control backbone of a seamless home integration and automation system.
CYP and DemoPad are currently recruiting installers and integrators to become certified DemoPad installers. To qualify, installers need to attend the CYP AV Academy for training and purchase the DemoPad Professional License, which costs as little as £650 a year. Training takes place at CYP’s Shepperton HQ and also at regional locations around the UK. Certified DemoPad Installer benefits include:
• Exclusive access to the DemoPad professional software platform
Be a part of the most exciting opportunity in Home Automation ever
Phil Davis, Sales and Marketing Director at CYP, is really excited about the opportunities DemoPad and CYP can now offer integrators, “DemoPad is the first solution that allows us as an industry to offer the next level of consumers a real home automation experience at an affordable price. The opportunities within this market are vast and we welcome any installer that wants to be involved the opportunity to do so. Get in touch, book yourself on a course and start working with DemoPad. It could be the best business decision you ever make.”
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