Getting Started with Baulogic
A look at some of the essential questions and concepts at the start of any smart home project.
What does the Baulogic smart home system do?
Our system provides the reliability and simplicity of a wired smart home solution for Lighting, Heating, Security and Energy Management. The plug&play design and factory configuration allow it to be installed by a developer & builder’s own electrical contractor. Functionality and features are tailored for an optimal home owner experience without the usual complexity.
Do I need an accredited installer or electrician to install the Baulogic system?
No. We have designed this system specifically to allow any qualified electrical contractor to install the solution. All specialist smart home configuration work is done by us in the factory. When the system arrives at the project site it just needs to be mounted on the wall and the cables plugged in. We even provide the cable connectors to ensure a quick and perfect fit. Turn the box on and you’ll soon have a fully featured smart home.
The system is simple to install. How does the wiring and installation differ from conventional wiring?
The main difference is the separation of switches which are on the bus cable and the lights which are on dedicated radial circuits. This means that all the cabling from lights to switches is removed. So whether its one way, two way or intermediate switching it is not required. This is simpler, quicker and very likely to work first time. There are no hard to find ring earth faults and for quick connection to the heating system and control box we include all the necessary connectors for a reliable push-click fit.
Our connectors are widely recognised push fit WAGO connectors, and regular RJ45 CAT5/6 cable terminations. The KNX bus cable is single strand black/red block push termination. We provide the right number of connectors for the project meaning everything is ready for the install and at the same time we minimise waste.
Our electrical contractor in nervous about smart home systems. What assurances do you provide?
We imagine most contractors have been sent a box of parts and expected to build a system on site in limited time, one that they didn’t design in the first place? And they’ve certainly spent too many hours searching for the cause of various faults.
Many systems require extensive panel wiring, a device identification process and programming whilst building work continues around the contractor.
Simply put, the Bauloigc system has been designed to avoid all of these issues. Your contractors can concentrate on the simplified cabling according to a pre-agreed plan. We’ve done all the complex internal cabling already. We send the whole system pre-programmed to your specification and clearly labelled so each device is correctly located and ready to work. The system even auto adjusts for different loads on the dimmers to provide optimal lighting from the very first power on.
Does the system cover the whole house?
The Baulogic system is modular and be easily expanded from our Base Pack to cover the whole house. We recommend the hallway, landing and modern kitchen diner as a starting point to be completed with additional packs for heating, lighting, security and energy management.
Next up for consideration would be the lounge, master suite and driveway or patio lights extending to the whole home for total control and peace of mind. Track control for curtains or blinds, and garage doors adds luxury but also extends the energy management capability.
Will the system still work with poor mobile phone reception or unreliable wifi?
Absolutely. The Baulogic system has its own wired control network. Unlike well known consumer devices that are controlled via phone Apps our system is wired for reliability and locally controlled.
Can I control the lights and heating from my phone?
Yes. A control App for all the features is available for Apple and Android devices.
Does the Baulogic system support multi-zone Underfloor heating?
Yes, our underfloor heating module controls up to 8 zones via actuators. Each room temperature sensor is invisibly integrated into our smart switches. Schedules and set-points can be easily controlled from the touch panel or App, with settings per room or in groups for fast, clear programming.
Does the Baulogic system provide access control for doors and gates?
Yes. Whether the properties form a gated development or apartment block, or even a single unit with electric gates the Baulogic system can control the access systems. In communal blocks this is achieved by a Comms Server which also allows personal or block messaging by a Concierge or Maintenance Manager.
If my broadband fails will all my lights and heating go off?
No. The Baulogic system is a wired system and has its own local control links. Assuming the fault is confined to your broadband line or equipment the Baulogic system will carry on as normal. Some features such as remote control from your phone and connected help from our support team will be unavailable until the internet is restored. Your heating, lighting and even the touch panel will be unaffected by internet availability.
We have very tight build schedules and I’m worried about adding more complexity?
Our ordering and delivery processes direct from our UK factory will not impact on your build schedule. We really do believe the Baulogic system removes much of the complexity of modern house wiring, and despite the sophisticated system to be enjoyed by your home buyers, the installation will be simple and trouble-free.