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FAQs

Getting Started with Baulogic

A look at some of the essential questions and concepts at the start of any smart home project.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    Why is Baulogic better than other universal home controls I can buy?

    There are some great value solutions from familiar consumer brands offering a high level of functionality for modest initial cost. These solutions are often fitted after a house is built, dependent on unreliable Wi-Fi and internet connectivity and are controlled only through Apps on phones or tablets. Furthermore the consumer technology of today can soon feel like technology of yester-year.

    In contrast luxury bespoke smart home solutions, traditionally targeted at prime luxury homes provide functionality that is more ‘fundamental’, for example primary room lighting rather than lamps or LEDs for effect or whole home heating rather than a summer fan. The lifecycle of these systems is much longer, just like the life cycle of a traditional light switch. Unfortunately such systems carry a high price tag.

    At Baulogic we offer the same technology found in luxury bespoke systems but we’ve reduced the cost by creating a product that we can manufacture in the volumes needed by house builders. A timeless and ultra reliable system that now fits in the budget of many mid to premium homes.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    Many consumer systems seem to be wireless, why do you strongly advocate a wired system?

    There are many credible uses of wireless technology (Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-wave) mostly in single function consumer after markets.

    With an integrated wired solution built into the fabric of the home, the developer can offer the home buyers the assurances they demand for essential services such as lighting, heating and security.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    What is a ‘scene’ in lighting control?

    With multiple lights in an area or even house/apartment we might often want to control them together. For example, when cooking and eating we may want the dining pendant dimmed and the kitchen light and LEDs on bright. This is a scene, you can select all the lights for this ‘scene’ with one button press.

    If the scene was commonly used we’d put it on one of the buttons on a light switch. ‘Goodnight’ which turns off all the lights in the house is a common ‘scene’ which we put on the landing switch. The home owner can edit all scenes and add their own through the touch panel and phone App.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    Families are constantly on their phones, the last thing we need is more technology.

    We completely agree and we hope you’ll find our wall switches and touch panel allow control equivalent to the most sophisticated Apps without the need for a phone.

    Try the Alexa and Google compatible voice control to control lighting , heating and even music without a single phone at the dinner table.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    We want to better differentiate between our standard and premium plots across the site, how can you help?

    The Baulogic system creates visible difference. Whether between types of, say, four bed properties or different floors in an apartment block having the system is a clear difference. Once installed the system can be equipped with different numbers or grades of switches, additional lighting circuits or security cameras and even features bespoke to a property design.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    Would we need to put your system in every home on a site?

    No. You can use our system to better differentiate premium plots or apartment floors. You might also highlight the difference between different grades of properties i.e 4 bed type 1, 2 or 3.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    How will your system make my properties sell faster?

    We can promise that your homes will benefit from a premium product that makes them more sophisticated, cosier, welcoming, energy efficient and secure.

    Homebuyers will no doubt be thinking of various different consumer brands they can add once they own the house. We think that being a innovator in this area will appeal to potential buyers and a single solution for the main lighting, heating, security functions in a home will stand out as highly desirable.

    In smart modern apartments the smart functions can readily cover the entire unit and be an essential part of the specification.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    How much value will your product add to our homes?

    We can promise that your homes will benefit from a premium product that makes them more sophisticated, cosier, welcoming, energy efficient and secure.

    This is part of the fabric of the home and its value will be most visible if complemented with carefully designed outside lighting, a combination of pendants, down-lighters and under counter top lights.

    In premium properties with multiple heating zones we cast a spotlight on this otherwise hidden feature through the sleek touch panel control system and accurate temperature sensor seamlessly integrated into each light switch.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    Some people struggle with technology, will they want to buy our homes?

    We fully appreciate that some people are intimidated by technology. The thought of using a phone or ‘app’ to control simple home functions can be a big turn off for many.

    That’s why at Baulogic we work hard to deliver the benefits of technology whilst keeping most of it hidden.

    The system avoids Wi-Fi and internet problems, the phone operation is optional and even the touch panel is clear and intuitive.

    For those still not interested our light switches can be as simple as a regular ‘rocker’ switch. Once they discover that one switch can transform their kitchen with the ‘Luxury Kitchen’ scene we think even those initially put off by technology will be quickly converted.

  • Smart Home Essentials

    Our typical homebuyer would prefer regular light switches not digital touch pads. Can you convert standard light switches?

    We offer a few different types of switches. We have carefully selected one particular range of switch because it operates and looks very similar to a regular light switch – no lights, or displays just simple ‘rocker’ switches. Unlike a normal switch these switches can be programmed to make simple actions like lights on/off or whole home actions like ‘Goodnight’ which can turn off all the lights and the heating and hot water.