Local Business Honoured at National Conference

ElectraServe Commended for Home Automation Work

On February 10th, accredited dealers and suppliers of home automation company Control4 gathered at the Millbrook Resort in Queenstown for the 2016 AVA Pacific Dealer Conference. The two-day conference hosted company representatives from the U.S. and New Zealand, as well as delegates from businesses across the country that are authorised to supply and install these systems.

In addition to showcasing the latest developments in AVA home automation technology as well as providing training in the newest software, the conference included an awards ceremony, in which national business submitted presentations of their best work in consideration for different prize categories.

Ashburton electrical company and authorised Control4 dealer ElectraServe was up for 3 national awards: "Best Audio Visual Rack," "Best Lighting Panel," and "Best Project over $100,000". Amongst the dozen other competitors, ElectraServe won first place for the "Best Audio Visual Rack" and was highly commended in the other categories. General Manager Blair Watson was thrilled to come away with the certificate of excellence. "It's really rewarding to be recognised on a national level for all of the hard work, skill, and effort our technicians put into their jobs," he said. "To have earned this distinction is just further proof that we have the ability to produce excellent, quality results for our customers."

James Reid, ElectraServe's home automation technician and the electrician behind the winning job, was equally as delighted to have earned the honour. "It's always great to be presented with some acknowledgment for something you've worked so hard on," he said, "but what's even more exciting are the possibilities this will open up for home automation in the future. With Control4 gaining recognition across New Zealand, more people will become aware of all the things they can do with these systems."

This year's Queenstown conference was the first time dealers' work has been showcased and recognised. As the company was founded in the U.S., the American representatives were present to  judge the awards. It was a great opportunity for them to see first-hand the way their technology has been utilised here in New Zealand, and they were blown away by the high calibre of the work.

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Home Automation

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Imagine being able to run your entire house by literally lifting only a finger. With Control4 Home Automation systems, you can! Home automation and smart technology has revolutionized the way we live by allowing you to sync all of your home's electrical features and manage them with simply the touch of a button on your Smartphone or tablet. As the area's leading home automation experts, ElectraServe have a solution for everyone.

From lighting and window shades to security and alarm systems, ElectraServe can provide technology that allows you to customize scenes and settings to coincide with time of day, season, mood, and even your lifestyle. Set your outside lights to automatically come on at sunset and go off again at sunrise. Program your heatpump to switch on to your desired temperature before you return home from work, ensuring a comfortable arrival. Ready for bed? Hit your "Goodnight" button and have your shades lower, the lights dim, and your doors lock and initiate the security system.

Along with convenience comes peace of mind. Home automation is like having a personal security guard looking after your home 24/7. You can assign access codes for specific people and receive alerts directly to your phone, knowing exactly who has entered your home and when. Expecting a serviceman while you're at work? Unlock the door from your phone, providing access without having to leave your desk. It will also alert you if your garage door has been left open, or even if there's been a water leak. Going away on holiday? Be able to fully enjoy yourself and never have to worry; set your home to vacation mode and the system will turn various lights on and off throughout the house, giving it the appearance that someone is home.

ElectraServe can also design systems that are completely personalized to your lifestyle and what's important to you. Worried about an elderly relative who lives alone? Set up pressure pads throughout their home and receive alerts if they get up in the middle of the night. Concerned about power cuts and losing valuable food? Fit your freezers with thermometers that will alert you if the temperature dips below a certain degree. These are just a few examples of how ElectraServe can find a solution for anything to make your life easier.

Home automation isn't just for safety and convenience -- you can have fun with it, too. Create personalized mood scenes to control everything from your lighting to your entertainment system to even your spa pool or BBQ. Movie Night, Game Day, Date Night, Dinner Party -- set an ambiance with just the press of a button!

With a home automation system installed by ElectraServe, the options are endless. Whether you want to control specific rooms or your entire house, we have access to the most advanced technology and will work with you to create the home of your dreams. Contact us today for a free quote or consultation.