Who can believe that we are already a quarter of the way through the year? Things have been extremely busy for Able AES and as mentioned earlier in the year, we have been working on a rebrand to reflect the merging of our business divisions and to clearly identify ourselves as a leader in the HVACR and Electrical sectors. We will now be known as Able, and we will continue to provide Air and Electrical solutions for all commercial maintenance and construction requirements. Let us know your thoughts on the new image.
It is always interesting to think of how technology has advanced over the years and where it may go in the future. If you are evenly moderately interested in Smart TV's, building automation and mobile phone apps, then listen in closely. The internet of things is the way of the future and it won't be long before our everyday lives are run wireless and remotely with limited input from us. You can now control your home air-conditioning via tablet from your workplace, switch your security lights on when your are away on holidays, and you can even monitor your office energy usage in real-time. The problem is, you need a dozen different apps at different times to be able to control them all, or you need a really expensive automation setup. There is a product developed by Samsung, called Samsung Smartthings that is one of the first of its kind and has the potential to be the central hub of your home or office, providing home security, dimming lights when you leave a room, even sending you an alert if you forget to close the back door. It isn't available in Australia yet, but for tech geeks like us, it is a promising prospect. Check out the smartthings website to learn more.
Have you had a thermal imaging scan on your main switchboard or mechanical services switchboard recently? As we head into the cooler months, it is a good idea to have a scan and rectification works carried out to identify potential failures before they occur. Hot joints are a common cause of electrical fires and are easily identified and repaired if found early enough.
In the mean time, check out the Belkin Wemo range. Matt installed this in his home to control the exterior lights, it allows him to turn them on before he gets home from those late nights at the office. He can also turn the lights on and off when he is on holidays, to make it appear as if someone is home.