In today’s busy world, a home that simplifies and enhances daily life sounds like a great idea. For Master Electrician and mother-of-four, Sarah Loveday, it was a must-have.
“I wanted our house to be really user-friendly and operate around my family’s lifestyle,” explains Sarah, who is a third generation electrician and the managing director of family business Loveday Electrical. With three teenagers and a toddler under one roof, her modern home in Queensland’s North Lakes shows how thoughtful electric home design can create a space that’s both family-friendly and a sanctuary for relaxation.
Life in a smart home
The light and airy home has six bedrooms and features a spacious kitchen and living area that opens onto a large patio surrounded by lush tropical garden for outdoor entertaining.
Using the Wiser by SE app on her phone, she can easily monitor and control everything; from indoor and outdoor lighting to individual switches, the temperature, sensors and cameras – whether she’s at home or anywhere else in the world.
A home that grows with you
Sarah says the PDL Wiser Smart Home system is a cost-effective, energy-efficient and flexible option for all she wanted to achieve. “For me, it was about getting some of the integration you get from much higher-end, very expensive systems on a smaller scale in my home.”
The Wiser Smart Home system runs on standard cabling, so can be used in new home builds or renovations without needing complex wiring. “A lot of home automation systems are hard-wired into the walls and floors, meaning you have to choose everything you want before you finish the build."
If you are building or renovating it is essential to consider how electrical, smart home and energy management products can add value to your project. Stylish switches designed to suit specific environments, simple energy-saving devices, and fully integrated smart home systems can add comfort, simplify living, complement design features, increase security, and save your clients money on their future energy bills.
NEW ZEALAND PROUD
With a presence in New Zealand since the 1930s, PDL has a proud design, developing and manufacturing history in New Zealand. The PDL brand has stood side-by-side with Kiwi sparkies and homes, delivering world-leading electrical innovations for over 80 years.
In 2001 PDL became part of the Schneider Electric group, forming a formidable partnership. Today both brands work side by side in New Zealand to provide our Kiwi customers with the latest advances and developments in electrical solutions.
Commercial and industrial sectors are filled with Schneider Electric’s products and solutions, with power distribution, energy management, building controls, and industrial automation. As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers quality electrical and energy solutions across homes and businesses.
Together, we believe in creating a more sustainable future, ensuring Life is On everywhere for everyone, at every moment.