A smart space

A recent revamp and extension in the Yale offices has helped to create a Smart Living showcase suite, which has a brickwork exterior to give the illusion of a house with roofline, CCTV, alarm, and a Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock on the front door.

The updated Smart Living suite will provide Yale with a comfortable space to invite customers to both view the Smart Living range, and give the opportunity for guests to get hands-on with the products in a ‘real life’ scenario. This is ideal for demonstrating the features and benefits of products and for showcasing how they integrate with devices from Yale’s integration partners such as Amazon Echo, Nest and Philips Hue.

David Herbert, business development director for Yale Smart Living, said: “The new showroom reflects our commitment to the Yale Smart Living range and how its success has enabled the range to grow and develop partnership opportunities with key players in the technology industry.

“The smart security industry is thriving as we see new products and innovations enter the market place every day. This provides a huge opportunity for the trade to capitalise on the developing connected smart home sector and increase expertise and revenue opportunities.”

Yale’s research found that 80% of consumers would want smart products professionally installed. However, some trade professionals don’t feel completely comfortable using the new technology – the Smart Living challenges perceived complexities by giving trade customers the opportunity to use the products for themselves and ask questions.