ONYX the ’intelligent’ in buildings
An ‘intelligent building’ provides a comfortable, energy efficient and secure environment in a non-intrusive manner, with minimal user intervention. Allied to this is the potential for automating routine time consuming activities, and optimising energy use and costs.
ONYX comprises a suite of pre-built and tested ‘intelligent home’ solutions based on the GIRA building management products. This includes a pre- wired and configured control cabinet, switches and sensors complemented by a suite of on- site support services all aimed at achieving a timely implementation.
Based on our experience gained delivering high end residential projects, it has been possible to shape the ONYX products to provide affordable best of breed solutions with a defined scope and cost. This is intended to minimise the risks associated with delivering real projects.
ONYX – The Benefits
The benefits of a ‘intelligent building’ are a comfortable, energy efficient and secure living environment, provided in a non-intrusive manner. Allied to this is the potential for the automation of routine time consuming activities, and the optimisation of energy use and costs.
These benefits are achieved by coordinating services, such as heating, lighting and shading, across a property as opposed to the use of devices working in isolation to control lighting or heating, without considering the other services being used.
Given current carbon reduction targets and challenges surrounding power generation the intelligent use of power through ‘intelligent homes’ will become essential. This thought process has already taken place in Benelux and Germany where ‘intelligent buildings’ are now mainstream.
ONYX – The Components