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July 25, 2022
Coming soon…a cutting edge new demo facility, from New Land Solutions. As one of the UK’s leading smart tech integrators, we thrive on innovation and that moment the wow factor hits. No lifestyle enhancing smart-tech is beyond the scope of our expertise. So when the opportunity arose to purchase one of only two existing ex-Naval barges, we obviously seized it with open arms. Following the success of ‘The Disco Bus’, our airstream demo facility, we’ve been exploring innovative ways to achieve a larger demo facility that is commensurate with our reputation as champions of technology. MAC1010 is a 34 metreRead more..
June 7, 2022
We’re delighted to have won the KNX UK 2022 award for Residential Project of the Year with our Surrey Barn Conversion Project. We used the KNX open protocol to ensure that the owners of this passive house can get the best return on their investment in efficiency comfort and wellbeing. Here’s how we did it… Brief The owners of this property selected New Land Solutions to design and install their home automation system after visiting the Jung showroom in London and experiencing the KNX building system technology showcased there. They were seeking a system for their new build passive house, thatRead more..
September 22, 2021
One of our most ambitious home cinema installation projects to date has been selected as a 2021 Cedia Awards Finalist. We are beyond proud of this project, which is comfortably one of the most luxurious, elaborate and technologically capable home cinema projects we’ve had the pleasure to create. The back story... From the outset, it was clear this home cinema installation was going to be one of our most ambitious to date. We were installing the entire smart tech system across our client’s 1500sq ft new build, at the heart of which was to be a stunning basement homeRead more..
August 7, 2021
One call is all you need Simplicity and efficiency have always been at the core of our Digital Butler ethos. Home automation technology today is complex and exciting, and taking this complexity out of the equation for our clients is what we do. But the capabilities of modern smart systems extend into all sorts of other areas which are installed and maintained by different suppliers: security systems, heating and electrics to name but a few. So when a client raises a query relating to a component not maintained by us, this can disrupt the process of getting problems resolved.Read more..
April 28, 2021
We are pleased to become legendary audio manufacturers’ McIntosh Laboratory's official integrator within the UK. Boasting an iconic heritage, McIntosh Laboratory - whose amplifiers powered Woodstock and the Grateful Dead’s ‘wall of sound’ - are a giant among lovers of custom and vintage audio. Our partnership is sure to make some excitement reverberate through the luxury smart home and automation space. The collaboration, through McIntosh’s UK distributor Fine Sounds UK, will bring a suite of covetable high fidelity audio components with heritage styling to New Land Solutions’ offering. McIntosh are renowned for unparalleled acoustic engineering, and theirRead more..
March 25, 2021
The Admaja installation in Dubai is one of our most ambitious residential installations to date. At 25,000 sq ft, the newly built luxury residence was of a scale more akin to a commercial or multi-owner installation, providing challenges in terms of integration and processing power. The intricate smart solution we installed accommodates 4 storeys, including a pool, gym, underground parking, and staff quarters, and exceeds top-of -the-line aesthetic and user experience demands in terms of style, luxury, and ease of use. After updating the existing smart system in our client’s London home, we were brought onto their Dubai project toRead more..
February 3, 2021
The lighting automation extraordinaires at Lutron have set a new standard for smart lighting control with the updates to their HomeWorks system. Lutron have been producing industry-leading lighting automation systems for decades. For much of that time we’ve been proudly installing these systems to many of our projects, so we’re always interested to see what they’re going to do next, and the Lutron HomeWorks update has given us a lot to get excited about. Lutron HomeWorks boasts a strong suite of user oriented features, positioning the system among the finest on the market in UX terms. The voice controlRead more..
January 28, 2021
As we’ve discussed elsewhere on the blog , large format LED screens are one of the most exciting technologies entering the smart home market. Until now, LED format screens have been the preserve of the commercial sector, used for video walls in conference and broadcast rooms, and digital signage for commercial advertising. But they’re becoming an increasingly popular choice on the high-end smart home market. For smart-home cinema systems, LED screens offer a new standard of definition and picture quality with which traditional home cinema projectors simply cannot compete. Integrating LED screen technology into the home is, however,Read more..
January 13, 2021
With most of us spending more time there than ever, we’re all learning more about the true importance of home. And, more and more people are learning the added value, comfort and convenience smart home technologies can bring. With demand for smart home devices growing and technological development continuing apace, 2021 is shaping up to be a big year for smart home tech. Our experts offer their take on the latest news in home automation and smart home devices, picking out the five most exciting smart home technology trends taking today’s connected homes to the next level in 2021.Read more..