Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers for intelligent building design and management discuss the important journey from design professional to system integrator, as it helps shape the UK housing market by answering growing demand for fully integrated smart home systems.
As end users aspire to optimise the home with style and substance, integrated technology is enabling greater levels of customization and Gira want to take the time to recognise the all-important relationship between designer and system integrator where they come together and skillfully design the homes of tomorrow.
Collaborating and sharing expertise is a massive part of the company’s success and it is keen to support and grow the design-conversation between designer and system integrator, so more end users can experience the beauty and convenience of the latest smart home solutions. In response, its network of approved installers are fully conversant in the Gira brand and product range to allow architects and designers to commission turn-key projects, which feature the very latest intelligent building design and technology.
As the design landscape continues to evolve, the boundaries between designer and system integrator are dissolving, and this has led to the general feeling that a much deeper understanding of each other’s skillsets is required. Helping to turn ideas into reality, Gira make it easy for designers to now specify products outside of their field of expertise with an approved network of system integrators that provide open collaboration and expert understanding that will support specific client briefs.
For example, Mosaic AV, worked closely on a project with GK Architects Ltd, whereby Gira technology was commissioned to provide a higher standard of living and save energy in a luxury residential home in Chelsea, London. The system integrator at Mosaic AV, James Tillyard, recommended and installed a KNX system over conventional electrical installation, which answered the clients brief to increase comfort and home security, as well as meet designer expectations through a comprehensive range of product styles, finishes and lifestyle enriching technology.
Designed to make living safer, more comfortable and energy efficient, Gira building technology offers convenient control of lighting, heating, and blinds, as well as door communication, multimedia solutions and security systems.
If you are an architect or interior designer working on a smart home project that requires the expertise of a system integrator, then be sure to establish contact with the right people for the job. It is vital to find the right match for the project in hand to realise a specific design concept and achieve mutual success. To help facilitate this partnership, Gira offers a System Integrator Partnership Program so luxury specifiers have access to established experts who have completed hundreds of smart home installations. Each partner is Gira trained and certified, benefitting from ongoing training programs and professional development to maintain their professional offering.
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