Smart Homes

Smart Home Automation

Juice Electrical’s registered Master Electricians can wire the convenience, security and peace of mind of smart automation, into your home’s electrical system.

Make the switch to smart Wi-fi switches

A wide range of devices, appliances and voltages can be controlled by wi-fi switches – providing an amazingly simple, home smart automation solution!

Juice Electrical is a New Zealand Partner for Shelly, who produce the smallest, smartest, most powerful wi-fi switches.

You don’t have to automate the whole house

Switch by switch, Juice Electrical is helping homeowners in Christchurch and Canterbury to automate their homes. The cutting-edge European technology lets you automate only the parts of your home you want to control – even if you just want just one wi-fi light switch.

Prices start from $50+GST plus installation* for residential homes in Christchurch.

Juice Electrical offers smart home automation installation from $50+GST, plus installation

(*approx. 30 minutes per switch, minimum 1 hour)

How Wi-fi switches work

They are actually small electrical relays which fit in behind an existing light switch to provide automated control.

This single switch, wireless automation is all controlled by a cloud-based, user-friendly interface. For example, you can control the lighting in your home from anywhere – simply use your smartphone. Wi-fi switches are also compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Android, and iOS. With these voice assistants, you can even command the switches simply by speaking.

Wi-fi switches can also be programmed to help keep you and your family safe. Picture this: you arrive home after dark and unlock your front door. Automatically, all the lights in the entranceway, hallway, kitchen and lounge turn on: no more stumbling around in the dark.

Or imagine the lights in your driveway, garage, and hallway turning on as soon as you ask Google to operate the garage door opener: no more worries about who might be lurking in the shadows.

Benefits of Juice Electrical PIPs

Wi-fi switches have such an intelligent, tiny design, we’ve taken to calling them PIPs.

Here are just some of the many benefits of installing PIPs:

  • Lighting automation makes your life easier & home safer
  • Keeps the function of the original switches & adds automation
  • Wireless: connects directly to your home (or office) wi-fi.
  • Can be controlled remotely.
  • Voice assistant compatible.
  • Likely to be compatible with an existing home automation system.
  • A wide range of devices, appliances & voltages can be controlled.

How can a single switch automation PIP be used?

For residential, commercial and industrial properties, the amount of control these single switch, smart automation solutions offer is remarkable.

The possibilities for home smart automation are endless, for example:

  • Do you forget to turn electrical appliances off? With a PIP installed, the integrated countdown timer can automatically switch off your fan heater or lights, after an hour, for example. This means that smart homes are safer because you can never leave an appliance on accidentally.
  • Set a sunrise and sunset schedule to control your inside or outside lighting accordingly.
  • Dim your hallway lights during sleeping hours.
  • Arrange with your courier driver to phone you at work when they arrive at your house. Remotely open the garage door for them to leave your package safely inside, then you close the door behind them.
  • Automate your garden sprinkler, even including a sunset timer so you’re not watering in the hot sunshine, no matter the month.
  • Want to make it appear that you are home when you’re on holiday? Automate the lights to come on in the evening, along with the television or home entertainment (compatible Harmony Remote or similar required).

For convenience and energy-savings, automate your heated towel rail, hot water, heating or ventilation.

Juice Electrical 03 379 6644