MK Electric and Convergent Home Technologies join forces to offer energy-efficient, affordable home automation.


Feb 21, 2012 - MK Electric – the UK’s leading manufacturer of wiring devices and accessories – has collaborated with home automation specialist, Convergent Home Technologies (CHT), to offer an advanced and cost-effective lighting, control, security and home entertainment system.

The system incorporates MK Astral – MK Electric’s Z-Wave wireless lighting system – which can be installed using standard backboxes, allowing for simple installation for both new build and retrofit projects. It offers the user the ability to control multiple lights at the push of a single button as well as each light independently. These lights can be spread throughout the property and need not be wired together or back to a central point.  

Z-Wave is a market-leading open protocol language that allows different manufacturers’ products to work together. By collaborating with CHT, MK Astral can now be incorporated into a flexible and very capable “Dianemo” system. In addition to overhead lighting, Astral can be extended to wirelessly control plug-in lighting and blinds, which can also be selectively activated by a PIR if needed. It also allows a user to play their music, DVD or Blu-Ray collection, control their TV's, manage the temperature of their home or view their security cameras from anywhere in the world, as long as they have access to the internet.

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