The Tigerlily Hotel, the flagship venue of Montpeliers, Edinburgh, has been kitted out with the latest Niko Home Control system.
Over a decade ago, the Tigerlily, based on George Street, was kitted out with a state-of-the-art home automation system: the Nikobus, the system from Niko Belgium.
Significant advancements have been made to home automation installations over the past 10 years, with the Niko Home Control 2 (NHC2) now the premier offering from Niko.
So, it was proposed the Nikobus system installed in the hotel should be upgraded to the NHC2. The argument was it might be beneficial in cutting costs and allowing for even more advanced control of lighting and the associated lighting scenes.
The upgrade and replacement process took just three days and all work was carried out throughout the night to ensure minimal disruption to paying hotel guests.
The system has been welcomed by the managers of the hotel as predetermined scenes are automatically selected without user input, based on the time of day/evening making for a consistent and reliable ambience for guests to enjoy.
The lighting scenes change very slowly so the clientele is unaware of the shift in lighting. However, if required, the lighting can be tweaked via an iPad.
In the event of an emergency, the lighting can be instantaneously increased to allow staff and guests more clarity and a safer exit pathway.
Fraser Kyle, Manager of the Tigerlily Hotel, commented: “NHC2 allows us total control of all our lighting to create different scenes for our guests.
“It’s easy to use, visually sleek and it’s economical too. The installation team were efficient and discreet and we’re delighted with the overall installation upgrade.”
For more information, you can visit Moss Technical, the UK distributors and CEDIA-approved training providers for Niko products at: http://www.homecontrol.uk.com/niko.