Smart home integrators recognised for their intelligent home technology.
Formed in 2007 by Oliver Hall, Ultamation has quickly become one of the leading custom integration companies in the world. From their base at Liverpool Science Park, Ultamation deliver projects across the UK and beyond, many of which have gone on to earn top industry accolades.
Earlier this month, Ultamation’s Queen Anne Manor House project won the coveted CEDIA ‘Best Integrated Home’ Award 2020, impressing the judges with the many technical challenges that were overcome. Ultamation also won the CEDIA ‘Best Integrated Home’ award in 2019 and 2018, with their first project entry going onto win the ‘Best Integrated Home in the World’ title.
Emma Hall, Director at Ultamation, said: “Working with our partners Intuitive Homes, we designed, created, installed and programmed a fully integrated system combining all of our clients’ media, security and lifestyle requirements, pushing the limits of what was possible in a Grade II listed building.”
“We are immensely proud to have been presented with this award once again and it is credit to our team for achieving such consistently high standards across our projects.”
The smart systems that Ultamation produce are most often installed in large residential properties. Technological features within their comprehensive home automation systems include distributed audio and video, full heating controls, gate entry, lighting controls, home cinema and televisions which are often fitted with hidden lifts or screens to blend the technology seamlessly within the interior design. Where appropriate, properties also benefit from a remote monitoring service.
For their larger scale commissioned projects, Ultamation and Intuitive Homes work closely with Llama Group and Janey Butler Interiors, to create the vision for the bespoke, intelligent homes, as well as liaising directly with the client to understand their requirements for their dream home. Many of these properties have gone on to win awards.
Over the past six months, Ultamation have also taken the opportunity throughout lockdown to expand the other arm of their business, which focuses on selling custom automation system modules to other programmers and AV suppliers. These modules are written by the Ultamation software development team and allow integrators to easily incorporate devices into their projects. Ultamation have experienced a significant increase in demand for these products and now have over 60 modules on sale via their online shop.
The SME’s ongoing success makes it a fantastic example of the types of creative, tech and digital focused businesses that make up Liverpool Science Park’s vibrant community. Having been based at LSP for over ten years, Ultamation have benefitted from the innovation centre’s prime location, transport links and local amenities, as well as its close connections with the University of Liverpool.
Emma Hall added: “We tend to recruit through the University and regularly attend employer led events.”
“In February this year, we also arranged for 10 students to travel over to Amsterdam to attend ISE (the largest Integrated Systems tradeshow worldwide) for an AV career day, so we hope that us being based at LSP is benefitting the University too.”
To find out more about Ultamation, their latest projects and award wins, please visit their website.