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Full home automation for the same price as a burglar alarm

Full home automation for the same price as a burglar alarm

Wondrwall is a full home automation system designed for the house building market that includes an advanced home security system as well as controlling heating, lighting, safety with voice control.

Costing a similar price to a standard burglar alarm but offering considerably more functionality makes it a very attractive option for new build homes.

Intelligent Living

Wondrwall is a pioneering intelligent living system that makes a home adapt to the needs and desires of the occupants – automatically controlling heating, lighting, security and safety, with voice control technology. The Wondrwall home learns and works around its occupants, learning from how they live, which rooms they spend time in and how they use heating and lighting. In doing so, Wondrwall seamlessly and intelligently supports and enhances their living environment without any input.

The real power of Wondrwall lies in our light switch running its own operating system and housing 13 different sensors that monitor the occupant's habitational patterns, as well as the home’s overall efficiency and performance. Amazon’s push-to-talk Alexa platform offers added functionality with voice control.

Advanced home security

Burglar, At Night, Window, Crowbar, Flashlight, Glove

Wondrwall’s technology enables it always be on guard to catch intruders. The motion sensors in every light switch work as part of a sensory based system, detecting the presence of trespassers.

Every light switch includes two motion sensors, one active and one passive. Replacing all the light switches in the home results in over 20 motion sensors covering every part of the house, far more than a standard burglar alarm meaning that Wondrwall can catch burglars wherever they may be. You can disable any sensor to avoid your large pets setting off the alarm.

We wanted to stop burglars before they entered the home so we added some additional features. the Wondrwall system can catch intruders before they enter the home, with voice technology tuned to react to the sound of a smashed window. If a burglar smashes a window in a Wondrwall home, the alarm sounds. Wondrwall sounds the alarm by activating the alarm siren, flashing the internal and external lights and sending an alert via the Wondrwall App. Wondrwall will also turn the lights on and off to simulate occupancy when you are away to deter burglars.

Besides providing an advanced home security system, Wondrwall controls heating and lighting to keep you comfortable as well as reducing energy consumption, adds intelligent features like augmenting standard smoke alarms to ensure everyone is woken up in the event a smoke alarm sounds, offers voice control through-out the home with Amazon Alexa integrated in to every light switch.


The total cost to install Wondrwall for a three-bedroom house starts at less than £1,000 which includes heating, lighting, security, safety and Amazon Alexa voice technology for the home. The incremental cost is lower as Wondrwall replaces the current security system, light switches and thermostat and their corresponding costs. In addition, no special wiring needed and Wondrwall can be installed by the same electrical contractor that does the current electrical installation adding no further installation costs.

Best of all, market research by Barclays Mortgages and Calder Bankwell indicates that homeowners are willing to pay £3000 for a home that includes advanced technology so the additional cost can be recovered through faster sales and a higher selling price for the property. More detail in this article explaining why home owners will pay more for a smart home.

Integrating full home automation in to new build homes and apartments has never been easier or more affordable. With revenue in the Smart Home market forecast to be almost $3 Billion this year and growing at an annual growth rate of 21.1% to more than $6 Billion by 2022, house builders and property developers have a huge opportunity to increases sales and profits while add ing value, differentiating their properties and delighting their customers.

If you want more information about the benefits of Wondrwall for new homes, please click here to download our free brochure.


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