Leading UK shower manufacturer Aqualisa has responded to the increasing demands for smart technology in the bathroom with the launch of the Aqualisa Quartz Smart Collection.
BSRIA reports that the value of the UK’s smart home solutions market, which includes installation, servicing and maintenance work, has grown by more than three times over the last five years to approximately £400m (2020).
The research confirms: “In countries like the UK, anyone connected with the residential housing market needs to be aware of the implications of the smart home revolution. Consumers may not necessarily be expecting a fully configured smart home, but they are likely to want a home that is flexible enough for them to make it as smart as they want it to be without undue cost or effort.”
Specifically relating to the UK shower equipment market, AMA research reinforces the digital growth forecast, stating that “flexibility, durability, and ease of use will be key influences in a shift towards higher value products. For example, while the digital shower category is set to grow at a steady rate, the greater use of smart technology in the home is now expected to create a new smart category that has the potential to grow at an even faster rate. This growth will come from both new shower installations and bathroom refurbishments, when a shower upgrade is part of the package.”
57% of UK homes now own a smart device. Clearly, smart tech is no longer just for gadget lovers. Homeowners are beginning to realise that technical updates are making homes cheaper and more efficient to run than ever before. Even those who have traditionally been reluctant to invest in technology in the home are starting to spend their money on smart products if it clearly makes sense from a financial or common-sense point of view. Smart technology can reduce energy consumption, save money and offer unprecedented levels of security and convenience.
Based on its long established leadership in digital technology, Aqualisa has introduced the Quartz Smart Collection – a genuinely smart shower range, that brings internet connectivity and control via an app, through the Aqualisa SmartValve, the brains behind intelligent showering. This brand new range fully establishes showering as an integral part of the smart home.
Importantly, the new collection remains easy to install and ultra-reliable. As with all Aqualisa showering products, it’s designed for the consumer, but equally for the installer who will appreciate working with these products for their ease of location and simple pipework connections. Aqualisa Quartz has built its reputation with installers on quality and reliability and the new Aqualisa Quartz Smart Collection evolution enhances that reputation still further. It offers the best of both worlds for installers and their customers alike, and is set to become the latest chapter in the company’s impressive success story.
No longer confined to ‘technical enthusiasts’, more and more consumers are looking for smart devices to make their lives easier, to facilitate busier lifestyles, to meet increasingly complex needs – helping mobility, for example. Technology gives them more personalised experiences and of course, vitally, can save them money.
The new Quartz Smart Collection from Aqualisa offers a new generation of showers to increasingly demanding customers who are looking for the very highest standards of design and functionality. Establishing Wi-Fi connection, app technology and voice activation as integral to the showering experience – all things that come as standard with the new Quartz Smart Collection from Aqualisa – is the next big step for showering in the UK.
App technology allows homeowners to control their smart shower via Wi-Fi, connecting to the Aqualisa Smart Valve (ASV) using safe and secure best practice for IoT/Connected devices. It also integrates into established smart home eco-systems via voice control (Alexa and Google). So, the new Quartz Smart Collection delivers the usual quality Aqualisa showering experience homeowners are used to – but with enhanced smart features that take that showering experience to new levels.
These benefits include precise temperature and a powerful showering experience whatever water supplies it is connected to. Shower profiles can be pre-set for each member of the family to ensure they can each, consistently, get into a shower they enjoy. They can start their shower remotely from anywhere in or away from the home via Wi-Fi, confident that the shower is at the perfect temperature and ready to step into. A clearly visible LED display indicates when the shower is ready – so there’s no need to lean in and test the water.
The new Quartz Smart Collection puts showering at the cutting edge of home automation – but the sophisticated technology remains simple to use for homeowners, who just want their desired shower experience at a single touch. With connectivity comes efficiency and with the intuitive and practical Aqualisa app, users can monitor the duration, water usage and cost of their shower from their smart phone, to optimise performance.
It's a new shower range that will surpass the expectations of installers, specifiers and end users, with its innovative added value features and benefits – affirmation that Aqualisa continues to lead the way in showering innovation.
Visit www.aqualisa.co.uk for more details of the new Aqualisa Quartz Smart Collection.