As your technology partner we are here to assist and advise you on your projects when you need us to. We also want to educate where we can and are more than happy to come and provide CPD courses for you. Often this is a great way to expand your understanding of our world and open up new possibilities for your projects by giving you the confidence to describe solutions early on.


Lighting control isn’t just about artificial light; it also encompasses the control of natural light through the use of automated blinds, curtains and shutters. In this CPD you will learn about the different types of automated window treatments available and the associated means of control – from keypads/light switches and remote controls, to touch screen devices and voice control. We’ll also explore fabric specification, the treatments available and explain the benefits of each.

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We’re pleased to announce the latest British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) accredited CPD to be added to our portfolio. “Working with Technology” is designed to educate and inform interior designers about the level of technology found in the modern home. The course will describe the design parameters, space requirements and technology solutions typically available it It will explain the drivers behind technology change, help you to understand what’s important to your client and how best to work with a technology consultant to benefit your design and provide an update on the very latest technology trends.

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This course is designed to help design and build professionals appreciate the benefits of home automation, systems integration and structured wiring to their clients. The aims of the course are; to showcase what is possible with integrating technology into projects, why design and build professionals should be using a CEDIA member. Along with educating architects & interior designers as to why they should be discussing technology with their clients. To provide an understanding of the basic techniques and common terminology used within Custom Installation.

This course is accredited with the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) and the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)

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What Smart Home technology is necessary in the prime residential market? What’s expected and how is the market changing? This briefing gives an update on how technology is being used to differentiate schemes and the impact on design, space and infrastructure requirements. It also covers latest trends from streaming movies, voice recognition and wearable technologies. This is a fast-paced exciting briefing for those designing the modern home.

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You will be provided with an overview of the KNX Standard for building automation: how it works, how it fits together, the products, philosophy of the technology, and how to design with this in mind. This CPD will provide you with an understanding of KNX’s place in the residential and commercial markets and will provide case studies on both.

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If you would like for us to arrange CPD for you and your team, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you. We’re flexible with the venue, we’re happy for you to join us at the SMC offices, or we can come to you.