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Greg Stuttle showcasing TechSmart devices at LILIN's SFCI Training day

23/10/2018

If you missed the demonstration, but would like more information about TechSmart IP enabled products please email madeline.horth@gjd.co.uk to book a meeting. 

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GJD TechSmart Products Now Include SDDP For Integration with Control4

20/09/2018

Invision, one of the UK's fastest-growing distributors of market-leading systems for today's connected home, is delighted to announce the award winning GJD TechSmart devices now incorporate Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software for easy and seamless integration with Control4.

The TechSmart range consists of proximity detectors, precision laser sensors, Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminators, which integrate perfectly within Lutron and Rako lighting control systems. The new integrations will facilitate greater efficiency, creative applications and flexible home automation solutions.

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SDDP software is built into GJD’s TechSmart devices to make it even easier for Custom Integrators to install and configure GJD into Control4 home and commercial automation projects.

Mark Tibbenham, GJD’s Managing Director commented: “We are extremely pleased to be a Control4 partner. The addition of SDDP software and certified Control4 Drivers considerably simplifies integration and enhances Control4 smart home systems. GJD’s products measure outdoor light level and ambient temperature, as well as providing perimeter detection and early intruder warning alerts to optimise environmental control and provide peace of mind for the home owner.”

With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system will automatically find and add the GJD SDDP-enabled devices to the platform, this dramatically reduces complexity and the installation time for Control4 dealers. Custom Integrators also save time and avoid potential programming mistakes.

GJD’s SDDP certification facilitate more versatile smart solutions for home and commercial projects. The integration delivers intelligent lighting, climate control, external perimeter protection and intruder detection.

 


GJD announces new technology integrations with Lutron and Rako​

05/07/2018

GJD, an award winning manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment, today announced that its award winning TechSmart devices now support direct integration with Lutron and Rako home automation drivers.TechSmart logo

The TechSmart range consists of proximity detectors, precision laser sensors, Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminators, which integrate perfectly within Lutron and Rako lighting control systems. The new integrations will facilitate greater efficiency, creative applications and flexible home automation solutions.

Mark Tibbenham, GJD’s Managing Director commented: “We are extremely pleased to be able to connect with the well-respected smart home brands of Lutron and Rako. The new integrations allow Custom Integrators to easily connect TechSmart devices with Lutron and Rako to enhance smart home systems by providing efficient lighting, temperature control, perimeter detection and early intruder warning alerts”.  

Every event that a TechSmart device generates, such as a motion alert or a low light level, can now simply trigger a smart customised action within Rako and Lutron controllers.

This new integration functionality is embedded in the GJD firmware and very simply configured from its web interface. For Lutron, just enter the Lutron Phantom Keypad ID and Button number, for Rako, just enter Room number and command to recall.

For Lutron and Rako lighting systems, you can programme bespoke effects including the dimming of a single light, a complete scene or even a complex lighting sequence – all in response to a TechSmart activated event.

The new integration options allow Custom Integrators to explore and configure innovative digital security and home automation capabilities. 

TechSmart is distributed exclusively by Invision, which is the UK's leading specialist distributor of market leading technology for today's automated Smart Home. If you would like more information please email karl.brett@invisionuk.com or visit http://invisionuk.com/

 


GJD and Invision complete Diss Cyclathon

28/06/2018

GJD and Invision are pleased to announce that five employees took part in the Diss Cyclathon on Sunday 24th June. The bike ride was to raise money for Nelson’s Journey, which is a Norfolk charity that supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.Bike

Diss Cyclathon group

The Diss Cyclathon included many cycling related activities including rides from 5 miles to 15 miles and the Nine Town Sportive with distances of 25 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

Greg Stuttle, GJD’s Business Development Manager and David Meyerowitz from Invision both completed the 100 mile route at an average pace of 16.4 mph. Greg commented: “The Diss CycIathon was a great event, it was lovely to ride through the beautiful countryside, while at the same time raise money for a great cause”.  

The 100 mile route takes in all nine towns and is a mix of meandering country lanes, as well as faster, open stretches. David Meyerowitz, Technical Training Manager at Invision commented: “The Diss Cyclathon is a great event. It’s the second time I’ve taken part and looking forward to the next one. The added extra of raising money for Nelsons Journey made the ride even more enjoyable”.

If you would like to find out more about Nelson’s Journey, please visit http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/

To date the cyclists have raised £1,200. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/midwich2018

Greg and David Diss Cyclathon 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Experience the Very Latest Innovations in Smart Home Security, in Milton Keynes, on 10th July 2018.

Bury St. Edmunds, 31st May 2018:  Invision, one of the UK's fastest-growing distributors of market-leading systems for today's connected home, will host a Smart Home Security Showcase on 10th July 2018, in Milton Keynes.

Invision’s expanding portfolio of smart home security solutions now includes video surveillance, intruder alarms, outdoor detection and door-entry systems, providing home technology professionals with “one-stop” access to a compelling product line-up, designed with the residential custom installer in mind.

With exclusive product previews, thought-leading presentations from Invision’s vendor partners and the opportunity to network with like-minded installers, this one-day event will be held at Lilin’s Head Office, located just off the A5 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.  Headline exhibitors include:

  • LILIN Video Surveillance,
  • GJD Techsmart Detectors
  • COMELIT Door Entry 
  • SATEL Intruder Alarms

“We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes. Having an integrated security system gives you comfort that your home and family are protected,” said Adrian Ickeringill, Sales Director, Invision.

He continued: “ We are seeing significant growth in our residential security business and this exciting one-day showcase brings our security vendors together all under one roof.  If you are already installing security systems or considering adding security to your product offering - it’s a not-to-be-missed event!”

Strictly trade-only, registration is now open. Entry is free to registered attendees, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smart-home-security-event-tickets-46361746231 


26/01/2018

ISE 2018 show guide created by Invision

Invision have created an easy to use showguide for ISE 2018. Download the guide to read all about TechSmart®, GJD's Home Automation range. TechSmart is distributed exclusively by Invision.

Click here to download the showguide.


08/01/2018

GJD is exhibiting at the Integrated Systems Europe 2018 exhibition in Amsterdam

 

GJD's stand location at ISE2018

 

GJD, the award-winning manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment, will be exhibiting at the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition (ISE), for the first time. The GJD stand is located in Hall 15, Discovery Zone - Booth 15-G286.

ISE is the world´s largest AV systems integration show. The annual four-day event takes place at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from the 6th to the 9th of February 2018. ISE will showcase the latest cutting-edge technology, products and solutions being produced for both channel and end-user professionals.

GJD will demonstrate its highly reputable TechSmart® brand, which consists of IP enabled precision perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators, which are well suited for a wide range of categories including home automation, smart buildings, security lighting and access control; for both residential and commercial sectors.TechSmart IP Detector

Mark Tibbenham, GJD’s Managing Director commented: “GJD decided to exhibit at ISE 2018 for the first time as it is the perfect platform to showcase our IP enabled smart home brands”.

TechSmart® is Control 4, Crestron and RTI ready. The range is easily integrated with existing home automation and building management systems, products can also be installed as stand-alone intelligent IP devices, which enables custom integrators to create smart customised actions to suit specific end customer requirements.

GJD’s IP enabled precision perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators, along with their integrated Lux and ambient temperature transmitters provide early intruder warning and environmental data to create actions and alerts based on programmed automation rules.

For more information please visit: http://www.gjd.co.uk/techsmart


22/09/2017

GJD and Invision announce exclusive distribution partnership

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GJD, the award winning designer and manufacturer of electronic perimeter detection and LED illumination, has today announced a new and exclusive distribution partnership with Invision, the UK’s leading specialist distributor of market leading technology for today’s automated Smart Home. The new partnership will see GJD and Invision collaborating to promote and sell GJD’s TechSmart® product range.

TechSmart® provides custom integrators with home automation solutions, which combine GJD’s iconic IP enabled detectors and illuminators with Smart Home technology. TechSmart® seamlessly integrates with popular home automation software including Crestron, Control4 and RTI.

Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director at GJD commented: “It is a very exciting time at GJD with our entrance into the Smart Home market and the launch of GJD’s TechSmart® product range. There is no doubt that Invision’s specialist competences in the industry will help us provide CEDIA installers with the right tools and knowledge to make the most out of their TechSmart® system, allowing them to deliver real value to their customers”.

Michael Roberts, Business Manager at Invision commented on the partnership: “We are thrilled to be working with GJD. TechSmart® is perfectly suited for the Smart Home market and we are looking forward to supporting and distributing the full product range”.

TechSmart’s accurate perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators, paired with integrated lux and ambient temperature transmitters provide early intruder warning and environmental data to create actions and alerts based on programmed automation rules. The technology can also assist home energy management by providing enhanced and efficient lighting and temperature control, which helps the homeowner save energy and costs.

Karl Brett from Invision will be the Sales Specialist for GJD. Karl will be responsible for promoting awareness and driving sales for GJD’s TechSmart® product range. Karl stated: “TechSmart is suitable for a wide range of Smart Home installations. With my technical experience and industry knowledge, I am looking forward to increasing brand awareness and selling the TechSmart® range”.

For information about purchasing TechSmart® from Invision, please email Karl at karl.brett@invisionuk.com.

For more information about GJD’s TechSmart® product range, please visit: www.invisionexpress.com


18/09/2017

GJD and Invision support Macmillan on the CEDIA charity bike ride

On Saturday 16th of September, GJD and Invision joined other cyclists from the Smart Home industry to take part in the CEDIA charity cycle event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The ride took place around Grafham Water Park in Huntingdon. 

Greg Stuttle from GJD and Steve Beahan, Ian Mulry, and Andy Jones from Invision all took part in the 50 mile bike ride. £2,957.84 has been raised so far, with organisers expecting this figure to rise as sponsorship money is collected.

Greg Stuttle, Business Development Manager at GJD commented: “Despite the rain, the atmosphere during the ride was great. We really enjoyed taking part, whilst doing something to fundraise for such a worthy cause. We hope to take part in similar events in the future”.

Macmillan is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only the patients who live with cancer: carers, families and communities also need help coping. Macmillan provides support every step of the way, through funding nurses and other specialist health care professionals, along with building cancer care centres. They also allow those affected to have non-medical care, such as practical support at home, helping give a main carer precious time off, or a lift to hospital. People can also benefit from financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so Macmillan gives benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.

To support Macmillan, you can donate via CEDIA’s JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cedia-emea

 

Please click the following link to see an overview of the ride: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1980523296

Please click the following link to see exactly how far the cyclists travelled: https://www.relive.cc/view/1186514066 

 


Quarter 3 2017

CEDIA COMMUNICATES - http://www.cedia.co.uk/magazine 

GJD's Managing Director, Mark Tibbenham features in the CEDIA COMMUNICATES "Home technology for better security" article on page 30.

CEDIA Communicates