C-Bus – the smart home solution
With the average home having a wider range of electrical features than ever before, C-Bus is a way to streamline daily life and manage the elements that are now becoming commonplace in many new homes.
Additional feature lighting such as kitchen pendants, kitchen cabinetry, artwork spotlights, or hallway downlights, as well as landscape lighting, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, blinds, security cameras and electronic gates are all increasing in popularity and affordability.
Mackenzie says he considers C-Bus a fantastic product and would recommend for any build starting from the $600-700k range, while Ryan Jones of Custom Digital, which carried out the C-Bus installation in David Reid Homes Queenstown Hanley’s Farm Showhome, says they’re putting C-Bus into more 2-3 bedroom builds now as well.
“C-Bus has come out with more switches and more options, so it's becoming more affordable and more expected now,” says Jones. “Home automation is on the tip of everyone's tongue and they want to at least know about it and be educated about it.”
While the smart home automation of a decade ago could run into the tens of thousands of dollars and require costly maintenance, a wiring system like C-Bus can be installed for a fraction of that and be upscaled as required.