nCube Home at the Grand Designs Live – NEC Birmingham October 19 to 23
We showed off the nCube hub and a wide range of smart home devices at Grand Designs live a week ago (19-23 Oct at the NEC in Birmingham) and showed real live demonstrations to over 500 people through the week.
We were lucky enough to have a stand close to Philips Hue so were checking out their stand from time to time and pleased when some customers were directed over to us when they asked about whole home integration. We were also close to our friends at Tado and a few other smart home products at the show.
The event was packed with over 500 exhibitors across 6 different sections where visitors had the chance to take away ideas and inspirations for their own Home Designs.
We were exhibiting in the Grand Technology section where our stand was set up to experience a small apartment (bedroom and living room) with Cubes (routines) set up to show a warm welcome home or to leave the home looking lived in when going out (And yes we did get the occasional warn out visitor coming in and wanting to rest on our couch). The Warm Welcome Home Cube showed the lights to a preferred ambience, the temperature turned up and the music playing whilst the Lived-in feel left just a couple of lights on, turned the music off and turned the heating down.
At each consumer event we do we always have a show-special offer so at Grand Designs Live we were selling the hub at a 30% discount and included two D-Link Z-Wave Smart Plugs – frequently visitors had a couple of smart products (such as a Sonos and a Nest) so appreciate the extra devices to get more into the Smart Home feeling.