Case Studies

Mdar was born from more than 20 years of making dreams a reality for clients from around the UK and Europe.

>> Nursing Home
>> Medium Sized fully automated luxury home
>> Affordable home with true low cost of ownership


Nursing Home case study

Our client was looking to create a new nursing home for 40 residents to enjoy living in, to feel protected and in control of their environment. While keen to deploy a harmonised building control system that was secure, yet easy to understand and operate at all levels.

Managers and staff needed access to all aspects of the building's features to ensure their residents enjoyed a comfortable environment, whilst not wasting energy and achieving a low carbon property.

We identified our clients core needs as:
* Integrated building control
* Independent resident room temperatures
* Wireless remote access, with differentiated user levels
* Off-Site monitoring
* Harmonised ventilation, heating and cooling control
* Panic alarm
* Hygienic and easy clean interfaces
* System stability

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Medium sized fully automated luxury home

Our client owns a plot of land next to his current dwelling and is building his dream property, which he wants to be fully automated.

Details of this property are being compiled and the case study will be uploaded as soon as possible.

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Case study for an affordable home, similar to those being enjoyed across Europe

Low cost to buy and Low cost to run properties are not a myth.

Modern building techniques mean that creating homes that take very little energy to heat are now common place across Europe, and slowly becoming the norm for property developers in the UK.

With reported monthly energy bills of circa €20, it will not be long before this factor becomes a major consideration for home buyers here too. The only way to achieve this low monthly cost is to have full control over how and when energy is used within a property.

The common myth that building in this kind of control is exspensive is a thing of the past. Choosing the wrong form of building control and automation will mean that the purchase price of any property will become out of reach of the very people that want to buy truly affordable properties.

By specifying a simple Velbus building control infrastructure from the start of a build, you are not only ensuring the property is ready for anything the future hold in store, but also ensuring that the home owner will be able to achieve the low running costs that they desire.

A detailed breakdown of how this would be achieved is being compiled, it will be uploaded as soon as possible.

If you require further information about how your project can achieve alow carbon footprint, please contact MDAR before you lay your first brick.

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Nursing Home case study

Our client was looking to create a new nursing home for 40 residents to enjoy living in, to feel protected and in control of their environment. While keen to deploy a harmonised building control system that was secure, yet easy to understand and operate at all levels.

Managers and staff needed access to all aspects of the building's features to ensure their residents enjoyed a comfortable environment, whilst not wasting energy and achieving a low carbon property.

We identified our clients core needs as:
* Integrated building control
* Independent resident room temperatures
* Wireless remote access, with differentiated user levels
* Off-Site monitoring
* Harmonised ventilation, heating and cooling control
* Panic alarm
* Hygienic and easy clean interfaces
* System stability

As our client needed a robust solution that would not fail and leave thier building uninhabitable, a system without a central processor was essential. Velbus was selected due to its modular design, military style "Mission Critical" specification and low cost of installation.

Velbus glass panel control points are both hygienic and state of the art, with a choice of button combination. These panel incorporate a temperature sensor, 2 independant alarm profiles and an intergral calender.

We proposed that each resident's room should be equipped with at least 1 glasss panel to monitor and control the room temperature, while offering control over lighting levels, ventilation and other room features that the designers choose incorporate., such as motorised windows or blinds.

As some of the glass panels also include Infra-Red remote control sensors, there was an option to provide residents with key-fob style remotes, which would provide control over everything the glass panel was programmed to control, as well and offer an option for a panic alarm.

The en-suite facilities should be equipped with two pull cords to give control over the lighting, ventilation and panic alarm, feedback LED's would give residents the reassurance that their request for help had been heard.

Public areas would be equipped with similar glass panels for control over features of each area, for example, lighting, ventilation, heating and windows.

To facilitate remote control, both on-site and off, a Velbus Home Centre server would be installed and configured to offer residents personalised user interfaces, providing access to only thier own rooms and pre-determined public features.

Due to the high public ownership of "MID" (Mobile Internet Devices) and the growing popularity of "BYOD" (Bring your own device), a Velbus Home Centre server would encourage residents and staff to use thier own devices to access the various features.

This was deemed to be better for the client as there would be no cost to the company to equip residents and staff with personal devices, and it is hoped that staff and residents would take better care of thier own property than they might have done if the equipment has been "given" to them.

As the Velbus Home Centre server is fully compatilble with Apple, Microsoft and Android operating systems, along with providing a webpage style interface for any other device, issues with user conectivity were almost completely eliminated.

An example of this approach might mean that a single resident would be able to have full control of their room lighting, temperature levels and wake up alarm times., whilst also being able to trigger timers for lighting in public areas. Meaning that they can switch on and off the lighting in thier rooms, but only switch on lighting in public areas for a pre-determined time. Members of staff would have higher level user profiles, offering control over residents rooms and public areas.

This would mean that a member of staff could change temperatures in residents rooms and public areas, and control lighting, heating and ventilation in all areas that thier profile permitted.

Managers would be enabled to have full access to all features of the property, along with access to energy consumption data via the various monitors in the building.

Features like the panic alarm would trigger sounders around the building, which would notify staff to check thier remote control to identify which resident required assistance.

The huge advantage to using Velbus for this client is that there is only 1 control system to learn. Even the door entry system and burglar alarm can be intergrated, to permit control via user profiles.

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