Bemco initiatives support new entrants to gain a foothold in smart home installation 

Bemco, one of the larger independent electrical wholesalers in the UK and a specialist in smart home technologies, has introduced Bemco SmartPRO, a new online channel for electricians’ keen to grow their business in the professional smart home space.

This initiative is supported by a new ‘Innovation Room’, located at Bemco’s HQ in Wandsworth, South London, which will act as a physical demonstration space, showing how these technologies can be installed and seamlessly integrated into a customer’s home.

Accessible at Instagram @bemcosmartpro and Twitter #bemcosmartpro, the Bemco SmartPRO channel focuses on providing solutions, advice and resources to help electricians get to grips with the latest technologies that will help them seize the smart home market opportunity.  Bemco SmartPRO is supported by Lutron (RA2 Select, Vive and Quantum), SONOS, Honeywell and Collingwood, whose products can be deployed to offer smart lighting, blind, audio, security and HVAC control solutions for the modern smart home.

Bemco’s ‘Innovation Room’, a demonstration set up featuring products from these brands, is also now open to visitors. Here, those new to the market can see how different technologies can be applied and integrated to deliver an effective smart room solution for a client. Once inspired, Bemco can support electricians on a tailored training programme, to equip them with the skills they need to learn, improve and become a professional smart home technology integrator.

“Consumer demand for professionally installed and integrated smart home technologies is growing,” says Julian Barkes, Managing Director at Bemco. “We know that the smart home represents a sizeable market opportunity for electricians, but it also requires new skills and a familiarity with new brands and fast-moving technology to meet consumer expectations. As a trusted and respected electrical wholesaler, we have relationships in place with the key players that enable us to provide a solid platform to educate and support our customers.  The Bemco SmartPRO channel together with the Innovation Room will give our customers a great start-point for exploring this market and help them develop expertise and experience so they can take full advantage.”

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