We are a multi-award winning company, specialising in high-end Crestron home automation solutions. Not all systems are designed and built equally, and with a Crestron Gold Master Programmer heading our team we are in a unique position to deliver excellence. Providing a complete end-to-end service, and with our passion for integrating the weird and wonderful, you can rest assured that you’re in the safest of hands to deliver your bespoke, intelligent home.

A few years ago, when large shops and department stores were dominating our high streets, a new initiative started to help support the small business, particularly around Christmas.  This has developed over time in different areas.  We live in a village in the north west of England and to us this is about supporting our small local shops, and those people who have built up a business from their kitchen table which now sells nationwide. 

For me, this quote sums it up: 

“When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little dance” 

and it’s true … we actually do!

In the run up to Christmas we decided it would be a good time to put in our request to the big man himself (that's Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St. Nick, etc.).  So we've been looking at what would be the coolest home automation products to have in your home for the ultimate Christmas?

The New Year brought with it a new member of the Ultamation team; we're delighted to introduce Emily Young.

Emily is a graduate from the University of Liverpool, having achieved a First Class Honours in Software Development, including a year in Industry.  Emily realised after her G.C.S.E.'s that she had a keen interest and ability in computing, and went on to study it at A-level and pursued it further at University. 

Last week was an unusual week for Ultamation, as we demonstrated the first glimpse of our “proof of concept” for next generation user interaction.  As a company with a reputation for innovative control solutions; we took our latest venture to a new market and attended the UK’s biggest digital manufacturing exhibition – Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool.  This event, run by The Manufacturer magazine, is the UK’s biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – a revolution in manufacturing agility, innovation and thinking.


We developed this new User Interface with the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), part of University of Liverpool, with the home automation market in mind.  However, as we have gone on to develop the concept further, by adding voice control, we starting thinking about other applications for this burgeoning technology.  What started as a speculative move has transformed into an exciting new world of opportunity for us.