Smart Technology Advice

Smart technology expert

John Hickmott


Professional ADvice

Intelligent Building, Smart Home Consultant and Lighting Designer

Industry recognised Intelligent Building, Smart Home Consultant and Lighting Designer.  

I provide professional consultancy and design services to Home Owners/Self Builders, Electrical Engineers, Property Developers, Architects, Mechanical & Electrical Consultants, Facilities Management departments and Business Owners on the design and specification of integrating multiple technology disciplines such as lighting, heating/cooling, security, IT and audio/visual systems.

I work in the following sectors; Commercial, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Marine, Industrial, Education and Residential




Please provide a scope of the work you would like me conduct and I will provide you with a fee proposal.


About Me


For over 20 years I provided system integration services to leading multi national companies such as BT, Virgin Media, HP, Dixons and Talk Talk .

For the last 15  years I have been Technical Director for a UK based Smart Home Automation company designing and installing Smart Home systems such as Intelligent Lighting controlHeating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) integrationSecurityAccess Control, Home Automation and Home Cinemas

I am a CEDIA Certified Designer and Certified Outreach Instructor and have provided RIBA and BIID Accredited training to 100s of Architects and Designers.  

I have extensive product specification, programming and installation experience in KNXDALI, Crestron, Control4, Loxone and Lutron and systems such IP and WiFI networking, lighting control, heating integration, audio/visual distribution and security plus much, much more.  

My overall goal is to provide the right solution for you.


WHy Choose me

  • I am not tied to any brand or system, so my advice is impartial. 
  • I can advise the pros and cons of various systems.
  • Engaging my services early could save you making costly mistakes. 
  • I can produce complete technical design and specifications for your project with no pressure to invest in any particular system.  
  • I can manage the many trades on site; electrical, heating, renewable energy, security, AV engineers to ensure there's a co-ordinated project solution.
  • I have extensive supplier and trade contacts in the industry to get you the right system at the right price.
  • I can be your technical "IT" expert throughout the project; technically and financially evaluating quotations.