Experience Smart Control

Try out our smart lighting, smart security, integrated music and automated blinds all linked and managed at the touch of a button at our Exeter showroom

Call for an appointment: 01392 823398

3 The Venture Centre
Yeoford Way
Marsh Barton
Exeter EX2 8LP

Connected Abodes

Smart home installation services by Smart Experts

Connected Abodes is owned and run by Tim Chugg with over 15 years of experience delivering and installing smart home technology across the UK. We bring together your smart lighting and design, music and TV systems, your heating and cooling, integrated with smart blinds and curtains,  your home security, entry systems and gate entrance devices. By using your own iPad and iPhone, or custom in-wall touchscreen devices, you can control all aspects of your house from a central point. Want to know more? Read our what is home automation and how does it work page.

Smart, connected homes are becoming the priority in every property, linking the Internet of Things (smart devices) together seamlessly and securely, whether in a new build or a renovation. We enhance each room with smart lighting design

Connected Abodes intelligently integrates your home with advanced electronics and technologies, ensuring that they can grow and change as new innovations appear on the home automation market. We provide smart lighting design to respond intuitively to different tasks, the time of day and the seasons, understanding the ability of light to define, highlight, and transform your living space.

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Connected Abodes, specialists in smart home systems and technology

Based in Exeter, working throughout the South and South West.

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What is Smart Home Automation?

Smart home automation provides the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your automated lighting control and design, automated blinds or curtains, multi-room audio systems, home cinema, smart gadgets and home security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all.

Smart Lighting Control & Design

Well-designed lighting and automated control allow you to creatively enhance the decor, space and features in your home, exceptionally user-friendly, it is operated through wall switches, voice-control using Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, or via an app on your smartphone or tablets, enabling access from anywhere in the world.

Smart Automated Blinds & Curtains

Whether you are building, renovating or just want to add a change to an existing room, we offer smart blind and curtain solutions controlled by a switch smart device or voice. They now incorporate light and heat managing fabrics for temperature control and protection from damaging UV rays.

Smart Multi-Room Audio System Installation

The ultimate connection of all your entertainment technology – TV, radio, laptop, cinema, record deck and speakers to create a seamless smart multi-audio experience. Listen to music in every room, with individual music and source choice controlled by switches or apps.


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Smart Home Cinema Solutions & Design

We cover all the options, from a TV with a soundbar to a projector in a cinema room with multiple speakers, our ultimate goal is to create a fully immersive viewing experience for your cinema, media room or multi-purpose room.

Smart Security Integration

We combine conventional security solutions such as alarms and CCTV with the latest in smart systems, which talk to each other. Consequently, you have a more sophisticated security system that is far greater than the individual component systems.

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Smart Home & Business Networking Solutions

We specialise in designing high-end home and business networking and Wi-Fi installations using the latest technologies, ensuring the highest level of security, protecting your privacy and ensuring that vulnerable smart devices, can’t be used to access your network.

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Smart Solutions for Hotels and Restaurants

We bring smart design and control to boutique hospitality, retail outlets and places of work for local owners, such as Michael Caines, proprietor of Mickeys Beach, Exmouth & Lympstone Manor Hotel and the Darts Farm Family, with smart lighting control, music systems and motorised blinds and curtains.

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Owner of Connected Abodes

Tim Chugg

Our clients choose us because we are an innovative family-run business, and specialist designers in home technology with over 12 years of experience in smart home control. As a trusted CEDIA member, we work to the highest technical standards, ensuring that we future-proof all our new builds and renovations to meet the advancing technical needs now, and in the future.

We treat each project with care and consideration as if it were our own. Having built our home and managed many builds, we feel that not only do we have the knowledge, but the experience too. We pride ourselves on providing a professional and personalised service for homeowners and boutique commercial properties.

How we work with you

The Process


We arrange to meet you

Tim and Karen, will listen and gain an understanding of your unique requirements, aspirations, and lifestyle.

We deliver a bespoke design plan

Tim will then give you estimated costs, for the design, products and specifications, delivered, within your agreed budget.

We coordinate & work as a team

Tim will work with your designers, electricians and project managers to ensure services are coordinated and everything is delivered in the correct order.

Then give you a full handover

On completion, Tim will demonstrate how your systems work together, ensuring that everything works as you requested, with a handover pack for future reference.

We then offer continued support

In the coming months we provide a full follow-up service for your new technology and then further over the years to keep you up to date with emerging innovations.



Our reviews

Don’t just take our word for it, read what our clients have to say about us

"Lighting sets the mood for everything"

Michael Caines, Michelin Chef - Lympstone Manor

"Tim is diligent and a perfectionist. He will not leave a project until he and his client are totally satisfied"

Amanda and Tony Dowling

"We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wanting a 21st Century home"

Steve Graham

"We thought it was time to let you know how thrilled we are with the blinds and the lighting scheme."

Sonia, Exeter

"The final result has been even better than anticipated."

Susan from Exeter

“We have used Intelligent Abodes in two homes now and would have no hesitation in recommending them”

Mike from Exmouth

“Tim & his team were and are always extremely helpful and the after sales service has been fantastic”

Claire from Tavistock

“Tim was excellent in problem-solving on site, helping us achieve the desired outcome”

Greg from Exeter

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