What We Do

Home and Building Control

Whether in a single-family house or in an office complex, the demand for comfort and versatility in the management of heating,air-conditioning, lighting, shading and access control systems is growing. At the same time, the efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important.

More convenience and safety coupled with lower energy consumption can however only be achieved by intelligent control and monitoring of all products involved.  By utilising modern building control methods this can be realised when using professional and experienced professional system integrators.


Building management, Lighting Control systems



The world’s only open standard for intelligent buildings (ISO/IEC 14543-3), KNX has been in existence for more than twenty years and offers an array of over 10000 KNX Association-approved products manufactured by around 300 suppliers.

This means that the system integrator can design an installation to meet the needs of the building and the end-user and is not confined to a single proprietary system.

Using technology with an easy-to-operate user interface, KNX intelligent systems offer simple visualisation, monitoring and control, creating buildings that are both comfortable and energy efficient.



DALI (digital addressable lighting interface) is a two-way communication system that brings digital technology to Lighting Controls. An international standard for communication, Dali lighting controls defines the commands that ballasts need to recognize in order to be considered DALI ballasts.

The system allows individual ballasts to “talk” to the user ... and allows the user to “talk” back via DALI controllers, computers equipped with appropriate software, or building management systems (BMS).

DALI provides simplified communication and installation, yet maximum control and flexibility.Wiring is simpler. Installation costs are lower. What’s more, it allows architects and designers to create high-performance lighting that is perfectly matched to the needs of the building’s occupants



Loxone smart home controls monitors and responds automatically to light levels, temperature settings, weather conditions, security breaches, burst water pipes etc. It knows what to do, without you having to lift a finger.

Turn any combination of lights into mood lighting. At the touch of a button you can create the perfect atmosphere by turning on certain lights and dimming them to the perfect level. You can even choose different colours for different scenes.
Control and Heat Rooms independently.

Individual room control allows you to dictate specific temperatures in different rooms. So we want the bedroom cooler, warmer in the living room and the bathroom should be heated only in the morning and evening. With Loxone no problem.


IDES Limited can provide you with a tailored service to meet your requirements.
We offer consultancy, design, programming, commisioning services, whether it be Lighting Controls systems, BMS integration-KNX Dali Interface and if required we are highly capable installation contractors.

We are long established KNX integrators with DALI lighting experience also, so if your DALI lighting system requires integration into Building management systems this is no problem.
Based in Edinburgh working throughout the UK. We are also available to work on projects outwith UK.

Recent Projects

Residential Kitchen knx lighting control with RGB LED Interface 
Always in the kitchen at parties.....
KNX lighting control integrating RGB LED colour changer into scene select.

Contact Us

IDES Limited
5-7 Kingsknowe Park, Edinburgh, EH14 2JQ

+44 131 443 3133


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