Intelligent Concepts Ltd – Offering Unique Disinfection Solutions That Could Limit the Spread of Coronavirus
Intelligent Concepts Ltd is a professional audio visual (AV) installation company that installs integrated AV systems for offices, home office solutions, home cinema, smart home control systems, light systems, CCTV and security systems across London, the home counties and the UK. The company has recently added an air disinfection system that purifies the air and deactivates all viruses and bacteria. The founders David Paredes and Robert Nicholson spoke to Herts Review about their company and the newly introduced disinfection solution.
David and Rob met 5 years ago while working with a corporate AV company. They have been working together since then with David focusing on Project Management while Rob is hands on focusing on Installations. Over the last 5 years, they have taken projects from concept to completion valued at over £15 million. Due to the covid-19 pandemic and slowdown in business, the company they worked for has gone through re-organisation which meant their roles were no longer available. The friends teamed up to start their own AV company drawing on over 25 years’ experience in the industry.
“We met 5 years ago and instantly became friends. It was like we have the same thought process, trust each other, and have the same outlook. To be in partnership in a business, there has to be understanding and trust and since we already had that it has made setting up the business together easier” remarks David. “I think David and I just see things the same way. We can have different professional opinions but always end up on some compromise. David is strategic while I am more hands on, so we complement each other really well” says Rob.
Intelligent Concepts Ltd started trading in August 2020 offering unique solutions to both domestic and commercial clients. “The impression people have about AV is that it is very expensive. As a company we find the best audio-visual solution for our clients’ needs. The solution will be tailored to their budget. The AV scope is wide and that is why our initial consultation is key. We must understand the clients’ requirement to propose the most effective solution so that they get value” says David.
Since the company’s launch, they have undertaken an AV installation project in a boardroom for a client. Part of the client’s request was if they could offer a solution to disinfect the air as a means of controlling the spread of coronavirus. “While we were working on AV installation for a client, they asked if we had a disinfection solution that will keep the air purified at all times. At the time we did not know if it was possible but decided to research” says Rob.
After looking through multiple products and solutions across the world, they settled on a UV-C (ultraviolet C) disinfection system called Luxibel manufactured by Belgian Audio-Visual Equipment Supplier AED Group. “It is a 24/7 disinfection system that uses UV-C to deactivate viruses, eliminate bacteria, kill fungi and mould. As we spend more time indoors, at home, in the office or shopping malls, the air we breathe is re-circulated air which is not safe. Luxibel UVC disinfection system is a safe, reliable and sustainable solution for keeping the air clean” says David.
Following research from leading international organisations and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, USA, the Hemel Hempstead based company, believes that it has the right solution for businesses to keep their customers safe and limit the spread of coronavirus. “This is a product needed everywhere. Schools, Hospitals, Restaurants, Hotels, Shopping Malls, Care Homes, Shops, Offices etc. I really cannot think of any public place that would not need this product. On average it takes about 2 to 3 hours to install including training but of course it will depend on the size of the area” says Rob.
“The key challenge we have is with all the uncertainty from Government around opening and closing businesses. Some of the businesses we have spoken to are keen on the product but just want to be sure they will be open in the near future. I know personally, if I had to choose between going to a restaurant, bar or hotel that has a disinfection system and another that does not, I know I will be choosing one with a disinfection system as I will feel safer” says David.
The team at Intelligent Concepts are confident there would be a change in government legislation soon and that they would be in a great position to help businesses and organisations. “We have the solution and the expertise. We are really confident that disinfection systems will be a priority in public spaces if we want to get back to some kind of normality and live with this virus. We do not see any way around it. It is really a matter of time. Luxibel disinfection solution is reasonably priced and would fit the budgets for SMEs as well as larger corporate organizations” says David.
Complimenting AV installation solutions with Luxibel’s UV-C disinfection system may just be the winning solution for this young company. If you need either service drop the team an email – firstname.lastname@example.org.