Lighting Control

Lighting control gives you the ability to use ONLY the amount needed


Climate Control

Create a comfortable environment from your touch screen controler


Motorized Window Shades

Automatically adjust the amount of daylight in your home to save energy


McKays Installations offers professional solutions for all residential and commercial installations of energy management in Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River and the rest of Vancouver Island.

green home technology

Effective green and sustainability efforts are much more complex than just harvesting daylight and dimming lighting levels. Managing and controlling ambient lighting is only one small piece of the process. One way to achieve meaningful reductions in energy usage and utility costs is for all systems to be completely integrated on a single, intelligent home automation management platform. Increasing the sustainability value of your home will help you save on energy consumption and reduce your carbon footprint. An eco-friendly home is not just good for the environment, it is also good for your wallet. We welcome all architects and builders Island wide who desire to execute such energy-saving ideas into their projects in order to achieve LEED standards.

climate control

Create a comfortable environment by making adjustments from the same touch screen you use to control your lights, shades, and home entertainment system. You can monitor and control your thermostats from a mobile device, if you left your AC blasting when you left home or turn up the heat before you return on a cold day. Smart climate control makes it easy for you to set the perfect temperature of your home regardless of the season or other conditions. Heating and cooling your home can be expensive and our climate control solutions can save you money with programmed settings and integration to a smart home system.

occupancy sensors

Non-intrusive sensors are discreetly positioned to effectively determine if anyone is in the room and trigger automatic adjustments to subsystems such as electric lighting, motorized window treatments, HVAC, and small appliances. Occupancy monitoring with a smart home system enables advanced energy-efficiency optimization to be realized for your home. Automatically turn lights on when a person enters a room and off when he or she leaves. Occupancy sensors are ideally used in rooms where lights are often inadvertently left on, such as a child’s room. You no longer need to worry that the AC is blasting or lights are on when nobody is in the room. Additionally, usage patterns over time are analyzed and sensitivity levels of the sensors are adapted accordingly.

motorized window shades

With motorized shades and a Smart Home System you can automatically adjust the amount of daylight in your home to save energy. Motorized shading and drapery reduces solar heat gain whether blocking out the sun entirely or using a transparent shade to allow just the right amount of light needed in your kitchen, family room, or bathroom all while increasing comfort and protecting interiors. Manage energy without compromising style with hundreds of window treatment fabric and color options available to choose from.

daylight harvesting

Light from the sun enters your home through windows and can offset the need and expense of artificially generated light, you can contribute to a greener world with a sustainable solution for harvesting daylight. A smart home lighting system comprised of dimmers, switches and light sensors can be optimized to harvest the free available natural light. You can automatically measure light levels entering the space or on the task surface with photo-sensors mounted to the ceiling, wall or fixtures. Communication is sent to the lighting system to dim or switch lights and open or close motorized shades accordingly.

lutron lighting control

Lighting control gives you the ability to adjust light so you only use the amount needed whether cooking, entertaining, or watching TV so you save energy and your lighting lasts longer. Smart technology enables your lights to automatically adjust based on time of day, whether the room is occupied, and the amount of daylight coming in from your windows. Our control solutions work for different lighting types, including LED and fluorescent.