A Day In The Life Of A Loxone Partner Consultant
Ever wondered what a career in the smart home industry might involve, or what it’s like to work at Loxone? If so, you’re in luck! This week we’re catching up with Matthew Emberson, a Partner Consultant here in the UK team, and finding out about what a typical day holds for him.
Hi Matt! How long have you worked for Loxone?
I’ve been a Loxonaut for a little over a year now. I joined in October 2015 as part of the Partner Consulting team.
What made you apply to Loxone?
I came across Loxone in a previous job, where I was installing smart home technology. I really liked the product so I decided to make the move from installing to helping other installers. At first I was a bit unsure what to expect from the job, but I knew the product was great, so I was up for the challenge.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day is usually split between answering questions from our Partners and chatting to homeowners about all the amazing things our system can do. I also run our ‘info sessions’ , both for homeowners and for potential new Loxone Partners, who are keen to experience the system live and ask questions.
Why do you enjoy working here?
I enjoy introducing people to the possibilities of home automation. Seeing people’s reactions to the system never gets old, even when it’s something as simple as the blinds adjusting automatically when the sun comes out or the music starting automatically in the toilets; I love to see people excited about the possibilities. Often, customers can arrive feeling a little unsure or skeptical about home automation, so helping to open their minds and show them the real value and benefits is always satisfying. It’s also interesting to hear the stories and motivations behind the projects, plus it gives me plenty of ideas for my own house!
Favourite Loxone product or feature?
For me, I think it’s maybe less about the actual hardware and more about the way Loxone makes you feel. Walking into a room and having the lights automatically come on still makes me feel like I have supernatural powers! If I am still excited by Loxone, it makes passing on that excitement easy!
When you’re not in the office, what are you doing?
I enjoy playing drums, Netflix and chilling.
Last cool thing you bought?
Amazon Echo (……Echo)<- Poor joke. It will be interesting to see if voice control becomes a more widely adopted technology, at the moment it still feels slightly gimmicky.
Describe your dream home in one sentence
Wooden beams, wooden floors, dark stone exterior and a lawn. Yep, a lawn.
Want to become a Loxonaut?
With more than 250 employees worldwide, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Full of passion for smart homes, we roll up our sleeves every day and do our best to create better living at home for people all over the world. If you share our enthusiasm, why not join our team?
To apply to become a Partner Consultant or to see what other opportunities are available, visit loxone.com/careers