About Intelligent Environments Ltd

An ‘intelligent environment’ is one that responds, almost intuitively, to the needs of those using the space.

Our company is a family business, specialising in creating ‘intelligent environments’ – where you WORK, where you LIVE, and where you PLAY! Hence our logo as seen above.

Paul Harris is well known and respected in the industry, with many years of experience on the management teams of leading manufacturers/suppliers of energy management and home automation systems. Nikki’s business experience has enabled her to take responsibility for the strategic direction of the company, the financial management, and also oversee the marketing. Daughter Rebecca is the technical wizard of the family, and designs, prices, and oversees implementation of the appropriate technology, with a team of engineers to back her up.

The company considers it’s success is largely due to its ‘roots’ as a family business. The Harris’ strong family values are mirrored in the culture of the business which has expanded since 2007 to include a team of twelve. This is a company where everyone is treated like family, where staff genuinely care about each other and their customers, and where ‘the team’ works together to make the magic happen! Old-fashioned ethical values, in a modern technologically advanced industry!

IEL Team – Group Photo from our 10th Birthday Celebrations last year

One important area of expertise is in bridging the gap between the client’s wants, and the contractor’s ability to provide. The IEL team are second to none when it comes to selecting the appropriate technology for a project, and managing the design and installation process.

Projects are varied, including very large to somewhat small! Innovation provides opportunity to offer the client ‘more’ for ‘less’.  Only products that meet the company’s exacting standards in terms of value for money, reliability, and level of support, will find a shelf in the stock room. The team focuses on providing the best possible solution for every client, and every budget!

Demand from customers has led to growth with representation now in the areas of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The energetic Intelligent Environments team work with clients, architects, builders, and electrical contractors to develop a fully integrated package of lighting, security, hvac, audio-visual, and much, much more.

In order to provide that “innovative, and best solution” it has often proved necessary to source from manufacturers overseas, and the company are authorised distributors in New Zealand for CP Electronics energy saving controls out of the UK, the Rapix emergency lighting automated testing + reporting system from Australia, and Tvilight adaptive street lighting controls from Europe. Intelligent Environments are also EcoXpert partners with Schneider Electric New Zealand.