Andrew Lucas London was originally founded by Krystian Zajac as a business specialising in IT services. His first venture was a computer repair business operated from his dining room table in Temple Fortune, Barnet, which steadily grew into a successful company with a number of high-net-worth clients, in part thanks to the good fortune of having a Hampstead Garden Suburb post code.
The gradual shift across to home automation began a few years later, when a client approached him asking if the company could automate the lighting, audio and shades of an apartment in Canary Wharf. Following its completion, he started a new area of his business focused on smart home installation and design. These two areas ran side-by-side until 2010, when the IT side was dropped in favour of home automation work.
Having grown significantly by focusing on home technology for ultra high-end residences, the company managed to thrive despite the difficulties of the post-financial crisis market. A growing employee roster now included Krystian’s brother Wojtek Zajac, who was named Technician of the Year for Europe, Asia and Africa at the 2012 CEDIA Awards.
As the business continued to grow, it was time for a rethink on its image to bring it in line with the new decade. Newly renamed, Andrew Lucas London went from strength to strength, receiving a number of accolades for its work from CEDIA, Lutron and ITSA, cementing its reputation as an installer of the very highest quality.
A year of diversification saw Andrew Lucas
grow its operations rapidly in 2016, with the launch of VR and AR design consultancy Andrew Lucas Studios. Another R&D project came to fruition with investment in Neos, the UK’s first smart home insurance provider, into an independent business that is growing from strength to strength.
While the main Andrew Lucas offices are based in North London, the company has completed prestigious projects in locations all over the world. Whether on the slopes of the Alps, the deserts of the Middle East or a family home in Hampstead, Andrew Lucas London has the expertise to deliver the perfect smart home for your needs, no matter the nature of the project.
Following a varied career to date working on the sales side for both installers and suppliers in the AV and custom install space – including a stint as a private client stockbroker for high net worth individuals – Tom joined Andrew Lucas to become its new Managing Director, tasked with overseeing the company’s overall direction and directing business operations as effectively as possible.
A well-known figure in the industry from his time at Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Artcoustic and as a member of the global CEDIA board, Tom provides an authentic touch point for clients and an assured presence at the heart of all the company’s business activities.
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
Krystian is a renowned entrepreneur, investor and futurologist specialising in the IoT and intelligent buildings. He has served as a board director of CEDIA EMEA, as well as on multiple smart home committees including the HAT project industry advisory board and the CEDIA standards committee.
By emphasising outstanding craftsmanship and immaculate attention to detail, projects under Krystian’s management have won numerous international industry accolades and awards from prestigious organisations such as CEDIA, Lutron, D-Tools and ITSA.
Having successfully delivered bespoke connected homes for some of the most discerning clients across the world and with an ever-growing string of awards to his name, Ryan’s expertise in overseeing complex and challenging projects is unrivalled.
His attention to detail is absolute: no matter the size of the installation, no stone goes unturned in the pursuit of perfection.
Wojtek is in charge of ensuring the company’s continuing status as a world-class thought leader in
the smart home sector. Throughout his tenure, Wojtek has played acritical role on a series of multi-million pound projects all over the world. In 2012 he was recognised
as the best technician of the year in Europe, Asia and the Middle East by industry body CEDIA.
Wojtek holds over 40 professional accreditations, including top-tier qualifications from such industry giants as Crestron, Lutron, Control4, KNX
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT CARE
Over the course of a twenty-year career Richard has honed a number of skills in the smart home space, specialising in satellite distribution and complex video entry solutions.
Having previously worked in design, engineering and project management roles at a high-end integrator (and founding member of CEDIA EMEA) on large-scale installations in London and abroad, he now heads up Andrew Lucas London’s Client Care department.
This role sees him extensively draw upon his technical, engineering and project management skills to keep our existing customers’ properties in top condition.
Over the years, Andrew Lucas London projects and engineers have been recognised for their technical
excellence, from lighting and equipment racks to innovative technology solutions within the home.
See below for a selection of the media coverage
we’ve received over the years
"We chose Andrew Lucas because we were impressed by the company and by the kind of work they’d done. We had fairly detailed discussions with the company and we felt they could deliver what we wanted. We saw that they could provide user-friendly solutions to the items we were looking to cover.
As a fairly large refurbishment, it wasn’t possible to simply retrofit it afterwards – it needs to be planned and fitted as you’re refurbishing to be able to accommodate the stuff we’ve got in here. Andrew Lucas were good at the planning stage – and then delivered and installed the property’s technology in sequence.
The lights, the music, the blinds – we use them all and we love them all. The lights in particular are infinitely variable and adjustable, but we would hate to live without the multi-room music or the motorised blinds, which we thought were a bit of an overkill at the time but have turned out to be fabulous.
Andrew Lucas were good at dealing with any hiccups when minor things happened along the way. All told, we regret more the things we didn’t do tech-wise, rather than the what we did do. The more you use it, the more comfortable you get with it all and start wanting more of it."
L and J Sieff
“We desired a perfect family home that brought together the latest residential technology with beautiful interior design, an environment that not only made our lives easier, but allowed us to relax in complete comfort without feeling constantly surrounded by technology.
Our architect recommended Andrew Lucas and, from the outset, they proved that their stellar reputation for bespoke projects is well deserved. The team was sensitive to our specific needs and suggested numerous improvements that would fit in with the way we wanted our home to look and feel.
We were delighted with the thorough approach that was taken in terms of installation. The on-site team was courteous and capable, showing an eagerness to engage with unforeseen issues as they arose during the implementation process and resolving them swiftly.
We are delighted with the end result: a dream home that is perfectly suited to our family’s requirements. The intelligent systems provided by Andrew Lucas London are an integral part of the way the house functions, providing a constant companion for our day-to-day activities.
We are more than happy with the elegant solution Andrew Lucas London has provided and would suggest that anyone undertaking a similar project consider their services; in fact, we intend to work with them again in the future as we construct our next dream home.”
A and R Rao
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