Wall-Smart Flush Mounts at ISE 2013: Has TruFIG Met its Match?
Keypads and touchscreens disappear into the walls with Wall-Smart mounts, as demonstrated at ISE 2013
TruFIG has found a strong following among designers and architects and their elite clientele. At ISE 2013, Israel-based Wall-Smart showed some alternatives to TruFIG, which so far has faced little competition.
Wall-Smart is sort of TruFIG for the rest of us, with a full range of products for obscuring in-wall devices from Leviton (and any other Decora-style device), Crestron, Philips Dynalite, NuVo, Sonance, Savant and others.
The company sells the back boxes and frames; the controllers are set into their designated frames and snapped to the wallbox via magnets. The frames can be painted to match the wall.
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Of course Wall-Smart also offers mounts for iPads and iPods, with an optional security feature. For the standard iPad mount, simply press and click the frame to release. For the secured version, a special magnet strategically placed on the frame releases the device (see video below). Wall-Smart offers a biometric version as well.
As far as faceplates go, Wall-Smart isn’t exactly cheap. While decent off-the-shelf faceplates might cost $5 to $25, a flush-mountable frame from Wall-Smart starts at about $140 for a basic keypad (with generous margins). Still, it’s cheaper than the competition.
Wall-Smart offers other design-friendly solutions as well, such as decorative chases for lighting and cables. Check out the video and slideshow below.
VIDEO: Wall-Smart’s Galia Ben-Dor demo’s secured, flush-mounted iPad at ISE 2013