“The owner of this house in Mexico City claimed to be ‘allergic to technology,’” says the Smartlab team. Simplicity and reliability were the keys to this integration, which relies on a Control4 solution.
The team outlines the scope of the project:
“For security we used Control4 door station keypads to unlock doors at the main entrance and garage. A Spyclops CCTV system was integrated into the Control4 security system.
“We distributed audio through eight zones, indoor and outdoor using Control4´s audio distribution systems, which allow the users to listen to different sources in different rooms simultaneously.
“Pakedge was our choice for networking, and four wireless access points were installed to give great coverage. Pakedge’s BakPak system helps us monitor and troubleshoot the system remotely.”
Some of the home’s tech is completely automated. For example, “When the intercom door station is activated, its video feed appears in the touchscreens and a custom ring sounds in the kitchen. Lighting scenes execute and shades open and close automatically based on schedules and times.”
Elsewhere, one-touch controls do the work: “In the master bedroom´s entrance a button turns off all the lights in the common areas, closes all the blinds and turns on the audio and TV. In the family room, a single button sets the scene for movie night, turning the home theater on, dimming the lights, and closing the shades.”