This beautiful home called for technology integration that matched the stellar aesthetics. Connectivity was critical given the scale of the project and the concrete wall construction, so the home’s wired backbone is augmented by five wireless access points. Controls had to be simple here – the system’s users include the client’s four young children.
As Electronic Living notes, “The integration at work here really adds the ‘wow’ factor to this prestigious home. The Control4 platform allows all subsystems to be integrated together seamlessly via easy-to-use on-wall touch panels (one on each floor), plus two NEEO remotes (one in each main living room), as well as via the Control4 app on the homeowners’ mobile devices. With his Control4sight subscription, our client can log in and view and control their smart home from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. This feature is particularly useful as the client travels overseas a lot for work commitments.”
Zones of distributed audio that can easily be grouped or separated plus 4K distributed video are highlights of this home’s entertainment package, and the CCTV cameras can be called up on the family’s screens at a moment’s notice, adding yet another layer to the home’s robust security solutions.
Automated scenes are thoughtful – for example, the dimming of exterior lights is restricted to a Monday through Thursday schedule should the family have weekend social events. A one-touch function: “Holiday Mode.” “Initiation of the Control4 Mockupancy driver learns the clients’ lighting habits and then plays this back when they are away to give the impression someone is home. This feature stops when the client returns and disarms their alarm system.”