The client is familiar with home automation, thanks to having systems installed in previous properties, and now wanted to do it again in their new home. The main objective for M.E.G.A. AV Installations was to use the latest technology available to deliver a reliable and quality system within a set budget. The client requested high-quality music distribution both indoors and outdoors, video distribution to key areas, integration of Lutron lighting, shades, and curtains, CCTV cameras and alarms, heating, irrigation, and two entry gates on a single user interface page.
The kitchen, master bed, drawing room, and guest suite feature Sonance Invisible speakers and in-wall subwoofers to not distract from the interior design. Loggia, which is a 12m long barn-like timber building that connects the new and old house was fitted with eight KEF Ci Series speakers with custom sprayed grilles to fit with the timber surroundings.
Nearly 200 Lutron lighting circuits were installed in the property, with about a third of them dedicated to the outdoors. Various lighting scenes are programmed throughout the house and garden. The outdoor scenes are set to follow sunrise and sunset, and also trigger various evening scenes in the garden. The lighting is operated via a number of Lutron wall keypads, Control4 touch panels and remotes, and in most cases, via the client’s mobile devices.
Three large ponds that cascade into each other are operated via a wireless pump. M.E.G.A. AV Installations programmed a pump schedule to move water between three large ponds.