Graytek took a one-size-fits-all building-wide automation system and customized the integration to meet the client’s needs. (The system that had been pre-installed in this condominium just wasn’t quite up to snuff.)
The firm says: “Our objective was to deliver a solution that the client could use to entertain guests or allow a variety of business visitors to stay short-term while easily and intuitively navigating the system, even users who may be unfamiliar with this type of home automation. We also provided remote access through a secure VPN (virtual private network) so he could assist guests staying in the home easily and efficiently, regardless of his location.”
AV, network, HVAC control, security, and many more elements are all a part of this brilliant integration. Some examples:
“Eight audio zones including the media system. Each bedroom features Totem Tribe on-wall speakers and a dual-eight-inch subwoofer. The kitchen features invisible Sonance speakers hidden in the bulkhead with a dual-eight-inch Totem subwoofer vented out of the kick in the kitchen cabinets.
“Crestron DM (4K compatible) distributes video to all bedrooms and the media system. TV source selection is available on all remotes, iOS and Android devices, and touch panels.
“We integrated the building’s intercom and lobby camera into the home’s system and made it functional on the 10-inch touch panel in the main living area.”
There’s much more, of course, including automated shading that helps keep the west-facing condo – 60 stories up – comfortable regardless of the time or weather.
250 Schoolhouse St.
Coquitlam BC V3K 6V7
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