The clients on this project were lovely folks who were open to many of our ideas, from integrated lighting control right through to multi-room sound systems and two areas of cinema surround sound.
The property was completely gutted and rebuilt with a large extension to the rear and the beautiful swimming pool you can see from the pictures.
For the basis of the control element, we used Control4 which integrated nicely with the Phillips Dynalite Lighting control. The Dynalite is a great cost-effective lighting control system that is very robust. This allowed us to work with the lighting designer to achieve the right ‘Scenes’ in the right locations. We also linked this to the external lighting and the intruder detection system. So, if one of the sensors picked up a signal it fed that back to the lighting and the lights were raised in that area.
We also installed a door entry system that linked back to the client’s mobile device so they wouldn’t miss any visitor or couriers. This also gave them the ability to open the automated gate without having to be at home.
Just to make sure all was proper we made sure that a comprehensive CCTV system was also linked into the system.
The client also asked us to supply and fit the automated blinds at the rear of the house, which are synchronised with the calendar so they open at sunrise and close at sunset. These blinds are completely wireless and are powered by a long-life battery.
As part of the centralised architecture we made sure of a strong and fast data network this helped us distribute the video content around the house giving the client lots of flexibility.
Project Size: £70k