|This architecturally designed home sits nestled in a prime waterfront location and
offers stunning panoramic vistas. Therefore, the homeowners desired a technically
advanced automation system that wouldn’t detract from the minimalistic design
and picturesque views. The home is split over three levels, so automation was desired
for lighting, security, audio/video, access, and heating systems to prevent the
homeowners from traversing the cavernous space and manually activating each
device. Finally, as the clients planned to spend months overseas, one-touch shutdown
and remote management options were needed to make their trips as convenient and
worry-free as possible.
|The entire Vantage system was designed to provide the best possible user experience
while complimenting the home’s brilliant design style. Recessed Vantage touchscreens
and contemporary Bticino wallplates eliminate wall clutter normally associated with
various technology systems. These elegant devices compliment the black joinery and
lacquered cabinetry seen throughout the house.
The interfaces are more than just a pretty face. A kitchen-based Vantage 10.4-inch
TPT provides control of all the lights, audio/video systems, heating, security, access
control, scenes and cameras from one centralized location, while an additional wireless
seven-inch Vantage tablet allows the owners to entertain next to the pool and adjust
their systems without having to walk inside. The gate, front door, side path, and pool
cameras can be viewed from any touch panel or TV in the house as well, and are
automatically recorded onto a networked DVR.
By tying all the home’s functions into the powerful InFusion control platform,
the homeowners are able to enjoy customized conveniences such as Vacation Mode,
which turns off the towel rails, fans, heated mirrors, underfloor heating and AV
systems while activating pre-set lighting circuits to make the home look lived in.
The Vantage iPhone/iPad app allows the homeowners to view their cameras, grants
family members remote access, and activate the home’s heating system before
returning from vacation.
|The homeowners now enjoy a sophisticated smart home that provides all the
convenience and elegance they expect from a luxury automation solution. The
integration of lighting, security, entertainment, energy management, and heating
systems has enhanced their lives without sacrificing their carefully cultivated design
aesthetic. Through mobile control and monitoring, the clients can travel the world at
their leisure knowing their home is safe, secure, and only a touch away.