Home Automation

Background

The Home Owner wanted a full scale of Audio/Video solutions for every room. We were tasked with creating a Dedicated Cinema Space, Surround Sound and Multi-Zone Audio Solutions for the residence. As per the wishes of the home owner it was decided that a Game Room/Man Cave would be created with a Projector and Motorized Screen along with a 7.1 Surround Sound Setup. The Living Room would have a 5.1Surround Sound Setup with a 85” Television for the Display and the Master Bedroom would consist of a similar setup. The goal for us was to consider the acoustics of each room carefully and provide the most optimal and enveloping surround sound stage for each space. 

Multi-Zone Audio

Audio Video

Our clients wanted to make a dedicated man cave where they could enjoy their leisure time by watching a movie or sporting event, playing a game of pool or just sitting down for a casual get together with friends. Aesthetics and design played an important role here.  We needed a setup which could produce superior sound quality in an acoustically challenging environment like this. For the Living Room we able to work with on-wall speakers which were focused around the TV space.

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Home Automation

When designing the Home Automation solutions for this project, it was essential to us all components worked seamlessly without any lag or delays since most components would be connected wirelessly. All Audio/Video Devices would be controlled through Control4 and the SR-260 remote. For lighting the client specified they wanted to use their existing Lutron keypads in the residence, not Control4 lighting switches. We were able to connect with the Lutron panelized lighting modules and allowed the client to control all of their Lutron lighting through their smartphone, tablet or their Lutron keypad.

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Networking and Media Streaming

Behind every successful Control Home Automation Integration is a robust network capable of handling the demanding transfer of endless data to support this new Internet of Things era we are in. This residence would certainly be no exception, and in fact, more demanding considering the amount of devices which would be wireless integrated through Zigbee or Wi-Fi.

Home Automation

Final Verdict

Control4’s Wireless Home Automation Solutions were definitely a huge success and shows how far wireless technology has evolved over the years. We could have hoped for a more stable and faster network but the solution that was implemented there was able to get the job done. Our client was very impressed at how smoothly everything operated and how easily we were able to coordinate automation devices to work according to their lifestyle. The AV sounded and looked spectacular and the NHT with Marantz combination if something we are definitely going to be using for a long time to come.

Products Used

  • Home Automation Controllers: Control4 HC-250
  • Home Automation Universal Remote Control: Control4 SR-260
  • Motorized Window Shadings Control: Axxess RCS6
  • Lighting Control: Control4 C4-ADP240-WH and Control4 C4-TV240-WH
  • Home Theater Speakers: NHT Super Zero 2.1 with NHT B-10D subwoofer
  • Home Theater Amplifier: Marantz SR5009
  • Living Room Speakers: NHT Absolute On-Wall Speakers
  • Living Room Amplifier: Marantz SR7009
  • Outdoor Speakers: NHT O2-ARC
  • Master Bedroom Speakers: KEF T205
  • Master Bedroom Amplifier: Marantz SR5009

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