Whole House AV, Warwickshire – Private Client

This superb installation has been received with universal industry praise for both its technical merit and the attention to detail that offers the client a unique user experience to this 9,000sq ft architect designed home.

 

The brief from the client was clear from the start; a complex system with completely integrated features including enhanced security systems which integrated with lighting scenes and CCTV. The client wanted one point of accountability for all electrical and mechanical systems so Adept Integrated Systems took control of the Lighting Designand Electrical and Mechanical Design of the installation too. Integrated technologies featured were Lighting Control,Home Automation, Multi Room Audio and Video, Integrated Security, CCTV and Access Control.

 

Industry leading products featured were Lighting Control from Lutron Electronics, Home Automation and Control fromControl4, Multi Room Audio and Video from Russound and Control4, Security, CCTV and Access Control from DSC, Eneo, and Videx. All industry renowned brands know for reliability and quality. The whole house was controlled using Control4 with in wall Touch Screens and a combination of iPad and simple System Remote controllers from offering lighting fast access to all services, and allowing the user to open the gates, view the cameras, select stored movies and music as well as control lighting and security.

Working with the architects drawings in AutoCAD Adept designed detailed drawings and schematics for all systems allowing contractors to implement their individual aspects without complication and confusion. The careful planning and outstanding communications throughout the design and build process allowed for a smooth transition from design to realization. The homes systems can also be accessed remotely to enable and disable services should the client forget, for example, to activate the holiday setting for the lighting control system, which simulates occupancy by playing back pre recorded lighting scenes., this can be turned on via the web interface.

 

Using a centralized control system also enhances the individual systems by integration; for example, the lighting and security can be glued together. This way when the alarm is triggered we can also tell the driveway lights to flash on and off which raises awareness to the property offering additional security. Whilst this is happening a sequence of lighting events starts within the house simulating the lighting actions that would occur if the owner was getting up and coming down the stairs, which could potentially scare any possible intruder away.