HA Project 13 004

Imagine being able to bring a one of a kind Led Zeppelin concert into your own living room.  In an age where people would prefer to listen to music on iPods, there are still people that prefer the rich, larger than life sound that is unique to a live performance.

On the first interview we learned that the most important thing for the husband is to be able to listen to uncompressed music all over the house and for the wife to have a rotary cell phone.  The owner loves music and desired a good quality, balanced, full-range reproduction. His music collection contains over 2,000 CDs and a huge library of rare, recorded live performances.  His wife best described his passion for classic rock as, “the louder, the better”.  That’s why the goal of our project was to be able to individually control the treble and bass of every zone-to make the house feel like his own personally recorded life show.

Our scope of the job included rewiring the house, installing heavy security burglary alarm systems with DVR and cameras (“little Fort Knox”), implementing environmental control, lighting control and automated shades. Video distribution was not important; however we managed to display cameras on all televisions.

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We accomplished this task by installing a Control4 automation system that operates 10 audio zones, controls 6 televisions, HVAC system, Lutron RadioRA2 lighting and automated shades. All other subsystems including burglary alarm and CCTV cameras were also integrated with universal Control4 interface.  One special feature added to the burglary alarm system was an outdoor indicator of the alarm status.  The homeowners can operate this system along with all others via iPhones, iPads, 7” in-wall touchscreen, 7” wireless touchscreen, computer or one of the (4) hand-held remotes.  We also included the following video sources: (3) HD Cable receivers with DVR, Blu-Ray Player, AppleTV, and additional audio sources: iTunes library and CD Player.

This project challenged our team to meet the high standards of the homeowners.  Space was an issue so we ended with (2) headends where we were able to accommodate all required equipment.  The property is a beautiful residence with minimal integration of technology but with all the features our clients wanted.  Custom modes including lighting, climate, security and entertainment settings were created based on the couple’s daily routine and a sophisticated security system allows monitoring of the alarm system and CCTV cameras via mobile devices.  All of the home’s control functions are available remotely as well. The integration is simple to follow and all installed home subsystems are easy to operate.  At the end, she said the things she did not care for initially; she likes and uses the most.  Especially, all remote features of the system which she can control via iPad or iPhone.  Every night before going to bed she takes one last glance at the cameras and turns the lights off from her cell phone. She loves her new iPhone and forgot her quest to avoid technology.

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