A total of 22 multi-room audio zones were installed across this fully integrated smart home automation in Kent. There are two external zones of 8.1 audio from Triad landscape loudspeakers, and 6 sources feeding 6 rooms within the property for multi-room video distribution via a Control4 video matrix (although an allowance has been made for future expansion of up to two extra inputs and outputs, should the client ever wish to upgrade). Audio visual systems are operated by a Control4 automation system.
Intelligent lighting was the initial primary focus, so Lutron lighting control was specified in all rooms, with control types being a mixture of mains dimmable, DMX & DALI. Particular attention was paid to the mains dimmable fittings – especially the high end & low-end dim settings to ensure that the fade curve reflected the performance of the fitting as accurately as possible.
A number of scenes were programmed into the system, including ‘dusk to dawn’ and ‘welcome home’ lighting. Integration was included with the intruder alarm, particularly when in ‘alarm state’, so as to include flashing external lights. Mockupancy was programmed (and linked to the intruder alarm ‘away’ setting) to recreate the look of an occupied property.