Best Integrated Home (from £100,000 - £250,000)
Winner: Grahams Hi-Fi for West View
A newly refurbished, fully-integrated home which enhances the family’s luxurious lifestyle.
A Control4 smart home system integrates control of all AV, lighting, CCTV cameras, heating including a gas fireplace, door entry and motorised garden awning. 7” touch screen monitors, installed throughout the property, are easy to use and can display security images. Whole house audio distribution is achieved through a Control4 audio system using two Sonos ZonePlayers and two separate DAB tuners as the sources; which allows two tracks and/or radio stations to be played simultaneously.
Cisco enterprise level hardware has been installed to provide the client and Grahams Hi-Fi with full remote access for security monitoring and system support. The system has also been programmed to send an email to the client when the alarm is set or activated. The family is delighted with the way the home automation system has been tailored to meet their specific needs: one simple button press enables a single towel rail to be turned on for early morning starts; lighting and entertainment equipment in the kids chill-out room in the garden can be switched off from the master bedroom; a ‘his and hers’ music system; and a security alert if the teenage son leaves an external door open. The judges felt this was “a clever integration which goes beyond the client’s brief”.