Best Integrated Home (under £30,000)
Winner: Lewis Building Technology for The Croft
A great example of how smart home technology can help to market and sell a property.
The owner was refurbishing this detached character property to a high specification with a view to selling it. The primary goals were: to enhance comfort; enable simple, intelligent control; improve security; and provide a future-ready solution. An AMX full home automation system integrates: Lutron lighting; Sonos sound distribution; Telguard door entry; intruder alarm; automated gates; and HD TV/satellite distribution.
The system is accessed through AMX touch panels and iPads; which enable wireless use around the house. A data network has been installed to allow distribution of data, audio-visual systems and home controls throughout the house. Also, a simple HDMI distribution matrix distributes media across Category 5e cabling to TVs around the home for local control and selection via the AMX system. The client is satisfied that Lewis Building Technology successfully delivered on all aspects of the project. As proof, the property sold quickly, at a good price and in a difficult marketplace. The new owners have since extended the system to include remote control of the heating/hot water and added new music and touch screen control zones.