had the benefit of working with a repeat customer — this time with a larger budget. The first order of business (or, rather, excitement) was the inclusion of a cinephile-worthy home theater, something the client didn’t have the budget for in a previous integration.
Lighting control, audio and video distribution, security and access control with a CCTV surveillance system, an intercom, and a cabling infrastructure that allows for future expansion were all part of this new home, which also required intuitive interfaces — the customer didn’t want to be what he called “a slave to his home.”
Features include 32 channels of audio amplification sent to eight stereo zones and two surround zones with a mute function that’s triggered by the phone and doorbell, eight high-definition video sources feeding five video zones, automated networking that’s monitored by the integrator, pool and spa remote controls, and a security system that’s pet immune. The home took Finalist honors in the 2016 CEDIA Awards (Integrated Home, Asia Pacific).