How They Did It: Entertainment for All

Ed Wenck
Nov 02, 2017

Simply put, this winner by Smartlab (Best Integrated Home, Level II, Americas 2017) is a knockout. The owner of this spectacular residence loves spending time with his family. The home is specifically designed to be so comfortable, luxurious, and packed with entertainment options that the client’s five daughters won’t want to leave the house!

The client’s wish list included a 15-seat dedicated home cinema; a spa and a gym with integrated lighting that calls up scenes for every conceivable mood; distributed audio and video; and state-of-the-art security and surveillance systems that give the client complete peace of mind.

Smart glass provides privacy in many of the home’s bathrooms. In addition to the dedicated cinema, the family can also watch their favorite movies on two additional 7.1 systems. The home’s blinds, outdoor lights and audio, and door locks are all integrated, and the residence includes specialty lighting for the owner’s artwork, as well as a garage that can be quickly transformed into a party space. The racks wowed the judges (they were contenders in the “Best Dressed Rack” subcategory) — and the cabling had to be on point with 40 audio zones, 20 4K video zones, three home theaters, and more.

The passion that the Smartlab team put into this project was evident when the firm received its trophy in a celebration at the annual CEDIA show. Just after the presentation at a photo op backstage, Smartlab’s Geraldo Santiago raised his hands to the sky and nearly shouted: “This is the first award for us! Thank you all so much!”


Urbina #14, Col. Parque Industrial 

Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico 53370


+52 55.4198.4646


CEDIA Member Since 2016



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