This property situated on a new rural development in Sussex benefitted from beautiful architecture, with large open plan spaces and a modern finish. However, given the price point, the lighting, heating, and home control systems fell considerably short of the clients expectations through a lack of modern technology, connectivity options, and most importantly controllability.
By replacing the light switches with Crestron wireless keypads, and introducing Honeywell’s wireless Evohome heating control system, a straight forward retro-fit installation using the exisiting mechanical and electrical infrastucture within the property, overlaid with the intouch user interface, has provided a substantially enhanced system that now gives the client intuitive control over ligthing, heating, powered blinds and Sonos wireless audio.
Taking things to the next level, we included an Amazon Echo unit that gives the home owner the ability to control all of these functions with simple voice commands. For example, by saying ‘Alexa, tell Crestron it’s time for bed’, the blinds drop, the lights slowly dim until off, the music stops playing and the heating drops by 2 degrees. Our ability to seemless integrate so many functions into a single, simple command has created a more convenient and efficient living environment in this property.