SVI Case Study: Luxurious London Living
One of IntelliCasa's recently completed projects in the heart of London's West End has featured in Sound Vision Install Magazine.
"Challenged to upgrade an existing installation and create a fully integrated and future-proof home automation and entertainment system, IntelliCasa called on Crestron…
Overlooking the stunning scenery of London’s Hyde Park, this luxurious three-bedroom Marble Arch apartment is a cut above the rest. Its rich, deluxe interior and impressive high ceilings set the perfect scene for the ultimate in luxury living.
As one of their most premium installations, London-based integration specialists, IntelliCasa, were entrusted with this exclusive lifestyle technology upgrade. Having worked with IntelliCasa in the past, the homeowner requested a future-proof and easy-to-use system that replaces the existing lighting and AV solution, which the homeowner found difficult to use. The new system also needed to incorporate HVAC and security technologies. IntelliCasa therefore recommended Crestron technology because it could provide the simplicity, flexibility and intuitive functionalities required for the project.
“Crestron technology gives us the flexibility to create the unexpected, with the reassurance of a seamless integration from start to finish,” comments Elie Kfoury, Executive Director of IntelliCasa. “The user friendly and sophisticated end-to-end solution gives the homeowner a flexible living space that is easily adjusted to suit a multitude of functions.”
Voice operated automation
IntelliCasa’s integration solution was built upon a Crestron 3-Series® processor which, due to its revolutionary engineering and intelligence unifies the various components throughout the home. This allows for full control of the lighting, heating, curtains, blinds, CCTV and AV via Crestron HR150 hand-held remotes and 10-inch TSW-1060 touchscreens. Bespoke Crestron Cameo C2NI-CB keypads manage the lighting to enable simple control to reflect the mood or usage of the rooms, as well as being individually suited to match each interior. In addition, the entire system can also be operated via voice control technology using Amazon Alexa.
Entertainment was a key element for the client. Crestron DigitalMedia™ and a Crestron CEN-NSP-1 Network Stream Player were chosen to provide the highest-quality performance, creating the perfect home cinema and entertainment space within the owner’s home. The Crestron CEN-NSP-1 Network Stream Player provides multiple options for sharing music from streaming devices and listening to internet radio through the property’s extensive audio system.
Home & Away
The Crestron technology also allows for a ‘Home Away’ and a ‘Home Return’ function, which automatically controls the system in response to whether the owner is at home or not. It automatically adjusts or turns off the HVAC, AV, lighting system and even the heated towel rails, to ensure a comfortable return home and reassurance when the property is vacant. In addition, IntelliCasa created a bespoke application for the client’s smart phone, giving them the ability to control their air conditioning or heating system, as well as lighting and curtains via the installed security cameras.
“The Crestron system allows the homeowner full control of all technology within this stunning home, either at the touch of a button or by using the power of their own voice,” continues Elie. “Because of the beautiful décor of the property, we wanted a solution that integrated discreetly, provided security reassurance and complemented the interior design of the property, for which Crestron fitted the bill perfectly.”
CP3 processor AV and HVAC
RMC3 Lighting processor
8x8 DigitalMedia™ Switcher
2x C2N-AMP-6x100 system amplifier
1x Media player CEN-NSP-1
4x Remote Controls HR150
1x infiNET EX® & ER Wireless Gateway
1x 10-inch touch screen panels TSW-1060
25x UK style lighting keypads C2NI-CB
7x CH-RTS-N wall mount thermostat
4x 4 zones DIM-U4
1x Crestron CI-KNX