Best Mul­ti­ple Unit Dwelling De­sign

Look & Lis­ten

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Imag­ine do­ing the smart-home in­stal­la­tion on not one home, but a whole de­vel­op­ment! The builder of th­ese homes — aimed at a re­tire­ment-age de­mo­graphic and of­fer­ing a mod­ern, min­i­mal­ist aes­thetic — wanted fea­tures that would set th­ese units apart from the com­pe­ti­tion. The so­lu­tion? The in­te­gra­tion of smart home sys­tems not found in sim­i­lar de­vel­op­ments nearby.

Us­ing a Con­trol4 plat­form, Queens­land’s Look & Lis­ten says that they’ve de­liv­ered an ef­fi­cient, easy-to-use, and se­cure sys­tem.

“Ad­di­tion­ally we set out to in­te­grate and con­trol all fea­tures avail­able within the con­dos to work on one sys­tem. All sub­sys­tems were com­bined and pro­grammed to work us­ing light­ing key­pads, wall-mount and table­top touch pan­els. We in­cluded added ben­e­fits such as the abil­ity to con­trol ev­ery­thing from the touch pan­els in bed, or even call­ing in­ter­nally be­tween floors — all en­sur­ing the ‘ease of use’ ob­jec­tive was ex­ceeded.”

Light­ing, shad­ing, net­work­ing, and other sys­tems are all in­te­grated in each unit, with se­cu­rity scenes de­signed to de­ter in­trud­ers with flash­ing lights and au­to­mated re­duc­tion of power con­sump­tion if a condo is va­cant. Look & Lis­ten fur­ther notes that “2 x 12RU wall-mounted racks con­tain all the nec­es­sary field ca­bling in­fra­struc­ture and ter­mi­na­tions from data, RF, and speaker cable. The racks also house all source equip­ment such as am­pli­fiers, Fox­tel boxes, Ap­ple TVs, and so on.”

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