Best Multiple Unit Dwelling Design
Look & Listen
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.”