Best In­te­grated Home Level I

Elec­tronic Liv­ing

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Queens­land’s Elec­tronic Liv­ing scores an­other fi­nal­ist, and the mis­sion here was to de­liver a fi­nal prod­uct that’s sim­ple to use, re­li­able, and ex­pand­able. The home’s sys­tems are also de­scribed as ‘ro­bust’, in­clud­ing seven au­dio zones and six video zones, all with 4K screens and in­volv­ing with no fewer than 18 sources. There’s au­to­ma­tion of all light­ing, mo­torised blinds, lou­vres, fans, heat lamps and wa­ter fea­tures, in­clud­ing the pro­vi­sion of ‘wel­come’, ‘away’ and var­i­ous mood scenes. There are 10 sep­a­rate zones of HVAC con­trol, an IP video in­ter­com sys­tem, and eight zones of mo­tion sen­sors and mul­ti­ple CCTV cameras con­nected to an 8TB QNAP NAS drive. An upgrad­able Pakedge net­work op­er­ates through­out the home.

Elec­tronic Liv­ing had the chal­lenge of new home con­struc­tion with all walls, floors and ceil­ings cast in con­crete on site. “This meant metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to de­tail was re­quired in the ini­tial plan­ning, to en­sure a con­duit cable plan was ex­e­cuted with pre­ci­sion,” says the in­staller. “Our team had to be on-site for ev­ery pour to en­sure the con­duits were prop­erly lo­cated and back-box ter­mi­na­tions cast for all lo­ca­tions. Ev­ery sin­gle cable in this house was in­stalled into con­duit and re­dun­dancy was fac­tored in, as with th­ese con­struc­tion meth­ods there would never be a sec­ond chance to in­stall later.”

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