Home Automation Heaven
A spectacular property in the heart of Cheshire features a fully integrated SONA system, including Lutron lighting, SONOS music, HD video distribution, an iPad control system and amazing home cinema installation.
CEDIA Awards 2014
Best Dressed Rack / WINNER
CEDIA Awards 2015
Best Integrated Home / HIGHLY COMMENDED
SONA have recently completed a smart home technology system for this spectacular property in Cheshire, UK
As part of the integrated solution, SONA designed and installed a complete Lutron lighting control system which provides intelligent lighting control for the entire house and provides automatic evening and night-time settings.
This system also includes motorised curtains and blinds throughout the first floor bedrooms and provides control over colour-changing lighting in the wine store, gym and pool area.
The property also features a managed Wi-Fi network which additionally covers the exterior terrace and pool area and the entire house is cabled to support the systems that are currently installed, but also to provide future upgrade and expansion options.
A SONOS music system allows the family to enjoy music from a multitude of sources including radio, online music libraries, iTunes and to stream music from local devices over the wireless network. The systems is zoned so that different music can be played in different areas of the house simultaneously, or rooms can be grouped so that the same music plays throughout.
Custom programming means that all of the three home cinema systems also have access to the SONOS system but volume control and operation is carried out seamlessly through the SONOS iPad and iPhone app.
The property benefits from three home cinema areas, with one featuring a completely invisible projection system which is undetectable when not in use, and through the use of a motorised screen, lighting and motorised blinds transforms from a light and airy family room into a private cinema room.
The family also has access to a range of video sources, including multiple Apple TV and Sky+HD devices, alongside games consoles and images from the CCTV system, all distributed through a central HD/3D system providing high-definition images to eight areas. In the rest of the home, Sky and Freeview is available at every TV location and every point also has a wired network connection for Smart TV features such as on-demand and catch-up services.
As with all of SONA’ s installations, all equipment and cabling has been installed to the very highest standards and inline with best practices. Recognition of this standard was achieved with the main equipment rack for this property winning the CEDIA Award 2014 for ‘Best Dressed Rack’.