Jul 26, 2018
This smart home was recognized twice in the 2017 CEDIA EMEA Awards. London-based integrator NV Integration won two of the highly contested categories: Best Integrated Home £360,000 and over (Level IV) and Technology Meets Design, an award that recognizes an integrator who, by working closely with a design/build team, has installed home technology that complements the design scheme for the room or home.
With entertainment in mind, an AV system that offered the highest level of quality and performance was required. NV Integration used Autonomic’s Mirage Media Server to stream audio to 25 zones from sources including Tidal and Spotify, delivered by Bowers & Wilkins speakers. Alongside this, Crestron’s Digital Media 4K video distribution system delivers centralized video content to 16 zones, making it available on all of the screens at any one time. Meridian products were also in the mix.
Control of the sub-systems is accessed through a combination of options. Crestron in-wall touch screens for whole-home functionality, touchscreen remotes for local areas with TVs and guest rooms, and a Crestron app via an iPad. The HD color wall touch panels, located throughout the building, guide the user through simple, intuitive operation of the various options. There are a number of personalized features, such as access to major news sources and weather, plus a welcome screen for guests. The owner also wanted a “global” page with the ability to look at a custom plan of each floor of his home and view and control the status of lighting and air conditioning.
One of the innovative elements of the system is integrated control of the wine inventory. The wines are managed by scanning a barcode on each bottle via the CellarTracker app and a wall-mounted iPad. The Crestron app then displays the wines available and is searchable by criteria such as regions, producers, or “readiness to drink.”
Not content with eye-catching features and extensive customisation of the system, the client also wanted the technology to be hidden. In three of the rooms, custom woodwork conceals the TVs, which create an impact when they are revealed.
London, SW1W 8QN | United Kingdom
Artcoustic Bespoke soundbar and subwoofer
Autonomic Mirage wedia server
Bowers & Wilkins CCM Series speakers
Bowers & Wilkins Mini Theatre surround
BPT XIP Entry System
Cellar Tracker wine inventory system
Cisco managed network
Crestron 3 Series processor
Crestron Digital Media video system
Crestron Sonnex audio system
Dahua IP CCTV system
DrayTek enterprise router
Fortress D-Box home theater seating
JVC X900 projector and Panamorph lens
Kaleidescape Premier Line movie server
Lutron HomeWorks QS lighting control
Lutron Sivoia QS shade control
Meridian 9.4 Digital Theatre
Pakedge remote power management
Sonance DSP power amplifiers
Sonance Sonarray Landscape speakers