This beautiful home in the Winterthur subdivision includes a complete HC Elan g! system, 12 zone of Niles speakers (with one of those zones being the pool deck with 4 rock speaker, 2 all-weather wall speakers and 2 10″ Niles In-Ground Subwoofers), an 8×8 HDMI matrix video switch, Apple TVs, Logitech Squeezebox for Pandora and Rhapsody listening throughout the home, and many more goodies.
Integrated into the Elan g! system is an Ademco 128-zone Security system, Honeywell Z-Wave thermostats, Yale Z-Wave door locks, HAI UPB lighting controls, WirePath 16-Channel CCTV camera system, and 3 LaunchPort iPad charging wall docks.
EnGenius wireless access points were installed to allow control of the Elan g! system from anywhere inside the house, or around the pool deck, including an outdoor wireless access point to extend the Wifi to the river deck.
Almost 7000 Watts of power was driven through 8 different amplifiers to power the 8″ in-ceiling speakers, 4 dual 8″ in-wall subwoofers, 2 in-ground 10″ subwoofers and various other high-quality speakers from Niles. The Logitech Squeezebox delivers music from Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Live365, MOG and several other online services to each and every zone in the home – at the touch of a button.
Controlling the entire system is easily done from one of the many LaunchPort iPad docks with iPads dedicated to Elan g! system control. The Launchport’s magnetic mount and special inductive charging case make it a breeze to go portable.
||This home was being remodeled by Heartwood Properties, including a complete basement renovation and new Home Theater. Carl at Heartwood contacted us to help with the Home Theater installation, as well as to update the installed whole house audio system and security system.
With a quick upgrade to an Elan g! system and Russound audio system, the homeowner had access to AM/FM radio, XM radio, online streaming sources, and their own locally hosted MP3 collection – right from the Elan TS7 touchpanel and iDevices. In addition, a Russound BGK1 iPod dock was installed to allow access to the family’s iPods and iTunes collections.
Lastly, a Mitsubishi 1080p projector-driven Home Theater was installed, complete with 120″ Acoustiweave screen (sound passes through the screen, so speakers can be installed hidden behind the screen), MX980 PC-programmed RF remote control, in-wall dual 8″ subwoofers, and Lutron lighting controls.
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At the request of Heartwood Properties owner, Carl Myers, we designed a whole-house audio/video and automation system prior to the construction of the house. Carl came to us looking for a company that could install a complete structured wiring system, whole-house audio system, camera and security systems, and, most importantly, integrate all of these systems into local in-wall touchscreens.
As a forward-looking, Earth-friendly company, Heartwood understands the importance of technology in today’s “Green” houses. Carl was looking for a company that could compliment his Earth-friendly house by automating and controlling lighting and HVAC controls via a smart system. We were able to use products from companies such as Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), Simply Automated and Russound to integrate audio, lighting, security and HVAC controls into a centralized control system that automates processes like Arming/Disarming the security system, turning lights on and off based on time-of-day or events, turning off audio zones when the house is unoccupied, and adjusting thermostats based on occupancy, schedules or climate.