Partial home automation & security retrofit to recently completed extension for young family
Coburg - Project Overview
Type of House: Renovated and extended Californian bungalow in the inner northern suburb of Coburg
Smart Home Budget : Partial automation and security that can be added to over time including lighting and exhaust fans, door lock, video doorbell, security alarm, smart CCTV, and integration to sound and TV.
Budget $10 - $15k
Who Lives Here: Young family with two pre-school aged children, the couple run a successful technology recruitment firm and hence are both time poor and security focused.
What was important to the home owners:
Security and Safety of the family and home eg: monitoring while away
Time saving and convenience eg: being able to control what is a large home centrally from phone, wall mounted ipad or via voice.
Saving on energy bills eg: automated lighting that turns off when not needed
Entertaining & fun eg: smart multi-coloured LED strip lighting to bar cabinet and record player
Customer quote: "With young children and a busy lifestyle the convenience of smart automation features like fingerprint entry, entry & exit buttons for lighting and alarm system are invaluable"
Coburg Smart Home Features
Tailored to the automation solutions , these are
Finger print, Apple Key or keypadentry, ability to lock/unlock via automation eg: auto lock at 7pm
Full multi-room audio, music when and when you want it, ability to control TV's
Full control of lighting including dimming, scene control eg: leave home, dinner time, chill time
Full control of ducted air-conditioning, in-floor hydronic heating, ceiling fans and blinds to keep house comfortable & reduce bils
CCTV and Video Doorbell with facial recognition, smart alarm system that arms of leaving home
Scenes such a leaving home help reduce energy usage, save time and secure the house, automatically arming alarm, turning off lights and appliances.
Multiroom sensors keeping track of occupancy, temperature, lighting levels, air quality, humidity and automatically adjusting lighting, a/c etc.