Full home automation of new build for family of four utilising Apple Home.
Brighton - Project Overview
Type of House: New architectural build in bayside Melbourne, property developers own home - currently at lock-up stage ready for plastering.
Smart Home Budget : Full automation including all light switches, multi-room audio, full automated blinds, garage door, gate, door locks, sensors, alarm system, CCTV, ceiling fans - $25-$30k
Who Lives Here: Professional couple in their 40's and their two children
Architect / Designer: CBD Creative Designs
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 switch off all lights, TV's, sound systems, climate control and arm the alarm at the touch of a button on the way our the door. Accessing the property via auto gates, garage door with single button or geofencing.
Saving on energy bills eg: automated blinds that block the western sun, climate control and lighting
Entertaining eg: multi-room including outdoor audio, home cinema, automated lighting scenes
Fully automated luxury home without the over-sized budget of traditional fully wired systems, future proofed by the wide compatibility and on-going investment Apple Home brings
Brighton Smart Home Features
Tailored to the automation solutions , these are
Garage Door & Gate
Ability to control garage door and vehicle gate via voice, from phone or via automation
Full multi-room audio, music when and when you want it, ability to control TV's
Multiroom sensors keeping track of occupancy, temperature, lighting levels, air quality, humidity and automatically adjusting lighting, a/c etc.
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
Front door automatically unlocks on approaching house, keypad for guest entry, ability to lock/unlock via automation eg: auto lock at 7pm
CCTV and Video Doorbell with facial recognition, smart alarm system that arms of leaving home
Zoned watering system that knows the local climate, has access to weather forecasts and waters for you
Scenes such a leaving home help reduce energy usage, save time and secure the house, automatically arming alarm, turning off lights and appliances.