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Barwon Heads 13th Beach House
Completed Mar 2024

Full home automation utilising Apple Home was retrofitted to a families beach house allowing them to control their holiday home from anywhere 


Barwon Heads 13th Beach - Project Overview

Type of House: Family Beach / Golf Holiday House 

Smart Home Budget : Full automation including all light switches, alarm system, CCTV, video doorbell, climate control, audio - ~$25k

Who Lives Here: Family with young and grown up children who love to play golf

Architect / Designer: 


What was important to the home owners: 

  • Security and Safety of the family and home eg: monitoring their holiday home which is often vacant

  • 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

  • Saving on energy bills eg: ensuring everything switched off while they are away from their holiday home

  • Entertaining eg:  integrated audio

Ability to monitor and control a holiday home provides a level a comfort that the home is secure and energy isn't being wasted.

Barwon Heads 13th Beach 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 control of lighting including dimming, scene control eg: leave home, dinner time, chill time


CCTV and Video Doorbell with facial recognition, smart alarm system that arms of leaving home

Climate Control

Full control of ducted air-conditioning, in-floor hydronic heating, ceiling fans and blinds to keep house comfortable & reduce bils


Multiroom sensors keeping track of occupancy, temperature, lighting levels, air quality, humidity and automatically adjusting lighting, a/c etc.

Smart Locks

Front door automatically unlocks on approaching house, keypad for guest entry, ability to lock/unlock via automation eg: auto lock at 7pm

Scene Automation

Scenes such a leaving home help reduce energy usage, save time and secure the house, automatically arming alarm, turning off lights and appliances.

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