This was a large new build project for clients who had never owned any kind of AV or control system. Having had a full demonstration at our showroom, the clients could see the value and convenience of a whole house AV system, including a security and IT network. Their priority was lighting control and a comprehensive security system to provide protection for the perimeter of expansive grounds as well as intruder protection for the property. Originally the clients did not want either a cinema or AV distribution system because they could not envisage using them, however during discussions they began to realise the benefits of both and opted for them.
After a few separate consultations held at our showroom and head office, we decided we had a good understanding of the clients’ requirements. Following this, we created a first draft costing proposal and commenced discussions regarding recommended equipment and associated service charges. The agreed proposal was for a full-house lighting control system and a distributed AV system integrated with the security and CCTV system with iPads as a user control interface.
Crestron was used as the main control and integration system on iPads with full roaming functionality. Utilising the Lutron lighting keypads to provide on/off and volume control allowed simple, easy to use controls in addition to the roaming iPads.