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How They Did It: Happy Family

Ed Wenck
Mar 09, 2017

This structure is home to a big family, and two issues were paramount: The client needed to be able to monitor the house while traveling abroad, and the system needed to be able to handle a group of people constantly coming and going, each with their music and lighting preferences.



A Tekmar module coupled with a Crestron system eliminated the need for on-wall thermostats in the home’s 14 HVAC zones. One button recall for the family’s various lighting preferences controls 186 lighting loads via 44 keypads. Twenty-nine audio zones ensure that every member of the family can access their preferred tunes somewhere in the house, and eight televisions share seven video sources of content.



Nine cameras (with a nine channel DVR) and an HAI alarm system give the homeowner peace of mind, as does a Teledoor entry system with a Holovision keypad. This project by Vancouver's Graytek was a finalist in the CEDIA® Awards: Integrated Home, Level III.



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