How They Did It: Island Home

Ed Wenck | May 09, 2019

The mission here? A final product that’s simple to use, reliable, and expandable. The result? A 2018 CEDIA Award for Electronic Living (Best Integrated Home, Level I, AP).

The home’s systems are also robust, including:
  • All lighting, motorized blinds, louvres, fans, heat lamps, and water features have “welcome,” “away,” and various mood scenes,
  • Ten zones of HVAC control,
  • Four CCTV cameras (connected to an 8Tb QNAP NAS with motion sensing),
  • Eight zones of motion sensors with batter backup,
  • Seven audio zones,
  • Six 4K video zones with no less than 18 sources,
  • An upgradeable Pakedge network throughout,
  • And an IP video intercom system.
  The integrator explains the challenges presented by this new home’s construction: “Due to the nature of the build, all walls, floors, and ceilings were cast in concrete on site, which meant meticulous attention to detail was required in the initial planning to ensure a conduit cable plan was executed with precision. It meant our team had to be on-site for every pour to ensure the conduits were properly located and back box terminations were cast for all locations. Every single cable in this house was installed into conduit and redundancy was factored into the cable design as there would never be a second chance to install later due to the selected construction methods.”


21 Robinson Road E.
Virginia, QLD 4014
CEDIA Member Since 2008

Industry Partners

Cullum Hughes
CGH Constructions
ROLE: Builder

Shaun Lockyer
Studio 2
ROLE: Architec

Equipment List:
Axis cameras
Bose 151 SE speakers
Clipsal products
Control4 products
Diamantina products
Hager products
Hypertec cables
ICE cables
Kordz cables
Middle Atlantic racks
NAS cables
Netgear products
Ness products
OME cables
Pakedge network gear
QNAP 4-Channel 1080p NVR
Samsung TVs
Sanus hardware
Seagate hard drives
Sonos amps and speakers
Sonance VP66R in-ceiling speakers
Yamaha YSP Sound Bar with subwoofer