How They Did It: High on a Hill

Ed Wenck
Feb 09, 2018

This whole-home project included a complex lighting scheme, CCTV, 15 motion sensor zones in the security system, distributed audio to nine zones and video to seven, Savant controls, a dedicated network, and an intercom system. Motorized blinds and shading, automated doors and locks, fans, water features, and a broad array of scenes all contribute to the success of this winning entry.

The immediate challenge for Electronic Living in this retrofit: During an audit of all existing fittings and fixtures, they discovered that the home’s original cabling needed to be removed and replaced. That “smart ready” re-wire ensured that the home would be ready for any future upgrades. The team realized the challenges they faced as soon as the lighting control systems were being readied for installation: “The whole home was originally wired with standard 240V lighting and electrical and with no original electrical plans. That meant that we would need to provide a complete audit of fittings and fixtures and provide a lighting plan that matched the circuit locations on site. In addition to this, all existing 240V cabling had to be removed from the entire house and all circuits and switch locations had to be rewired … A very time-consuming and tedious task given the existing wall and ceiling structures, but well worth the final result.”

The dedicated cinema room was initially a small bedroom. If solving that last challenge sounds familiar, it should: category winners Electronic Living picked up a trophy for the theater alone. ("Good Things in Small Spaces," Best Home Cinema, Level III, Asia-Pacific.)

Electronic Living
21 Robinson Road East
Virginia, Queensland 4014
+61 1300.764.554
CEDIA Member Since 2009

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