How They Did It: Smart Condos

Ed Wenck | Apr 11, 2019

The builder of these condos — aimed at a demo right around retirement age with an appeal to those who desired a modern, minimalist aesthetic — wanted features that would set these units apart from the competition. The solution? Integrate smart home systems not found in similar developments nearby. Look & Listen’s work here earned them a 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Multiple Unit Dwelling Design, Asia Pacific.

Using a Control4 platform, Look & Listen says that they’ve delivered an efficient, easy-to-use, and secure system. “Additionally, we set out to integrate and control all features available within the condos to work on one system. All subsystems were combined and programmed to work using lighting keypads, wall mount and table top touch panels. We included added benefits such as the ability to control everything from the touch panels in bed, or even calling internally between floors which ensured the ‘ease of use’ objective was exceeded.

Lighting, shading, networking, and other systems are all integrated in each unit, with security scenes designed to deter intruders with flashing lights and automated reduction of power consumption if a condo’s vacant. Look & Listen further notes that “2 x 12RU wall-mounted racks contain all the necessary field cabling infrastructure and terminations from data, RF, and speaker cable. The racks also house all source equipment such as amplifiers, Foxtel boxes, Apple TVs, and so on.”

Unit 7 / 229 Junction Road
Morningside, QLD 4170
CEDIA Member Since 2007
Industry Partners
Aaron Duggan
AMD Quality Constructions
Role: Builder
Zac Eaton, Director
Holby Electrical
Role: Specialty Consultant
Jay Stevenson, Director
Eltham Projects
Role: Specialty Consultant

4Cabling racks
Altronics products
Apple TV
Audioquest cables
AV Ger
Clipsal products
Control4 controllers and amps
Cyberpower products
Dynalite lighting
Foxtel cable TV
Hikvision cameras
ICE cable
Integra receivers
Kramer Electronics cables
KX-AV emitters
Luxul gear
Middle Atlantic hardware
Ness security gear
Oppo Blu-ray players
Pakedge gear
Sonance speakers and subs

TE Connectivity products