This was a fantastic project to be involved in. The owner came to us to design and install the lighting and AV to a wonderful new build in the Surrey Hills. The house has a state of the art Control4 system, that integrates all aspects of the AV, Security, Heating and Lighting for the property. From the moment the gates swing open in the evening and the driveway illuminates, you are aware that you have arrived at a house which is most sophisticated and smart.
The AV system has Bowers & Wilkins speakers, in all of the 16 zones and is capable of delivering music from sources like Spotify and Tidal, to all areas simultaneously or in any desired combinations. The video distribution, is 4K throughout the 12 zones in the property and can be fed from up to 10 sources. The TVs are all Sony 4k, including 2 beautiful mirror TV’s, one in the lady’s master suite and the other in the indoor pool. Video distribution is from Sky, Apple TV and a dedicated Kaliedescape movie server. The Cinema Room is a 7.4.2 Dolby Atmos system using a top of the range Sony projector.
The security system is integrated with the same single platform and consists of Intruder Alarm, CCTV, Door Entry, Security Lighting and electrically operated curtains and blinds. The CCTV system has 14, 4K cameras with night vision and gives complete coverage of the property and the cameras can be used to trigger alerts. As the alarm is integrated with the Control4, email or text alerts can be sent and can contain images from the CCTV.
The door entry has a station at the gate, which can be answered from the house on any of the touch screens, or from a mobile phone when the property is empty. The lighting system consists of over 130 circuits that have been designed to show off the features of the house. From the party modes with the coloured stair treads and reception room coffers the house can be adjusted to suit the mood, with subtle colour and warmth changing features. The heating system can be programmed and set from all of touch screens and can be controlled away from the property.