LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
LED lighting creates the ambience in the cinema room
The stunning exterior teases at the great technology inside
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
The unique building design gives the appearance of floating in space and the clever use of lighting reinforces that effect both day and night
The stunning exterior teases at the great technology inside
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
The unique building design gives the appearance of floating in space and the clever use of lighting reinforces that effect both day and night
The stunning exterior teases at the great technology inside
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
The unique building design gives the appearance of floating in space and the clever use of lighting reinforces that effect both day and night
The architectural building design sits comfortably in amazing surroundings
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
The architectural building design sits comfortably in amazing surroundings
Motorised skylights interact with the climate control and allow fresh in
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
Motorised skylights interact with the climate control and allow fresh in
Scenes allow discrete LED lighting to quickly change the ambience of the home’s spaces
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
Scenes allow discrete LED lighting to quickly change the ambience of the home’s spaces
156 Lutron lighting circuits and 28 motorised blinds create the desired ambience throughout the home
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
156 Lutron lighting circuits and 28 motorised blinds create the desired ambience throughout the home
Bang + Olufsen TVs suit the interior design aesthetic
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
Bang + Olufsen TVs suit the interior design aesthetic
Custom-engraved Lutron Palladiom lighting wallplates
Cyberhomes project: Smart architecture—Henley-on-Thames
Custom-engraved Lutron Palladiom lighting wallplates
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A modern manor house in Lapworth

A luxury home that got smarter year on year

From the moment Cyberhomes demoed the Savant Pro platform to the client at an exhibition, they knew it was the perfect control and automation solution. The beautifully-designed user interface is a perfect match for the luxury high-end architecturally stunning home they were building for a retiring couple.

Cyberhomes were the perfect match for this architectural project, their attention to detail and willingness to come up with bespoke solutions was superb. The project build lasted a few years, and their support was 100% throughout the project.

We are extremely pleased with the Savant and Lutron System, which works flawlessly day-to-day. We put all the electrical items including AC, Lighting, Intercom, Heating and CCTV into Savant and it is really nice to have everything in one place. Thank you to Cyberhomes for their professionalism and dedication over the past few years.

Max Narula, Henley on Thames

Key elements

  • Savant Pro control and automation system with two touch screens, four Savant Pro remotes and iOS/Android apps
  • Bespoke lighting with Lutron lighting of 156 lighting circuits from 15 Palladiom custom-engraved wallplates
  • Audio and Video distribution to three Bang & Olufsen TVs
  • Zoned climate control with 16 heating zones and 7 air conditioning zones
  • Three video intercom and four CCTV cameras
  • Managed Wi-Fi network

The project was completed in several phases over a number of years, so it was critical that the cable infrastructure was carefully designed at the outset to ensure it had the capability to meet the demands of all the technology of the finished home; yet was still a usable system as the various phases were completed.

In the right light everything is extraordinary

Working closely with the lighting designer meant there was a lot of emphasis on ensuring that the proposed solution was able to control all the amazing lighting circuits to maximum effect. This was no ordinary lighting design. With 120 Dali circuits, six colour change DMX circuits plus a further eight switched and twelve phase-dimmed circuits it was clear that the reliability and flexibility of a Lutron lighting control system would be essential. This was integrated into the Savant system along with five PIRs for automated triggering of lighting.

And control of daylight was equally important. There are 28 motorised blinds, all recessed to suit the modern design of the house. The custom-engraved lighting keypads from Lutron’s architectural Palladiom range were also recessed. In addition there are three Savant wall-mounted touch screens that can access all the home’s technology in addition to the lighting.

The unique building design gives the appearance of floating in space (a flood plain necessitated the building raised on stilts) and the clever use of lighting, both indoors and outdoors, reinforces that effect both day and night.

A key benefit of Savant Pro is the ability for the homeowner, who wanted an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn system, to create their own scenes without requiring any further programming assistance. For this project that was a huge advantage as it allows the homeowner to set all the lighting levels just right throughout the home and then save the scene for instant recall in the future.

Managing the climate

Similar attention was paid to the detail of the climate control. In this instance we weren’t only considering the 16 underfloor heating zones, but also seven zones of air conditioning throughout the property as well as natural ventilation via a series of motorised skylights.

It’s very easy for heating, cooling and ambient all ‘fighting each other’ to reach the desired temperature in each room. To avoid this we turned to a building management systems from North Building Technologies to ensure the systems all co-ordinated in harmony. This was also integrated into Savant to allow skylights to be opened to allow fresh air into rooms without confusing the climate control system.

As this type of integrated solution was relatively new for North, Cyberhomes engineers invested considerable time with them prior to final system design to ensure it would all work seamlessly.

Entertainment and Security

A relatively modest AV solution by Cyberhomes standards. An Atlona 6×6 video matrix feeds the three TVs around the home ensuring they can each access the shared video sources—two Sky Q satellite receivers and an Apple TV media player. An added complexity was the requirement for the TVs to be from Bang and Olufsen which meant a Beolink gateway was required for Savant integration.

The four Hikvision CCTV cameras can also be viewed on any of the TVs (and any device running the Savant Pro app) along with recorded footage from the NVR.

Three Savant intercoms provide a video link to the exterior of the property and can be answered on the touch screens or the homeowners’ personal smart devices. An integrated Texecom intruder alarm keeps the property secure.

Equipment rack

Whilst a dedicated space had been reserved for the AV and security equipment rack, this room also housed all the lighting dimmer packs that generate a lot of heat. To ensure everything remains comfortably within their ideal operating temperatures this room also has air conditioning under the automated control of the North BMS.

As this type of integrated solution was relatively new for North, Cyberhomes engineers invested considerable time with them prior to final system design to ensure it would all work seamlessly.

Products Used

  • Integrated System Control—Savant Pro
  • Lighting Control System—Lutron (DALI and DMX)
  • Video Matrix—Atlona
  • Security—Texecom
  • Televisions: Bang & Olufsen (with Beolink)
  • Video Sources—Sky, Apple, Bang & Olufsen
  • Managed Wi-Fi—Ruckus and Ubiquiti
  • Climate Control—North

Project partners

  • Rob Morris—Morris electrical
  • Max Narula—Electric Blue light and design

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