Smart Homes Award Winners
Source: Construction UK Magazine Feb 2016
It has just been announced that Smart home technology specialists Cyberhomes have won the custom Installation (CI) industry’s Install and Technology Solutions Award (ITSA) for ‘Best Whole House Integration’.
The award recognises the quality of a fully integrated automation and entertainment system designed, built and delivered by Cyberhomes. Having worked with the property developer client on several previous projects, Cyberhomes were given the opportunity to provide the integration of the AV (including a cinema room), lighting, heating and security systems for his own luxury family home in Hampstead.
Cyberhomes Director Ion Smith said: “The client had previous experience of Lutron lighting control and multi-room audio but the concept of integrating these, along with all the AV controls, heating and security into a single control system was new to him. Once we had demoed the Savant Pro system to him he was sold on the concept.” Cyberhomes’ client added: “Having worked with Cyberhomes on several upmarket property development projects, I knew they could deliver the type of smart capabilities I wanted for my own home—and they didn’t disappoint.”
The ITSA judges commented: “The results of Cyberhomes’ work speak for themselves – a tour de force of custom install in every room they reached, creating a smart house that ticks all the boxes of advanced 21st century living and ups the home automation ante…the client couldn’t have asked for more from this team of innovative installers. A truly deserving winner in what was our toughest category to judge, this is what CI is all about!”
Cyberhomes work closely with clients, architects, developers, interior designers and M&E consultants from the very start, wherever possible, to integrate control and AV systems with the overall building design and performance. The Cyberhomes founders have a background in outside-broadcasting technology for the BBC and take the same rigorous approach with the equipment, cabling and software behind home automation projects. AV racks are built and tested at Cyberhomes’ rack building facility in Thame and all the wiring looms created in a controlled environment before installation.