Modern architecture meets smart technology
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Modern architecture meets upgraded smart home technology
Modern architecture meets smart technology
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
An old existing home automation system upgraded by Cyberhomes to Control4 and new CCTV
Modern architecture meets smart technology
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Existing TVs throughout the house were added to new video distribution matrix
Control4 app on smartphones and iPads  controls all home's technology
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Control4 app on smartphones and iPads controls all home's technology
Gym with multi-room audio and video distribution to TV
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Gym with multi-room audio and video distribution to TV
Gym with multi-room audio and video distribution to TV
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Video distribution is 4K, ready for when the TVs are upgraded
Kitchen has multiple lighting scenes using a Lutron lighting control system
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Kitchen has multiple lighting scenes using a Lutron lighting control system
Kitchen has multiple lighting scenes using a Lutron lighting control system
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Kitchen has multiple lighting scenes using a Lutron lighting control system
Dedicated Control4 remote control handsets for easy access to room's technology
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Dedicated Control4 remote control handsets for easy access to room's technology
Floor to ceiling windows throughout have motorised blinds for daylight control
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Floor to ceiling windows throughout have motorised blinds for daylight control
In-ceiling speakers provide discreet background music or TV sound
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
In-ceiling speakers provide discreet background music or TV sound
Control4 app on smartphones and iPads controls lighting, heating, security and AV
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Control4 app on smartphones and iPads controls lighting, heating, security and AV
External CCTV cameras ensure perimeter and grounds constantly monitored
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
External CCTV cameras ensure perimeter and grounds constantly monitored
External CCTV cameras ensure perimeter and grounds constantly monitored
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
External CCTV cameras ensure perimeter and grounds constantly monitored
External CCTV cameras ensure perimeter and grounds constantly monitored
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
External CCTV cameras ensure perimeter and grounds constantly monitored
Stunning architecture by Nicholas Tye Architects
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Stunning architecture by Nicholas Tye Architects
All equipment located in dedicated AV racks rather than in living spaces
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
All equipment located in dedicated AV racks rather than in living spaces
Motorised blinds controlled via Savant Pro allow easy daylight control
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Motorised blinds controlled via Savant Pro allow easy daylight control
Bedrooms have lighting control, motorised blinds, multi-room audio plus AV and heating control
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Bedrooms have lighting control, motorised blinds, multi-room audio plus AV and heating control
Luxury bathroom with lighting control and access to multi-room audio
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Luxury bathroom with lighting control and access to multi-room audio
Lutron lighting wallplates are custom-engraved for easy scene selection
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Lutron lighting wallplates are custom-engraved for easy scene selection
Stunning architecture by Nicholas Tye Architects
Cyberhomes project: A Smarter System
Stunning architecture by Nicholas Tye Architects
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A Smarter System—Leighton Buzzard

When this architecturally-stunning home was built in 2011 an automation and AV system was installed, however it had never worked properly and was becoming increasingly unreliable. The home owners approached Cyberhomes to see if we could upgrade the system to something more up-to-date and reliable.

Key elements

 

Cyberhomes undertook an audit and infrastructure test to ascertain what of the existing system could be reused. The main category wiring around the house was adequate, but the existing equipment racks were poorly cabled. We therefore supplied and built two new full height AV racks with the latest Control4 control system, Sonos media players and Lilin CCTV recorder. The existing video matrix was retained, as were all the TVs around the home…these can be upgraded as required over time.

Being able to watch streamed TV and movies as well as listen to streaming music services was a key requirement, yet the rural location meant that local ADSL/VDSL broadband simply weren’t fast enough. Although mobile coverage within the home was also poor, a site survey identified a reasonably good 4G signal could be achieved if a quality external 4G antenna was installed. This was linked to a new Draytek Internet router and a Ubiquiti managed Wi-Fi network to ensure good internet coverage available throughout the property and, most importantly, the AV system had a fast enough internet connection to be able to access streaming audio and video services without buffering.

SMARTsupport logoThe ensure the system continues to deliver optimum performance, the homeowners have subscribed to a Cyberhomes SMARTsupport care package which gives them regular system checks and firmware updates as they become available.

“Cyberhomes resolved the problems we were having with our previous home automation system. We now have a faster connection, and a smarter system that’s neatly integrated into the design of our home.”

 

The team knew exactly what they were doing, and were a pleasure to have around—we’ve recommended Cyberhomes to our friends and neighbours.”

Homeowner, Leighton Buzzard

Products Used

  • Multi-Room Audio—Sonos
  • Integrated System Control—Control4
  • Lighting Control System—Lutron
  • Security/CCTV—Lilin
  • Wi-Fi—Draytek and Ubiquiti

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