Huge Crestron Installation Dubai
Crestron Integration Award Winner “Best International Project” – Stunning Home Automation!
This huge Crestron Installation Dubai encompasses everything we do well – full Crestron HD Audio and Video, Lighting and Heating controls spanning two huge villas and gardens for a private family in Dubai. The standard of finish on this project is like nothing experienced before with Artcoustic speaker packages to every room and a huge amount of sources to enjoy. This is the pinnacle of Home Automation!
Full Home Automation for this Beautiful Dubai Villa Complex:
Few projects we have completed rival this project for scale, reach and finish. 55,000 square feet of living space across two villas are extended by a further 55,000 square feet of gardens, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, an outdoor kitchen and a basket ball court in one of Dubai’s most sought after developments. A requirement for a super high end finish and an all-encompassing home automation system from a very discerning client made this project a pleasure to design and install!
Full Crestron Digital Media Audio & Video Distribution:
The centre point of the Crestron Home Automation system is the Crestron Digital Media system. Video sources, including a Kaleidescape DVD/Blu-Ray server, satellite receivers and Apple TVs are housed centrally and distributed around the property through Crestron Digital Media cable. Audio sources are derived from 8 centrally located Sonos players with full Crestron control. Each room benefits from full HD audio and video and any room can watch a source independently or share with another. Several rooms enjoy surround sound audio via in-room home cinema amplifiers and Artcoustic speaker packages, whilst others enjoy stereo sound thanks to the Crestron Sonnex audio distribution system. The Crestron Sonnex system allows sources to be centralised and the signal sent out to remote amplifiers over Cat5e cable. We have a total of four remote hubs in this system, feeding over 60 separate audio zones! Should the rack-based sources not be enough we also have Crestron Digital Media input plates in key rooms allowing easy input of sources such as video cameras, games consoles, laptops etc. Our simple to use party manager enables zones to be added or removed with ease.
Artcoustic On-Wall Speakers & SIM2 Projection:
The Crestron Sonnex system supports stereo audio zones with a subwoofer, the best example being in the gym where Artcoustic DFF-180-43PRO speakers are boosted by an Artcoustic DFS-180-43 subwoofer. This combination sits on the walls in the gym and provides audio quality which literally takes your breath away – the detail is amazing but the bass is phenomenal! The Crestron Sonnex allowed us to fully EQ the room to secure perfect sound (to the extent of dialling out the resonance of the Kinesis machine). Several of the surround sound rooms enjoy Future Automation drop down projector screens and lifts holding SIM2 MICO LED projectors; these retract when not required and stay ready to transform the room in to a cinema at the touch of a button.
Complete Crestron Lighting & Heating Control:
In this property there are over 370 lighting circuits directly controlled by the Crestron GreenLight control system. This system allows a simple button press on any lighting keypad or touchpanel to instantly recall saved lighting scenes. As with most of our high end home automation systems, the client has an easy to use iPad/Android application with which they can use to customise any lighting scene to make the most of their home. A KNX air conditioning interface allows easy control of the temperature in each room with current temperature and setpoint displayed on the touchpanels throughout the house.
Gardens, Terraces & Outside Spaces:
Like the rest of the property, all outside spaces benefit from Crestron Lighting Control. Not only does this allow scene setting in the gardens and terraces, it is also automatically switched at nightfall to ensure the home always looks its best. In addition the lighting control system also governs the fire features in the gardens and pumps for water features. The garden benefits from the same high specification speaker and subwoofer arrangement as elsewhere, with 22 spike speakers backed by subwoofers in key areas – all powered by Crestron Sonnex. The basketball court and terraces are capably catered for by Bowers & Wilkins WM6 outdoor speakers with music selection and control through through the Crestron mobile app on Apple iPads.
Door Access, CCTV & High Speed Wifi:
Security and convenience was a key element of this design. Intuitive finger print readers at the front gates and doors provide access control and ensure the client never needs to carry a key. The same system also manages when and where staff can enter the property. The front gates feature full colour intercoms integrated into the Crestron system providing two way communication with the gates from touchpanels in the villas. A total of thirteen high definition IP cameras cover external areas, their contents easily viewable on TVs and the 15″ touchpanels in the villas. Selected rooms have HD CCTV cameras, primarily used for baby monitoring. The Crestron touchpanels in designated rooms are also linked to allow staff and parents to utilise the system as a baby monitor – they can listen to the audio and switch to video if required. Both villas and the extensive gardens benefit from full, secure Wifi access provided by enterprise class Cisco infrastructure.