Extreme Home, Controlled

The owner of this home has a research-driven creative side and wanted to see how far he could stretch a Control4 system’s capabilities across his home. This client declared a preference for decor with clean lines and neutral palettes. Based on the client’s lifestyle and interest in entertainment, the home now includes state-of-the-art electronics, a swimming pool and cabana, sport court, workout room, and 3 guest bedrooms. 

One of the more specific requests this client had was for a retina scanner that could unlock the doors to his wine cellar after the glass doors changed from translucent to clear. As the wine cellar doors open, an audio file plays through the invisible speakers in the tasting room that mimic the sound of the doors from Star Trek.  By the time EDG finished working with the client, there was hardly a device in the house that didn’t connect back to the main Control4 system. In the end, the retina scanner was swapped out for a remote door lock, however, there is wiring in place just in case they want to add one in the future. 

For a creative person, this was the perfect project. EDG happily provided the homeowner with the right tools to experiment on his own. “The Control4 MyHome software is one of the main reasons that the Control4 system was such a good fit for this client” says David Devanna, Systems Designer at EDG. “He’s free to play with the system, reprogram settings whenever he wants and integrate new products as they become available.” One area of technology this client is currently experimenting with is Apple’s Siri voice command. 

Once the Control4 MyHome system was selected, EDG began identifying all the gadgets inside the client’s home that could be controlled. Products that were integrated include: lighting, security, outdoor pool, water flow detection, 16x16 HDMI video matrix switcher, 40 motorized shades and drapes, 6 zones of HVAC, 17 CCTV cameras, 6 integrated door locks, 2 driveway sensors, 3 motorized garage doors, Eragy energy monitoring, towel warmers, refrigerator, oven and freezer, translucent wine cellar glass doors, and 32 occupancy sensors to trigger the lights. 

EDG delivered the final project to the client as expected. As problems arose, the EDG team was quick to resolve any issues. Despite so many network connections being created, the home network had to be kept clean and stable. In addition, EDG had to make sure the client didn’t play around with the system until it was completed and ready to be handed over. 

This project was awarded Electronic House magazine’s top honor, Smart Home of the Year Gold Award because the client now has a creatively automated home that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and innovative solutions that the whole family can use and enjoy without concerns of disrupting the functionality. The entire system was seamlessly installed in a non-intrusive way that prevents the house from looking too “techy” or messy; discreet wall-mounted touchpanels keep the visibility of the electronics to a minimum. The next phase of this client’s project will involve designing and installing a dedicated home theater on the lower level of the house. Seeing how innovative the client’s other projects have been, there is no doubt this home theater will be far from ordinary.

Technology Budget:

$ 350,000

* Excludes; Architect, Interior Designer, Carpenter & Furnishings.

Equipment List

Network Rack 

1 Control4 C4-IOX-E-B IO Extender 

2 Control4 C4-16S2-E-B Audio Matrix switch 

1 Control4 C4-HC800-BL Controll Processor 

3 Control4 C4-16AMP3-B Multi Channel Amplifier 

1 Crown CDi 1000 275w @ 8 ohm (500w @ 70V) 

2 Panamax M4315-PRO 

3 Middle Atlantic ERK-SYS ERK Equipment Rack 

1 Minuteman UPS PRO 1500E 

2 Furman F1500-UPS 

2 Furman BLUEBOLT-CV1 Bluebolt IP Card 

1 Pakedge WAP-VKIT-2 Enterprise-Class Virtual Cell Wireless-N Access Point Solution w/4 WAP-W5N 

1 Pakedge RSB-K24C Bridging Network Kit - 

3 Pakedge SW24-GB 

1 Furman F1000-UPS 1000Va Rack Mount Ups 

 

Wireless Access Points 

1 Pakedge WAP-O3-Panel Enterprise-Class Outdoor Wireless Access Point 

 

Audio Sources 

2 Sonos ZP90 ZonePlayer 90 

1 Extra Vegetables Sonos - 2 Way Driver 

1 Extra Vegetables AppleTV - 2 Way Driver 

1 Sonance iPort IW-22 In-Wall iPod Dock 

 

Video Distribution 

2 AppleTV 

1 Client Supplied Windows Media Center PC 

1 Client Supplied HD Cable Box w/ DVR 

1 Altona AL-PRO2HD1616M 16x16 HDMI Matrix 

10 Altona AL-PRO2HDREC Reciever 

 

Software 

1 Control4 C4-MyHome-Site-E 

 

Basement - General 

2 Control4 C4-TW7C0-WH 

2 Control4 CCZ-T1-W Wireless Thermostat 

 

Game Room 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

2 Sonance VP63R 

 

Lounge 

1 Sanus VLMF109-B1 Motorized Mount 

1 Control4 C4-HC250-BL Controller 

1 Integra DTR-20.3 

1 James Loudspeaker PL39LCR-AL Plasma Bar 

1 Sonance SUB 10-150 Cabinet Subwoofer 

2 Sonance VP63R 6” 

1 Xantech SR-21 Remote A/B Speaker Relay Module 

1 Key Digital KD-CATHD HDMI Balun 

1 Sonance iPort FS-21 

 

Exercise Room 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

2 Sonance VP63R 6” 

2 Sanus LT25-B1 3” Deep Tilting Mount 

1 Control4 C4-HC250-BL Controller 

3 Control4 C4-SR250-Z-B System Remote Control 

 

Wine Room 

3 Sonance SA2 Invisible Loudspeaker 

1 Sonance Launch Port Power Shuttle for iPad 

1 Sonance Launch Port Wall Station Wall Dock for iPad 

1 Card Access WCS10B-2-ZP Wireless Contact Sensor 

 

Wine Room Foyer 

1 Sonance VP61R SST 

 

Basement - Bedroom 

1 Control4 C4-SR250-Z-B System Remote Control 

1 Control4 C4-HC250-BL Controller 

 

Guest Room 

1 Sanus LT25-B1 3” Deep Tilting Mount 

 

First Floor -Family Room 

1 Sanus LA112-B1 Automated Motorized Full- Motion Mount 

1 Control4 C4-SR250RSK-B SR-250 System Remote 

1 Control4 C4-HC250-BL Controller 

1 Integra DTR-20.3 THX Select2 Plus, 2-Zone, 5.2 Channel Receiver 

1 Samsung BD-C5900 1080P Blu-Ray Player 

2 Sonance SA2 Invisible Loudspeaker 

3 Sonance Cinema LCR.5S In-Ceiling Speaker 

1 Sonance Cinema Sub 10-250 Amp 230w Amplifier 

1 Sonance Cinema Sub 10-250 In-Wall 10” Subwoofer 

1 Key Digital KD-CATHD HDMI Balun 

1 Sonance iPort FS-21 

Office 

1 Sanus VLMF109-B1 Motorized Full Motion 

2 Sonance VP63R 

1 Sonance Launch Port Base Station 

1 Sonance Launch Port Power Shuttle 

Living Room 

2 Sonance VP63R 

Great Room 

2 Sonance VP63 

Foyer 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

2 Sonance SA2 Invisible Loudspeaker 

Dining Room 

2 Sonance SA2 Invisible Loudspeaker 

Kitchen 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

1 Control4 CCZ-T1-W Wireless Thermostat 

4 Sonance VP63R 

Garage 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

1 Control4 C4-BSDBKP-Z-ORB Baldwin SOHO Zigbee Deadbolt w/ Keypad 

1 Control4 C4-BSSHR-Z-ORB Baldwin SOHO Sectional Handleset, Right Side Entry 

2 Card Access Heavy-Duty Power Controller 

2 Sonance VP63R 

Driveway 

2 Sonance Mariner 62 Black 

Rear Terrace 

2 Sonance 3.5F Full Range Outdoor Speaker 

2 Sonance 6.0F- Full Range Outdoor Speaker 

1 Sonance 10SW 70.7 Volt 100w In-Ground Subwoofer 

Pool 

1 Control4 C4-TSM7-G-B 7” Portable WiFi Touch Screen 

1 Panamax M4315-PRO 

1 Control4 C4-HC250-BL Controller 

Master Bedroom 

1 Sonance Launch Port Base Station 

1 Sonance Launch Port Power Shuttle for iPad 

2 Sonance VP63R 

1 Sanus VLMF109-B1 Motorized Full Motion Mount 

Master Bath 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

1 Control4 CCZ-T1-W Wireless Thermostat 

2 Sonance VP63R 

Study 

1 FutureAutomation PSE90-UNI60 Flat Screen Electric Wall Mount 

1 Leon Hz313-C Horizon Center Channel Speakers 

1 Leon Hz-UMB UnderMount Bracket: 

2 Sonance VP63R 

1 Sonance Launch Port Base Station 

1 Sonance Launch Port Power Shuttle for iPad 

1 Control4 SR-250 System Remote Control & Recharging Station 

1 Control4 C4-HC250-BL Controller 

1 Control4 C4-SR250-Z-B System Remote Control 

1 Control4 C4-TW7C0-WH 

1 Sonance Cinema Sub 10-250 250w Subwoofer Amplifier 

1 Sonance Cinema Sub 10-250 In-Wall 10” Subwoofer 

1 Integra DTR-20.3 5.2 Channel Receiver 

1 Key Digital KD-CATHD HDMI Balun 

1 Samsung BD-D6500 1080P 3D Blu-Ray Player 

1 Lutron HW-RPM-4R Switching Module-4 16A 

Laundry Room 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

1 Sonance VP61R SST 

Bedroom 1 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

1 Sanus LT25-B1 Tilting mount for 30”-60” TVs 

2 Sonance VP63R 

Bedroom 2 

1 Control4 C4-TSWMC7-EG-BL 

1 Sanus LT25-B1 Tilting mount for 30”-60” TVs 

2 Sonance VP63R 

Bedroom 3 

1 Sanus LA112-B1 Automated Motorized Full-Motion Mount 

Bedroom 4 

1 Sanus LA112-B1 Automated Motorized Full-Motion Mount 

Lighting - Keypads 

29 HQWD-W6BRL-Color Designer Keypad 

Lighting - Dimmers & Switches 

35 HQRD-10D-Color Designer RF Maestro-Style 1000W Dimmer 

18 HQRD-8ANS-Color Designer RF Maestro-Style 8 Amp Switch 

2 HQD-RD-Color Designer Remote Dimmer for use with HWQS Maestro Style Controls 

2 HQR-3LD-SW Tabletop RF 300W Lamp Dimmer 

Lighting - Occupancy Sensors 

15 LRF2-OCRB-P Radio Powr Savr Wireless Ceiling Occupancy Sensor 

Lighting - System Electronics 

3 HQP6-2-120 HWQS Control Processor - Two Programmable Links 

1 HQ-LV21-120 Low Voltage Enclosure - 21” Panel for HWQS Processor & Interface Devices

4 HQR-REP-120 HWQS Hybrid Wired/Wireless RF System Repeater 

3 QSPSDH-1-60 HWQS 24V DC DIN Rail Mount supply for Processor and Link Power 

3 Lutron HWI-PNL-8 Homeworks Interactive 8 Module Central Dimming Panel 

3 Lutron HWI-MI-120 Homeworks Interactive Module Interface Assembly 120V 

13 Lutron HW-RPM-4A-120 120V 4Ckt Adaptive Resi Module 

5 Lutron HW-RPM-4U-120 120V 4Ckt Resi Dimmer 

4 Lutron PHPM-PA-120-WH Pwr Mod Phase-Adpt 120V Phase Control Input White 

4 Total Protection Solutions TK-LT120-20A-DIN2 120V 20A 2W+G Transient Filter 

Energy Monitoring 

6 Control4 CCZ-T1-W Wireless Thermostat 

6 Control4 AC-FMTS1-W Flush Mount Remote Temperature Sensor 

1 Control4 AC-DORS1-W Outdoor Remote Temperature Sensor 

Cameras 

11 IC Realtime EL-400PIXIM PIXIM ORCA WDR Flush Mount Indoor Dome 560TVL / 3.3-12mm-12VDC/24VAC 

3 IC Realtime EL-1000 Day/Night 75’ IR All Weather 580TVL Bullet / 3.5-10mm-12VDC 

1 IC Realtime EL-3000 Long Range Power ZOOM 300’ Intelligent IR 560TVL Day/Night Bullet / 10X 3.8-38mm- 24VAC/24VDC 

4 Holovision 200PB Door Face Plate w/ B/W Camera Polished Brass 

1 Control4 Door Video Intercom Station Door Video Intercom Station 

1 Control4 C4-DSBB-M Metal Door Station Back Box 

1 Mobotix Q24 Digital 360 degree Camera 

1 IC Realtime ICR-200W Indoor/Outdoor 50’ IR Vandal Dome 600TVL / 3.6mm- 12VDC White 

2 IC Realtime EL-1000 Day/Night 75’ IR All Weather 600TLV Bullet / 2.8-12mm-12VDC 

1 IC Realtime ICR-300H3W Indoor/Outdoor 50’ IR Vandal Dome 700TVL / 2.8-12mm - 12VDC White 

2 IC Realtime ICIP-MP1801R 1.3 Mega Pixel 18X Optical Zoom High Speed PTZ; 100’ IR 

1 IC Realtime ICIP-3000DV-IR 3.0 Mega Pixel 65’ IR Vandel Done. 4.5-10MM PoE 

1 IC Realtime ICIP-D1300 1.3 MP Indoor Done IP Camera H.264E/Jpeg 3.6mm Lens, 50’ IR 

1 IC Realtime EL-2000 Long Range 100’+ IR 600TVL Day/ Night Bullet / 2.8-12mm-12VDC/24VAC 

1 IC Realtime ICR-100X 10X Optical / 10X Digital Zoom High Speed Mini Vandalproff PTZ-24VAC w/Wall Mount 

1 IC Realtime ICR-100X Ceiling Bracket Ceiling Mount for ICR-100X PTZ 

6 IC Realtime ICR-300H3W Indoor/Outdoor 60’ IR Vandal Done 700TVL / 2.8-12mm - 12VDC White 

Security Integration 

2 eGauge 12 Circuit Kit Starter Kit w/ Primary Meter & 12 CT Monitors 

1 Black Box SP385A RS-232 Isolator 

Doors & Locks 

6 Control4 C4-BBDBKP-Z- Baldwin Boulder Zigbee Deadbolt w/ Keypad 

6 Control4 C4-BBSH Baldwin Boulder Sectional Handleset Entry Kit 

Pool / Spa Integration 

2 Control4 ZYA-YRLD220ZB619 Yale Deadbolt Touch Screen - ZigBee (Satin Nickel) 

1 Black Box SP385A RS-232 Isolator 

Car Garage Door Control (3 Doors) 

2 Card Access IGA10C-ZP Garage Automation Package - Zigbee PRO 

Driveway Sensor Integration 

2 Cartell CT-2B Vehicle Detection System 

Door Integration 

1 Card Access IDP10B-ZP Doorbell and Phone Event Package - Zigbee PRO 

Intercom 

1 Control4 C4-Intercom-E InfinityEdge License for Intercom 

Surge Suppression 

1 Ditek DTK-120/240HD3 125KA 120/240V Supressor w/ Alarm 

11 Ditek DTK-120/240HD2 

7 Ditek DTK-4LVLAWGLV 4 Pair 

1 Total Protection Solutions TK-LT120-20A-DIN2 120V 20A 2W+G Transient Filter 

Shades 

5 Lutron QSPS-P1-10-60 Sivoia QS Power Supply 

32 Lutron Roller 64 QS Roller Shades 

3 Lutron Roller 100 QS Roller Shades 

3 Lutron Drapery Track Drapery Track Center Draw Motor

5 Lutron Venetian Blinds Sivoia QS Blinds 

Front Door 

1 Control4 C4-BBDBKP-Z-ORB Baldwin SOHO Zigbee Deadbold w/ keypad 

1 Control4 C4-BSSHL-Z-ORB Baldwin SOHO Sectional Handleset, Left Side Entry 

Guest Room 

1 Sanus VMAA26b-01 Full motion mount 

Mudroom 

1 Sonance VP61R SST 

Roaming 

1 Control4 C4-SR250-Z-B System Remote 

1 Control4 C4-TSMC7-EN-BL 

Floaters 

4 Control4 LOZ 5D1 W Wireless Outlet Dimmer 

2 Card Access WPSS10A Sofa/Bed Pressure sensor

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