Well, now that the walls are framed and work has begun on the inside of the house, Automated AV wasted no time getting in there to begin installation of the Crestron automation system. The crew just had the basics in place while we were on site, but rest assured, there will be TONS of wires soon! It’s amazing what goes on behind drywall when a house is fully automated.
These orange tubes are placed wherever a television goes. They carry all the wires from the television down to the media hub in the basement. This particular tube is for the television on the main floor that will be installed above the fireplace.
These orange boxes are what will eventually be the home of the 7″ touch screens located throughout the house. The Crestron system is very interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing the real products. These touch screens have edge-to-edge glass and have tons of features and functions like controlling the alarm system, shutting the entire house down (powering off lights, locking doors, etc.), raising or lowering the motorized blinds and turning up the music! Good thing these screens are installed higher up on the wall and out of reach of little munchkin fingers.
The last bit of automation we saw installed on this very busy day were the in-ceiling speakers.
The speakers themselves have not been installed, merely the placeholders and wires. The Crestron Aspire speakers will provide surround sound in the entertainment area on the main floor. There are also ceiling speakers in the master ensuite and bedroom (as well as a television tube – see orange tube and explanation above), the deck, garage and in-wall speakers in the bonus room. These speakers have a paintable grille which means they will blend in beautifully with the ceilings and walls. And last but not least, the sound quality is amazing.
Wiring a house is an elaborate process, and we’re thrilled to be working with Automated AV. For any advice about home automation, different systems available and what’s new in the technology industry, be sure to talk to Andrew.