Daddy’s Toys

When designing a whole home system for this young family in New Jersey, they wanted a little something for everybody.

Their first concern was security, rumors of bears and wildlife in the area made them concerned for their small children; we installed a thorough 16 channel Wire Path CCTV system that covers every square inch of the home’s perimeter (in crystal clear HD) with a focus on the pool, basketball court and entry points. Each of the low profile cameras are hidden and camouflaged, so they don’t create an eyesore around the property.

Inside, invisible speakers in the dining room, kitchen, living room, bedrooms, game room, gym & theater provide multi-room audio; giving the whole house or each individual room a unique ambiance. The multi-room video system sends their LG Harman Kardon big screen TVs video and games from a number of sources including cable, web, VidaBox, and their Blu-Ray player.

The comprehensive Lutron lighting system controls motorized shades in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms as well as all of the lights (inside & out). The clean/stylish switches feature single touch dimmers, making it easy to quickly set the lights to their liking.

For entertaining outdoors; the basketball court & pool area are equipped with Sonance Sonarray all weather outdoor satellite speakers and subwoofer hidden in the bushes & tree line. The partially buried subwoofer features an 8” dual voice coil, which delivers incredibly smooth bass. The subwoofer radiates sound throughout the same area as the eight satellite speakers, positioned to direct sound away from your neighbors’ house.

And, for dad… His home office is equipped to constantly monitor the feed from his expansive CCTV system, making it easy to keep an eye on the kids while getting work done. A sports guy, he’s also got a second screen so he doesn’t have to miss a moment of the game. Complete with a docking station for his iPad, he can easily control any and all of the systems in his home without leaving his desk.

Downstairs, the gym and private screening room give mom and dad a place to unwind. Big fans of sci-fi & comic book movies, the theater’s entrance is decked out with classic Star Wars posters. Inside, the 5 seat theater features a Sony 4k Projector, 7.2 surround sound (with Episode speakers hidden behind panels on the walls) and a 200 inch screen from Screen Innovations. All the necessary hardware from Integra is stored in an equipment closet, freeing the theater of unsightly clutter. As an added wow-factor we installed a starry night ceiling display, giving them a total cinema experience in the comfort of their own home.

There’s also an intercom system in each room with a hub located between the kitchen and dining room, making it easy to communicate from room to room.

The home’s HVAC, lighting, motorized shades, multi-room audio & video, irrigation, CCTV, security, theater & pool area are easily controlled via Elan Home System’s “g!” automation platform. They family can monitor any and all of their systems on their strategically placed touch-screens from Elan and their iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch.

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