The owners of this San Diego beach home were looking to create the ultimate vacation home that they could share with their extended family and friends. This three-story beachfront residence received a complete overhaul of all of its systems and racked up some impressive awards from the home technology industry experts at CEDIA in the process.
One of the unique features that makes this home special is the two sets of high-powered outdoor banks of LED lights. One set lights up the beach at night, while the other lights up the ocean in front of the house so homeowners and guests can enjoy extended surfing into the night. Most of the home’s lighting, inside and out, is controlled using Crestron Pyng, which allows the homeowners to easily adjust any of the preset lighting scenes.
Through an integration between Crestron and Sonos, the home now boasts a state-of-the-art audio system that can outperform the noise of the ocean for outdoor gatherings. But so as not to disturb the neighbors after hours, the system was programmed for automated noise abatement after 10:00 PM, and at 2:00 AM, the system automatically shuts off the outside audio zones. The audio system features a total of 25 different zones and 26 separate digital and analog audio sources. For video, the home has 10 video zones, and 16 sources.
Another great feature of the home’s AV system is the “Party Page”, which is accessible from the three resident iPads. This page allows access from one interface that then sends audio and video throughout the home, as well as has microphone mix and control, giving the homeowners the ability to act as a DJ or soundman for special events. To assist with the Party Page, there are dynamic presets that can be set like the presets on your car radio. The presets will remember which zones are on, the audio or video source, the station, and the volume level.
The spectacular ocean views from all three of the home’s levels are visible through floor-to-ceiling glass accordion doors, but for privacy and the setting sun, full-length shades were installed from the ceiling that can be easily raised and lowered at the touch of a button. When the doors are opened, an air curtain can be easily activated from the in-wall Crestron control panels or from the homeowner’s own mobile devices.
Since home security was also an important part of the project, we made sure that our programming allowed the homeowners the ability to view video feeds from any of the home’s security cameras on all of the touchpanels and mobile devices throughout the residence. In addition, the touchpanels in the home will also notify the homeowners of any open doors or garage doors, and when the doorbell rings, they can use any touchpanel to communicate with, and see video of, whomever is at the door.
Other systems controlled by Crestron, and programmed by AVPA, include HVAC, the spa on the first floor patio, as well as outdoor heaters and fire features.
This feature-rich home was the recipient of some impressive awards from CEDIA, the leading authority in the home technology industry. The project designers, Land & Sea Entertainment, who contracted with AVPA for the Crestron programming portion of this project, received awards for “Best Integrated Home – Americas”, “Best Dressed Rack”, “Best Documentation”, and the highest award available from CEDIA, “Best Integrated Home – Global”.
In addition, the residence was used as a feature home for a Crestron/Sonos tour that was attended by more than 100 local dealers. It was also featured on the cover of the Winter 2017/2018 edition of the Crestron Residential Connection magazine, and accompanied by a detailed article.
- System Design Consulting
- Crestron Control System Programming
- Lighting System Programming
- User Interface Design & Development
- User Experience (UX) Design
- System Commissioning
Complete Crestron programming for CEDIA “Best Integrated Home – Global” residence in San Diego.
Type: Crestron Control Programming
Location: San Diego, CA