Famed Racecar Driver Alex Tagliani to Share His Smart Home Design, Construction Process

Exclusively with CE Pro, champion Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani shares a video blog on the planning and construction of his new Canadian smart home and unique home theater.

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Alex Tagliani is not just a famous championship racecar driver known for competing in the Indianapolis 500 and other races, he is also crazy about home technology. It's one of the reasons Tagliani was roaming the aisles of the CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas last month with his custom integrator looking at various pieces of equipment for his new smart home that is just beginning construction.

Tagliani, along with his famous fashion model wife Bronte Tagliani, have agreed to attempt to share their experiences exclusively with CE Pro in a series of video blogs as they race to get their dream home built just outside Montreal. Groundbreaking is due to take place this month. The plans for the modern-style home designed by Evolution Architecture include a multipurpose home theater room that will feature Tagliani's racing suits encased in clear plexiglass as a personal touch.

Tagliani is no stranger to the industry. His Indy car is already sponsored by fellow Canadians B&W Group. He spent time with CE Pro at the show, and he is working closely with his two integrators — Greg Simmons of CE Pro 100 company Eagle Sentry in Las Vegas and Joseph Kade of Homesync in Montreal — to outfit the home with the best equipment for the job. So far, he has selected various equipment from Epson, Integra, Audioquest, Screen Innovations, Bowers & Wilkins and iRoom Inc. for the project.


UPDATE: The project is finally completed!

Watch Tagliani tackle the design and build:

Part 2: Why Is Alex Tagliani Building a Smart Home?

Part 3: Alex Tagliani: Why I Came to CEDIA Expo

Part 4: Alex Selects Epson Projector, Sl Slate Screen, AudioQuest Cables

Part 5: Alex Gets Schooled on Wiring

Part 6: Alex Learns the Details of Surround Sound

Part 7: Done! What Alex Tagliani Likes About His New Smart Home

About the Author

Jason Knott
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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

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