CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners
The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.
Category: Health and Wellness Project of the Year & Home of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator: SmartHouse Integration Project: The Pearl The Pearl is an excellent example of a home system design with functionality for today's lifestyle and building in the necessary infrastructure for an aging home owner. Our client set out to build her last home. We worked very closely with the builder / designer to hide the technology but make it very accessible. The home’s integration and operation is managed through 2 ELAN g! 10” touch screens as well as 2 iPads and 2 iPhones. The home is designed with a master suite in the most private area of the home but it is also has 2 guest rooms that will be reconfigured at the appropriate time to accommodate a live in nurse and, if needed, have the home owner move to the second guest room for close proximity to her care giver. We created a secondary electronic infrastructure that will be used to reconfigure the control of the home from these new living arrangements. We have considered easy communications with her care giver, panic buttons strategically located for easy access, cameras in critical areas so care giver can observe, temperature control for each room, TV and audio with master control capabilities. Full security, fire, CO and water leak detection throughout.Back to article
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