Outdoor Living Home Automation is an increasingly popular component of a complete home automation installation package providing fun, function and security.
Jon Moore, Lighting Designer for DC Home Systems is putting the finishing touches on the outdoor elements of an extensive home automation project for a summer home situated in rural Maine. In addition to a stunning main house, the property includes 2 guest houses, a playhouse complete with a bowling alley and dedicated home theater, a most unique mini-golf course, zip lines, a functioning carousel installation and a number of towering sculptures. Located lakeside and encompassing 26 acres, the landscape design and lighting represents considerable aesthetic, functional and security priorities for the homeowners.
Through Jon’s passion and many years of experience in landscape automation, he has come to rely on the quality and versatility of the Coastal Source products for pathway, driveway, garden, waterfront and architectural security lighting. To create precise focal accents he exploits the adjustable beam spreads and color rendering capabilities of the technology. Jon is especially attentive to the “full moon effect” canopy up lighting requested by the owners. The lighting, all LED, is programmed with astronomical clock settings to turn on at 1 hour before sunset and turn off at 1 hour prior to sunrise. Coastal Source also provides a full compliment of landscape speaker options. The music options are driven by the Mirage Audio System by Autonomic which offers many individually controlled zones and sources of Hi resolution music from every major streaming service as well as local and international AM/FM radio stations. These products integrate seamlessly with the Crestron home automation system that controls all of the lighting, audio, video, surveillance and climate controls for all the facilities on the property. All functions,settings and selections can be accessed and controlled from a user friendly touch panel, keypad or mobile app.
As an additional benefit to the homeowners, DC Home Systems designed and installed home automation and control systems for the client’s other homes incorporating similar technologies and control interfaces for a consistent user experience.