Savant Automation Platform
The Savant automation platform has over-riding control of almost every electronic system in this expansive home. This includes audio-visual, lighting, shades, louvres, irrigation, fireplaces, motorised windows, access control, VOIP phone, CCTV, security, HVAC, power management, pool/spa and solar. Each of these systems interacts with one another and trigger various automated scenes. “Whilst the system itself is complex, it is specifically designed to make living in the home simple and effortless.
Dolby Atmos Cinema
This smaller theatre is a 7.2.4 Dolby ATMOS configuration using B&W 700 series custom install speakers and JL Audio Fathom 12” subwoofers. It has a Sony 4K laser projector with Severtson 141” acoustically transparent screen. A Lumagen 4K video processor is used for a calibrated image in the space. Full acoustic room treatments have been employed.
There are two (2) x 2N video intercom points in the home, one at the front door and another at the pedestrian gate. Each of these has a biometric entry system as well as a touch keypad. These intercoms operate an audio interrupt service to play a chime through selected audio zones throughout. This system has been set up with multiple codes and fingerprints to log access from the various guests, cleaners and tradespeople. This 2N system talks to Savant through a cloud service for access control, both locally and remotely. There are a further 7 Rosslaire keypads to allow access through gates and internal security doors.
There are twenty five (25) independent audio zones through the home. A total of fifty nine (59) loudspeakers, nine (9) subwoofers and over 30 kilowatts of amplification! We have used loudspeakers from nine (9) different manufacturers for a customised solution, tailored to each space. Each zone has been calibrated and limited through the various DSP platforms. For example ‘The Garage’ has a professional audio system from Martin Audio, including integrated disco lights. Every video or audio source is available, giving us over 20 audio sources which are then selectively enabled in their respective zones. Music is predominantly streamed through Deezer, Tidal and Spotify, through three dedicated hi-res music servers.
There are twenty (20) zones of Air Conditioning in this home which are all feed by a centralised Daikin VRV system. We integrated this entire system with Savant through the use of a Coolmaster NET device. Savant scenes allow for whole home on and off or whilst the App allows full individual climate zone control.
This is completely controlled through the Savant system, including the status of the fifty two (52) PIR sensors, door strikes and reed switches. The alarm controls seven (7) electronic door strikes (Front Door, Cellar, Gates and more) these are also controllable through the Savant. The alarm integrates with the smoke detection system for fire warning events. We also implemented control over a motorised glass partition door in the garage as well as the main garage door and driveway gate.
A Pentair Intelli-touch control system was specified for the control of the various functions of the pool and spa for example jets, cleaning, pumps, DMX lighting and bubbles. This was then integrated into the Savant for complete control of all of the functions.
There are twelve (12) independent video zones through the home. These are all fully 4K capable through the Savant 10G Video over IP system. Each able to display any of the six (6) 4K distributed sources. Video tiling is enabled on every display. Multi-mode fibre optic cable is throughout the home for video distribution and its extended bandwidth capabilities for future requirements. The network controlled, smart TV’s, have their audio outputs back-fed through the central system for utilisation of the inbuilt Apps through the distributed speakers.
The lighting is Dali protocol by Dynalite. There are over 400 loads of lighting that are fully integrated into the Savant system through the use of a dedicated lighting engine and an IP gateway. Blinds, Awnings, Louvres, UFH, Towel Rails and the Car turntable are all controlled through the Dynalite and therefore Savant. The Ness alarm system also integrates with Dynalite, for alarm activated lighting scenes. A unique feature is the integration of fifteen (15) Dynalite buttons throughout the property. These buttons trigger user customisable, Savant scenes. For example in ‘Evening Scene 1’ 20 minutes before sunset, the lights in the common areas such as Hallways, Entry, Living Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen and selected bedrooms will turn on to preset levels.