Movin’ On Up to a Truly Immersive Home Theater
When this couple built their 12,000-square-foot dream home outside Nashville, they called Brain Warford, who had designed and installed a home theater in a converted garage for them nearly ten years earlier while he was with a different company.
This time around, as the President of his own Nashville-based Brian’s Custom Theaters & Hi-Fi, Warford was engaged to design and install the whole-house automation and control, distributed entertainment, lighting, and security systems for the couple’s new home, located on a sprawling 65 acres and “right across the street from the horse farm that their kids and grandkids live on.”
With such a grand-sized home, these empty nesters knew they were going to need a high level of control and automation. “They wanted to build a state-of-the-art home with all the electronic goodies. When they learned about the features that Control4 had to offer, including the ability to access their systems from anywhere in the world with their phones, they were interested,” says Warford.
Ease of use was paramount. All of the home systems, from the surveillance and security system to the lighting, temperature, and entertainment systems are integrated and controlled through Control4. To ensure a consistent experience, the on-screen graphical user interface (GUI) used to operate the Control4 system is identical across every type of display device, including portable and in-wall Control4 touchscreens, the Control4 mobile app for phones and tablets, as well as the interface displayed on the 10-plus televisions located around the home. “We’re controlling more than 100 lighting loads in the house,” Warford states. “It’s a well-integrated system, and the ease and convenience of using the system helps them feel secure and comfortable in the house.”
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