Sussex Stately Home

Past clients recommended ClearSphere to the owners of this substantial Sussex home, prior to their embarking on an extensive program of remodeling and renovation.

Traditional Home, 21st century renovation

The antiquated mechanical and electrical systems were to be replaced and the client's were clear that the new systems should achieve the following:

Energy efficiency: This was a large house with the potential to run up substantial energy bills. Therefore, technology that would reduce energy consumption was a must.

Security: The remote location of this property and the client’s desire to protect their young children meant watertight security system was essential.

Enhanced décor: The house was to be restored to its former period glory, including several oak paneled rooms. It was therefore essential technology was installed discreetly and, when on view, enhanced look and feel.

Crestron takes control

The scale of this property meant traditional control of lighting, environment and security was going to be a real headache, so ClearSphere installed a Crestron control system offering intuitive and elegant touch-screen control of all hardware in the home:

Fingertip control: Wall mounted and portable touch-screens control everything from lighting, heating and music to door entry, CCTV and intruder alarm.

Elegant installation: The Crestron user interfaces replace the multitude of individual wall mounted controls associated with discreet systems (thermostats, entryphones, alarm panels, CCTV displays etc.)

Enhance energy efficiency: When Creston takes control of heating and lighting, energy efficiency is part of the deal. Temperature and daily heating timers can be set for each room, guest bedrooms can be switched off when not in use and the whole system can be controlled remotely via the internet. All lighting is efficiently dimmed, preset lighting programs ensure outdoor and feature lights only come on when needed and bedside 'All-Off' switching means lights are never left on needlessly.

Powerful, discreet security: The house and grounds are covered by 16 CCTV cameras which can be selected and viewed via the Crestron touch-screens. Integration with PIR movement sensors means the Crestron system switches to the relevant CCTV cameras when PIR's are activated. All ground-floor and security lighting can be activated from the bedside keypads and a simulated occupancy program can be activated from the front door keypad. The intruder alarm is also activated via the Crestron system, meaning the entire security system is simply managed from a single touch-screen interface.

Easy AV: In-ceiling and on-wall speakers in principle rooms play music from the Crestron iPod dock and FM/DAB radio. When an iPod is placed in the dock music can instantly be searched, selected and played via the Crestron touch-screens. Radio stations can also be selected and DAB station information is displayed on the touch-screens. TV's and video hardware are also controlled via the remotes, making for simple operation of TV's, Sky boxes, BluRay players and surround sound systems.

Discreet, Elegant and Cutting Edge

The result is a stunning home, with a powerful building management system that enhances security, comfort and energy efficiency without compromising the beautifully restored interiors.

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