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Smart Villa Brief

We were approached to enhance this luxury villa, a large 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom period property in Bowness on Windermere.

The Project would involve a full renovation of the property. Filled with technology, from door entry and security systems to multi room AV.

During early site meetings, we identified the cellar of this property as a great space suitable for hospitality purposes. After some consideration on how to utilize the space, we decided that creating a dedicated basement cinema room would be a great unique selling proposition (USP) for the property.

Additionally, since there is no on-site staff, it was necessary to remotely control the door codes and security. Therefore, the sister-hotel of this project would require the capability to manage door codes and monitor the property from their reception down the road.

Our Solution

Next, we used Rako for the ground floor lighting. This allowed us the flexibility to use both warm white lighting and colour changing LED to add a fun accent colour to the spaces. Allowing guests to pick colours for the rooms while they enjoy their stay.

For the audio systems we opted for Sonos and Sonance combination for ceiling speakers and amplification. This enabled us the flexibility off adding zones to the bathrooms and hot tub areas with ease.

To control all the spaces we built a bespoke user interface for the on wall iPads. This ensured guests have control everything from the lighting to the volumes of the speakers.

Finally, for the cinema room we used an Epson Laser projector. This cut down on maintenance costs of guests leaving it on. Lamp based projectors don’t last long in hospitality environments, and built the front wall off to house all the in wall speakers.

Kit List

Lighting: Rako Controls and Keypads.

Audio: Sonos Amplification and Sonance Speakers.

Cinema: Yamaha Amplification and Sonance Speakers.

Video: LG TVs and custom built movie player solution.
Epson Laser Projector in Cinema.

WiFi: Ruckus.

Door Entry: Videx.

Security: Dahua & Texecom.