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This upmarket seaside home offers relaxed living as well as a serene outlook, thanks to a range of intelligent home solutions. Clipsal's fully integrated systems provide a variety of automated features at a single touch
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Creating a home to relax in can go beyond having beautiful scenery, ergonomic layouts and comfortable furniture. Convenience is another aspect to consider, and in the modern world that can mean including the very latest smart home technologies.

This was the case when the owners purchased this three-storey Hong Kong residence with magnificent views of the sea and harbour.

Upon moving in, the owners wanted to get accustomed to their environment before beginning refurbishment. During this interim period, they encountered numerous technology problems, almost on a daily basis. For example, if they forgot to turn off the lights or air conditioning as they were going out, they would have to run up and down the house to remedy the oversight. When a call came in all the extensions in the house would ring, and it became difficult to locate where their phone messages were stored.

The couple looked at the systems available and drew together the best options.

Interior designer Thomas Chan was then asked to design a sleek, contemporary interior that would seamlessly incorporate the technology. The outcome is that the house offers every electronic advantage, and it all operates behind the scenes.


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The project took three years, with the result being that everything from the drapes, heating and entertainment systems to the phones, security and lighting are all controlled by one easy interface.

The owners spent time choosing the latest products for the electronic fit-out, and Clipsal was chosen to control the complex lighting scenarios and climate controls.

Clipsal's lighting control system, enabled by C-Bus technology, was chosen as a feature-rich and cost-effective control technology option. However, there were other reasons Clipsal was selected.

Looks were all-important given the upmarket interior, and Clipsal's attractive switches complement this decor. All Clipsal products, from centralised control options and colour touch screens to wall-mounted Dynamic Labelling Technology¢ switches, offer a clean-lined, modern aesthetic.

Clipsal also provided the owners with a range of switch options. These included the Ulti and Neo, both of which are design award winners.

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These switches, along with the rest of the Clipsal range, are complemented by a comprehensive range of Clipsal's electrical accessories, from sockets to television and telecommunication outlets.

The C-Bus technology adopts an open-protocol platform, enabling it to easily integrate with other automation systems. In this case, the owners' integrated Clipsal C-Bus lighting control system is linked to their home automation system, enabling lighting functions such as turning on and off, dimming, and mood and scene lighting selections, to be operated easily and quickly from a single interface.

Perhaps the most attractive aspect of Clipsal's lighting control solution is its modular design, offering total flexibility in terms of scale of operation. This means the owners can expand or modify the system as required. Because the system comes in both wired and wireless technologies, they can add more circuits later, without the hassle of re-wiring or incurring the cost of expensive renovations.

Clipsal's advanced fully integrated technologies can also be used to operate and integrate all aspects of a smart home environment.

For more information on Clipsal's lighting control solutions, contact your local Clipsal representative, or visit the website: www.clipsal.com.

Nov 23, 2007
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