The client outlined the objectives early on but was happy to let all those working on the project express themselves to bring together what is shown above. One main request was to increase the property’s security, so CCTV, video door entry, card access and an alarm system were introduced. Since the client enjoys watching films and listening to music, all media content has been stored centrally it can be accessed quickly and without fuss simply by scrolling through on-screen cover art. The client also liked the entry and exit settings features.
This property was built as part of a beachfront development over 30 years ago next to one of the most famous boat marinas in the Mediterranean. It recently underwent a complete ‘back to brick’ refurbishment, which gave us the ideal opportunity to install a tubing network throughout.
The automated apartment now features an in-house entertainment system distributed over nine zones with different audio sources — including over 200 internet radio stations — independently controllable throughout the home. Whether the client wants to watch a movie, a sporting event or just catch up on the latest news, video distribution in Full HD picture quality for all formats gives plenty of options to choose from. Energy-efficient LED lighting can be controlled through in-wall, hard-button keypads — which have pre-set scenes — or through individual circuit settings on the touchscreens to set the exact mood.
On-screen interfaces show temperatures registered within the rooms, which can be pre-set at the most comfortable levels or turned off when not in use. CCTV cameras can be monitored from within the property or over the internet anywhere in the world, while the alarm is integrated with the door entry system and automatically switches on or off upon entering or leaving the property from any exit via a ‘complete shutdown’ or ‘welcome home’ functionality.
Access to the beach is made simple with a key button touchpad: all shutters close, all internal lights switch off, TVs and music systems shut down and the air conditioning remains constant or turns off depending on the client’s settings.
I am enjoying spending time here. I am next to the port and the beach but love being here. Everything is so easy to control; I am amazed. I mean using an iPad, that seems unreal doesn’t it? I love the entry systems, as security was a big factor for me. I think the Fendi decor is stunning I and love how Fusion Systems has managed to supply speakers that exactly match the TV size and wall colour while giving great sound quality.