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Seamless Control Elevates Design of Whangaparaoa Home

Home automation was once the trend of the future, but homeowners are now looking for a seamless solution which doesn't compromise aesthetics and style.

Intellisys' house was designed by Dean Salter in conjunction with Intellisys with the aspiration of maximising the potential of the site while creating a state-of-the-art automated home.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric C-Bus, a micro-processor controlled wiring system, was chosen as the backbone for the home due to its stable wired platform, third party integration capabilities, its customisable and flexible controls, and local support.


A fenceless infinity pool hugs the Cliffside boundary while complying to bylaws through the use of monitored door locks, PIR sensors and an invisible point to point beam creating a boundary between the house and pool. When triggered, the alarm is set off in a specific siren tone for the pool. The sensors are armed automatically when any door opening out to the pool is unlocked, but can be easily disabled for access to the pool through passcode unlock on the touch screen.

Multi-zone irrigation and pool filtration, heating and treatment are also controlled, scheduled and monitored through the C-Bus touch screen for easy care and maintenance.

Safety and Security

The homes security system's integration with C-Bus incorporates access control of all doors and gates with live feedback to the touch screen allowing the homeowner to access all security from the touch of a button, and showing the current state of each door and lock. Feedback of smoke detectors and security PIRS are also displayed on the touch screen highlighting a point of intrusion or fire. Cameras around the property are also fed back to the main control dashboard.

The use of remotes for arming/disarming the house and opening the gate and garage door also trigger lighting to come on after dark, creating a safe and welcoming environment when entering the property. The water feature is also triggered to turn on for a few minutes for added luxury on arrival.

The Intellisys home is a showcase of C-Bus Home Control which is constantly tested and updated to incorporate the latest technology. One of the main benefits of the home, says Director of Intellisys, Des Dass, is "the flexibility to either control everything from the touch of a button, or even better, to create settings and seasonal scheduling," so he can simply enjoy the comforts of his home.

Architect: Dean Salter
Supplier: Schneider Electric
Automation Partner: Intellisys NZ Ltd

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