Mt. Lebanon, PA 2016~2017 Retrofit Project

The client hired Simply Automated to automate lighting, video, and audio in their new kitchen renovation. This initial project morphed into an entire home revamp and upgrade of the existing automation system with some new additions. A large focus of this revamp was the panelized lighting system throughout the remodeled sections of the home.

Additions and Upgrades:
- Installed a Control4 panelized lighting system for the kitchen/dining room, and theater (26 loads)
- Added 60 Control4 wireless lighting devices throughout the house
- Upgraded audio distribution utlitizing a Control4 amplification and audio matrix.
- Eliminated the existing 8x8 component video matrix switch and replaced it with an expanded Just Add Power 4K system.
- Upgraded their network with all new Pakedge router, switches, wireless controller, and multiple access points to create a more robust network.
- Installed a new Wolf projector with a short throw lens as well as a Screen Innovations 120" zero edge black diamond screen in the theater room. The room is powered by a MRX series Anthem receiver driving which is the new Paradigm Prestige floor standing speakers, center channel as well as Paradigm Elite in ceiling speakers in this 5.1.2 Atoms theater setup.
- Eliminated the single rack location and relocated the complete wire infrastructure to a new area that would accomodate the 2 new MRK gangable racks from Middle Atlantic in a custom trimmed out location.
- Added illuminated etched keypad buttons to all light switches, with programmed lighting scenes dictated by the family's lifestyle.
- Added two new Sony 4K 43" flat panel TVs in the kitchen.
- The last key feature was to give the client wireless access to his mac mini at different TV locations. Utilizing the Just Add Power system, we were able to do this with a roving keyboard.