Legrand smart home tech adds personal touch to luxury apartments11 July 2016
One Tower Bridge in London is a new luxury apartment development with 306 units each featuring Legrand Vantage home automation technology.
The riverside development includes an on-site spa and gym, indoor golf simulator and Harrods concierge service. Each individual apartment also includes smart home technology from Legrand integrated within the home design that enables residents to modify their environment using smart devices and interfaces.
The Legrand Vantage home automation system integrated into each suite gives the user complete control over everything from the lighting, ambience, and temperature to the entertainment experiences in each room. The interface allows the user to access each function directly via the wall mounted screen or from a smart device such as an iPad; putting them in control of the home even when outside.
Paul George, Legrand project manager for One Tower Bridge, liaised with all parties during the specification and installation process: “It was important that the home automation system for One Tower Bridge not only looked modern and sophisticated, but would be intelligent enough to manage a comprehensive array of functions. Most importantly it needed to deliver all of this functionality without being too complex to operate, once programmed by the Legrand team.”
Once the functionality of the equipment had been clearly defined in terms of audio, mood lighting, underfloor heating and wider automation systems, the Legrand team integrated the system together.
The installed system now features preset profile settings such as comfort (temperature set, dimmer), sleeping (lights off, temperature) and entertainment functions (home theatre visuals, and audio) throughout each of the apartments.
Additionally, there is also the ability for users to add their own touch and bespoke settings without the need for a technician, for example, if an occupant would like specific mood lighting or music to play at a certain time of day.
George continued: “For some time many luxury apartments have benefitted from underfloor heating, lighting control and some form of building management system, but they often didn’t talk to one another and therefore each technology operated in isolation. The beauty of Vantage is the seamless integration between each of the control solutions, combined with the pure simplicity of its operation for the end user. It is for this reason, that the system has proven so popular and ideal for premium properties at One Tower Bridge.”