Fully Integrated Christchurch Home

Fully Integrated Christchurch Home

Fully automated Christchurch Home “This must be the most integrated house in Christchurch” with a beautifully designed interior.

A project headed up by Paul Acker from Aotea Electric, Canterbury.  The KNX system looks after most things within the house from ensuring that energy usage is kept low to making sure that the garden remains healthy and watered.

The security alarm and also the fire alarms feed into the system to keep the occupants safe whilst maintaining a perfect environment; all of which can be monitored and trended to ensure that everything remains working smoothly. The audio and app integration are intuitive and easy to use with the owner able to log in from anywhere and check on their house or adjust their HVAC

 

Overview of the project:

How many devices on the site? 60

What applications implemented? UFH, HVAC, under tile heating, smoke alarm, lighting, energy monitoring, audio, app control, security integration, pool and spa, blinds.

What systems are controlled? UFH, HVAC, under tile heating, smoke alarm, lighting, energy monitoring, audio, app control, security integration, pool and spa, blinds.

Is there any Visualisation and how is implemented? Yes, using Eisbaer the user is able to view all status and control the entire system. They are also able to log and tend energy usage, irrigation

Interfaces & integration with other systems : UFH, HVAC, under tile heating, smoke alarm, lighting, energy monitoring, audio, app control, security integration, pool and spa, blinds, irrigation.

Any other system(s) on the site? No this totally KNX house

 

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Aotea Group

Lighting & Automation For New Build Home

Lighting & Automation For New Build Home

VAAV was approached by local architect to complete a lighting design and automation system for a new two bedroom home in Palmerston North.

The project headed up by Vance Armstrong included:

  • Lighting control system was designed and met architects brief for Homestar EHC-3 lighting
  • Sensors and floor probes were used to keep the set point of the home at the clients desired temperature, which is controlled from the visualisation interface
  • System visualises both mains and solar power usage and generation, this way the client can make informed decisions about their power consumption
  • Daylight is harvested via sensors which automatically adjust lighting levels in people-occupied rooms
  • Air quality monitored via Gira CO2 sensor, this communicates to the HVAC to bring in fresh air into the intello wrap sealed home via the HVAC heat exchanger.

 

Overview of the project:

How many devices on the site? 33

What applications implemented? Daylight harvesting, every room sensor controlled; Air quality control; Underfloor heating; whole house heating control; HVAC control; Keyless house entry; Sealed house; Full House Lighting Control.

What systems are controlled? HVAC, Satel access control & security,

Is there any Visualisation and how is implemented? Zhender HVAC, Underfloor Heating, Garage Door, Towel Rail Switching

Interfaces & integration with other systems : Yes, Visualization on Gira G1 7 inch touchscreen and also Gira X1 on clients phones and Tablets Interfaces & integration with other systems (e.g. energy metering, BMS…) Energy Metering, Both incoming mains usage/draw/approx monetary cost and monitoring of solar generation/sell back to mains. Integration with the Zhender.

Any other system(s) on the site? Auto tracking PTZ camera

Auckland Villa Transformation

Auckland Villa Transformation


In 1895 this Villa took its form nestled into the side of a little leafy valley and surrounded by dwellings of similar ilk in Auckland, New Zealand.

Through the years the house remained un-altered until this progressive family took ownership. With an amazing architect at the helm all trades were directed in this complete rebuild inside and out, maintaining the original character of the home.

The owners were the drivers here also directing their requirements quite succinctly and of course this included KNX, through Future Proof Electrical Ltd. 

Technology in this age is important to us more and more and in this project it was embraced with enthusiasm. Through research it was concluded that the only solution for the home is KNX, to be connected in ways that had only been spoken about and seen over-seas was now a reality.

With careful consideration taken not only with the aesthetic of the home this included ease of control over function and this was delivered here.

 

Overview of the project:

How many devices on the site? 93


What applications implemented? 
Underfloor heating, Heated towel rails, Daylight harvesting, control of garage doors, HVAC integration, irrigation.


What systems are controlled? HVAC, Satel access control & security,

Is there any Visualisation and how is implemented? Gira HomeServer implemented onto the network with iPAD’s on each level of the home in-cased in a Basalte eve’ frame.

Interfaces & integration with other systems : solar inverter for powering all KNX devices, Satel Security & access control, Window actuator for bathroom

Any other system(s) on the site? Mitsibushi City Multi HVAC, thermostat control via KNX switches

The project was runners-up for the Best Residential KNX Project 2018

Futureproof electrical

The Perfect Light with KNX

The Perfect Light with KNX

Perfect Light with KNX

The project by Setpoint Solutions Limited incorporates 233 devices to control the lighting systems at the ARA Institute, Canterbury.

This educational facility has extensive windows and a skylit atrium, that provide large amounts of natural light to the floor areas. With the lighting fully automated, users in each space can manually adjust the brightness of the lights when required.

Interface with the BMS system via BACNet allows the BMS to use the occupancy information to reduce air conditioning in spaces that are unoccupied.

Summary of Project:

How many devices on the site? 233

What applications implemented? Daylight harvesting, Occupancy control, Manual overrides, BMS interface via BACNet, IP routing

Interfaces & integration with other systems: BMS via BACNet

This project was runners-up for the Best Commercial Project 2018

Setpoint

Sunny Nelson Home Wins Best Residential Project 2018

Sunny Nelson Home Wins Best Residential Project 2018

Best Residential KNX Project 2018

The client of this contemporary addition to a traditional villa, wanted ease of use, beautiful switches and control of everything from a smartphone app. Pulse Electrics made the client’s Tesla X-class in the garage the front piece to the stunning integration of all the electrical services. They set up to monitor the energy usage of the car charger as well as the whole house, and convert that to CO2 used per day, month and year.

The Lunos E2 circulation fans maintain air quality in the bedrooms, whilst control of the radiant ceilings and underfloor heating keep the house warm on the coldest days. A rain sensor closes the velux windows as needed and the house looks lived in when there is no-one home.

The stunning main room has DALI control of Wastberg w151 pendants from Sweden for accurate dimming of subtle scenes in the evenings, whilst the rest of the house is controlled with Theben phase dimmers and Gira E2 switchgear.

At the end of the project the client says that, “we are delighted with the flexibility of KNX to make our house the smartest little house in Nelson”

Summary of the project:

 

What applications implemented?  DALI lighting, LED strip lighting, Velux windows, heatpump, radiant ceilings, Underfloor heating, sensor lighting, weather station

What systems are controlled? Cinema projector lift, Sonos integration, Lunos circulation fans

Is there any Visualisation and how is implemented? Gira X1 and S1 on iOs app for local and remote control

Interfaces & integration with other systems:  Energy metering of Tesla charger, Sonos audio

 

Pulse Electrical Won Best Residential KNX Project 2018

Best Residential KNX Project 2018

Pulse Electrics

Gym KNX Project

Gym KNX Project

Gym KNX Project – Sometimes commercial installations are fitted with the cheapest solution available at the time with little thought of how the user will interact or the serviceability of the system in the future. This was exactly the case here with the users having no idea how to use the system and the original integrator not interested in fixing their problems for them.

With a robust platform like KNX Aotea Electric were able to remove the existing control system and take over control and more importantly give control to the tenants. Utilising all of the existing wiring and infrastructure we were able to install KNX to solve the vast majority of their problems leaving the tenants very happy.

We were also able to interface with their newly installed AMX system to ensure that the lighting was just right for their broadcasting of gym sessions.

Summary of the project:

How many devices on the site? 10 ​
What applications implemented?  Lighting and AV integration.
What systems are controlled? DALI lighting and AMX integration.
Interfaces & integration with other systems: AMX, DALI ​

This Gym Control System Refit was runners-up in the  2018 Commercial Project Awards