Last month we designed and installed a custom home automation system for a beautiful 20 acre site, a future Airbnb and wedding venue. This property featured a gorgeous main house with wood beams and antique decor, a traditional cabin and a lower 2-bedroom guest house. Here’s how we designed and integrated everything to work together for the out-of-state property owner.
Unify wanted to make sure the property was well connected, and started by taking the Network from DSL to a Cable Modem, which increased the speed from 8 mbps to 400 mbps. Unify added 4 eero pro access points to create a whole home mesh network from the gate to the cabin.
Unify added 6 Nest / Yale automated door locks to each door for remote and keypad entry, as well as a MyQ bridge to both garage doors. This gave the property owner remote access and notification of any door opening on the property. Each tenant/guest has complete privacy and security in their room by having their own unique code.
Cameras & Video
Three Nest IQ cameras, a Nest Hello doorbell and a Nest Elite (at the gate) were installed to monitor the perimeter for guest security and identify when people have arrived or entered the property.
The final touch was Lutron and Philip’s Hue Lighting throughout the property. Not only do they add convenience and lifestyle, but they serve very important functions on the rental property. Exterior lights will turn on and off at set times. When vacant, interior lights turn on and off in the home automatically at night to look like the home is occupied. And for the owner’s convenience, the lights can be turned off remotely when left on.
Unify installed a 16 zone Rachio automated irrigation controller for daily scheduled weather station control to ensure that the 20 acre grounds are kept in pristine condition.
Climate Control & Thermostats
Unify worked with a local HVAC company to integrate automated climate control. When the home is vacant, the owner can remotely access and control the temperature.
Everything is Connected
Unify built everything into a single Voice and Touch platform using Apple HomeKit. This Missouri home can now be monitored, controlled and communicated with in real time from the owner’s mobile device in sunny California. They are now completely connected to their beautiful mountain home.