New Lake Tahoe Development Offers Fully Integrated Smart Homes
Apr 27, 2006 10:31 AM
The developer of the newest community of luxury residences in Incline Village, Nev. is doing something no other company in the state has done—offering an integrated control system as a standard feature of every new single-family home. Scott Properties Development Co., a leader in commercial and residential development in Lake Tahoe for the past 15 years, and Incline Creek LLC, have selected products from AMX, a worldwide leader in advanced control system technology, for their Incline Creek Estates community. With a control system from AMX every homeowner will be able to manage and automate his or her audio/video equipment, interior and exterior lighting, and heating and security system from one central location.
“Incline Creek Estates is a luxury town home community designed with the second and third homeowner in mind,” says Terry Moore, co-developer of the project, Scott Properties Development Company. “We provide turnkey convenience for the discriminating buyer, and the AMX technology will enable our customers to control all the major functions of the home with a touch of a screen.”
“Scott Properties is a technology trailblazer in single-family residential development,” says Scott Norder, AMX executive vice president of business development. “Incline Creek Estates is one of only a few single-family residential developments in the country offering a fully integrated control system with every home. As builders and developers continue to look for new ways to differentiate their properties, we believe many more will recognize the value of control and automation.”
Using one of two AMX 10in. Modero touchpanels installed in their homes, or via a secure Internet connection, residents will be able to quickly and easily communicate with the AMX NetLinx integrated controller, which acts as the nerve center for the control system. By selecting graphical images on their touchpanels or computer screen, homeowners will be able to centrally access their equipment for maximum convenience and simplicity. This can include changing the temperature or lighting of a room, playing a CD or DVD, turning on the TV or arming the security system.
“I am very impressed with the AMX system in my home,” says Allan Mueller, Incline Creek Estates homeowner. “One thing that is really nice about it is that is so user friendly. It is high tech, but anyone can use it. It’s so convenient to have the lighting, heating, and other systems controlled from one location. I am very happy with it—it’s great!”
Scott Properties selected AMX dealer Domus Technologies, based in Reno, Nev., to integrate the control system into each home and to design an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface for the touchpanels.
“For the Incline Creek Estates project, we designed a best-of-the-best whole house solution utilizing Lutron Homeworks lighting control, AprilAire thermostats, and a GE Security system, all of which is integrated with AMX technology. Each homeowner also has a choice of entertainment packages that integrate seamlessly into the AMX system,” says Mark Fielder, president, Domus Technologies
Incline Creek Estates is located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe in the heart of Incline Village. In total, the development will include 68 single-family homes, with completion of the first building phase expected in Spring 2006. Homes in the community range in size from 2,489 to 2,594 square feet and start at $1.25 million. For more information on the development, visit www.inclinecreekestates.com.
For more information about AMX, visit www.amx.com.