When you next need to track down a classic, fabulous expensive Ferrari, Tom Hartley Jnr is the guy to call. Tom, a world-renowned specialist car dealer, has used LILIN equipment for a decade. Having recently completely refurbished his home, he decided to install a home automation system from Control4, with work being completed by Custom Integrator Living Design of Staffordshire.
The majority of the existing surveillance system was retained, but a new LILIN digital recorder was installed so that it could all be seamlessly controlled through the Control4 interfaces, and deliver both live multi-screen images and full playback control from the televisions and controllers in the home. LILIN has extensive IP drivers for all the main home automation platforms and goes to great lengths to make sure cameras and both analogue and digital recorders can integrate perfectly.
Security is a high priority for Tom. He may have some very valuable vehicles on the property, but the true importance lies with the safety of his family whilst he is travelling away from home, visiting the worldwide auctions in search of an elusive car.
Living Design, the integrators on this project, have been in the industry for over 35 years, providing everything from simple lighting control, home automation systems and dedicated cinema rooms. They pride themselves on the fact that 95% of their business is generated by word of mouth. Damon, the main integrator, commented: “It’s fantastic to hear our business is coming from clients who are overwhelmed by the support and services we offer.”
Jason Hill, Group Vice President at LILIN, adds: “Tom doesn’t settle for second best. He works in an environment where one small wrong detail can wipe thousands off the value of a vehicle. He took that same exacting standard to this project and wanted everything to work beautifully. I’m very pleased our products were able to match his expectations, and also that the existing equipment is performing so well years later. It’s a shame cameras don’t increase in value like classic cars!”
Tom concludes: “LILIN products have proven to be reliable and adaptable. When I chose to go down the route of home automation my existing system was able to be cost-effectively upgraded so that it integrates perfectly. Like my clients, I’m very demanding, everything has to be just right and work as advertised. Integrating so much technology yet delivering simple control is a challenge, even with today’s high-tech, but it is one that Living Design and LILIN have delivered on.”
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