For a six-floor townhouse in Manhattan, a homeowner was looking to integrate a comprehensive whole-house audio, video, and closed-circuit television (CCTV) security system that would allow the homeowners and guests to easily operate audio, video, shades and security equipment from anywhere inside house.
About the Project
Because of the location’s upscale design, the components needed to be friendly to the unique fixtures built into the residence while remaining extremely easy to use, since the home is also a high-traffic area with a constant stream of guests at any given time. Therefore, the system we implemented needed to be simple and intuitive enough for any first-time user to pick up and operate without any intervention from the homeowners.
By pairing several control processors, we scaled the system across the home, letting users control a wide range of systems and components directly from touchscreen interfaces. Users can operate audio/video and security systems directly from any of six iPad mini devices located throughout the residence.
Feedback from the installation has been extremely positive, both the homeowners and their guests love the system’s practicality and ease of use. With the capability to track control status and functions of any other RTiPanel within the system, the user is able to maintain seamless control, even while moving from room to room.
Whole Home Control
Using an RTI control processor as a main unit paired with slave processors in each of six local rooms, the distributed solution provided enough power to handle whole-house audio and a CCTV security system in addition to all sources running within the media rooms — including Samsung LED TVs & Blu-ray™ players, Apple TV® digital media extenders, and Marantz® receivers.
Distributed audio throughout the home is enabled by an RTI audio distribution system. Created to be the centerpiece of all-encompassing sound setups, the audio distribution matrix switcher features the ability to route eight analog audio sources to eight different zones for full flexibility of movement and audio selection throughout different areas of the house. As a result, users can listen to different music sources anywhere in the home originating from components including the installation’s Sonos® Connect streaming system and RTiDock iPod® docking station.
Owners and guests can also view and control CCTV cameras straight from the RTiPanel app or via RTI’s in-wall touch-panel. Installed in the foyer of the house, a seven-inch LCD touchscreen allows guests and residents to control the whole-house audio and view CCTV cameras — making all inclusive home automation possible for anyone by simply tapping a screen.
Using RTI’s award-winning RTiPanel app, users can operate audio/video and security systems directly from any of six iPad mini™ devices located throughout the residence. With the capability to track control status and functions of any other RTiPanel within the system, the user is able to maintain seamless control, even while moving from room to room.
"The townhouse is a perfect example of how automation tools create environments where users can totally immerse themselves in content and system control."Joseph Mattera - Mattera AV Design
How it works
- 1 A Quick Phone CallA chance to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team about the products and services you’re interested in. Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes as we cover a few basic questions.
- 2 Site VisitWe’ll your visit home to check the technical aspects like existing wiring and architecture, location of rooms and components. We’ll also want to hear more about how you want to use your system and your dream scenario.
- 3 Detailed ProposalYou'll receive a detailed proposal outlining plans and all estimated costs, including equipment, cable & hardware, programming, engineering, installation, design, project management, related taxes and discounts.
- 4 DeliveryAfter coordinating with all parties, we deliver, install, program and train you on your new system. We're located nearby, in midtown Manhattan, to provide you with any extended maintenance and care.