The solutions and columns in this magazine are based on cyberManor’s experience with these app based solutions for the hundreds of clients that we have served for over the last fifteen years. Our featured column showcases what we believe are the best of breed whole house audio, TV and movies, comfort and well being, security and access control solutions for the home. These are not total home control systems that require extensive and ongoing customized programming. They are systems and solutions that have a proven history of reliability, ease of use, and innovation to provide exceptional whole house audio, TV, lighting control, and security experiences. Gordon van Zuiden’s detailed thoughts on cyberManor’s Best of Breed home technology integration strategy are expressed in the Q&A section.
We also review the importance of planning and construction documentation for home technology solutions. Later in this issue we follow the Jones family – predicting how technology will influence a typical day in the life of a family of four in the year 2020. At our cyberManor Smart Home Experience Center we will be monitoring the best of these new technologies and upgrading our own home to give existing and potential clients the opportunity to experience these new entertainment, comfort, and security solutions.
It’s a very exciting time to be involved in home technology. We hope this inaugural issue of our SMART HOME MAGAZINE gives you some great new ideas on how to use these innovative app based products and solutions to enhance your new or existing home.
Almost a century ago General Electric sent a magazine called the The HOME of a HUNDRED COMFORTS (as shown below) to homeowners in the 1920’s to describe the benefits of a well planned, whole house electrical wiring infrastructure for the early 20th century smart, modern home.
Today we discuss the benefits of a properly planned low voltage wiring infrastructure, one that allows networked devices to connect to a high speed network backbone and the internet cloud. Once again history repeats itself – but now whole house low voltage structured wiring is critically important in today’s smart, modern home. cyberManor’s one room schoolhouse (which in the 1920’s displayed the best of high voltage electronic solutions) is now a live showroom for the modern conveniences provided by networked low voltage products and solutions – we call it our 21st century HOME of a HUNDRED NETWORKED COMFORTS!