cyberManor Unveils Control4 Certified New Home Technology Center
Los Gatos, CA – April 6, 2020 – (9AM) – cyberManor, Inc. is pleased to unveil its new Control4 Certified New Home Technology Center, located at 610 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA. cyberManor, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years, focusing on providing home automation, entertainment, comfort, and security systems to Silicon Valley homeowners. Our customers seek out the latest home technologies, and we design each system to suit their current needs and smart home features they may want to add to their homes in the future.
Our new showroom home is designed to give local Silicon Valley homeowners, builders, architects, and designers the opportunity to experience a Control4 Smart Home in an experiential environment. The Certified Showroom home demonstrates the possibilities of a smart home system, from a one-room entertainment solution that controls everything in the family room, or a system that spans the whole house to include lighting, temperature control, multi-room audio, shade control and more. cyberManor’s new showroom home is a powerful way of drawing in consumers through personalized and engaging home automation experiences.
“Upon entering our showroom home visitors can interact with different aspects of a Control4 Smart Home. We have actually built a new 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse that realistically depicts the full range of Control4’s smart home benefits in a fully functioning home. Our goal is for them to be inspired and envision similar experiences being incorporated into their own homes or projects” said Gordon van Zuiden, President, cyberManor, Inc. “We are thrilled that cyberManor has opened a Control4 Certified Showroom in Los Gatos, CA. Our dealers are passionate about what they do, and they value being able to educate and guide their consumers to reach their ideal smart home installation experience from start to finish,” said Bryce Judd, SVP Sales at Control4. “Because cyberManor offers an immersive showroom experience, homeowners in their area get the opportunity to really engage with their dealer and gain a deeper understanding of the smart home experience.”
Customers today have higher-than-ever expectations when they walk into a showroom; they are seeking a purposeful, personalized, and educational retail experience. They need to see, touch, feel and compare in person, to properly evaluate products and make a confident decision in their purchases. A brick-and mortar location provides the storytelling, interactivity, and lifestyle demonstrations that allow homeowners to take control of their technology by test-driving everything from lighting control to entertainment.
Control4 Certified Showrooms reflect a significant investment by premier Control4 Certified Dealers who are passionate about Control4 brands. cyberManor’s showroom showcases a range of lifestyle demonstrations including:
- • One-room Entertainment
- • Whole House Smart Lighting
- • Motorized Window and Skylight Shade Control
- • Multi-room Audio and Video
- • Camera Security (Peace of Mind)
- • Comfort
- • Voice Control
- • Networking
The first technology you discover when you tour the home is the beautiful brass Control4 entry station at the front door that provides a ring notification that someone is at the front door to all the touchscreens in the home as well as mobile devices outside of the home. A camera at this front door entry station allows anyone inside the home or with a remote phone to see and talk to the person at the door. An electronic keypad wirelessly connected to a Baldwin Evolve intelligent door lock allows the homeowner to assign time dependent access codes for entry into the home entering their home, eliminating the need for a physical key.
Once you walk into the home, a simple voice command saying “Alexa, I’m home” will turn on the living room and kitchen lights, open the living room shade and kitchen curtain, turn on the music to a preferred listening station, turn the heating or air conditioning system on if needed, and turn off the security system. From the 10” Control4 touchscreen flush mounted near the front door you can easily close the garage door, turn on the landscaping lights and fountain, start the irrigation system, or view the performance of the home’s solar backup sonnen battery system.
In this solar powered intelligent home if the interior summer temperature is above 75 degrees the Velux skylights automatically open and the Haiku smart ceiling fan turns on to provide convection cooling prior to turning on the more energy intensive AC system, thereby preserving and extending the sonnen solar battery life. The home’s energy management system is even intelligent enough to know that if the local weather forecast predicts cloudy days ahead the battery should be charged during the lower electrical rate off peak hours so that inexpensive stored electricity is available to the home during the more expensive daytime hours. The home also has installed Schneider Electric smart circuit breakers that can intelligently turn off and on circuits in the home during power outages – further extending the life of the battery for all the electrical needs of the home.
Walk into the kitchen from the living room and the latest connected kitchen technology solutions from Bosch and Thermador are on display. The coffee machine can deliver up to 8 personalized beverages so family members and houseguests can program their own favorite drinks—from a single shot espresso, to tea, to extra-large cappuccinos. These drinks can be initiated by voice command for the ultimate ease of use coffee making experience. The Thermador oven can also be turned on to a specific temperature by voice command or even from an Eve enabled Tesla touchscreen on your way home.
Walk upstairs and along the wall you will find the latest solution in digital picture frames from Meural, a Netgear company. Images of family photos and vacation trips can be scheduled and programmed to display on these high resolution picture frames at anytime of day or night. When you leave the home, or when it is dark, these digital screens automatically fade to black.
Upstairs in the master bedroom an 85” motorized short throw screen from Screen Innovations drops down from the vaulted ceiling for an immersive TV and movie viewing experience projected from an LG Cinebeam short throw projector. When the master bedroom C4 Neeo handheld remote control Watch mode is turned off the screen retracts into the ceiling when not in use to restore the open feel of the master bedroom loft space.
In the morning you can push a Fibaro Zwave connected button sitting on the nightstand that invokes an “I’m awake” scene that raises the master bathroom shades, turns on the desired music and the flat screen LCD computer hidden behind the Electric Mirror to current news or local weather information, and even starts the Kohler Intelligent shower to the homeowner’s preferred shower temperature and spa setting.
The home was built so that a visitor can not only see the design and beauty of these integrated home technologies working seamlessly together but also understand what is required to make all these solutions work by “looking under the hood”. Tours of the home include the mechanical room where the home’s centralized lighting panel, networking wiring and hardware, solar battery/inverter, and master bathroom shower controls are located. Inside the family room an AV rack can be pulled out and rotated to show how all the home’s AV gear is custom installed and connected.
The New Home Technology Center investment is the centerpiece and culmination of cyberManor’s 20+ years of expertise designing and installing home technology solutions for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was designed to be educational for our clients, builder partners, and vendors and serves as a working lab to prove and test the integration of the best of breed manufacturers that we recommend and install in our clients’ homes every day.
This new Control4 Certified showroom home is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. It is available for individual as well as group tours. To book an appointment please email Shannon Evaristo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 408-399-3331.