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cyberManor Showcase Home: A Technology/Build Profile

June 22, 2020
In the Spring 2020 issue of Technology Designer Magazine Gordon van Zuiden writes a featured column about many of the smart home technology solutions that are showcased in cyberManor’s New Home Technology Center. Once you step inside this contemporary loft 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath detached townhome you’ll immediately know that you are in a unique Silicon Valley home. Simply say the words, “Okay Josh, I’m home” or “Alexa, I’m home” and you’ll be greeted with the warm glow of LED lighting, shades that rise to reveal a living wall backyard, skylights that open up to a giant oak tree canopy, a backyard fountain starts, and soft music that complements the natural vistas. The vaulted, wooden entry way ceiling gives this downtown Los Gatos retreat a wonderfully spacious feel. Attached to this two story high ceiling is a beautifully wood crafted smart Haiku ceiling fan that can easily be turned on and off by voice or the Control4 graphic touchscreen next to the entry way door. This intuitive 10″ touch screen gives you full control of all the smart home systems – including the security, centralized lighting, whole house audio, thermostat, garage door, motorized shades, bathroom floor heating, irrigation, and even the kitchen expresso machine!

Homes Could Have Different Features post COVID-19

Tumblr-Featured-ImageJune 7, 2020
In this San Jose Mercury News story syndicated columnist Marni Jameson talks about the different features that will be important to home owners and home buyers post COVID-19. Many of these features are showcased in cyberManor’s New Home Technology Center.

APPS CONTROL IT ALL IN CYBERMANOR SMART HOME

Apps Control it All in cyberManor Smart HomeSan-Jose-Los-Gatos-Newspaper-LogosJanuary 23, 2015
The San Jose Mercury News and the Los Gatos Weekly ran columns on cyberManor’s Smart Home Experience Center and the benefits of using cyberManor to design and integrate smart home technologies.

INCREDIBLE SHRINKING AV RACK

av-rackNovember 10, 2014
In this column Gordon van Zuiden reviews the Analogue to Digital Transition of AV Hardware and its effect on custom AV architecture design.

CE PRO REPORT: OPEN HOUSE BLUEPRINT FOR SHOWCASING HOME TECHNOLOGY

blueprintNovember 5, 2014
cyberManor’s Gordon van Zuiden educates clients and trade partners with a tour of the cyberManor Smart Home Experience Center Showroom.

HOW APPLE’S HOMEKIT FITS IN

homekitJuly 15, 2014
In this column Gordon van Zuiden gives his insights into Apple HomeKit’s New Platform and how will impact home automation and integration solutions.

KNOCK KNOCK – WHO’S THERE?

knock-knockJanuary 10, 2014
In this column Gordon van Zuiden reviews the pros and cons of today’s Smart Phone Enabled Home Entry Systems.

DIGITAL HOME RENOVATIONS

digital-home-revolutionNovember 20, 2011
In this column Gordon van Zuiden reviews how an existing home can be retrofitted with Today’s New Smart Home, Network Based Technologies.