Case Study 1 - Assisted Living

An assisted living project focusing on Accessibility, Safety & Security, Personalised Control and Ease of Use

Project Summary

This project involved designing and installing smart home automation for a disabled woman. The scope of the project included implementing various smart technologies such as smart lighting, heating and cooling systems, automated doors and windows, multiroom audio, distributed video, access control, alarm systems, CCTV, and all necessary electrical work.

Being disabled, the homeowner faced several challenges in her daily life that required special attention. The objective was to create a living environment that improved quality of life by providing greater independence, comfort, and convenience through the integration of smart technologies.

The challenge

Accessibility: Ensuring that the house design and layout are fully accessible and accommodating for specific mobility needs, such as wheelchair accessibility and placement of switches and controls.

Independence and Convenience: Providing the ability to control various aspects of her home independently, such as lighting, temperature and audio/video systems, designed to enhance her comfort and convenience.

Safety and Security: Implementing robust security measures, including access control systems, alarms, and CCTV, to ensure safety and peace of mind, considering her potential vulnerability due to her disability.

Integration and Ease of Use: Ensuring that all the smart technologies installed in the home are seamlessly integrated, user-friendly, and able to control different systems using a centralized interface or accessible control mechanisms.

Personalised Control: Providing personalised control over her living space, enabling her to adjust lighting, temperature, audio, and video according to her preferences, without relying on assistance from others.

Long-term Sustainability: Having a sustainable and energy-efficient home design, incorporating smart systems that optimize energy usage, reduce utility costs, and contribute to environmental conservation.

Project Summary

The Solution

KNX was chosen for integrating the lighting, heating, windows, and door systems as it allows for seamless control and provides flexibility and interoperability, enabling the client to independently manage these functionalities through a centralized interface or in this case the Control4 mobile app.

Control4 was chosen as the user interface and audio/video control system for the smart home as it offers intuitive control interfaces and enables seamless integration of various audio and video sources. It allows the client to manage and control audio distribution and video playback throughout her home.

“By using KNX for lighting, heating, windows, and doors, Control4 for the user interface and audio/video control, Texecom for the alarm system, and Luma for CCTV, we ensured a robust and integrated smart home solution.

– Nick Gale, Design Innovation

The Technical Solution


Gira Inscribable Rocker Switches with E2 Frames (KNX)

Theben Weather Station (KNX)

AV Control and User Interface (Control4)

Texecom Alarm System

Luma CCTV System

Intelligent Building Solutions Used

Smart Lighting, Heating, Window & Door Control

Audio & Video Control with User Interface

Alarm System and CCTV


Lighting Control


Audio Distribution

Window & Door Control


Home Wifi Systems



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