Control Systems

The heart of any home audio visual system or integration project is the control system. The programming of the control system and the design of the user interfaces is a key factor in ensuring equipment is reliable and simple to operate. Providing tailored control systems to meet application specific requirements is something Clever Living has been undertaking since the company’s inception. We have vast experience with quality systems providers such as AMX, Crestron, RTI, Dynalite and C-Bus and can deliver a well engineered and designed solution which is user friendly and functional.

We can provide control of the following:

  • Access control devices such as pedestrian and vehicle gates and doors
  • Lighting control
  • Blind and window furnishing control
  • Irrigation control including water harvesting and monitoring
  • Audio and video distribution systems
  • Security system control, operation and monitoring
  • Camera surveillance, recording and monitoring
  • Air conditioning control, monitoring and operation
  • Slab heating and heated towel rail scheduling and operation
  • Lift control and monitoring
  • Energy management, monitoring and control including solar energy harvesting
  • Scheduled events and functions associated with any of the above systems
  • Integration of functions to provide unified control such as lighting operating upon vehicle entry at dusk

The control system may be a simple remote, wall panel or touch screen. A remote may be used to operate a single system comprising of a display on a motorised lift, DVD player, cable television decoder, audio processor / amplifier and gaming console. Selecting ‘DVD’ on a remote raises the display lift and turns the display on. At the same time, the amplifier and DVD player are turned on. After the equipment is ready to operate, the control system will select DVD on the amplifier and the correct AV input on the display ensuring everything is ready to operate. The control system would then present the transport controls for the DVD to provide operation of the device as the operator would expect. This is clearly just one mode of operation for the control system but this functionality can be extended to all devices within the reach of the control system.