Last year, Three60 undertook a unique lighting control and audio video project. The task was to install over 150 lighting control devices and a combination of audio/video zones in an 8500 square foot custom log home in beautiful Waiparous, AB.
The largest challenge was managing the square footage of the home, along with the density of materials. Because of the homes overall size and dense wood and concrete construction, careful measures had to be taken to ensure that signals sent from lighting control keypads would be heard in the far reaches of the home. Three60 strategically placed wired Rf repeaters throughout the home, and the result is 1100% overage.
Likewise, a high power Wi-Fi networking solution was installed and configured, utilizing multiple enterprise grade wireless access points to provide full coverage, even on the deck.
The end is near and we have tested all the devices, including 18 motorized shades. Everything is working great. This home is a great example of the advantage the Three60 provides in being able to provide full scale automation in both the electrical and audio/video worlds.
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Today's modern home is packed with features designed to create the ultimate environment for entertaining. Enter the outdoors. There are many elements to consider when entertaining outdoors, one of the most often overlooked being music. Working alongside professional landscape designers, Three60 is able to integrate today's best technologies including Wi-Fi, television and audio, into the outdoors. Let's pause for a second and imagine your ideal outdoor oasis. Stonework, bushes, garden beds, heck maybe even a hot tub or swimming pool. You would never point a pair of massive stadium spotlights at it and call that landscape lighting. The same holds true for audio. So often we see large, beautiful outdoor areas blasted with sound from the deck. This doesn't create a sense of surround, or comfort. Areas close to the speakers are uncomfortably loud, while areas farther away or off angle are quiet.
So, the solution? A strategically placed array of smaller satellite speakers, combined with discreet, underground subwoofers, AKA the SLS landscape audio system from Sonance. This system brings a perfect blend of sound quality, listening comfort, and a general warmth to the outdoor area that you can't get with traditional outdoor speakers. The entire system virtually disappears into the landscape, as audio emanates from all around, creating a enveloping listening environment. In terms of volume at normal listening levels, the system is pleasant and unobtrusive, and due to it's directional design, it's less likely to annoy your neighbors.
There really is something truly special about the first time you experience your favorite music in your favorite space, usually culminating in two words. Blown away.