There’s no one smart home product that’s perfect for everyone. But if there’s one thing the Electronic House 9th Annual Home of the Year issue proves, it’s that there is perfect smart home technology out there for just about everyone, whatever his or her taste or needs!
This issue is packed with everything from multimillion-dollar smart houses built from scratch, to beach homes with incredible home theater rooms and wireless surround sound systems, to an 18th-century log cabin retrofitted with a whole house audio system complete with wireless outdoor speakers hidden in functional garden planters and a bench.
Ready to drool? This issue of Electronic House covers our homes of the year in the categories of the most amazing overall smart houses and best home cinema systems, both in a variety of budget ranges, plus multipurpose rooms, outdoor spaces, master suites and before and after.
Of course, we include not only lavish photography and detailed descriptions of each smart home automation system, but also the custom electronics specialists, architects, builders and smart home product providers for each home.
Interested in the very latest in home video security systems? You’ll want to read about our Gold Winner (above $50,000), where the homeowner gets real-time video from any of 17 IC Realtime surveillance cameras displayed on the screens of the home’s touchpanels, allowing the family easy access to any one of the cameras at any time.
How about a whole house audio system? Bask in the details of a Malibu mecca, where the homeowner enjoys a network of audio and video with 45 audio zones, hidden speakers everywhere, including 60 wireless outdoor speakers in the patio and pool area – even hidden in the outdoor tennis court’s fence posts!
In fact, homeowner and guests never miss a beat no matter what they’re doing, thanks to the pool’s underwater speakers and the automatic volume adjustment the Jacuzzi activates when it’s turned on to compensate for the jet noise.
And of course you won’t want to miss all of the speakers, screens and wireless surround sound systems in the world’s best home cinema systems, including those in dedicated home theater rooms and those in bedrooms and multipurpose rooms. Wait, did I mention that some of these home theater systems are … outdoors?
Whether you’re planning the ultimate home automation system for a multimillion-dollar dream home, just want to live vicariously, or something in between, the summer 2014 issue of Electronic House has something exciting for you. But you can’t enjoy it if you don’t read it, so dig into the Home of the Year issue now!