Olympic Panorama

Courtney Muraczewski
07/31/2019 in Case Studies

With surroundings perfected by the nature of Vancouver Island, this masterpiece doesn’t try to compete. Located in Sooke near the British Columbia capital Victoria, this Loxone Smart Home opens its doors to all that its location has to offer – the forests, the sea of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains – and operates by Loxone technology with zero distractions. Just scroll for yourself and see how nature works together with this Loxone Smart Home.

Views from all angles

Nature draws your attention with every step.  Starting at the front door, glass windows make sure the views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains give you a lasting impression from the very start. You won’t notice the smart security features and sensors that keep the home safe. Smart security is the first measure of comfort in the home.

As you walk inside, you are welcomed by Loxone technology with zero distractions. This means smart lighting, room temperature, music and more are already automatically set and working together to deliver the best possible experience inside. The home works with nature very efficiently – using weather and seasonal data, measuring levels of natural light – to know how it should adjust room climate and lighting on its own. A huge energy saver, and time saver for the homeowners.

Exterior of large Olympic Panorma home with trees.

Views from all angles

Nature draws your attention with every step.  Starting at the front door, glass windows make sure the views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains give you a lasting impression from the very start. You won’t notice the smart security features and sensors that keep the home safe. Smart security is the first measure of comfort in the home.

As you walk inside, you are welcomed by Loxone technology with zero distractions. This means smart lighting, room temperature, music and more are already automatically set and working together to deliver the best possible experience inside. The home works with nature very efficiently – using weather and seasonal data, measuring levels of natural light – to know how it should adjust room climate and lighting on its own. A huge energy saver, and time saver for the homeowners.

Spiraling staircase around reclaimed tree with lighting fixtures

Vancouver Island home roots

Once a fallen tree found by the homeowners on the Victoria island, a reclaimed 37-foot-tall red cedar tree is now a centerpiece of this Vancouver Island home, bringing inside even more of the outdoors. Surrounding the tree is a mixture of lighting fixtures, all controlled by a Loxone DMX Extension, with smooth dimming that feels just as natural. 

Vancouver Island
home roots

Once a fallen tree found by the homeowners, a reclaimed 37-foot-tall red cedar tree is now a centerpiece of this Vancouver Island home, bringing inside even more of the outdoors. Surrounding the tree is a mixture of lighting fixtures, all controlled by a Loxone DMX Extension, with smooth dimming that feels just as natural. The homeowners were especially pleased that Loxone could intelligently control any lighting fixture of their choice.

Comfort in every room

Whether it’s time to go to sleep or time to set up the winning pool shot, you’ll always be able to do so comfortably. With individual room control for heating & cooling, each room is efficiently controlled to remain at its desired temperature. This could mean keeping a cool 67º in the bedroom while keeping the bathroom at 72º. Or for rooms not frequently used, like a game room or guest room, the temperature can be set to a constant 65º and instantly adjusted right in the Loxone Smart Home App before guests arrive. Similarly, the home gym easily maintains a cooler temperature – just what you want while breaking a sweat.

 

Comfort in every room

Whether it’s time to go to sleep or time to set up the winning pool shot, you’ll always be able to do so comfortably. With individual room control for heating & cooling, each room is efficiently controlled to remain at its desired temperature. This could mean keeping a cool 67º in the bedroom while keeping the bathroom at 72º. Or for rooms not frequently used, like a game room or guest room, the temperature can be set to a constant 65º and instantly adjusted right in the Loxone Smart Home App before guests arrive. Similarly, the home gym easily maintains a cooler temperature – just what you want while breaking a sweat.

 

Favorite features

Imagine how much maintenance must go into this outdoor haven with a pool, hot tub and pond. Thanks to Loxone technology, this backyard becomes more like paradise and less like work. Integrating Loxone extensions with pumps, valves and controllers makes it easy to automatically switch on or off the pool heater and even the pond waterfall. And once the pool reaches its target temperature, the text-to-speech function of an integrated audio system can announce that it’s ready for you to dive in comfortably.

Even outdoor tech like lighting and audio comes into play, bringing each area of the yard together for a cohesive experience. Music, pool lights and landscape lights can work together without delay to create lighting moods that complement that jaw-dropping view.

Outdoor hot tub, waterfall and pool overlooking mountains.

Favorite features

Imagine how much maintenance must go into this outdoor haven with a pool, hot tub and pond. Thanks to Loxone technology, this backyard becomes more like paradise and less like work. Integrating Loxone extensions with pumps, valves and controllers makes it easy to automatically switch on or off the pool heater and even the pond waterfall. And once the pool reaches its target temperature, the text-to-speech function of an integrated audio system can announce that it’s ready for you to dive in comfortably.

Even outdoor tech like lighting and audio comes into play, bringing each area of the yard together for a cohesive experience. Pool lights and landscape lights can work together without delay to create lighting moods that complement that jaw-dropping view.

Luxury pool with minimal effort

So what exactly can be controlled here? Basically all pool tasks that would take time away from actually enjoying the pool. For example, adjusting the temperature without leaving the pool float. Or not having to adjust it at all because it’s taken care of automatically. Loxone makes it possible for the system to take care of tasks like filtering and backwashing. Best part is, this can all be monitored in the app along with every function in the Loxone Smart Home. This is especially helpful while away from home to make sure everything is running smoothly with the ability to make any changes instantly.

Luxury pool with minimal effort

So what exactly can be controlled here? Basically all pool tasks that would take time away from actually enjoying the pool. For example, adjusting the temperature in the Loxone App without leaving the pool float. Or not having to adjust it at all because it’s taken care of automatically. Loxone makes it possible for the system to take care of tasks like filtering and backwashing. Best part is, this can all be monitored in the app along with every function in the Loxone Smart Home. This is especially helpful while away from home to make sure everything is running smoothly with the ability to make any changes instantly.

 

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Kathryn Flick

Head of Lead Development

P: (610)-810-3344

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