Case Studies

Working with Vanilla Sky gives you access to a team of highly skilled, professional individuals who will complete your project with unrivalled attention to the most intricate of details, ensuring everything is completed on time and on budget. Discretion is very important to us and a lot of our clients. 

Please take a look at a few of the previous projects we have completed.

Project 1;
‘A’ List Celebrity (working under the guidance of the Interior Designer)

Project Requirement – To increase the security both internally and around the boundary of a country mansion. To design, configure and install a complete home automation system for the property. To provide new intelligent lighting throughout with particular focus on certain rooms and highlighting features of the property within, to be integrated into the home automation system. To provide and install various 4K televisions throughout, some with surround sound systems, all with access to Sky Q, with no equipment on show in each room or exposed cable. To improve the quality and consistency of the Wi-Fi signal throughout the internal property as well as in certain points of the garden and out-houses. To ensure that the heating system could be integrated into the home automation system, intelligently controlled, set to maximise efficiency and be controlled remotely.   

Solution Proposed – Our solution was accepted and we provided a 2-phase schedule of work to coincide with general building work being completed. All the requirements were fulfilled, within the time frames forecasted. We provided; new custom made entry gates with a gate access intercom and automatic number plate recognition entry; a CCTV circuit with cameras strategically placed around the property and boundaries linked into various monitors and smart devices, to send alerts when movement is detected; configuration and installation of a Control 4 home automation system throughout the property, controlled via strategically placed keypads, touch-screens and portable smart devices; Lutron intelligent lighting; various 4K televisions’ and a 4k UHD matrix that was located in a specially designed ‘Comms Cupboard’ on the ground floor of the property along with all ancillary equipment including the Sky boxes, Blu-ray players, CCTV, etc, and all the cable runs back to the cupboard were concealed; a new Wi-Fi network with various strategically placed and hidden access points situated around the property  giving a consistently strong signal to any device that moved around the property without losing signal; control of the heating via Control 4 which could be remotely controlled in or away from the property and also pre-programmed to come on at certain temperatures and times of the day.    

Project 2;
5 Bedroom detached family home (working under the guidance of the Interior Designer)

Project Requirement – Overall to bring technology into a recently purchased 4-bedroom house in the Home Counties, that was being extended to a have a 5th bedroom with en-suite and dressing rooms (master suite), a loft conversion and an extended kitchen/family living space. The overall design had a contemporary look and feel. To integrate home automation into the kitchen/family space to control light, heating, TV, and sound. To provide intelligent lighting to create different lighting scenes and show off features of the bespoke made kitchen. To configure and implement a cinema style screen, complete surround sound, and mood lighting in the loft converted space being utilised as a games and multi-media room. To create his & hers ‘living styles’ in the master suite. To provide video intercom on the front access points and exterior intelligent lighting to aid security. 

Solution Proposed –   We worked very closely with the clients, who were involved throughout the different stages to ensure both individual and overall family requirements or desires were met. We provided Control 4 home automation and intelligent lighting to the downstairs including the kitchen and the reception hall/landing area, all set on different scenes, activated by either a keypad near the front door, various smart devices (including remotely), or pre-set to come on at a certain time. Kitchen lighting, underfloor heating, and the wall mounted 4k TV with M&K surround sound speakers in the family area were all controlled by Control 4. In-ceiling speakers were installed in the kitchen, lounge, and master suite. A static wall mounted cinema screen, JVC concealed projector with M&K Sound speakers providing 3D sound (Dolby Atmos) to maximise the experience of watching films or sport, were all part of the design installed into the multimedia/games room. Mood lighting was pre-programmed for automated use to enhance different effects. For the master suite, a keypad situated on the outside hallway entrance was pre-programmed to provide various ‘His & Hers’ day and night scenes to activate certain lighting, TV, sound and the automated blinds as desired. The two perimeter gates at the front of the property were automated and activated via remote or keypad, with video intercom. Security and convenience lighting to the front were also automated.     

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