Pelican Lake Palace
Digital Horizons was contracted to transition the existing system in this Pelican Lake property into something that would meet the needs of the new owners and their family. Through an iterative process with the owners, a design was crafted that would reuse a significant amount of the existing technology and then update and replace the remaining core components.
Some of the products we used during this project include:
- Apple / AppleTV
- JL Audio
Pelican Lake Palace
Originally built by Nor-Son Construction in the early 2000s, this Pelican Lake property came under new ownership and Digital Horizons was contracted to transition the existing system into something that would meet the needs of the new owners and their family. Through an iterative process with the owners, a design was crafted that would reuse a significant amount of the existing technology – primarily televisions and integrated speaker systems – and then update and replace the remaining core components.
With more than a dozen televisions throughout the property, we deployed a video distribution system that enabled sharing and routing of centralized A/V sources, doing so kept the amount of necessary AppleTV’s and cable/satellite boxes to a minimum, and helped us to easily route the audio signals to the corresponding in-room speaker systems.
To facilitate property-wide WiFi, we deployed a series of wired access points, using existing wiring for a number of locations, and having to get creative with adding new wiring for others, and through the use of a dedicated inter-building fiber-optic network, everything is switched and routed from a single centralized point on the property.
A comprehensive video surveillance system was installed for monitoring the property – providing views of both entrances to the home, the lake, and surrounding all buildings.
When the home was originally built, a property-wide lighting control system was installed, using equipment from a manufacturer that no longer exists. With some assistance of a local electrical contractor, we facilitated the update and overhaul of the entire system – which included dimming/switching of over 600 circuits of lights, operated by more than 175 individual keypads throughout seven buildings the property – upon completion it was the second largest residential Control4 lighting system in the United States.
All technology for the home – audio, video, surveillance, security, lighting, motorized shading, gate access, etc. – is coordinated and accessed from a sophisticated Control4 automation system. Through a series of dedicated smart remotes, touch panel interfaces, and a dedicated phone/tablet app, the owners and their family have access to all aspects of the system from anywhere on the property.