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Essential Install | Case Study: Core Brands Innovate AV’s owner and founder Jon Linville “We integrated an ELK security system into ELAN for perimeter security and Axis security cameras so that he can access footage from anywhere at any time,” Jon explains. “Other life safety features like carbon monoxide detection are included so that Christopher can rest assured that he and his family are safe.” For entertainment, Innovative AV installed two ELAN S1616A Multi-Room Audio Controllers to distribute audio and an ELAN EL-44KM-V44-KIT HDBaseT Matrix to distribute video throughout the residence. “The 16 zones of audio play through SpeakerCraft Profile AIM LCR5 in-wall speakers, SpeakerCraft OE6 in-ceiling speakers, and a Sunfire HRSI W8 Subwoofer for added bass in the home theatre,” Jon explains. “We tied streaming music services, like Pandora and Spotify, into the system so that he can play whichever music he wanted throughout the house.” Following the completion of the first stage of the project, Jon and his team installed three Amazon Echo Dots to integrate voice control into the ELAN system. This enables US Army SSG Walker to take advantage of the lighting, shade and television controls via voice command on a daily basis. “We’re adding even more personalised features, which is made possible with ELAN,” Jon comments. Since the smart home technology has become such an integral feature in Christopher’s residential life, it is extremely important that the system is protected against the danger of catastrophic power surges or outages. That’s why Innovative AV installed a Panamax VT4315-PRO vertical power conditioner, a Panamax MR5300 power conditioner, and a Panamax MB1500 Uninterruptable Power Supply Battery at the back of the equipment rack. “Especially when it comes to security, Walker wants access to his system all the time,” Jon explains. “A power surge would be an enormous disturbance. Panamax protects against that, while BlueBOLT functionality allows for remote rebooting should something like a cable box freeze up.” According to Judith Otter, executive director of the Gary Sinise Foundation, the smart home infrastructure has significantly helped Christopher transition back to residential life. “Our goal is to provide American heroes with a completely customised specially adapted smart home that gives them as much independence as possible,” she says. “We thank Core Brands for generously donating the technology that redefines the home owning experience for US Army SSG Christopher Walker.” The installers integrated an ELK security system The kitchen is ergonomically designed around the customers anthropomorphic data The oven is placed lower with handles to open the doors All systems are mounted under switch height to accommodate Christopher in a wheelchair August 2017 | 51