Apple’s iPhone on Luxury Homes?

April 06, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst

Luxury homes in a residential community in Scottsdale, Central Arizona will be the first residential neighbourhood within the state to integrate a home automation system — Apple devices for all of its houses. Owners of the luxury homes in the residential community called Village at Paradise Reserve, have a home automation system, which installed by Savant— a company that manufactures and engineers home computerization systems for modern luxury home theaters, plus a whole home’s video and audio systems based on Apple’s OS X.

Apple’s iPhone on Luxury Homes?

Cullum Homes, the Village at Paradise Reserve’s developer, according to a report, formed a joint venture with Cyber Sound, to operate the installation of Apple’s operating system — the “Apple to Apple” product into the luxury homes.

The home automation system installed in every luxury homes in the community by Savant is said to operate by a series of in-wall and wireless iPad, iPod, and wireless iPhone devices.

The luxury homes’ automation system also includes Internet activity, climate control, home theater, audio, lighting, motorized window shades, and security. With the automation system, the report said that it utilize both hardware and software from one source can lower the luxury homes’ operation cost considerably, which can also cut-off programming time by half.

And by using iPhone, iPads, and iPods, as an alternative for using customized home system for the residential community, the installation cost of the entire automation system is less expensive, only $3,800. According to the president at CyberSound, Jon Summer, the luxury homes’ high-end system is “user-friendliness” that are more advance compared to other brands, and considerably less expensive.

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