Home Automation: Real-Life Best Practices
Fermax Electronics, Messoa, Oncam Global and Urmet Domus | Date:
The smart home offers many benefits, as seen in these real-world applications.
MultiUse Luxury Condo Project in Singapore Chooses Fermax Digital Systems
The reflection project in Singapore features six high-rise towers, some linked by sky bridges, and spacious low-rise villas. The development will span about 84,000 square meters with an extensive shoreline of 750 meters. The project comprises a total of 1,129 luxurious waterfront condominium units housed in six glass towers of 24 stories and 41 stories as well as 11 blocks of six- to eight-story villa blocks.
The project will feature a clubhouse with a full range of recreational facilities to meet the lifestyle of the homeowners, including a 90,000- square meter reflecting pool and a gymnasium. Every detail will interact with the sea and the commanding views of its scenic surroundings, including Mount Faber, Keppel Club Golf Course, Labrador Park, Sentosa Island and its upcoming integrated resort, as well as the city skyline. Homeowners will enjoy 10 years of free membership and five years of free subscription at the Marina Keppel Bay.
A Fermax digital system fits installation requirements, due to its flexibility and robustness for data transmission and audio/video quality. The reliability of this system has allowed Fermax to deploy its solution for demanding installations over a great distance and for a large number of apartments.
More than 1,100 apartments each have monitors in combination with a handset. The chosen outdoor station is the latest panel from Fermax. Finally, to provide a full set of intercom and service functionalities, the system supports a guard unit to assist the tenants.
Beside the video intercom equipment, the access control facilities are integrated in the system as well. Access control is a must, as it manages security for the whole development. The access control feature has been implemented as well, since it is a mandated requirement in Singapore on all tender specifications. This complete intercom and access functionality will become more common in the APAC region.
The integration of access control with the intercom makes the Fermax system flexible and simple to manage. All incidents are centralized, allowing administrators to visualize all events remotely.
Spanish Residential Comm unity Selects Messoa LPR
A gated community in Spain was secured by Messoa's LPR traffic camera, installed by local partner DeInta. The crisp images captured by the camera worked perfectly with the community's LPR software. The superior surveillance performance ensures community safety around the clock.
The residential community in Zaragoza San Lamberto, Spain, needed a surveillance camera near its front gate. This camera had to capture all information about vehicles. Should an incident occur, license plate, make and model of car, occupants, and the surrounding area provide valuable evidence.
DeInta was asked to help solve this problem. It had plenty of experience in developing, designing and installing communications and audiovisual systems. DeInta had developed an LPR software, which was capable of obtaining a wealth of important vehicle information. However, it needed a camera that was capable of obtaining sharp images to work with its software.
The camera featured high-contrast imaging performance for sharp, clear license-plate captures, even of vehicles moving at 90 kph, in bad weather and low-light conditions. Its rain guard and extendable sunshield minimize the effects of rain and sunlight on image quality. The cameras provided reliability and capture capabilities that ensured seamless integration with the external LPR software.
The LPR camera was installed along with IR illuminators to form an auto gateway system. The need for an on-site guard was eliminated. If drivers have any problems, they can use the communication system to talk to the call center and receive help instantly.