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March 8, 2021

Smart Lighting is a Smart Home Essential

It’s time to shed some light on what lighting can add to your smart home. FLIP THE SWITCH ON YOUR HOME’S LIGHTING Control4 Smart Lighting goes far beyond beautiful switches and dimmable bulbs.It provides energy efficiency, added safety and security, customlighting scenes, and the ability to control several smart products inyour home at once with just the touch of a button. How does smart lighting do all of this? Mainstream Day-to-Day TasksWith a preset scene like “Good Night,” you’re able to switch off all of the lights simultaneously, turn off TVs and electronics, lock the doors, and set the alarm.Control Even When You’re AwayControl the lighting (and the HVAC, door locks, even cameras!) in your home all from your mobile device whether you’re across the street or across the globe.Feel Safe and SecureNever come home to a dark house again; lights come on automatically as […]
March 12, 2018

Home, Sweet Digital Home

Home, Sweet Digital Home A grand residence in Rustenburg has everything a person could wish for in terms of style, comfort and convenience, and is the first I the country to have a full Crestron Digital Media System Large and expensive homes are all too often designed and decorated in such a way that they appear impersonal and feel more like hotels than homes. However, there is one grand house in Rustenburg that has everything a person could wish for in terms of style, comfort and convenience yet remains a family home – albeit a very high tech one. It is the first in the country to have a full Crestron Digital Media System installed by Panavision last year. The 1000 m2 house comprises three storeys (which meant the installation of a lift), and was designed with comfort in mind. The spacious bedrooms are all […]
July 1, 2015

Six star control for a six star hotel

Six star control for a six star hotel The face of hospitality is changing as new technology makes integration easier. It used to be that hotels and other hospitality facilities around the world limited technology and integration to their entertainment and conference areas and I was rare to find these facilities in any but the very best suites. But times have changed. Now it is possible to centrally monitor, manage and control almost every aspect of building. Whether it is a guest room, ballroom, spa or common area, all aspects – from architectural and interior lighting to thermostats, security, digital signage and distributed audio and video – can be managed from a single location. Voted the world’s leading boutique hotel since 2001, the Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spar in Sandhurst, Johannesburg, was already renowned for its state-of-the art conference facilities and when it recently […]
June 12, 2015

TECHNOLOGY FIT FOR A PALAZZO:

TECHNOLOGY FIT FOR A PALAZZO:   Think ‘Palazzd and what comes to mind? A palace fit for an emperor; a palatial mansion where luxury is a given, and where every possible convenience is only a finger-touch away. Palazzo Steyn,  n William Nicol Drive, is just that and more. It’s the home of Insurance tycoon Douw Steyn, and the first house in Steyn City, the multibillion-rand development that is set to become one of the argest and most exclusive gated estates in Southern Africa. Douw Steyn also owns The Saxon, an exclusive boutique hotel in Johannesburg. In 2010 Panavision Evolve automated audio-visual  AV), lighting, and climate control throughout the hotel This they successfully accomplished using Crestron products, and PROMAG magazine featured the Saxon AV installation as the cover article n 2010 (fourth quarter). VVhen it came to the job of automating Palazzo Steyn With state-of-the-art technology, Panavision Evolve […]