It's the conveinance of entire sub-systems all working together in convenient ways. I like the flexibility of Crestron being able to take any controlled lighting dimmer and add a couple custom buttons or scenes controlling area specific control. Best this cleans up walls removing threeway and fourway switches.
In my house I control 8 sub-systems. Lighting, Shades, Audio, Climate, Security, Network, Surveillance and Locks.
Lighting- 22 controlled dimmers, 2 LED controllers, lamp dimmers and some slaves
Shades- 4 installed (10) owned but not all complete
Audio- 9 Zones
Climate- 1 Zone
Security- 5 exterior doors, 4 motions, 1 glass Break, 1 interior siren, 1 exterior siren
Network- Router, interior WAP, exterior WAP, 16 Port switch
Surveillance- 4 dome cameras, 1 Doorbird, 8 channel NVR
Locks- 2 auto locks
Control- 2 touch panels
Scenes I use in single gang light switches.
Foyer- "Away" When I leave I press an extra engraved button in the foyer that turns off all controlled lights, all Audio, arms Security with 30 second delay, closes all shades and locks the doors.
When I unlock the front door it turns off security turns climate up or down three degrees, turns on the foyer, kitchen lights.
Dinning Room- "Party" mode, Accent lighting and led's, shades up/down based on astrological clock in dinning room, kitchen, family roon, guest bath, living room. Audio to playlist rock in Dinning, kitchen, family, lanai, backyard and guest bath.
Dinning Room- "Dinner Party" all common area lights off except chandeliers, recessed lights, table lamps, sconces, T lanterns in dinning Room, foyer, guest bath, Lanai, mood lights around water feature in backyard and under cabinet lighting in kitchen, all at 15%. Audio to playlist jazz at 65db in Dinning, family, guest bath, lanai, backyard and family room.
Kitchen- "Culinary Genius" all kitchen lights on full bright, shades up/down based on astrological clock, kitchen audio switches to ceiling mounted Alexa Echo as Source, with vocal control for hands free control.
Master Bed- "Good Night" turns off all common area lights, closes shades, arms security (stay), turns off all common area audio
Family room- "Movie Time" turns off all common area lights, turns on at 10% guest bath lights, LED strips behind TV, Bar and Turntable. Closes all common area shades.
Lanai- "Party & Dinner Party" scenes both work here too. But exclusive scenes out side are "Chick Pow Wow" turns on T lights, Lanai sconces. Switches audio source to another ceiling mounted Alexa Echo for hands free audio control.
Bar- "Tequila, Scotch & Wine" are individual engraved switches at the bar. Each turns on different LED mood lights and audio selections for each alcohol selection.
Last edited by funky54; 01-25-2019 at 05:31 PM.