Homemation: Home Automation Experience Centre
October 2018, Kramerville Johannesburg, Homemation, the AV, home automation and theatre specialists, recently revealed their state-of-the-art Experience Centre.
Guests were welcomed into the awe-inspiring, spacious Scandi-style showroom, offered drinks and enjoyed snacks from the live sushi chef. They were able to walk through the ‘home of the future’ viewing invisible speakers, drop down screens, automated blinds and even a robot vacuum cleaner. The spaces were alive with the sound of people talking excitedly about high-tech offerings and tempting DJ’ing coming from outside.
The ‘home’ is completely automated, which means that using voice, or the touch of a button, lights are turned off, on or dimmed, the blinds can be adjusted, stove switched on, fireplace lit and music of choice streamed through a variety of speakers – even ones that are completely hidden in the ceiling.
Walking into the lounge, the invisible Stewart Filmscreen screen and JVC projector emerge from the ceiling for an even more immersive experience.
The bedroom features an LED strip light behind the bed that is motion activated when you get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
The room that fascinated most, was the THX “CANNES” cinema room where guests could experience a thrilling car chase that had the hairs on the back of their necks stand upright!
After the tours, the house warming bourgeoned into a real party… live sushi, premium gin and whisky bars and the ultimate DJ’s Small Paul, Roger Goode and international acclaimed Timo ODV!
Founders and Joint CEOs, Nicholas Gliksman and Daniel Mclean, welcomed everyone and their pride of seeing their dream become a reality was evident as they shared the vision behind the first Home Automation Experience Centre in the country. It is a world-class experience, comparable to the US and UK markets. The scale is exciting – a mini-house fitted out with tech, home automation, home cinemas and AV. It is 500m2 and has a kitchen, dining room, living room, TV room, bedroom and even a patio equipped with outdoor speakers.
Homemation showcases their premium brands – Steinway, Stewart Filmscreen, Monitor Audio, Klipsch, Polk, Denon, Rotel and Triad to name a few, across their four movie and music rooms (and if you’re in Joburg, pop me an email for a private viewing).
“What is great is that it is relatable to your own home and we can demonstrate real-life scenarios with cutting edge technology”, enthuses Nic. “It is the home of the future here and now, nimble and evolving to change, with voice-controlled lighting and appliances. It demonstrates the Internet of Things seamless integration and in true Homemation fashion, the audio and visuals are seamless, practically invisible and still deliver performance.”, shares Dan.
Homemation is a specialist supplier of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after AV and technology in the world. Homemation has the exclusive distribution, in Africa, of global leading brands such as Control4, Definitive Technology, Denon, Heos, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf and Stewart Filmscreen.
Call Homemation on 011-781 8887 for your nearest stockist, or visit www.homemation.co.za or www.control4.co.za ; Facebook ; Twitter and Instagram.