Check Out Tech Exec Charlie Kindel’s Washington Smart Home Upgrade

Tech executive Charlie Kindel recently tapped Wipliance, an AFM Best of Our Valley winner, to update his Western Washington lakeside home with the latest smart home technology. The goal was to make the technology within the home less of a management task and rather something that Kindel can enjoy with effortless ease.

Kindel engaged Wipliance to create a luxury smart home environment that would do everything he wants as the ultimate tech playground, but is also easy and enjoyable for everyone in the home to interact with. Take a tour of the upgraded smart home in the video below and continuing reading on to learn more about how the latest smart tech improvements instantly elevated the space.

An immersive Control4 ecosystem allows for streamlined management of all elements of the home from a single interface- audio/video, comfort (lights, shades, temperature) and security. Control4 panelized lighting eliminates switch clutter and introduces clear and easy-to-read buttons for quick control of lighting and Lutron automated shades.

The theater area packs a punch with Dolby Atmos surround sound, a Sony 4K projector and a Screen Innovations ambient light reduction screen. Pressing a simple command on the Control4 Neeo Remote sets the stage for movie night in a snap. An avid classic car enthusiast and voice control user, Charlie wanted a way to get his space “ready to wrench” with a simple command. Finally, what’s a waterfront home without an amazing landscape audio system to bring the party outside?

At the heart of the whole project is an enterprise-level AV rack and network space, laying the foundation for all elements of the ecosystem to function flawlessly with proper ventilation and cable management. It’s all about the details!

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