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        Crestron Global Home Technology Awards 2019

        Honoring the best of the best in residential systems design

        Thanks to the power and versatility of Crestron technology, our expert residential dealers are able to design the most jaw-dropping smart home solutions. The Crestron Global Home Technology Awards recognize the most innovative among these projects worldwide. They represent true excellence in control and home automation, and exceed customer expectations.
         

        Global Winners

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        Best Design Meets Technology
        Winner: Avaton
        USA
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        Most Unique Application
        Winner: Smart Home Solutions
        Australia
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        Best Integration Utilizing Crestron Partners
        Winner: Integrated Technologies Australia
        Australia
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        Best Showroom/Demo Space
        Winner: Quality Audio Video
        USA
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        Best GUI
        Winner: Ultamation Ltd.
        United Kingdom
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        Best User Experience
        Winner: V-TECH
        India
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        Best Shading Application
        Winner: Liaison Home Automation
        USA
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        Best Lighting Solution
        Winner: Dominion Design & Integration
        USA
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        Ultimate Multi-Dwelling Unit
        Winner: SmartComm Ltd.
        United Kingdom
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        Ultimate Crestron Home
        Winner: Clic2Control
        United Kingdom
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        Ultimate Crestron Super-Yacht
        Winner: VBH
        The Netherlands


        To download a complete list of all Global 2019 winners, please click here.

         

         
         
         
         
         

        Best Design Meets Technology

        Winner: Avaton
        USA


        With the homeowner’s busy schedule, it was impossible to maintain a fish tank. With hopes of finding an innovative solution, the homeowner reached out to Avaton. They proposed the idea of incorporating a video wall that could be used to watch TV and double as a virtual fish tank when not in use. The innovative solution not only delivers “wow” factor that immediately draws in guests, it also doesn’t occupy any functional space. Additionally, it’s easy-to-use and multi-functional, with the ability to show feeds from surveillance cameras around the property, the news, and even cartoons – something for everyone in the home.
         

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        Most Unique Application

        Winner: Smart Home Solutions
        Australia


        This 3-bedroom luxury apartment contained a number of different automation systems, which made whole home control far more complicated than it needed to be. Additionally, because the client required a hearing aid, he envisioned a home environment where all audio sources would broadcast through a hearing loop system and seamlessly change as he walked from room to room, without any interference from other zones.

        The Smart Home Solutions team chose Crestron for its versatility and unique ability to combine other systems into a custom platform with a simple to operate interface.

         
         
         
         
         

        Best Integration Utilizing Crestron Partners

        Winner: Integrated Technologies Australia
        Australia


        The client wanted it all for his “forever home”: comfort, convenience, security, energy monitoring and harvesting, and control of everything inside and outside the residence, including via voice commands through Amazon® Alexa® devices.

        The ITA team chose the Crestron platform to serve as the “glue” to bring every system together and provide a simple user interface.

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

        Best Showroom/Demo Space

        Winner: Quality Audio Video
        USA


        For their new showroom, Colorado-based integrator Quality Audio Video (QAV) wanted a space that would enhance its sales and operations capabilities. They purchased three commercial condos with an attached warehouse and upper mezzanine and transformed them into one large open space. It was a huge undertaking, given their poor condition. QAV completely remodeled the space to create a beautiful showroom, with no detail overlooked.

        With the help of Crestron control and DM NVX™ network AV technology, QAV was able to build the showroom of their dreams.

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        Best Incorporation of the Crestron Pyng® Operating System

        Winner: Kayder
        Australia


        How do you completely update the Crestron system in a 1,800 square-meter, 30-room estate, originally deployed with first generation Crestron Pyng® software? Re-starting from scratch, the 30-room home was completely re-configured in a day-and-a-half with Crestron Pyng OS 2, including custom lighting scenes, AV in 20+ zones, security setup, and control of shading, temperature, and third-party devices.

         
         
         
         

        Best GUI

        Winner: Ultamation Ltd.
        United Kingdom


        Ultamation’s interface philosophy has always been to keep the common functions easily accessible, using a minimum number of touches while logically grouping sophisticated functionality at lower levels. Homeowners benefit from the simplicity of a single press to bring a room to life, leaving them free to focus on their own priorities, while still affording the capabilities to set the perfect mood in a space and access their integrated systems; be it security or heating, all within the familiar framework of the menu.

        Created in Crestron Smart Graphics® software, the Lamina GUI theme from Ultamation has evolved to match trends in design, technological advances, and client expectations to achieve its best-in-class status.

         
         
         
         
         

        Best User Experience

        Winner: V-TECH
        India


        A billionaire client, troubled by his previous home automation project, initially opted not to install control and automation in his upcoming 37-floor, 100,000-square-foot home in Downtown Mumbai. However, later on, the family of three wanted to integrate audio throughout the home. V-TECH replaced the existing amplifiers with a Crestron Sonnex® multi-room audio system for the private floors. When the client decided to also incorporate the party and office floors, another Sonnex system was added, making it a 90+ room distributed audio amplification project.

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

        Best Shading Application

        Winner: Liaison Home Automation
        USA


        With impressive floor to ceiling windows throughout this 12,000-square-foot Colorado estate, a motorized shading solution that could be customized to fit, and be easily controlled from anywhere, was essential. Liaison Home Automation identified Crestron shades, combined with a custom UI running on Crestron touch screens and iOS® operating system devices, as the best solution for the job.
         

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        Best Lighting Application

        Winner: Dominion Design & Integration
        USA


        The owner of this 19,000-square-foot vacation home wanted to spend as little as possible, while maximizing the end result. It was a very tall order, given the massive scale of the project: 176 loads of centralized lighting, 8 localized wireless lighting devices, 72 keypads, 32 designer shades, 9 thermostats, and more. Dominion Design & Integration realized Crestron Pyng® software was the only solution up to the task. Otherwise, the magnitude of the project would have required tens of thousands of dollars in custom programming, which would have been a non-starter for the client.
         

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        Ultimate Multi-Dwelling Unit

        Winner: SmartComm Ltd.
        United Kingdom


        Centre Point is 34-storeys tall and, when built in the 1960s, was one of London’s first skyscrapers. Originally designed to provide supremely well-appointed office space, Centre Point has been transformed into a stunning, super-prime residential development. This iconic address demanded an iconic solution, and with SmartComm at the helm, the new MDU installation at one of London’s most famous tower blocks supremely delivers.

         
         
         
         
         

        Ultimate Crestron Home

        Winner: Clic2Control
        United Kingdom


        Incorporating 460 zones of lighting, 181 keypads, 32 zones of audio, 4 outdoor audio zones, 16 separately controlled video zones, security systems, bowling alley, spa, outdoor pool, and a 200" screen home cinema, among other areas, this project is winning feat of true integration expertise and attention to detail. Built on a foundation of Crestron DigitalMedia™ technology, and AV3 and DIN processors, Clic2Control created the ultimate Crestron home.

         
         
         

        Ultimate Crestron Super-Yacht

        Winner: VBH
        The Netherlands


        Super-yacht MY Lonian required an intelligent solution to manage and control a range of technology, and enhance the overall experience for guests. Van Berge Henegouwen (VBH) integrated a comprehensive solution, underpinned by DM NVX™ network AV technology, to control a range of functions on the superyacht including, lighting, AV, IT, satellite communications and video surveillance.

        North America Winners

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        Ultimate Crestron Home
        Winner: AHT Global
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        Most Unique Application
        Winner: The Source Home Theater
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        Best Integration Utilizing Crestron Partners
        Winner: Restrepo Innovations
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        Best Integration Utilizing Crestron Partners
        Winner: IT & AV Development Ltd. and ekey Biometric Systems GmbH
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        Best Showroom/Demo Space
        Winner: Quality Audio Video
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        Best GUI
        Winner: Digital Automation
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        Best User Experience
        Winner: Audio Images
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        Best Shading Application
        Winner: Liaison Home Automation
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        Best Lighting Application
        Winner: Dominion Design & Integration
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        Ultimate Multi-Dwelling Unit
        Winner: SmartTouchUSA
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        To download a complete list of all 2018 winners, please click here.
         
         
         
         
         

        Best Design Meets Technology

        Winner: Avaton


        With the homeowner’s busy schedule, it was impossible to maintain a fish tank. With hopes of finding an innovative solution, the homeowner reached out to Avaton. They proposed the idea of incorporating a video wall that could be used to watch TV and double as a virtual fish tank when not in use. The innovative solution not only delivers “wow” factor that immediately draws in guests, it also doesn’t occupy any functional space. Additionally, it’s easy-to-use and multi-functional, with the ability to show feeds from surveillance cameras around the property, the news, and even cartoons – something for everyone in the home.
         

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        Most Unique Application

        Winner: The Source Home Theater


        With a Crestron system serving as the technology backbone of their New York City home, the homeowners were already familiar with premier home automation. When purchasing their new home in New Jersey, they knew the smart home solution would need to be designed differently, but have the same focus on enhancing the family’s day-to-day lives (including in the owner’s private “man cave”) and deliver a user experience consistent with their NYC home. The Source Home Theater turned to Crestron Pyng® software to deliver on it.
         

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        Best Integration Utilizing Crestron Partners

        Winner: Restrepo Innovations


        For this tech-savvy homeowner, distributing 4K video throughout the home, including the three theaters, was atop his priorities list. Not an overly expansive home, it was essential to design a solution that would deliver what the client was looking for while also maximizing rack space and leveraging the existing equipment in the most efficient way possible. Restrepo Innovations designed and deployed a complete Crestron smart home solution that: adds 4K distribution; integrates control of HVAC, lighting, and shading; and takes advantage of products from Crestron partner AlltecPro to integrate the existing Ring doorbell system.
         

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        Best Integration Utilizing Crestron Partners

        Winner: IT & AV Development Ltd. and ekey Biometric Systems GmbH


        How do you integrate an ekey fingerprint door entry solution with an existing Crestron smart home system, without adding more ekey components? IT & AV Development Ltd. and ekey biometric systems GmbH joined forces to create a new driver that would turn Crestron into a network capable fingerprint access control system and provide homeowners with an innovative way to enter and secure their home.
         

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        Best Showroom/Demo Space

        Winner: Quality Audio Video


        For their new showroom, Quality Audio Video (QAV) wanted a space that would enhance its sales and operations capabilities. They purchased three commercial condos with an attached warehouse and upper mezzanine and transformed them into one large state-of-the-art open demo space. It was a huge undertaking, given their poor condition. QAV completely remodeled the space to create a beautiful showroom, with no detail overlooked. With the help of Crestron DM NVX technology, lighting control, touch screens, and remotes, the new QAV showroom delivers an immersive experience as soon as clients walk through the door.
         

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        Best Incorporation of the Crestron Pyng® Operating System

        Winner: Lunar AV


        Lunar AV was tasked with providing the owners of a beautiful northern New Jersey home with a sophisticated, easy-to-use solution that enabled them to efficiently control everything. Hundreds of hours were spent creating floor plans, schematics, and wire schedules to ensure all aspects of the system were to the client’s specifications. Crestron Pyng was used for the lighting, shades, and climate control to ensure that those systems were operational prior to delivering the AV racks. This played a big part in the client getting the Certificate of Occupancy on time.
         

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        Best GUI

        Winner: Digital Automation


        The tech-savvy client wanted intuitive, simple control of all subsystems in the home, while also being evocative of the subsystems and characteristics of the surroundings. Leveraging the talents of their dedicated interdisciplinary team of system designers, Digital Automation transformed one of Florida’s most prestigious homes into an advanced smart home. The custom user interface features a cohesive, intuitive design that delivers a simple, yet stunning, user experience – exactly what they were looking for.
         

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        Best User Experience

        Winner: Audio Images


        The owners of this Newport Beach, CA home were no strangers to superior home automation technology, with all of their other homes already standardized on Crestron. The main focus for the team at Audio Images was to upgrade the home’s existing platform from component video distribution to 4K, extend control to home theater with brand-new Dolby Atmos® surround sound technology, and integrate all subsystems including lighting, climate, heated floors, patio heaters, cameras, and security.
         

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        Best Shading Application

        Winner: Liaison Home Automation


        With impressive floor to ceiling windows throughout this 12,000-square-foot Colorado estate, a motorized shading solution that could be customized to fit, and be easily controlled from anywhere, was essential. Liaison Home Automation identified Crestron shades, combined with a custom UI running on Crestron touch screens and iOS® operating system devices, as the best solution for the job.
         

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        Best Lighting Application

        Winner: Dominion Design & Integration


        The owner of this 19,000-square-foot vacation home wanted to spend as little as possible, while maximizing the end result. It was a very tall order, given the massive scale of the project: 176 loads of centralized lighting, 8 localized wireless lighting devices, 72 keypads, 32 designer shades, 9 thermostats, and more. Dominion Design & Integration realized Crestron Pyng® software was the only solution up to the task. Otherwise, the magnitude of the project would have required tens of thousands of dollars in custom programming, which would have been a non-starter for the client.
         

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        Ultimate Multi-Dwelling Unit

        Winner: SmartTouchUSA


        Although no two individual MDU units are alike, a consistent user experience inside each one enhances lifestyle and security, raises property values, and helps attract and retain modern renters and buyers. SmartTouchUSA recently transformed this 50-unit residence and hotel in Baltimore, MD to deliver on that promise by standardizing on the Crestron platform as the technology backbone, and providing a custom UI.
         

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        Ultimate Crestron Home

        Winner: AHT Global


        The homeowners wanted to incorporate best-in-class automation and control technology throughout their property, including 4K video distribution, without disrupting the aesthetic. They needed a solution that was dependable, secure, and sleek. The homeowners brought in AHT Global to design and deploy a custom solution that would bring their vision to life. With the help of Crestron, AHT Global created a solution using DM NVX™ network AV technology and Amazon Alexa® that surpassed the client’s expectations – so much so that they enlisted AHT to upgrade their other properties.
         

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