The Classic NYC Brownstone

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The Classic NYC Brownstone

    • Osbee's award-winning home technology integration project is this classic Upper East Side Brownstone in NYC.
    When we met the stylish homeowners of this magnificent five-story 1820’s brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, their focus was on comfort, convenience, security, and entertaining guests.
     
    So our task was to give the couple a fully integrated solution that would let them make every room inviting and comfortable in a simple and intuitive way — whether through setting the lighting just so, turning up the thermostat on the way home from their respective offices, or controlling the motorized shades behind the chaise lounge in the Master Suite with one touch.

    In the Sitting Room off the Foyer, the Crestron home integration system makes total control of the room simple — from adjusting the motorized shades, dimming all the light fixtures, and setting the preferred room temperature to cueing up a favorite playlist to listen to through the house-wide audio and video system.

    • Osbee's custom app for iPad and iPhone controls all the technology in this Classic Upper East Side NYC Brownstone.

    The entire system can be accessed by the homeowners' iPhones and iPads integrated with Osbee's custom app created for the residence. Whether they are on the chaise in the Master Bedroom of their NYC brownstone or spending time at any of their other homes around the world, the couple can check and set the alarm system, view visitors at the front door, and adjust lighting, shades, and climate to their liking no matter where they are.

    • Several Crestron TSW-1052 touchscreens control the integrated home technology in this Upper East Side NYC Brownstone.

    One of several 10-inch touchscreens gives the homeowners control of the entire system from anywhere in the house — including the Walk-in Closet.

    • Wireless dimmers and custom-programmed keypads were installed in Osbee's Upper East Side NYC Brownstone retrofit project.
    To provide convenient local control of the 125 light loads throughout the residence, Osbee installed Crestron wall-mounted keypads the clients loved for their aesthetics and ease of use. Behind the keypads, Osbee installed wireless dimmers to add significant lighting control capabilities without having to open walls and do new wiring — an important consideration in protecting the irreplaceable historical details in the rooms of the 1820's residence.
    • Osbee created a custom app for the many Crestron TSW-1052 touchscreens used in this NYC Brownstone.
    A 10-inch tabletop touchscreen and our custom control app give the homeowners complete access to every feature of their integrated system from the couch in the Living Room.
     
    Osbee's control apps are created specifically for each residence, and are based on our years of development and real-world testing to make our touchscreens as intuitive and simple to use as possible.
    • Osbee is a Certified Panasonic Digital Telecommunications Dealer and provides business-class telecom capabilities to residential clients.
    Osbee works seamlessly with all home technology service providers — including security, cable, satellite, Internet, and telecom companies. 
     
    As a Certified Panasonic Digital Telecommunications Dealer, we plan phone systems with as much thought and attention regarding functional requirements, placement, and installation as we do with all the other home technologies we provide.
    • Osbee integrated a Crestron DigitalMedia 4K audio and video distribution system in this historic Upper East Side Brownstone in New York City. A surround-sound-quality Leon Horizon Soundbar is customized to match the width and finish of the TV.
    A state-of-the-art audio and video distribution system provides audio and video entertainment throughout the residence. 
     
    In the Library, the family can enjoy movies on the 78-inch TV. The soundbar below the screen provides three channels of high-fidelity audio that rivals many surround-sound systems and is custom-built to the exact width and finish of the display for a sleek, unified appearance.
    • Osbee integrated electronic door openers into the intercom and surveillance system so the homeowners can view and admit guests from any touchscreen or iPad.
    With electronic door openers, surveillance cameras, and video intercoms integrated into the security system, the homeowners can view and speak to visitors at the Front Door and admit them to the residence from anywhere.
     
    A single keypad by the door provides convenient lighting presets, including "Welcome Home," "Entertaining," and "Goodbye" giving the homeowners the ability to set desired light levels of multiple fixtures in multiple areas of the home with just one touch.
     
    • Osbee installed 30 Crestron motorized solar and Roman shades in this NYC Brownstone and can be controlled by iPad, iPhone, and any of the hardwired Crestron touchscreens in the home.
    • OsbeOsbee installed 30 Crestron motorized solar and Roman shades in this NYC Brownstone and can be controlled by iPad, iPhone, and any of the hardwired Crestron touchscreens in the home.

    The motorized solar shades in the Library are just three of 30 motorized shades in the home — all of which can be adjusted from local wall-mounted keypads or using any of the iPads, iPhones, and touchscreens integrated with the system.

    • Instead of a bulky, unsightly thermostat on the 100-year-old wood panelling, Osbee installed a Crestron CHV-RTS remote temperature sensor painted to match the finish so you barely know it's there.
    One of the many advantages of living in an Osbee Home is the level of aesthetics it affords. From the very start of engineering and design, we work with the architect and interior designer to make choices that best complement the décor and style of the home and keep the rooms as perceptably free of electronics as possible.
     
    Here, a remote sensor painted to match the wood paneling monitors temperature and humidity and sends the information back to the thermostats hidden away in the basement, eliminating the need to clutter the beautifully panelled walls with bulky electronics. The single multi-function keypad replaced multiple switches and features custom-engraved buttons.
    • Selecting video entertainment is easy from the Crestron TSW-1052 hardwired touchscreen running Osbee's custom app created for this NYC residence.
    In addition to wireless- and Internet-based system control via iPad and iPhone, dedicated hardwired touchscreens — such as this 10-inch tabletop version in the Library — form the core of the housewide control system and provide added benefits and "always on" functionality that mobile devices cannot.
     
    That’s why virtually all of our home technology integration systems include a mix of dedicated and mobile control devices to provide the most flexibility and reliability.
    • For lighting and climate control screens, Osbee uses floorplans of the actual residence to make selecting a room or floor on the Crestron TSW-1052 touchscreens quick and easy

    Another of several 10-inch tabletop touchscreens installed throughout the residence displays Osbee's floorplan-based control app mapped exactly to the floorplans of this specific residence. Here, the lighting control screen is selected and displays the rooms where lights are on. A tap on any room of the floorplan brings up the on/off/dimming controls for that room. 

    • Osbee replaced a bank of wall switches with one multi-function keypad to control lights and shades in this NYC Brownstone Master Suite.

    At the entry to the Master Bath, a single keypad allows the couple to adjust multiple light fixtures and shades in the Walk-in Closet, the Bedroom, and the Bathroom itself.

    The room temperature, all the light fixtures and motorized shades, and the music playing in the Master Suite can be adjusted effortlessly from any touchscreen in the residence, and from the homeowners’ iPhones and iPads.

    • Selecting video entertainment is easy from the Crestron TSW-1052 hardwired touchscreen running Osbee's custom app created for this NYC residence.

    At the start of the day, the couple can check the local news and weather, raise the motorized shades, and turn the heat up in the Breakfast Room on the floor below all from the 10-inch tabletop touchscreen in the Master Bedroom.

    • As a Certified Panasonic Digital Telecommunications Dealer, Osbee provides business-class phone systems with multiple lines and seamless integration with office phone systems so business calls can be received at home.

    Typical off-the-shelf cordless home phone systems rarely perform as well as desired. As a Certified Panasonic Digital Telecommunications Dealer, Osbee provides business-class phone system design and installation with multiple lines, web-based soft-phone capabilities, and seamless integration with office phone systems so business calls can be received at home.

  • Osbee's award-winning home technology integration project is this classic Upper East Side Brownstone in NYC.1 
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  • Osbee's custom app for iPad and iPhone controls all the technology in this Classic Upper East Side NYC Brownstone.3 
  • Several Crestron TSW-1052 touchscreens control the integrated home technology in this Upper East Side NYC Brownstone.4 
  • Wireless dimmers and custom-programmed keypads were installed in Osbee's Upper East Side NYC Brownstone retrofit project.5 
  • Osbee created a custom app for the many Crestron TSW-1052 touchscreens used in this NYC Brownstone.6 
  • Osbee is a Certified Panasonic Digital Telecommunications Dealer and provides business-class telecom capabilities to residential clients.7 
  • Osbee integrated a Crestron DigitalMedia 4K audio and video distribution system in this historic Upper East Side Brownstone in New York City. A surround-sound-quality Leon Horizon Soundbar is customized to match the width and finish of the TV.8 
  • Osbee integrated electronic door openers into the intercom and surveillance system so the homeowners can view and admit guests from any touchscreen or iPad.9 
  • OsbeOsbee installed 30 Crestron motorized solar and Roman shades in this NYC Brownstone and can be controlled by iPad, iPhone, and any of the hardwired Crestron touchscreens in the home.10 
  • Instead of a bulky, unsightly thermostat on the 100-year-old wood panelling, Osbee installed a Crestron CHV-RTS remote temperature sensor painted to match the finish so you barely know it's there.11 
  • Selecting video entertainment is easy from the Crestron TSW-1052 hardwired touchscreen running Osbee's custom app created for this NYC residence.12 
  • For lighting and climate control screens, Osbee uses floorplans of the actual residence to make selecting a room or floor on the Crestron TSW-1052 touchscreens quick and easy13 
  • Osbee replaced a bank of wall switches with one multi-function keypad to control lights and shades in this NYC Brownstone Master Suite.14 
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  • Selecting video entertainment is easy from the Crestron TSW-1052 hardwired touchscreen running Osbee's custom app created for this NYC residence.16 
  • As a Certified Panasonic Digital Telecommunications Dealer, Osbee provides business-class phone systems with multiple lines and seamless integration with office phone systems so business calls can be received at home.17 
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