Smart apartments in Reykjavik’s Harbor District

Lutron Excellence Award 2021CEDIA Award Winner 2021Located in Reykjavik’s historic Old Harbor, Austurhöfn offers more than 70 classically-designed smart apartments. Featuring sweeping views of the bay and the center of Iceland’s capital city, Austurhöfn sets a new standard of luxury living. Every unit features cabinetry, appliances, and fittings from renowned European manufacturers. To distinguish Austurhöfn as a staple in upscale homes, the developers brought customization to a whole new level accommodating the diverse range of needs and lifestyles seen in potential homebuyers.

In 2019, we at TSP Smart Spaces were approached to establish smart technology solutions for their new Iceland condos. What occurred was an exciting collaboration between multiple teams spanning across the US, UK, and Iceland to provide a myriad of smart apartment packages and options for potential buyers.

Introducing smart technology into homes

By choosing an Austurhöfn apartment, you are also choosing proven smart home technologies. Each home at Austurhöfn comes with a base package of smart devices for apartments that includes lighting control, smart thermostats, a smart host, and 2N access control. Carefully selected by our home automation experts here at TSP Smart Spaces, this contains the essentials for anyone new to smart space technology.

While this is an excellent start for any homeowner, it barely scratches the surface of the possibilities smart technology can bring to your home. The challenge that arose was how to create technology solutions that appealed to the diverse needs and lifestyles of potential homeowners.

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Customizable packages for every homeowner

To solve this challenge, we created custom packages at each level (Plus, Premium, and Bespoke.) Each package represents a different tier of smart home integration. Each carefully selected by our smart technology experts that incorporates audio, visual, lighting, shades, and security.

The Base Package contains only the most essential elements. However, the Plus and Premium Packages offer more robust technology options such as universal remotes, motorized shades, and audio upgrades. The Smart Home Bespoke Package is reserved for homeowners looking to integrate all the bells and whistles smart home technology offers.

While every package delivers a different integration level, the ability to customize each package is where this solution shines. For audiophiles who aren’t ready to upgrade to the next package tier, specific audio upgrades exist within their given package. Allowing them to bring to life the aspect of technology they are most passionate about.

Creating customizable technology packages gave the property developers a competitive advantage by providing home buyers cutting edge technology without additional investment. Therefore, opening them up to the unlimited options offered by smart home technology.

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Smart home bespoke package

The Smart Home Bespoke Package offers an unparalleled range of options. Homebuyers work directly with us to curate the smart home technology solution that matches unique needs and desires. Solutions feature luxury equipment from smart technology leaders such as Bang & Olufsen, Amina, Savant, Lutron, and more. The Bespoke Package also features multiple in-person trainings to assist with customizing all of the home’s systems, as well as security updates and live tech support.

Smart Home Solution Specifics

Base Package

  • Lutron Smart Lighting Control
  • Savant Smart Thermostats
  • Savant Smart Host
  • 2N Access Control
  • Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Plus Package

The Plus Package includes everything seen in the Base Package with the addition of:

  • Savant Universal Remote
  • Lutron Custom Wireless Shades
  • In-Ceiling Bose Speakers

Premium Package

The Premium Package includes everything seen in the Plus Package with the addition of:

  • Lutron Custom Motorised Shades
  • Laser-engraved Lutron Palladiom Keypad
  • Savant Soundbar for Main TV

A myriad of options

With customization options spanning audio, visual, lighting, shades, and security, the possibilities offered can be overwhelming for someone new to smart home automation. Faced with this challenge, our team needed to create a way to present the Smart Home packages available at Austurhöfn. We needed a simplified and easily digestible format that highlighted the benefits and experience smart home technology provides.

The solution needed to be understood not just by potential homeowners but by the sales team at Austurhofn as well to help them shine a light on the homes’ most considerable competitive advantage.

An award-winning brochure to guide home buyers

Our design team worked in collaboration with our product experts to develop a Prism award-winning brochure. Its main purpose was to demonstrate the full customization options and benefits of smart home living to potential owners. Inspiration for this brochure came from luxury car specification books, which present a myriad of both technical and aesthetic options in a clear format for technical and non-technical audiences alike. The Austurhöfn Smart Home Specification and Price Guide features 28 pages of beautiful imagery. Most importantly, it provides details for every package available and highlights the incredible capabilities smart home technology unlocks in your home.

The brochure walks you through all 4 Smart Home Packages available to help you find the solution that fits your lifestyle and experience desired. Showcasing the available upgrades for audio, visual, lighting, and aftercare services, potential owners can begin to envision how their future homes will come to life. Designed to be easily digestible by non-technical buyers, the packages outlined are color-coded and written in an easy-to-understand format.

In addition to developing this brochure, our Icelandic technical team provided training for the Austurhöfn sales force to support, educate, and streamline the potential buyer’s journey. Read more about this project in this article in Residential Tech Today.

Interested in smart apartments?

Ready to build out the 21st century? Learn more about commercial home automation systems. Call 617 267 3030 or email [email protected] to connect with a member of our home automation for property development team.

About TSP Smart Spaces

At TSP Smart Spaces, we combine luxury design aesthetics with the latest in smart home automation technology. From colonial mansions in Boston to seaside retreats in Florida to luxurious vacation homes in Iceland, we help transform your home’s technology from a utility to an experience. We help you take control of your home, everything from lights and shades, to audio and visual, all from a singular device or voice command. Our proven Design, Build, and Support process, ensures we are with you from the beginning of your smart home journey and beyond.