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July 22, 2020

Cliffside Ireland Home Uses ELAN® Control Systems to Easily Deliver Multi-Room, Audiophile-Quality Music and Home Cinema

HiTech Homes installs easy-to-use six-zone audio system that features ELAN, Furman® and Niles® products with capacity for elegant future expansion.

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22, 2020 — Modern home control systems provide a single easy-to-use tool that can help simplify daily life. Some homeowners don’t need every function every day, but they still like to have the extra capabilities in case they decide they need them later on. As Ireland-based HiTech Homes recently found, clients who have specific, limited integration needs can greatly benefit from a robust ELAN® Control System that’s both affordable and expandable to support additional future integration.

“While building their new cliff-top dream home, our clients realized they had the opportunity to drastically improve the quality, reach and accessibility of their beloved music collection,” said Patrick Morrissy, sales and marketing lead at Hitech Homes. “Both homeowners are audiophiles who simply love listening to music, so they wanted to integrate every source available and make it easy to listen to in any room.”

Utilizing in-ceiling, bookshelf and outdoor speakers, Hitech Homes installed a six-zone audio system that’s controlled through an ELAN HR10 Handheld Remote control or via the ELAN Mobile App on their smartphone. It offers the homeowners a fast, easy way to switch between music sources, to adjust volume in various audio zones, and to utilize sources including a vinyl turntable and the latest Autonomics high-definition music streamer.

“These homeowners built a forward-thinking home that received an ‘A’ rating for low energy and CO2 emissions, and they wanted their leisure electronics to be forward-thinking, too,” added Brian Morrissy, technical lead at Hitech Homes. “During the project, they decided to add another audio zone, highlighting the value of an expandable ELAN system that can grow as its owners desire. Now they can use a single remote with an easy-to-use touchscreen to control the whole home’s music, including high-definition, 24-bit, 192 kHz audio from the Autonomics® server.”

An ELAN S86A Multi-room AV Controller handles audio amplification and distribution, while Hitech Homes used a variety of speakers to best outfit every area of the home, including Niles® DS7 in-ceiling models. In order to ensure long-lasting music bliss and superior, uninterrupted performance, all the equipment is powered through a Furman® M-10X Power Conditioner that protects against electrical surges and voltage spikes.

“Besides the music functions, we chose an ELAN control system because it’s hands-down the easiest system to operate,” Patrick said. “With just a few taps on the touchscreen remote, our clients can direct any of their music sources to any, or all, of the audio zones, plus have instant volume and pause functionality. They love it, and we hope it inspires more homeowners to consider how home automation can improve their lives.”

About Hitech Homes

Hitech Homes was established in 2006 to offer the latest integrated electronics systems to homeowners throughout Ireland and London. It is headed up by brothers Brian and Patrick Morrissy. Specializing in home theaters, whole-home audio and video, lighting, Wi-Fi® distribution, security and climate controls, the company provides the full suite of home control technologies that buyers desire. For more info, visit

 About ELAN
The renowned ELAN® whole-house entertainment and control solutions, by Nortek Security & Control LLC, have set the benchmark for automation for over 30 years. The ELAN control products have been honored multiple times including winning a Human Interface Product of the Year award, and continue to expand intuitive functionality with security, surveillance, climate, audio and video distribution products and integrations. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit

About Nortek Security & Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 5 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands, NSC designs solutions for national telecoms, big-box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, security dealers, technology integrators and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., NSC has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information, visit

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