A Digital Butler membership is more than management and maintenance; it is preparation for the unexpected.
A 17th century manor, set in acres of rugged countryside on an ancient Cornish estate, underwent bespoke refurbishment to become a luxury shooting-lodge. The vast site boasts two swimming pools, manmade shooting lakes and 7 outbuildings, some dating back to the 13th century.
As New Land Solutions, we installed pioneering smart home solutions to bring this ancient estate firmly into the 21st century. From the security cameras around the estate’s perimeter, to the cutting-edge audio systems filling the manorial halls with highest quality sound, the lodge was equipped with the lavish technological capabilities worthy of its rich heritage and architectural grandeur.
As a private luxury retreat, reliable remote management of these complex smart-systems was crucial to the owner’s needs: during periods where the property was unused, the security systems would need to function to the highest order. Similarly, it was essential that the custom heating, lighting and audio-visual systems across the estate’s manor and numerous outbuildings could be dependably activated ahead of their arrival.
To satisfy these requirements, the owners elected a bespoke Digital Butler membership package. With our thorough working knowledge of the technology throughout the property, we ensure it’s 57 heating zones, 22 audio zones and 32 wireless points operate perfectly year round, ready for use. Heating the manor’s great halls and stone outbuildings once required stacks of firewood and long hours of servant labour. Today, it is achieved in minutes from our headquarters miles away.
But our capabilities extend beyond activating the interior solutions, as our client discovered when approaching their lodge by helicopter one stormy night… The weather made landing conditions treacherous. When our 24hr remote management team were alerted to the situation, we activated the security camera beside the estate’s helicopter pad and ensured the footage could be accessed in real time within the craft. Thus the pilot was able to use the camera to guide the helicopter to a safe landing, in spite of the severe fog.