Scott Dixon is a quadruple IndyCar Champion, leading non-U.S. driver in American Championship Cars, and one of the 33 greatest drivers in Indianapolis 500 history. He’s also a husband and father who, when away from home, wants to connect with his family however possible.
That’s why, when building his new 7,000-square foot home in Indianapolis, he called upon Robert Haecker, Tom Wilburn and Don Wolfe at Triphase Technologies to integrate fast and responsive technology that helps Dixon feel present, even while on the road. To bridge the physical gap and bring Dixon home at a moment’s notice, the Triphase team relied on an ELAN Entertainment and Control System.
“The Dixon family has dealt with slow and finicky control systems in the past,” says Robert Haecker, president, Triphase Technologies. “We introduced them to a system that provides Dixon with the speed and reliability he needs. Now, he’s able to view security camera footage, monitor the home’s front gate, or check in on his children from literally anywhere in the world.”
Serving as the central hub to all of the smart home’s components, the ELAN gSC10 Controller allows Dixon to control his security system (including garage door integration, 24/7 camera access and driveway gate control), HVAC, automated lighting and multi-room audio and video systems while on-the-go. Accessible on three ELAN TP7 touch panels in the master bathroom, loft and kitchen, four ELAN HR200 remotes and the ELAN g! Mobile app on Scott and his wife Emma’s mobile devices, control is only a touch away.
“My primary goal in building a smart home is to have automation on-the-go,” says Dixon. “Since I travel frequently, I require a fast, easy-to-use system that makes me feel like I’m right at home. So far, I’ve been using the ELAN app every day.”
To see his children while on the road, Dixon utilizes the new ELAN Intercom function, enabled through the ELAN 7.2 software upgrade, to call his property from his mobile device. “It’s so fun to check in on the family while using ELAN Intercom—even if it’s just to make sure that the girls are keeping their rooms clean and brushing their teeth!”