One of the world’s great resort communities, Albany is nestled on 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence Island in the Bahamas. It offers an unsurpassed lifestyle combining luxurious accommodations, easy access to Nassau and its international airport, and the amenities and services of a five-star hotel.
At Albany, the Tavistock Group and partners Tiger Woods and Ernie Els created a championship golf course, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, and a selection of custom homes, three to six bedroom villas and luxurious condominiums, all supported by 24/7 services.
Think Simple integrated all of the audio, video, computer network, lighting control and automation technology used on the 600-acre property. Each residence has a multi-room audio system, which includes surround sound in the living room, and many have multi-room video systems and home theaters. An exceptionally simple interface, running on an Apple iPad, gives each homeowner and guest control of the AV plus the heating, air conditioning, humidity, lighting, shading, and security systems.
For example, at the Callender home, we installed a whole-house audio and video distribution system, which includes a central rack with DirecTV receivers, Blu-ray and other sources including Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora. There are TVs in the master bedroom, guest rooms and guest cottages, and the audio system extends throughout the property, including outdoors. A dedicated home theater and a family room with large screen TV and surround sound add to the entertainment options. Family and guests can connect their phones, laptops and MP3 players to the system wirelessly, allowing them to play their own music and movies in the areas they choose.
To further simplify these systems and to give homeowners and their guests the ultimate in peace of mind, Think Simple created a property-wide automation and building management system. Should any of the electronics show any sign of a fault, the system alerts homeowners and the property managers, so they can take care of it immediately, before it causes a problem.
These alerts are especially valuable because many of the homeowners have a primary home elsewhere. Owners are assured that their residences are always safe and functional, even if they are away for some time. The system has become an important component of the superb service Albany is known for.
Homeowner satisfaction is very, very high. Think Simple has been involved in every phase of the project, and our crews have been on site continuously as new homes and new condominiums are built.