Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Living Post-NFL Life Like an MVP in Fully Automated Home

Packers Hall of Famer Nick Collins takes care of his family in a simple, yet sophisticated, smart home.

As his former team wraps its 2016 season with an NFC championship loss against the Atlanta Falcons, Nick Collins focuses on his new life as a personal trainer from his sophisticated smart home.

Nick Collins spent seven seasons as a safety for the Green Bay Packers before a neck injury forced him to retire at the age of 28. After moving back to his home state of Florida, Nick and his wife Andrea started exploring how to blend a new home with home automation.

While constructing their new 10,000-square-foot home, the Collins family knew they wanted one thing – complete home automation. Nick and Andrea wanted to control their home’s lighting, security, climate and entertainment systems with the touch of a button from anywhere in their home.

So, Integrator Mike Barry of Millennium Systems Design installed a complete ELAN Entertainment and Control System designed to allow the family to have total control in the simplest way possible.

“This system is basic, but sophisticated; we really like that,” says Nick Collins. “We use it every single day.”

SCROLL: Tour the features that give the Collins family a home-feel advantage.

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The Collins' smart home is automated with an ELAN system.
The Collins’ smart home is automated with an ELAN system.

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The Collins’ new home uses ELAN to connect and with multiple ways to control various systems, this smart home project was centered around ease-of-use.

To control the system from different rooms in the house, Millennium added 10 in-wall touch panels, three remotes and the mobile app.

“We love having a touch panel in every room of the house,” Nick says. “Regardless of what room I am in, I can adjust anything I need to, whether it be the music playing or the lighting levels.”

The system includes an ELAN gSC10 system controller, three g1 system controllers and two S1616A multi-room audio amplifiers.

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About The Author

Tony Consiglio is an Editor and Event Content Specialist for TecHome Builder. He has a decade of experience in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. A natural storyteller, Tony helps create compelling content for the home technology industry. He also has a background in multimedia journalism—shooting, editing and producing videos at news outlets around the country.

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