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

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

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

Whole-House Control


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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