June 11, 2021 - Lighting control adds comfort, convenience, and security to any home. You can turn off all the lights at night with one touch, set lighting scenes for any occasion, and integrate lighting with shades and entertainment. While the innovative and robust technology behind the scenes may be impressive to certain gadget heads and techno geeks, the keypad on the wall is what matters most to the majority of homeowners and design professionals. They will look at and touch these all day are often the deciding factor when selecting the lighting control platform.
When it comes to keypads, dimmers, and switches, one size and shape doesn’t fit all. That’s why Crestron offers them in an expansive variety of shapes, sizes, finishes, materials, and button configurations. This gives homeowners the ability to enhance and personalize any space without compromising on control or reliability.
Crestron keypads are available in five different formats, plus countless possible options and customizations. Almost every aspect of the keypad can be customized to your preferences. Simple changes, such as replacing the faceplate of the Horizon® keypad to one of our 14 metal finishes, can completely transform them to blend seamlessly into any space. If the metal finishes don’t match your design, we still have you covered; we can color-match almost any finish to blend with the style of any interior. Prefer to have your keypads fade into the background? Our smart flush mount kits will make them virtually disappear into the wall. Want your keypads to be a prominent design feature in your rooms? With our backlit engraved buttons, you can achieve enhanced readability under any lighting conditions.
As if the Crestron keypad collection weren’t enough, there are also keypads from third-party manufacturers with built-in Crestron Connected® software technology from which you can choose:
Basalte delivers modern and unique designer keypads that are handmade in Belgium. Their multifunctional keypad is the true combination of luxurious design paired with simple useability. Basalte has a comprehensive control portfolio with a uniform design language, using only high-grade finishes such as aluminum, bronze, brass, glass, and leather. They offer European and North American focused applications.
Designed in Italy and manufactured in Holland, Black Nova offers three collections that beautifully marry function and design. Using premium materials in the manufacturing process provides stunning results for these keypads, with glass surfaces and buttons surrounded with metal finishes. Black Nova keypads are a modern offering, with global appeal and seamless interoperability.
Looking for something a little more classic? Look no further than Rhombus! Their square, round, and toggle luxury collections present a multitude of classic options. They offer a wide variety of finishes, including metal, wood, leather, stone, and shell. Rhombus always provides unique and beautiful results. While their keypads are manufactured in Bulgaria, their designs are global in nature and even featured in luxury hotels around the globe.
Control keypads are so much more than light switches; they’re design features that can add beauty, sophistication, and enhanced functionality to any room in your Crestron smart home. Gone are the days of unappealing keypads that take up excessive space on your walls. Small, condensed control keypads offer incredible functionality from a push of a button without overpowering the room. Express yourself with your home, both internally and externally. Design does not stop with the structure or furniture selection; design continues with the home controls you select. Turn your house into a Crestron smart home with beautiful lighting control.
by Phillip Pini, Head of Residential Sales, UK