This post was prompted by an initial project meeting and an annual tradition of watching a favorite movie around Christmas. During an initial project meeting, right after introductions, the Architect made a request. The Architect stated that the Client wanted all security devices to be invisible. In a previous conversation, I heard some examples of the measures to conceal devices. The current design included wall niches for light switches and temperature sensors for the HVAC system.
Today, the request for security to be unobtrusive, even frictionless, is nearly ubiquitous. Requests to be visually similar to other finishes in order to be unseen are common as well. But invisible is still a stretch.