Smart Home Technology
Systems for music, video, lights, climate and security have become more intelligent enabling you to easily operate them from a smart phone, tablet, keypad, or touch panel. Effortlessly listen to your favorite music from any area of the home with a single button press or set the lights and shades to create ambiance for entertaining in your open concept kitchen and living area. From your mobile device while at home or away you can view surveillance cameras, unlock the door if your child forgets the key, or set the temperature. Smart home technology adds convenience, comfort, and peace of mind. It’s pretty cool too! Solutions available for new construction and existing homes.
Your life is simpler and your home functions better when all your smart products and systems work together. Imagine coming home and pressing the ‘Welcome’ button to deactivate the alarm, turn lights on, set the perfect temperature, and play your favorite music. If remotes are piled on your coffee table or your walls are cluttered with banks of switches, knobs, and panels, let our integrated solutions help streamline your space and reduce frustration. With one intelligent, reliable and user-friendly device, anyone in your family can operate the entertainment system, lights, thermostats, shades, or security. It’s time to enjoy the power of complete control.
Centralized Distribution allows for complete control and connectivity of your home technology for every room, every application and every budget. The power of total integrated control and seamless connectivity all manifest from one centralized hub. Your home’s beauty is enhanced with less wall clutter and equipment spread throughout. System expansion is easy; every room and each smart device is simply another node on the network which is the backbone of the home.
Custom-tailored lighting control allows you to change the mood of any area of your home to suit the occasion. Whether watching TV, dining or entertaining, one press of a button can create the ideal atmosphere you desire. For example, press ‘Goodnight’ to turn all your lights off or ‘Pathway’ to light the way downstairs. Smart lighting control also contributes to a safe environment by linking with the security system to turn all lights on if uninvited activity is detected. Lighting control systems save energy. New construction or upgrade - let us create a lighting solution perfect for you.
Motorized Window Treatments
With motorized window treatments you can easily adjust the amount of daylight in your home to increase comfort, save energy, and protect interiors. Motorized shading and drapery transforms harsh glare into soft pleasing light, enhances privacy while preserving exterior views, reduces solar heat gain, provides UV protection of expensive furnishings and artwork, and provides the ability to change daytime into nighttime for restful sleep with the simple press of a button. Clients and designers have hundreds of window treatment fabric and color options available to compliment any décor.
Smart climate control makes it easy for you to set the perfect temperature of your home regardless of the season or other conditions. Create a comfortable environment by making adjustments from the same touch screen you use to control your lights, shades, and home entertainment system. Monitor and control your thermostats from a mobile device if you left your AC blasting when left home or turn up the heat before you return on a cold day. Heating and cooling your home can be expensive and our climate control solutions save you energy with programmed settings and integration to a home automation system.
With real-time monitoring, you can have a dashboard display of your home’s energy usage to see where it’s being used efficiently. Let our control systems optimize energy consumption while maintaining comfort. Easily access and make adjustments to your electrical, water, and gas usage to save energy. See calculated savings and the reduction in your carbon footprint in response to your adjustments from dimming lights or adjusting your homes’ temperature presets. Settings can automatically change or notify you whether you’re home or away. We work closely with architects and builders who desire to execute such energy-saving ideas into their projects and to gain LEED certification.
An automated pool or spa system provides added convenience and enjoyment whether it’s your primary or second residence. No more running outside to see if the pool is the right temperature. You can turn on the heater or the cleaner as you drive home so your pool or spa is ready for you to take a dip after work or the long journey to get to your vacation home. Maintenance is easier and equipment life is extended with preset programming for pumps, cleaners, lighting, waterfalls, temperature and monitoring. Operate water features including fountains and waterfalls from the same control interface or have them intelligently programmed to suit your lifestyle.
Digital Home Health
Digital Home Health solutions provide immeasurable peace of mind with the ability to remotely monitor a loved one. Family and caregivers can easily access and review information about a loved one’s blood pressure, weight, and movements around the home in an unobtrusive and non-invasive way. Imagine being able to respond quickly to changes in your parent’s overall health and provide physicians with accurate information without having to be there every day or needing to move them from their home. Digital Home Health systems are easy to use and a win-win for everyone in the family by empowering individuals to live independently and caregivers can rest more assured.
Many regular vacuums do little more than re-circulate dust. A Central Vacuum System is far more effective, not only to clean your house, but to improve your home’s air quality. Central Vacuum Systems are clinically proven to reduce allergy symptoms, ridding your home of dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander and other allergens. You’re not only protecting your family’s health, but also adding value and durability to your home.
Enjoy the media content in your home from any location with the simple press of one button. Smart media control gives you simple access to your favorite shows, movies and music regardless if the content is cable or satellite, stored on a server, or streamed from the internet. If you want to watch live sports, view a recorded drama, listen to a news radio station, or rock to a playlist on your iPhone®, you and your family can effortlessly select to watch or listen on devices in your home and even outdoors when entertaining or relaxing. Let us create the perfect media control solution to meet your needs. It’s time to ditch the stack of remote controls.
Audio Distribution systems send music to any room in your home via a central processor or matrix switcher. The days of a volume knob on the wall are long gone. Control of your music is simple and intuitive by means of a touch panel, keypad, handheld RF remote, iPad® or similar Wi-Fi smart device. Whether the speakers are placed in the walls, ceiling, bookshelves, shower or pool, they can be designed to aesthetically blend in to minimize visual impact. In fact, if you can’t get wires to a location, no problem. We have wireless solutions that enable you to enjoy your music from anywhere. You’ll need fewer components since a single music server or a Pandora station from your smart phone can be shared in one, several, or all the rooms of your home.
Distributing video in your home enables a single video source, such as a satellite receiver, game console, or Blu-ray player, to be shared across multiple TVs via a video matrix switcher. This significantly reduces the amount of sources needed for every TV in your house and hides all the equipment in a storage closet or basement where it can easily be serviced. Instead of watching your Apple TV only in your family room, you can easily watch it on any TV in your home. By integrating the video distribution with a smart home automation system, you can further simplify your control experience.
A safe and secure home for your family needs to be smart enough to alert you when you’re home or away. Preview streaming video from security cameras right on your touch screen display or iPad®, iPhone® or Android™ device. At home, use your touch screen as a video intercom system so you can see who's at the door. While you're away, disarm alarm systems to let in the housekeeper or babysitter, then activate it as soon as they leave. Integrate with a lighting control system so lights turn on if an intrusion is detected or a dim pathway is lit when the smoke alarm is triggered.
An alarm system customized to your lifestyle will be the most effective at protecting what you value the most. Gain peace of mind with the confidence that you’ll be notified while you’re away if something in your home just isn’t right. Receive an e-mail that the alarm is not set or the door is open. Access real-time information from touch screens and mobile devices. An integrated home alarm system can provide more safety by also triggering lights, surveillance, audio and climate based on the situation. Set the burglar alarm and secure doors and gates with a tap of your touch screen before going to bed.
With high-definition surveillance cameras in and around your home, you can monitor activities real-time whether you’re in the house or halfway around the globe. Receive live video streams of entrances to see who’s at the door, interior areas, the perimeter, or even check on the kids playing in the pool all from the same touch screen that controls your home entertainment system or from your smart mobile device. Camera types include pan-tilt-zoom, covert, long-range, nanny cams, and more. Activity is documented on a digital recorder so you can play back at your convenience.
Entry Systems/ Access Control
Our entry systems can be standalone or integrated into your phone system so that when someone rings the doorbell, your phone rings. You can pick up to speak to the visitor, or press a button to open the gate. Add video capability, and you can see who’s there. Or program your doorbell to pause the music system or provide notification on your TV so you never miss a ring. Access can be controlled with magnetic door locks, biometric fingerprint access, and perimeter barriers such as gate control. Together, we can customize a solution to your specific needs.
If you’re using smart devices and have a home technology system you’ll be living in a connected home environment that offers convenience, flexibility, and an enhanced lifestyle. We’ll work with you to determine which technologies need to be connected on your network, wired or wireless, to meet your needs. This may only be some components or it may be everything from HDTV, IPTV, media servers, lights, shades, security, VoIP phones, appliances, and your control system. In all cases, the connectivity will be reliable and secure.
A network is a home’s central nervous system for all communications and control. We’ll help lay a solid and reliable foundation that’s robust for today’s technology and for tomorrow’s. We will work with you to find a complete networking solution that satisfies all of your system needs including your TV, telephone, music, security, control system and mobile devices that are connected on the network in a smart home. A high-speed and secure network provides the functionality and protection you desire.
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