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A darkened room makes for a great movie theatre. However, if you and your buddies have ever gotten together for a night of football or looked forward to watching your favorite movies you know how annoying it is to grope around looking for the remote in the dark. Once you do get off your feet to switch in the lights there is always the chance that you will fall flat on your face.

What if you could control your home’s lighting and your television with the click of your button? Imagine sitting on the couch while you dim the lights, turn the volume up, slide the curtains and modify the LCD display to its full HD potential without ever getting up from your seat. A fully functioning home automation system will make your friends and co-workers green with envy when they decide to drop by to watch the Super Bowl.

Automated Home Theatre System

Who needs to get in line for movie tickets when you have home theatre system that offers you the same experience? As the name implies, a home theatre system is designed to give you compete control over your home theatre. Such a system usually includes automotive procedures for temperature control, LCD display, projectors, surround sound, audio amplifiers, speaker systems, remote controlled lighting as well as a plethora of other perks –

Light and Sound

Integrated intercom, phone and lighting systems are convenient to say the least.  For example, an automatic lighting system allows you to adjust the lighting in your room with the push of button. In other words, instead of looking for the light switch in the dark, you can modify all of the lighting in the house with a single device.

Centralizing

Centralizing your audio and video for the whole home is another reason why many people are opting for automated living. Such a system allows you to operate or modify all of your sound systems and other devices like radios, DVD players, as well as audio receivers. The controls are usually organized in a single media closet so that also saves you from tripping over any loose wiring.

This is where Houston Custom Installers come in. We can make sure that you never have to grope for any light switches in the dark ever again. Our home theatre services include TV installation, surround sound installation as well as a smorgasbord of other services. Customers can also take advantage of our exclusive Home Theatre Package with a lifetime warranty.

One glaring (no pun intended) reason is that it looks flashy and therefore appealing. What would you rather look at? A paper based restaurant menu with ketchup stains or a colorful picture display that exhibits your favorite snacks in full HD? If you are like most consumers, chances are that you will choose the latter. Other perks that come with this useful commodity include –

Save on Time and Costs

Digital signage also helps save costs and valuable time for those who use it especially establishments that need to change what they display on their signs on a regular basis. This means that owners won’t have to change their signs manually neither will they have to wait for any paper based paraphernalia to be printed out.

Changing the content on the display is also easy with digital signage systems. All a person has to do is to change the content with a few clicks at a keyboard. In fact, changes can also be sent through the internet which is all the more reason why many retailers are employing digital signage systems.

Visually Appealing

This is worth mentioning twice since visual appeal is also why people tend to go for digital signage in the first place. The more visually appealing a display is the more customers will stream in through those doors. Automated signage also offers a more focused interaction between an establishment and its patrons. Digital signs can be modified as many times as you want as well. Think of the digital signage at airports, menu boards and corporate lobbies.

Centralized

This is perhaps the most convenient solution when it comes to owning fully automated digital signage systems. Owners can literally control hundreds of displays in different outlets from a central location themselves without having to depend on employees. This can also be achieved with the most minimum of resources through a digital signage network.

Of course, such a complicated system is not easy to install no matter how user friendly the end product is. Houston Custom Installers will make the whole installation process look easy. Besides putting up your digital signage we will also ensure that your central networks are in top working order as well. We are experienced in servicing a wide range of industries including offices, churches, restaurants and bars as well as others.  In fact more than 80% of our orders relate to customer referrals. We are the best custom installation business in Houston so you can be sure that you will get what you paid for and more.

A business needs to ensure that all lines of communications between employers and employees are glitch free in order for it to run like a well oiled machine. Therefore it isn’t surprising why every high end business has a conference room. A conference room makes for a convenient meeting place for negotiating important deals or proposing new ideas that can further increase a company’s revenue. CEOs, on and offsite team members as well as stakeholders rely on regular business meetings for making key decisions that might help direct a company in a more positive direction.

Of course, not any room with a large table and chairs will do. Presenting business proposals has more to do with trying to convince people. A presenter needs to be familiar with the equipment that he will be using to display the presentation in question. A faulty projector or outdated lighting system is enough to mar even the most basic presentation and make the most experienced employee look like an amateur.

In order for companies to foster an environment where ideas flourish freely, they need operational systems that are user friendly. In other words, they need to install reliable and versatile audio visual equipment that caters to their own unique needs. This also includes remote controlled lighting, audio amplification systems, speaker systems as well as a range of other labor saving systems.

For example, automated drop down screens are a great alternative to stationary boards that have to be propped up by hand to be of any use. Such an inconvenience wastes a lot of time to say the least, time that could have been utilized proposing an integral idea to a boardroom full of important company executives.

Houston Custom Installers aim to spare the presenter from such embarrassments. We are the best in the business and can make all of your conference equipment work for you at the touch of a button. Our aim is to provide our corporate clients with versatile and reliable custom audio/video solutions. Our audio/video systems range from single screens and projectors to wide scale projects that include multi monitors, integrated video, audio, total control systems as well as web conferencing solutions.   We are experienced in providing equipment for seminars, presentations, conferences, meetings and also trainings. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage whether your company needs a centralized control system to manage crucial presentations or motorized screens.

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com

Lighting Control

Custom lighting control (to control the percentage of your lights’ brightness) is efficient as well as handy; whether it’s to deter would be intruders by making it appear as though you’re home when you are not, or using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day in order to eliminate unnecessary electricity costs, or to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party, the conveniences of lighting control are exemplary. Have you ever been watching a movie on your DVD player and had a need to pause it because you wanted a snack, you received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your DVD player can also make your lights come on? Being able to control lighting for multiple rooms from one source is also convenient. Having a master panel eliminates the need to walk from room to room ensuring that lights have been turned off. Outdoor lights can also be incorporated into a home lighting system and programmed to automatically come on and go off at certain times of the day, so that homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning, or guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increases the beauty of your home by properly illuminating every room as well as the exterior.
  • Saves energy, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide released back into the atmosphere.
  • Promotes safety in the event of an emergency such as a fire, burglary, or home invasion.
  • Simplifies use with clearly labeled keypads and touch panels.
  • Makes your life more efficient by making it easy to turn rooms or even the entire house off with the touch of a button.
  • With our unique True Image control, we photograph your room, and when you touch a light on your interface, it illuminates on the touch panel and in the room at the same time!

 

Heating and Cooling

Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is not only essential to making your home as efficient as possible in cold and warm weather, it’s also imperative to your comfort. An improperly installed heating or cooling system can disrupt your family’s comfort. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fiddle with an air conditioner on a hot day or cranking up the heat with no results on a cold one. Improperly installed heating and cooling systems can also pull money out of your pocket by hitting your gas and electric bill hard. If you’re tired of paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using, the convenience of being able to remotely control your thermostat is definitely a benefit of home automation. Imagine being able to automate your thermostat to a temperature that is an efficient, utility bill-friendly setting while you’re gone, and a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.

 

Security and Surveillance

These days, having a decent security and surveillance system installed isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. We know that our customers work hard for what they own. We also know that protecting family is everyone’s first priority. Security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of systems for your need and then install it for you. We understand that the safety of your home and family is top priority for you, and it is for us, too. Our custom home automated security systems make it possible for you to know when the kids have arrived home from school. It’s also possible to remotely unlock and relock your doors, so that you can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting for them to arrive. Being able to rest knowing your home and family is protected comes with the security of a home automated security and surveillance system.

 

Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, one wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates a home automated atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. They also don’t have to feel as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home music and video distribution system allows anyone in your house to enjoy music or video from any room with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home music and video system also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard without having to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. There’s also no need to feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a control system. Some people may complain that over the last 30 years we have had too many media changes – records, 8-trak, cassette, CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. That is nothing compared to the last 6 years digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, m4a with encrypted and unencrypted versions. This is a short list where the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you buy something from one store, and it may not work on one or more of your devices. What if you buy a new device tomorrow? Is all the media you bought now going to stop functioning? This is a very real possibility. And considering how much money gets poured into services like iTunes, it’s pretty scary. Worse than that, most people have no idea that it will happen. Our media management systems will play almost any format. It will play compressed music such as mp3, and it will play full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library now and in the future. And on top of that we will help you gather, categorize, digitize and store your existing music so you can access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room and you’ll be able to enjoy watching as you go about other business. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system—and have the home that everyone else always talks about.

 

 

Outdoor Home Automation Ideas

The Houston Custom Installers will turn your outdoor space in to a patio or backyard that is fit royalty. No more, ugly outdoor speakers. We offer invisible speakers that disappear into the space. Add an underground or in-deck subwoofer for awesome bass that fills outdoor space and makes every outing an event to remember. But don’t worry about bothering your neighbors either. Our systems are designed to contain the sound in your yard, not your neighbors. A great outdoors space will increase the size of home. It will also bring your family together. In Houston its never a bad time to be outside the nights are always awesome. At Houston Custom Installers we can make all your outdoor dreams comes true within your budget.

  • Do you want to simply fill a space with sound, or do you want a movie experience with full surround sound?
  • Do you want a basic outdoor television or do you want a huge screen?
  • Would you like to be able to see your outdoor space when you are not home?
  • Would you like to be able to turn off the hot tub and pool when you leave town, and turn them back on before you get home, so they are both ready to use?
  • Do you want to be able to play music at the hot tub, but not turn on other areas such as the pool, deck, or outdoor kitchen?
  • Would you like to have your lights turn on in the evening, based on the time of year and not just an arbitrary time? In the winter they may turn on at 5pm, but in the summer, they may not turn on until 9pm.
  • Would you like to turn on your heaters at the same time as everything else with the touch of a button, but only if it is cold out?
  • Would you like to choose a movie to watch without going back inside and putting a disk in the player?

Hand Held Remotes, iPhones, iPads, Wall Mounted Touch Screen Panels

How would you like the convenience of having your cell phone ring when someone rings your doorbell? With a home automated system, it’s a simple convenience. Need more convincing? No one wants to go looking for the remote for a specific piece of equipment when it comes time. With home automation, no one has to. Thanks to recent technological developments, it’s now possible to sync your remotes with your iPhones and iPads, as well as mounted touch screen panels. Thanks to this convenience, any family member may walk into any room and control the gadgets in it by simply accessing a universal remote from their iPhone, iPad, or touch screen panel. A home automated system of linked network remotes also eliminates the need to fiddle with multiple remotes that each control the sound, power, volume, and channel switching separately. How frustrating is it to miss the first five or ten minutes of a favorite television program all because you were trying to figure out which magic button to push and when? What about not being able to find that one remote that controls the one electronic that you want to use? Let us eliminate those problems by making everything just one touch away.

Things to ask yourself

      • Do you want to simplify your life?
      • Do you want to make your home more efficient, convenient, and fun?
      • How important is the security of your home?
      • Do you frequently turn lights off that others leave on?
      • Do you travel frequently?
      • Is the appearance of the inside of your home important?
      • Do you hate wall clutter (excess switches, thermostats, etc)?
      • Do you plan to illuminate your home in order to make it appear more beautiful (artwork, architecture, furniture, etc)?

Houston Custom Installers will make your home more convenient, efficient, and fun! For more information please call us at 281-854-9598 or email us at info@houstoncustominstallers.com