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Home Automation

Lighting Control

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Custom lighting control is efficient as well as handy.  You canturn on and off as well as control the percentage of your lights’ brightness. It can be used to deter would be intruders by making it look like you’re home when you are not.  Using home automation to optimize your light usage based on time of day can help lower electricity costs.  You can use home automation to create a mood for watching television or hosting a dinner party. There are many conveniences of lighting control. Have you ever been watching a movie and had to pause it because you wanted a snack, received a phone call, or your doorbell rang? Did you know that with home automation, hitting pause on your system 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 be incorporated into a home automation lighting system. They can be programmed to come on and go off at certain times of the day.  Homeowners don’t have to worry about stumbling out to the driveway when leaving for work in the morning or have guests tripping up a dark pathway to the front door.

Benefits include:

  • Increase 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

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Having a proper heating and cooling system installed is essential to making your home as efficient as possible in all weather.  It is also imperative to your 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. Home automation of your heating and cooling system is the answer. 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.  Yet it could return to a comfortable temperature while you’re at home. You would no longer be paying for air conditioning or heating you’re not using.  That’s the convenience and ease of a home automated heating and cooling system.


Security and Surveillance

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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. Home automation security and surveillance systems come in many different levels. We can help you determine the best type of system for your needs 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 automation 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 re-lock your doors.  You can let friends, repairmen, or relatives come and go without having to spend hours at home waiting. Put yourself at ease, knowing your home and family is protected with a home automated security and surveillance system.


Whole Home Music & Video Distribution

When entertaining, everyone wants guests to have a pleasant and memorable experience. Being able to distribute music and video throughout your home creates an atmosphere in which guests feel comfortable. No one feels as though they’re missing out on something by being in the wrong room at the wrong time. A whole home distribution system allows you to enjoy music or video from any room in your house with speakers and/or televisions. Having a whole home automation system for music and video also allows you to enjoy music or video from your patio or backyard.  No need to leave the doors open and crank up the volume on your stereo. You no longer must feel confined to one room while watching a favorite television or sports program. Simply turn on other televisions as you move from room to room, and you’ll be able to enjoy watching from anywhere.

Media organization has become one of the most challenging aspects of a home automation control system. Over the last 30 years, there have been MANY media format changes.  Audio formats have changed from records to 8-trak, cassette to CD. Video has seen VHS, Beta, DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray formats. The last decade has become even more complex with digital format changes – mp3, flac, mp4, and m4a, some with encrypted and unencrypted versions.  And this is a short list: the actual number of formats is well over 20! To make matters worse, you may buy something only to find it will 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, as well as full resolution audio and video from CD or Blu-Ray. We offer storage solutions to accommodate any sized library, both now and in the future. And on top of that, we will help you gather, categorize, digitize, and store your existing music. You will be able to access it from your home or on the road. Let us show you the possibilities. Have us install a whole home music and video distribution system and have the home that everyone else always talks about.