Integrated Control Systems

Home automation begins with control. There has to be some kind of main system, or brain, to allow each system to communicate effectively. Each of the two main players in high-end automation has something unique to offer. We can help with making the right choice for you based on your preferences and what components to integrate into.

The Two Major Players

Home automation with Control 4 is the more “modern” feel of the two. With a sleek interface, newly added web-based programming logic, and compatible with over 8,000 devices and appliances, it’s easy to see why they are a top contender. Designed with user-experience in mind, a Control 4 system can be controlled via tablet, phone, wall interface, and even Alexa! The interface is laid out in an intelligent manner which allows any unfamiliar user to be able to control a home with ease.

As the leader in commercial automation, Crestron has brought their unrivaled reputation to the home environment. Commanding a flexible, expandable, and with the pedigree to boot, a Crestron backbone for home automation can be an excellent choice. Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and other various and prestigious organizations have trusted the Crestron brand for its reliability and raw performance. A state-of-art home with advanced automation comes only with Crestron control systems.

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As the leader in commercial automation, Crestron has brought their unrivaled reputation to the home environment. Commanding a flexible, expandable, and with the pedigree to boot, a Crestron backbone for home automation can be an excellent choice. Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and other various and prestigious organizations have trusted the Crestron brand for its reliability and raw performance. A state-of-art home with advanced automation comes only with Crestron control systems.

How to Control A Modern Smart Home

Mobile Phone

Whether Android or iOS based, every smart home function is located in one convenient app. No more shuffling through your app drawers to find the correct app to control a specific smart device! Since the devices connect to the network-connected control box instead of to your phone or access point, you’ll never have to worry about being out of range of your devices.

Tablet

Just like the mobile phone, tablets are becoming more of a mainstay in the living room or kitchen. You could even just leave the smart home control app open (especially on a tablet stand) for ultra convenience. With a simple-to-use nature and intelligent designs, your friends, guests, and family will have no trouble mastering the tablet experience.

Keypad

More than just a light switch replacement, a smart keypad contains several “scenes” that initiate with a push of a switch. For example, imagine in your living room you have a fireplace, lamp switches with dimmers, smart TV, surround sound, and motorized shades. Operating each one separately, then dimming each light, lowering each shade, switching to the correct TV input, etc. can be quite time-consuming! All can be programmed into a single scene, activated by a button on your keypad with any label you choose.

Touch Panel

Similar to the tablet, a touch panel is a dedicated device that mounts to the wall for arguably the most elegant solution. Unlike the Android or iOS app, the dedicated touch panels are purpose-built with less latency for actions to occur. The ideal location for these dedicated touch panels would be in the spot of a traditional thermostat, which should be the most central location of the house.

Voice

If you’ve had a privilege to try out Amazon’s Alexa Voice Assistant, then you can easily see the potential as the perfect hands-free companion for the ultimate smart home control. Alexa is fully integrated and supported on these platforms! Voice activation is still in the early stages of these platforms. However, it only gets better from here.

Sensors

“Smart” sensors can detect all kinds of input such as movement, light, heat, touch, and even safety sensors like water leaks, carbon monoxide, smoke, and other harmful substances. Working like a symphony, each sensor is providing detailed information to the primary control system to make proper use of. With our skilled team of programmers, there is no limit to what you want your smart home to do.

Triggers

Events “trigger” actions. Configuring and programming triggers to do actions when certain events take place is the true magic of automation. The oldest trigger we all know and use is the alarm clock, which at a specific time “triggers” the alarm action. Similar triggers can happen for a load of events, not just on time schedules. A popular example would be: Entering a room (event), triggers the turning on the lights (action).

Remote Control

For the remote control fans, comes the remotes of the future. There’s just something better about physical buttons in a modern world of touch screens. With no latency from your input, you will always know your action will be carried out by the remote due to quality tactile feedback and the on-screen display.

Smart Home Solutions

Automate Your Life

Home Video

Smart Home video is more than just a Smart TV. Imagine from a single control unit, whether it’s a wall mounted touch display or even your smart phone, to control every display in your house from using your custom home theater to video intercoms.

Home Audio

Audio control has never been better. Push audio from any source to any speaker, room, or the entire house (including the yard) and from any source such as streaming, home server, smartphone, as well traditional turntables or CD players.

Home Automation

Home automation gives you the ultimate comfort and peace of mind while at home or even away. Monitor locks, security, automate shades & lighting, and adjust the climate of your home with or without even touching the controls.

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