Holiday Tech 5 – top five technology gifts for the person on your list!

We know technology can be confusing and, since 2004, we have been here to simplify technology in your homes and businesses.  This holiday season, let us also simplify gift-giving with these top five technologies that are easy to give, implement, and expand upon.  Want a holiday tech item that won’t be obsolete as soon as it’s installed?  These functional gifts will also stand the test of time while making life easy and fun.

Let’s start with music!

We were the first SONOS dealer in St. Louis over 12 years ago and our first player STILL works (check it out)!  This company has created and re-created speakers and amplifiers that bring wireless music streaming to almost any room in the home.  With a good wifi system (read below), you can hear Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, your own music library, and more – in the kitchen, bathroom, kids’ room, almost anywhere!

Sonos:One

With the new SONOS:ONE, use your voice to turn on your favorite music!  (More on voice control… keep reading!)

Whole-house wifi – and – parental controls?!

Oh yes.  This business was founded by Jeff and Jamie Briesemeister and even though we didn’t have kids at the time, we have a family now.  Parental controls that disable wifi, set timers, all while providing whole-house wifi – are life-savers for today’s families.  People work from home more, send homework via email, online schooling… it all adds to the need for solid wifi experience.  The EERO  is a great solution with a quick setup and house-wide range (in homes with 3-5 bedrooms).

Eero in the kitchen

Extenders are small so you can place them where you need them.

Let there be light!

Every day you touch your lighting: why not make it smarter?  Lutron offers a variety of products to address almost any lighting control need.  Entry-level systems are simple to setup on your own or you can hire a pro to do it for you.  For around $250, you can make lighting ‘smart’ through astronomical timers, app-controlled, aware of when you come home and more!  Consider Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge Pro, which is a functional and time-savings gift to give for that busy mother or professional in your life.

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Access your lights, shades, and more all from your smart phone or tablet – at home or when away from home.

“Alexa, start my car”

Voice control is here and you can do so many things with it.  Whether you are an Amazon Alexa user or prefer Google Home, voice control brings you information and access to the world using only your voice.  Hear about the weather, start your car, turn on/off your lights, and more!  We’ve been asked about voice control for years – now it’s here!

digital voice assistant

Voice control for your world from your favorite brands.

For that special someone…

The Frame television by Samsung is a luxurious gift that combines art and television for a special person on your gift list.  Available in 3 different sizes, this digital art screen is also a television when in use.  ‘Standby’ provides artistic images with matte options YOU control.  Select from the available gallery, download more, or upload your own family photography to customize this piece to your preference.  When you want to ‘Netflix and chill’, simply pick up the remote and change the display!

The Frame by Samsung

Upload your family photos to The Frame TV by Samsung

The Frame TV

Watching television is easy (and beautiful)!

How to purchase this holiday season

Yes, you can buy these products online, but Integration Controls can offer similar pricing and exceptional service while your purchase helps the local economy.  Call 314.475.3080 or send us an email

You will speak with someone who understands your unique needs and can purchase and deliver your wrapped gift item through our white-glove service this holiday season!  Setup and installation are also available for an additional fee.

We are your home technology professional.  Give us a call today to discuss technology – for gift-giving this holiday season, even if that gift is for yourself!

 

Welcome to Our Website: Quick Guide

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that magic moment when design and technology infuse together to create convenience and elegance.  That’s what our business is all about and that’s what this website is all about.  Like the services we provide our clients, it’s got the perfect blend of visual appeal and functionality.

Here’s a quick guide to all the bells, whistles, easter-eggs, and resources that sprinkle integrationcontrols.com. Feel free to browse around on your own or simply click through this easy list of  the outstanding features of this site:

  1. Two Tract Mind:

    What’s most important to you? Is it the design of your space or is it the technology that makes it all work? We’re experts at both, so you don’t have to be. This website has two paths you can adventure down depending on what information is most useful to you. Interested in the interior design elements of our services? Read about them in the design portal. If technology is more your thing, we’ve got that covered too.

  2. Seamless Integration:

    We work with both commercial and residential clients. The neat thing about our process is that it allows us to completely customize your final product for you. As you navigate around the site, you’ll notice that every nook and cranny of information can apply to either commercial or residential solutions. No matter what your specific need is, we’ll be able to tailor something that exceeds your expectations.

  3. No Stock Imagery Was Used In Making This Site:

    We know it is hard to believe, but it is true.  With the exception of a few blog posts, every single image on our website comes from an actual project we provided and is 100% real. You’ll notice a disclaimer at the bottom of the page telling you as much, but once you check out our gallery it might be hard to believe. Pretty cool, huh?

  4. Award Winning Style:

    Just like our projects, this website is award winning. You can keep up with our trophy shelf as it fills here.

  5.  Education & Resources:

    Our biggest goal with this website was to be able to better connect with our clients. This blog is intended to be a library of information to teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about home automation, design, technology, and luxury. We are thought leaders within our industry and we would be remiss not to share everything we know about how beneficial our solutions can be for daily living. Check back here regularly for updates and info about what’s trending, what’s working, and what’s awesome in our world and yours.

  6. We Want To Talk To You:

    We have tons of spots on this website where you can reach out and say: “Hello!”. We really want to hear from you! Ask us anything, we’re constantly monitoring the submissions to the forms on our website. We’ve even got a spot where you can try and stump us with your craziest project idea. Just like in-real-life, one of our team members is always around to chat about what’s on your mind.

  7. Let’s Get Social:

    We’ve got links to our Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Houzz pages at the bottom of every page of the website. You can even see our Facebook feed on the website if you look to your left! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to stay up-to-date on what we’ve got going on.

  8. Lots of Examples:

    We’re all about making luxury both tangible and intangible, the first step is opening up our huge portfolio of work and making it 100% accessible on whatever device is most convenient for you. Tablet, phone, desktop, whatever your preference; you can explore what we do at the touch of a button.

Click around! Explore! Get to know us and get a feel for how we infuse luxury into the lives of those we work with.