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Technology for Her    |     The Lodge and Cabins     |     Under the Sea

 

 

Technology for Her

About This Project

For this technology upgrade, the client wanted to add many new amenities that she had bypassed on previous remodels. This included hidden wires and boxes, quick access to music, streamlined light switch locations, and an easy-to-use system that worked for her busy, traveling lifestyle. As the project went on, the scope expanded to include expanded smart home lighting control and distributing a DVD changer while planning for digital distribution in the future.

Aesthetics were a part of nearly every decision in this project, leaving intact what the Missouri homeowner wanted to see and hiding wires and black boxes where possible. For example, careful consideration was given to the living room TV as it was surrounded by moldings and trim and needed to look as if it was a part of the design. Working with the onsite carpenters ensured a nice finished look for the client while providing the support needed for the TV.

In addition, the client did not see the need for an HDMI-matrix solution when she had a working system in place, but she did not want to skimp on the wiring needed for this feature in the future, so additional wiring was included throughout for this future consideration.

Testimonial

My experience with Integration Controls has been fantastic… I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! They did a great job of listening to us, evaluating our needs, recommending the right equipment, completing the installation and - most importantly - explaining everything to us in terms that we understood. The best in the area by far!

-Homeowner

Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Multi-room Music
  • Multi-room Video
  • Lighting Control
  • Motorized Window Treatments

 

The Lodge and Cabins

About This Project

This time, our job was to turn two remote rural cabins into a technological haven for the owners who, wanted a retreat, but didn’t want to sacrifice their favorite creature comforts like music, television, and security.

The first step was security. We leveraged a fiber backbone that was the foundation of the original lodge to create a full network infrastructure that opened up a world of possibilities. We installed cameras around each individual cabin, that were able to record on the DVR in the lodge. Additionally, each cabin was also outfitted with its own alarm system that could be accessed remotely.

We also worked with the local wireless Internet service provider to enhance the bandwidth needed to support our creation.

Then came the focus on entertainment. AMX handheld MIO R4 remotes were used in each TV area for easy control. Dedicated satellite receivers fed each viewing area, as well as a dedicated Blu-ray in the master suite and shared Blu-ray in the living area. All of these sources switch through an HDMI distribution matrix and an audio matrix switcher. Audio was made available in several other areas using a Sonos Connect, one of the satellites, or the shared Blu-ray player. The crown jewel was an iPad using AMX app that allowed for whole-house control of any area, as well as “party modes” for presets to listen to several rooms at once.

Testimonial

In my experience, there is not a more knowledgeable group in this industry. From Integration Controls being the only one of three companies that could figure out our Vantage lighting system issues, to being able to provide high speed internet to our remote farm where there is no high speed internet service! You all have an attention to detail that is second to none. Not only in terms of installation, where there is not even a single wire out of place, but also in regards to design and layout. Everything from the placement of light switches to the intracacies of the whole house operating system is extremely well executed. Having systems with this level of complexity will bring with it changes and tweaks a customer will want to make. Your team is always available to address those needs regardless of how small the request. If an issue does come up with one of our systems, you are immediately responsive. I have worked with several companies over the years on various projects and feel lucky to have met Integration Controls. What you all have accomplished for our family is terrific.

- Homeowner

Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Multi-room Music
  • Multi-room Video
  • Lighting Control
  • Motorized Window Treatments
  • Home Theater

Under the Sea

About This Project

Our client was building a new home and wanted to integrate a home theater experience that would trump that of traditional commercial movie megaplex. There’s just one problem, there is an underwater mural in the entertainment room that absolutely cannot be changed.

We worked with the room’s overall design to facilitate the best acoustic properties possible. Sidewalls were angled in toward the screen and an asymmetrical ceiling was built to reduce standing waves and add an aesthetic element to the room, while the thick-pile carpet and pad were used to absorb errant sound energy. The screen floats on three custom-made quarter inch steal brackets attached to the back wall, creating a floating screen effect and furthering the ocean theme.

The audio system features drivers with high sensitivity, allowing them to play with clean precision at any volume level. And the video system includes a massive 160-inch, 2.40:1, high-gain screen and anamorphic lens. Accent lighting radiates behind the screen and spills from the ceiling to the walls from dimmable LED strip lights, all controlled from the theater’s handheld remote.

Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Audio Control
  • Home Theater
  • Lighting Control
  • Energy Management

 

Technology for Her    |     The Lodge and Cabins     |     Under the Sea

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Consultation

Home technology can be confusing, ever-changing, and frustrating when it doesn’t work. However, when you work with Integration Controls, know you aren’t alone. We are here to help you with the aspects of home technology you find overwhelming. Too many apps? Tired of cables? Piles of remotes? Can’t get Wi-Fi? Our free, in-home, consultation may open your eyes to new possibilities!

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Design & Engineering

The late Steve Jobs once said “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around”. This philosophy drives the design and engineering process at Integration Controls, so you have the best balance of functionality, reliability, and aesthetics at the end. Systems are planned digitally and on paper to avoid costly mistakes, change orders, or having to do something twice – whether in new construction, remodeling, or in an existing home. We bring technology to the design table with architects, interior designers, builders and the rest of your project team so we can all work in unison.

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Documentation & Wiring

Transferring an idea into a document others can understand and use is an important piece to any collaborative project. Your architect needs to know what space or mechanical changes are needed to house technology. Your interior designer needs to know where speakers will be placed so they do not compete with the lighting plan. Your builder needs to know where televisions will be mounted for blocking, carpentry, and electrical needs. Clearly-defined drawings outline device locations, wiring, power requirements, connections, and more. Documents are used by your project team and by our installation team to ensure everything comes together as expected, while providing a great resource for future service.

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Implementation

Ready to put the plan into action? All of the parts and pieces of a smart home technology system need to be executed with skill, precision, and craftsmanship. We select manufacturer partners that provide great quality and performance, supporting us as a dealer and you as an end user.

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Maintenance & Support

Just as a vehicle needs regular maintenance and over time require service or replacement of parts, the same is true with smart technology and integrated systems. We provide continued tuning and system adjustments at set time intervals based on your unique solution to maximize performance levels. When something goes wrong, which is an inevitable truth about electronics, we will be there to fix it quickly. Plus the fact that constant innovation continues to advance electronic equipment means there may be new features and enhanced performance that you will want whether it’s for the video, music, security or control in your space. That’s why we take a proactive approach to communicating with you about the latest technology that is really important for you to consider and when updates to software and firmware are available. We’re here when you need us and are a trusted advisor you can count on.

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Lighting Consultation & Smart Control

Our in-house lighting experts will create an efficient and elegant lighting solution that illuminates your space for function and aesthetics. We consult and collaborate with architects, engineers, interior designers and general contractors. You’ll receive documentation for fixture specifications, placement, and electrical plans. Combining our technical acumen and sensitive design techniques the light will beautifully elevate the experience of your space. Post-installation we focus and aim fixtures to optimize how light strikes objects and surfaces.

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Architectural Finishes

Our goal is to make your technology invisible. We accomplish this with decorative veneers and overlays, touch-up and repair of all surfaces, paint and plaster replication, expert color matching, and much more. Elegant flush-mounting systems available for common wall accessories to be mounted flush with the finished wall surface for electrical outlets, lighting controls, data jacks, and automation touch screens. On-site troubleshooting and problem solving included with this service. Elegance and sophistication is maintained, and in some cases added, to the aesthetics of your space whether it’s contemporary, transitional or traditional.

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Concierge Services

Working with cable and satellite providers to schedule installations, make changes, pause service, etc. can be a chore. When Integration Controls concierges this effort, however, you can continue about your day and leave the hassle to us!

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