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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