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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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Whole Home

When your home systems are connected and work with the way you live, life is simplified and you can enjoy more time and peace of mind. Whole home automation brings easy access to the systems you touch every day: lighting, temperature, shades, security, garage doors, locks, and more. These systems, when brought together through smart home automation, work for the way YOU live. Imagine your custom ‘AWAY’ scene when you leave for the day… or your, individual ‘SLEEP’ scene that sets your home exactly the way you want, ensuring the doors are locked, garage is closed, security is armed, and lighting is set ‘just right’. Whether you control your home from an attractive keypad, remote, or smart mobile device, you have whole home control at your fingertips, whether you are at home, at work, or half the world away on vacation.

Common Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Lighting Control
  • Connected Entertainment
  • Security
  • Whole House WiFi
  • Design-Friendly Controls for Uncluttered Walls

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Family Room

Transform your family room effortlessly depending on whether you want to relax, play games, read, or watch TV together. Unclutter the coffee table and reduce confusion with the simplicity of a single remote the entire family can use to control everything: TV, music, streaming content, DVD player, lights, shades and temperature. Home entertainment equipment can be concealed so you only see and hear it when you want to and your family room keeps the sense of style you desire.

Common Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Home Media
  • Lighting Control
  • Motorized Window Treatments
  • Hidden Audio / Video
  • IT / Telecommunications

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Kitchen

Kitchens are the central hub of the home and you can easily change the ambiance of the space for cooking, cleaning, entertaining, doing homework, or reading. Imagine pressing “Prepare” and your favorite music playlist comes on, shades raise to fill the room with sunlight, and counters brighten accordingly. You can keep an eye on the kids from the touch screen or see who’s at the door when the doorbell rings. Simply use the intercom from the same control to tell them dinner is ready instead of shouting. Keep counters clear and focus on the granite countertops, Viking range or Sub-Zero refrigerator, not the wires, speakers or TV.

Common Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Lighting Control
  • Motorized Window Treatments
  • Audio / Video
  • Security
  • IT / Telecommunications

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Bedroom

Your bedroom is your oasis and provides the ultimate comfort after a long day, exhausting business trip, or snuggled next to a loved one. What brings you comfort in this space? For many of our clients, a connected bedroom allows you to sleep better, wake more easily, and enhance your mood when getting ready for a night on the town. Smart lighting can dim and adjust to your sleep and wake cycles and provides convenient control so you can crawl into bed and then turn off the lights for the room (or connected home). Shades close, music turns off, the temperature adjusts, and you can rest easy knowing your garage doors are closed and lights are set just the way you want. Sleep tight!

Common Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Lighting Control
  • Motorized Window Treatments
  • Pool / Spa Control
  • Hidden Audio / Video
  • Multi-room Music

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Outdoor

It’s a beautiful weekend afternoon, why not have family and friends over for a barbeque? Watch your favorite sports team and then wind down the evening with some great tunes and perhaps take a dip in the pool or hot tub. There’s a wide range of technology solutions built to withstand outdoor elements without compromising performance. Add music, video, and lighting control to make the perfect entertaining space or a personal retreat for relaxing after a long work day. TVs weather the storm and sun while minimizing glare for quality viewing even on a bright day. Outdoor lights automatically adjust at sunset to create ambiance and enhance safety.

Common Solutions

  • Smart Home Control
  • Outdoor Entertainment
  • Lighting Control
  • Pool / Spa Control
  • Security
  • Audio / Video

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Media Room

Home theater and media rooms bring families together. Keep your teenagers at home and little ones enthralled with a high-performing movie room! Whether you have the floor space for a dedicated home cinema, or a more open floor plan for a connected media room, you will enjoy immersive audio and high-definition video that makes ‘going to the movies’ as simple as curling up at home. With a Dolby Atmos speaker configuration, acoustic treatments, seating, and ‘the big screen’, everything comes together for an experience second to none! Regardless of the remote solution you have in your home, your system will be easy to access and the performance from the audio/visual system will make your skin tingle. Simply press ‘MOVIE’, sit back and enjoy: everything turns on as you expect, shades lower, and lighting dims for the perfect entertainment scene.

Common Solutions

  • Dedicated Home Cinema
  • Media Room
  • Smart Lighting Control
  • Motorized Window Treatments
  • Acoustic Design
  • High Performance Audio