Smart Home Technology
Crestron systems for music, video, lights, climate, and security have become more intelligent enabling you to easily operate them from a smartphone, tablet, keypad, or touch panel. Effortlessly listen to your favorite music from any area of the home with a single button press or set the lights and shades to create an ambiance for entertaining in your open concept kitchen and living area. From your mobile device while at home or away you can view surveillance cameras, unlock the door if your child forgets the key, or set the temperature. Smart home technology adds convenience, comfort, and peace of mind. It’s pretty cool too! Solutions available for new construction and existing homes.
Custom-tailored lighting control allows you to change the mood of any area of your home to suit the occasion. Whether watching TV, dining or entertaining, one press of a button can create the ideal atmosphere you desire. For example, press ‘Goodnight’ to turn all your lights off or ‘Pathway’ to light the way downstairs. Smart lighting control also contributes to a safe environment by linking with the security system to turn all lights on if uninvited activity is detected. Lighting control systems save energy. New construction or upgrade - let us create a lighting solution perfect for you.
Motorized Window Treatments
With motorized window treatments you can easily adjust the amount of daylight in your home to increase comfort, save energy, and protect interiors. Motorized shading and drapery transforms harsh glare into soft pleasing light, enhances privacy while preserving exterior views, reduces solar heat gain, provides UV protection of expensive furnishings and artwork, and provides the ability to change daytime into nighttime for restful sleep with the simple press of a button. Clients and designers have hundreds of window treatment fabric and color options available to compliment any décor.
Enjoy the media content in your home from any location with the simple press of one button. Smart media control gives you simple access to your favorite shows, movies and music regardless if the content is cable or satellite, stored on a server, or streamed from the internet. If you want to watch live sports, view a recorded drama, listen to a news radio station, or rock to a playlist on your iPhone®, you and your family can effortlessly select to watch or listen on devices in your home and even outdoors when entertaining or relaxing. Let us create the perfect media control solution to meet your needs. It’s time to ditch the stack of remote controls.
Audio Distribution systems send music to any room in your home via a central processor or matrix switcher. The days of a volume knob on the wall are long gone. Control of your music is simple and intuitive by means of a touch panel, keypad, handheld RF remote, iPad® or similar Wi-Fi smart device. Whether the speakers are placed in the walls, ceiling, bookshelves, shower or pool, they can be designed to aesthetically blend in to minimize visual impact. In fact, if you can’t get wires to a location, no problem. We have wireless solutions that enable you to enjoy your music from anywhere. You’ll need fewer components since a single music server or a Pandora station from your smart phone can be shared in one, several, or all the rooms of your home.
Home Camera System
With high-definition surveillance cameras in and around your Minneapolis home, you can monitor activities real-time whether you’re in the house or halfway around the globe. Receive live video streams of entrances to see who’s at the door, interior areas, the perimeter, or even check on the kids playing in the pool all from the same touchscreen that controls your home entertainment system or from your smart mobile device. Camera types include pan-tilt-zoom, covert, long-range, nanny cams, and more. Activity is documented on a digital recorder so you can play back at your convenience.
With real-time monitoring, you can have a dashboard display of your home’s energy usage to see where it’s being used efficiently. Let our control systems optimize energy consumption while maintaining comfort. Easily access and make adjustments to your electrical, water, and gas usage to save energy. See calculated savings and the reduction in your carbon footprint in response to your adjustments from dimming lights or adjusting your homes’ temperature presets. Settings can automatically change or notify you whether you’re home or away. We work closely with architects and builders who desire to execute such energy-saving ideas into their projects and to gain LEED certification.
Distributing video in your home enables a single video source, such as a satellite receiver, game console, or Blu-ray player, to be shared across multiple TVs via a video matrix switcher. This significantly reduces the amount of sources needed for every TV in your house and hides all the equipment in a storage closet or basement where it can easily be serviced. Instead of watching your Apple TV only in your family room, you can easily watch it on any TV in your home. By integrating the video distribution with a smart home automation system, you can further simplify your control experience.
Your life is simpler and your home functions better when all your smart products and systems work together. Imagine coming home and pressing the ‘Welcome’ button to deactivate the alarm, turn lights on, set the perfect temperature, and play your favorite music. If remotes are piled on your coffee table or your walls are cluttered with banks of switches, knobs, and panels, let our integrated solutions help streamline your space and reduce frustration. With one intelligent, reliable and user-friendly device, anyone in your family can operate the entertainment system, lights, thermostats, shades, or security. It’s time to enjoy the power of complete control.
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