Control and Automation
is far more than just a remote...
Once called Custom Install, (when installing hidden audio and video components was the main aim), like technology the profession has evolved. Now affectionately also known as Integration (sound like something from a Star Trek?) this is the profession behind ‘Smart Homes’, work and commercial environments. Services include advanced smart-TV installation, multi-room audio, through to sophisticated and elegant control of the many sub-systems within your environment. Limited only by imagination.
In the past it was a coffee table covered with remotes, today it's a smart phone full of apps or an environment full of individual sophisticated systems. A professional integrator can make some or all of these play nicely together and offer seamless elegant control, often from a single button push, or automatically (a.k.a Automation). Here's just some of what can be controlled and 'integrated' into your environment for the ultimate in a modern living or work space:
- Whole home Audio and/or Ultra High-Definition Video
- Home Theatre or Media rooms
- Smart TV integration
- High performance Networking (Wi-Fi and Hard Wired), including remote monitoring/maintenance
- Electronics (pretty much anything that is powered or on a network)
- Outdoor entertainment
- Power monitoring and management
- Window treatment control and automation
- HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning)
All of the above can be bought together into one, simple interface. Whether controlled by an in-wall or wireless controller (including phone and/or tablet) there is tremendous flexibility, allowing for a control interface tailored to individual automation needs and technical aptitude.
If you feel a degree of ‘integration’ (custom installation) or automation would benefit your next building project, we can put you in touch with a professional in your area for a no obligation chat, contact us here
Please remember that if nothing else, this should be at an early stage as the cost of pre-wiring is significantly less complex and costly when done at an appropriate stage of the project.
Like any other professional involved in the building industry, it pays to ensure that your installers are part of a professional organisation such as CEDIA.
|CEDIA is the leading global authority in the US$14 billion home technology industry.
CEDIA represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home.