With the advent of 'solid-state' technology in the early 1960's it wasn't long before Amplifiers came with the ability to connect a second pair of Speakers, then came the infra-red Remote Control and Home Theatre. At the same time, the PC was getting more powerful and the Internet arrived. But imagine easy control of your home theatre, media room, whole home audio, lights, security, climate control, motorised blinds and curtains and almost everything else that uses AC power and the Internet. This "Smart-Home" technology is also referred to as Systems Integration. It allows access and control of all your home's sub-systems with simplicity that can be compared to using a bank's ATM - it is so easy almost everyone can use it. Intuitive touchscreen icons allow total control of your home, office or conference room with no instruction manual needed! Audio Trends is proud to represent the leading companies in the home automation control industry.
But there's more - a lot more! Eliminate wall clutter and enhance your family's lifestyle and safety with the added convenience that a home control system allows. Imagine a single button press at night that (1) turns off the house lights; (2) arms your security system; (3) turns off all audio/video systems. The built-in coordination between a home's subsystems helps you save energy by automatically turning off lights and electronics that are not in use. From your mobile device while at home or away you can view surveillance cameras, unlock the door if your teen forgets the key, or adjust the temperature. Smart home technology adds convenience, comfort and peace of mind. It’s pretty cool too! We have solutions available for new and existing homes. Lets take a closer look:
Centralised distribution allows for complete control and connectivity of your home technology for every room, every application and every budget. The power of total integrated control and seamless connectivity all manifest from one centralized hub. Your home’s beauty is enhanced with less wall clutter and equipment spread throughout. Expansion is easy; every room and each smart device is simply another node on the network which is the backbone of the home.
The Network & Wi-Fi
A network is a home’s central nervous system for all communications and control. We’ll help lay a solid and reliable foundation that’s robust for today’s technology and for tomorrow’s. We will work with you to find a complete networking solution that satisfies all of your system needs including your TV, telephone, music, security, control system and mobile devices that are connected on the network in a smart home. A high-speed and secure network provides the functionality and protection you desire.
Good Wi-Fi is a necessity. But how many of us have experienced “good” Wi-Fi in some parts of the house but not others? A well planned Wi-Fi network solution is essential for all of our wireless devices, from phones, tablets, laptops, TV’s, the list goes on. We can offer not just good Wi-Fi, we can give you Whole Home Wi-Fi. No more bad spots around the house.
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.
Smart climate control makes it easy for you to set the perfect temperature and keep your home comfortable and energy-smart without a second thought. Intelligent features automatically anticipate your needs for indoor temperatures, managing blinds/curtains, heating or cooling systems. Remote access also helps you heat and cool more efficiently, turning off systems from your smartphone or tablet if you’ll be away for longer than expected. The system can provide a detailed history of your energy consumption, enabling you to monitor usage and make informed decisions without opening a single utility bill.
As discussed previously, smart appliances include lights, audio, entertainment, climate and more. With smart appliances you can dramatically alter the look and feel of any room with the push of a button. But control should be intuitive. With a friendly interface, touch screens are likely to solve this problem. The rise of automated smart dishwashers, fridges and floor cleaners is now gaining momentum with each of these products boasting additional control features, such as the ability to monitor and collect data as well as making automated decisions based on past experiences and programs.
Schedule your spa to be ready when you are. Intelligent systems makes enjoying your pool and spa even easier by maintaining pumps, lighting, and even automated covers. Love your lawn? Our systems enable you to conserve water by setting up personalised schedules, or give landscapers limited remote access to monitor the system and make adjustments.
Use Your Apple or Android Device
Besides the various handheld, desktop, and in-wall touchscreens available from, Control 4, RTI and Elan, you can use your Apple iPad or equivalent Android device as a home automation touchscreen to control your home from both inside and while on the road or at the office. Think of it as your own personal concierge...it gives you a convenient and intuitive way to send commands to other popular home systems, such as a lighting system, motorised shade / curtain systems.
So it has been a natural progression for us to take up the challenge and bring it all together under the one roof. What is interesting is that the three world leaders in this field of Home Automation all started with Multi-Room Audio and have grown from that strong background! Why? Because that's the fun bit. It's why we want to go home. Sure, it's nice to have the garage door open automatically, or the curtains or blinds to close when it get's to sunny, but music and movies motivate us - we get excited about them. Well, we do anyway! Want to know more. Obviously a visit to our Ringwood Showroom would be a good start, but if you want to do some more research before contacting us, visit arguably the market leaders in automation systems and in alphabetical order they are: Elan Home Systems - RTI Control
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