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Our staff is continually trained on the latest industry trends and products in order to deliver a wide variety of first-class services. Through our wide-reaching capabilities we offer technology solutions entirely tailored to your needs.
To create personalized technology solutions for you, we need to know as much as we can about you. All of our projects begin with a thorough needs analysis. After asking a variety of questions to ascertain your needs and performance expectations, we’ll advise you on the products and solutions that make the most sense for your lifestyle or business. We’ll cover your space room-by-room, in many cases doing a physical walk-through, to better understand how you use each room and the ways you could integrate technology for added comfort and efficiency.
Once we’ve undergone that original needs analysis we’ll document it to include your specific budget qualifications and performance expectations, from Austin to Round Rock, TX. The initial automation and home theater design proposal outlines the subsystems you want to include in your home in an easy-to-follow room by room format. We go in-depth to outline the features and functionality for each room when it comes to lighting, audio, video and networking. For example, we’ll document which rooms should have Wi-Fi coverage and the different motorized shading models you may want to include in each. After presenting the project specification, we’ll integrate any of your feedback before proceeding to the automation and home theater design.
Design & Engineering
We take the approved project specifications and interpret them with exacting detail to match all of the capabilities and functionality you expect. At this stage we’ll outline hardware model numbers and prices as well as all the labor needed to execute the job. Backed with Computed Aided Design (CAD) technology and project drawings, our engineering team crafts a comprehensive plan for all technicians and trade partners to follow. These include vital information on low-voltage wiring, looping and grouping of lighting loads, engineering schematics, rack elevations and keypad specifications.
The goal of a professional lighting design is to achieve the right mood in each room of your property. It all starts with that initial needs intake to find out what activities you want to accomplish. Then it’s up to our experts to craft a layered lighting design by selecting the right fixtures and loads. For example, we’ll use ceiling fixtures for overhead lighting, sconces for accent lighting and down lighting in cabinets or tables for specific tasks. We then group your fixtures within dedicated loads for greater control. For example, an “Artwork” load controls all the fixtures geared at showing off the pieces of art in a specific room from one switch or dimmer.
Coordinating the completion of our smart technology projects requires active project management from our staff to ensure protocols are met, design plans are followed and that any as-built documentation is updated whenever new work orders or changes occur. Since different groups may be working on security, AV and lighting subsystems separately it’s important to have a dedicated project manager in charge of bringing them all together. Our project managers oversee and communicate with technicians, contractors and subcontractors to ensure they’re following the project design and staying within schedule.
After the engineering plans are complete, it’s time for the installation to take place. We start with the initial conduit, low-voltage wiring and enclosures. Then our team will install all equipment including displays, keypads and speakers as laid in the original plans. Our staff has multiple certifications needed to know the unique installation requirements for all our manufacturers. They follow the exact design approved by you or your team to deliver an intuitive and reliable system that matches your performance expectations.
No project is complete without the programming and system configuration needed to create a platform that brings all your technology together. Reliable smart home control programming serves as a universal language between your motorized shades, lighting, audio, video, security and more. Each one of our programmers brings their technical expertise to create an effortless smart home control experience via touch screens, keypads, remotes and smart devices. Every job is unique so we will tailor your system interfaces to match your project’s capabilities and desired functionality.
Our company prides itself on its commitment to excellence and embraces commissioning services for our commercial projects that ensure the final project matches our initial design plans once construction is complete. We offer commissioning services that will help you earn any needed LEED and ASHRAE certifications. Final audits check that all lighting, automation, security, sensors and, particularly, AV components are integrated successfully and function as planned. Though commissioning is primarily used for new constructions, there are also retro-commissioning and recommissioning options available when upgrading existing facilities.
Maintenance & Support
We offer world-class service for all our projects in the form of ongoing maintenance and support to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently. All technology experiences some wear and tear so we constantly fine-tune your system to ensure it meets all your performance and functionality standards. We offer service plans tailored to your project which include 24/7 remote system management, tech support, priority response time and yearly on-site tech reviews. We’ll also serve as your technology advisor and let you know when we hear of new technology that may enhance your system performance.
Lighting Control System Design
Save energy and add convenience to your lifestyle with lighting control that allows you to regulate the level, color, and quality of light in any room of your home. A lighting designer will carefully create a layered design using overhead, accent, and down lighting throughout your space to set the perfect mood for any occasion. The fixtures are then grouped into dedicated loads controlled by one switch or dimmer. Create scenes for a series of actions that occur simultaneously with just a tap of a button. A “Bedtime” scene would slowly dim the lights and close your motorized shades to create the ideal environment for sleep. We’ll create documentation showing the location of all panels, wiring, and on-wall keypads, dimmers and switches.