One of our most recent projects completed this past summer involved a major technology update along with some aesthetic improvements. Have a look at the before and after pictures of the various areas in the house and decide for yourself!
The kitchen area had a wall that contained the master intercom station as well as some poorly placed HVAC controls. The area now contains an updated intercom keypad and an RTI KX7 touch panel. The KX7 allows for full control of the new CasaTunes multi-room audio system, the new Lutron Ra 2 lighting, an upgraded DSC security system as well as control of the 3 HVAC zones throughout the home. The owner and their kids can also safely view who is at the front door with the integrated camera built into the the intercom door station.
The master bedroom had the most dramatic change as we consolidated many of the separate controls which were scattered on the wall, and replaced with an iPad mini and LaunchPort running the RTiPanel app. The RTiPanel functions just like the native RTI KX7 touch panel, but in the convenience of a tablet. The LaunchPort allows the owner to pull the tablet off the wall for ease of use and can be put back to dock and charge the tablet. This solution allows the owner full control of the various home systems while being able to do every day tasks like reading their email and checking up on facebook, all from a single interface.
As for the basement area, it also received a face lift replacing the giant intercom speaker with a sleek double gang keypad and speaker by Russound together with another LaunchPort and iPad mini. The basement is also the home the media room which received the new RTI T2i remote as the central controller of the A/V system. Having a single remote, greatly simplifies operating the A/V system as it is programmed for single touch activities.
Projects like these are becoming more popular as homes equipped with yesterday’s technology are becoming obsolete. Depending on the infrastructure that was put in place, we can provide various solutions that will fit your needs and budget. Give us a call today if you are thinking of upgrading your home’s technology or if your walls just need a face lift.