Control & Automation

Ring Video Doorbell Integrates with Crestron Home Automation in Award-Winning Install

Restrepo Innovations nabs Crestron Global Home Technology Award for clever use of AV LinkPro PBX Bridge to integrate Ring video doorbell with Crestron home-automation.

Ring Video Doorbell Integrates with Crestron Home Automation in Award-Winning Install
Crestron and AV LinkPro helped N.J.-based Restrepo to meet the challenge of integrating a Ring Doorbell into a Crestron smart home system.

Robert Archer · December 14, 2018

Crestron Electronics, a manufacturer of home automation solutions, recently announced the North American winners of its 2018-2019 Global Home Technology Awards

The award for best residential integration utilizing a Crestron Partner went to Restrepo Innovations of Paramus, N.J., for its application of the AV LinkPro PBX Bridge on the company's Maplewood, N.J., residential project.

Restrepo Innovations is a concierge A/V and automation company that specializes in complex systems, large-scale homes and estates. 

According to Crestron, this unique system provided by AV LinkPro for this location is designed to allow audio and video intercom functionality throughout the residence and seamlessly integrate into the Crestron environment.

“We are pleased to have been able to participate with the Restrepo Innovations project in Maplewood and proud to have made it possible for this dealer to be selected for such a high honor,” says Jon Miller, project manager, AV LinkPro.

“We chose the AV LinkPro solution because of its unique ability to make the Ring doorbell station seamlessly talk and interact with the Crestron system,” says Michael Restrepo, owner, Restrepo Innovations. “Since the installation, the system has operated flawlessly and has never needed to be rebooted or serviced."

Crestron Award Winner Turns to AV LinkPro 

When Restrepo Innovations was faced with the challenge of connecting a Ring doorbell to a client’s Crestron integrated home, the integrator turned to AV LinkPro, a Crestron Integration partner and reliable solution that solved the Restrepo client’s in-home audio and video communication issues.

AV LinkPro was designed and developed to assist dealers with the integration of the latest audio and video intercom, as well as VOIP telephony solutions in high-end residential applications.

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The system is designed to bridge connectivity with a variety of products that would normally not easily interface and make a unified, fully connected communication solution possible within home automation system environments.

Crestron says AV LinkPro is the only SIP-based system offering full H.264 HD video streaming, RTSP transport, multicast video, full intercom communication, and custom level programming, and says it's a communication bridge for SIP, IP and TCP/IP integration to help installers create fully functional solutions. 

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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