Totally Hands-Free Smart Home Acts Like a Virtual Butler

Elan automation, Hikvision security cameras, Doorbird video doorbell and Mighty Mule motorized gates welcome visitors and protect this Home of the Year award-winning smart home.

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Real-time footage from all 26 cameras is displayed continuously on a special 32-inch screen mounted beneath the glass top of a desk in the home office. The owners can view the cameras on any iPad, or smartphone, or TV screen.
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Product Reviews


11 Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Immersive Audio Products for 2019
Immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X help compliment 4K video to create a more realistic home theater experience. Here are 11 products that integrators can use to create top-notch sound systems.


Dynamic Mounting Launches 12 TV Mounts for Over-the-Fireplace Installs
Engineering-centric Dynamic Mounting enters custom installation channel with 12 SKUs of American-made motorized and manual TV mounts, primarily targeting that pesky over-the-fireplace application.


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From Toilets to Lawnmowers… 4 Niche IoT Devices to Control for Clients
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Projects


Rayva Home Theater Helps Win Over Client, Elevates Brilliant AV Installation
Rayva helped Brilliant AV secure a job over two other installation firms to provide the homeowner with a home theater packed with Sonos, Sony, and Control4 tech, among others.


Project of the Year: Memphis Tigers Locker Room Features Over 100 LG Displays
Memphis-based Miestro Home Integration was tasked with upgrading the locker room of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at the University of Memphis in just six weeks, winning a 2019 Mark of Excellence award for its efforts.


Integrator Rescues Ye Olde Poolside with Clever TV Install #SoCustom
65-inch weatherproof Seura TV and rugged outdoor lift hide behind a fake wood-storage cabinet that doesn't hinder the old farmhouse feel.


Aging Ultra Luxury Condo Receives Luxul Network, Automation Upgrades
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Home of the Year: This Massive Villa Features a Fully-Automated Observatory and Much More
This 16,000-square-foot mansion is studded with over 200 Ketra architectural lights and 13 Crestron control panels to help the homeowner enjoy their favorite hobby with ease.

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