“The enhancement of a home’s value through the integration of home systems (security, lighting, home sensors, HVAC, audio-video, communications, etc.) to save energy and improve the comfort, safety, and convenience of the home.”
With the complexity of today’s home-theatre, entertainment, and electronic control equipment, the advantage of a professional installation quickly becomes obvious – and is apparent in the results. Just as we do for our security systems, we work with customers to provide solutions that are tailored to each customer’s environment and need.
Electronic home improvements are quickly becoming a mainstay as our clients become more energy conscious. When discussing the use of electronic means to improve ones living space, critical components to mention are home automation systems. Vermillion Systems is well versed in the intricate facets of home automation which include the integration of components such intrusion and fire alarm systems, lighting controls, entry control, HVAC control, along with video surveillance and audio/video systems.
Properly designed and configured, these systems use leading edge technology to enable functions such as:
• Turn lights on or off, display surveillance cameras, adjust thermostats and more from an iPod touch or PC
• Turn lights on during an alarm event such as a break-in or smoke detection
• Program lighting scenes that can be controlled from multiple rooms within home
• Configure lights to operate at less than maximum rates to reduce electricity consumption
• Press a single button to turn on television, dvd player, audio system, close curtains, dim lights, adjust HVAC, etc.
• Control sprinkler valves and monitor moisture levels to conserve water
• Announce visitors, turn on lights, change television channel to view driveway camera
• Send e-mail notifications of alarm events
• Remotely arm or disarm alarm system
• Adjust thermostat during peak electricity rate periods
Additional elements of Vermillion’s electronic home improvement packages include a complete array of solutions from whole-house audio systems to home theatre systems, and high-quality, state-of-the-art audio-visuals components. Whole-house audio systems utilize a central controller/receiver with LCD keypads or volume controls placed around the house to deliver sound throughout your home. Because you can control each room’s sound independently, the big game can be playing in the living room while satellite radio is on in the kitchen, for example. In fact, with the appropriate equipment (such as a receiver for satellite radio), the systems are capable of broadcasting many different sources, including:
• satellite radio
• broadcast radio
• satellite and cable TV
• iPods and MP3 players
No home theater would be complete without the full spectrum of sound produced by a properly designed 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound system. Vermillion’s home theatre packages are a perfect complement for your new flat panel LCD or plasma television. When designing a home theatre system, we consider not only standard bookshelf or floor-standing speakers, but also the use of well-positioned in-wall or in-ceiling speakers to deliver high-fidelity audio that enlivens HD visual programming while maintaining the esthetic appeal of a room.
As much a part of the high definition experience is the video display. Vermillion Systems’ flat-panel LCD and plasma HDTVs provide a sharp, detail-rich visual experience and can be mounted with articulating or fixed brackets. Vermillion supplies most major manufacturers of flat panel televisions and we provide complete install service including cabling, mounting, and programming and integration to cable, satellite or a roof-top antenna.
Also consider a universal remote control to take the controlling of your audio/visual components to the next level. They provide the capability of controlling everything from turning on a movie and dimming the lights to closing the blinds and activating the HVAC. The units are RF-equipped, so you can control devices even in distant areas of the house. Universal remote controls are incredibly useful as they simplify often complex audio/video commands by using a single button to control a host of functions.
Contact Vermillion Systems today to discuss how we can help you save energy and make your life easier with our home automation solutions.