Articles tagged with: Knoxville home automation

Introducing Trufig

on Friday, 19 October 2012.


The day that outlets become something to get excited about is the day that pigs fly. Well, look how graceful swine glide. Trufig power outlets are game changers. They are perfectly flush to the wall, can be painted, wallpapered, faux finished, even laminated. They keep the ugly out of your well designed room.

Trufig even gives air vents a pulse. Check out posh options here.

These products are best for new construction and renovations since they are fastened inside the wall.  They are a must for modern rooms. Some might even call Trufig a true friend to discerning tastes.

Ask us about them for your design project.

Expo Recap: CEDIA 2012

on Monday, 10 September 2012.


We just spent 3 days in Indianapolis at the 2012 CEDIA Expo. At this, one of the largest electronics expos in the country, we feasted our eyes on the most exciting technologies to date that 400,000 square feet could contain.

Now, we report back with ISS'S FAVORITE 0.001 PART OF THE EXPO (or our top 4 picks)!

Really, you should be excited too.

1. Sony's 4k television. Ever look out a window and wish your TV's picture was that clear? How about clearer? Well, just so you know an image that pristine would be the result of 3,840x2,160 pixels, and it exists! As cheesy as it sounds, when we saw the 4k TV, our jaws dropped like we had unexpectedly run into the Grand Canyon. This technology is a sight to behold. The 4k will set you back 25k, but it is almost hard to believe they can put a price on something so majestic.

2. Future Automation's TV lift. Make TV come to you. With Future Automation's TV lift, you enjoy TV from the comfort of your bed without the wires or wall space. TV rolls up from a concealed location and returns once you are finished. This lift can be placed in most foot board, and is the brand most architects trust. It is the simple, sleek solution to having a TV in the bedroom.

3. Electric Mirrors. Going back to the issue of space constraints, electric mirrors step in with a solution for concealing entertainment equipment while making the room look bigger. When the TV is off, all you see is a stylish mirror. When the TV is on, you see, well, the TV. Unless you want to see both the mirror and the TV; you can do that too. A great choice for small rooms and bathrooms, electric mirrors are cool and convenient.

4.  Sonance's Invisible Speakers. Where have these speakers been all our lives? Seriously, speakers that hide in-wall, can be painted or wallpapered, and sound great? Who doesn't want these? No more bulky media consoles. No more wasted space. Invisibile speakers are as practical as they are ingenious. Good work, Sonance.


Plugging the Drain on Your Savings

on Monday, 20 August 2012.

Did You Know?

"There are property insurance claims due to damage by water leakage, temperature extremes, improper humidity and power failure annually than burglary of fire."

According to the Insurance Institute, claims from enviromental damage total more than $4 billion dollars per year in the U.S., with the average loss claim being $3,000.

So, how can you protect your home? The answer: By integrating HAI and Winland technologies.

HAI systems can be installed in new or existing structures and may be accessed and controlled over the telephone or the internet. This technology gives you the power to remotely monitor your home and vacation getaway. The HAI monitoring systems work in accord with Winland sensors to prevent costly damage to any location.

For example, monitor a wine cellar or other temperature sensitive zone with WInland's TempAlert®. TempAlert® measures temperatures from 30°F to 130°F. Simply select an acceptable temperature range and be notified by your HAI panel when temperatures fall outside the range.

Next, monitor traffic to your home. When an automoblie drives onto your property you stay informed with texts and emails. The magnetic sensing method used by the Vehicle Alert is immune to false alarms by animals, swaying trees, and people.

Worried about water damage? WaterBug® is the dependable solution for water detection. Ideal for basement sump pumps, drains, storage areas, computer rooms, document storage areas, warehouses and sprinkler systems. WaterBug® sensors activate when a conductive bridge is formed between two contacts. When water reaches a sensor, it activates alarms, bells, and wireless transmitters in existing alarm panels. Stop water damage before it drains your savings.

Those are just a few ways using HAI and WInland products in conjunction can keep your homes protected against costly damages. Simplify your life by synthesizing two great technologies to provide ample protection.

Knoxville Home Automation

on Sunday, 01 July 2012. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

Home automation systems are what a security system should be. They offer protection plus additional benefits of remote access, energy management, and lighting control. With your home automation system, you have these benefits and more:

-Check current system and sensor status.

-Arm and disarm the system from anywhere.

-View recent system and sensor activity.

-Customize notification settings and add or delete receipients from your online address book.

-Receive alerts for alarms, power outages/restorals, and more.

-Create customized sensor notificationsbased in the specific non-alarm activity and threat you want to monitor at your property.

-Find out when the system was armed or disarmed, and by whom.

-Receive an arming reminder alert if the system hasn't been armed by the usual time.

Home automation systems work with wireless keypads, keyfobs, panic pendants, door/window sensors, motion detectors, glassbreak sensors, smoke and heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, takeover modules, garage door openers, locks, thermostats, some appliances, lamp modules, and lighting.

Find out home a home automation system can change your life for the better. Call iss at 865.690.0154.

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