Home AutomationIs your coffee table is littered with six remote controls and you can’t figure out which one turns on the Blu-Ray player? Definitive Entertainment has your solution! Intelligent home control devices put an end to remote overload. With one reliable and user-friendly device, anyone in your family can operate the entertainment system, lights, thermostats, shades and more.
A network is a home’s central nervous system. We’ll help lay a solid and reliable foundation that’s ready for today and tomorrow's technology.
What is home automation?Home Automation is automation of the home, housework or household activity. This may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, security locks of gates and doors and other systems.
The popularity of home automation has been increasing greatly in recent years due to much higher affordability and simplicity through smartphone and tablet connectivity. A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. The techniques employed in home automation include those in building automation as well as the control of domestic activities, such as home entertainment systems, pool, spa and yard watering, and changing the ambiance "scenes" for different events (such as dinners or parties).
Devices may be connected through a home network to allow control by a personal computer and may allow remote access from the Internet. Through the integration of information technologies with the home environment, systems and appliances are able to communicate in an intelligent manner that results in convenience, energy efficiency, and increased security.
What about wireless?Definitive Entertainment's experience has shown a hard-wired solution almost always works best. So, why not wireless? For most home entertainment and communications applications, wireless should only be used if it is not feasible or cost effective to get a wire to a location. Either way, DE will work with you to find a networking solution.
Audio & Visual DistributionAudio distribution systems send music to any room in your home or office via a central processor. Control of your music playlists is simple and intuitive by means of a touch panel, keypad, handheld remote, iPad or similar Wi-Fi device. Whether the speakers are placed in the walls, ceiling, bookshelves, yard, shower or pool, each audio system is uniquely designed to blend in with its surroundings in order to minimize the visual impact.
Video distribution means enjoying movies or games in any of the rooms that are part of the system. You could be enjoying cable TV in the living room, while the kids are watching a film in the media room and your spouse is sitting outside catching up on their favorite streaming series, all with the equipment in one location (keeping the clutter out of each room). DE can provide elegant control for simple operation, streamlined design for efficient use of components, and reduced costs from elimination of infrequently used cable/satellite boxes.