What is Automation?
Automation describes the control of electronic and electrical systems in a building – whether an office or a home. These independent systems link together and can run an event program automaticatlly. This aggregate system can be accessed from tablets and smartphones over wireless connections from any location giving you not only control, but remote control.
Welcome to the world of the perfectly automated home. A home that is intelligent enough to understand your lifestyle. A home that keeps you and your family entertained, comfortable and secure. A place where your every whim is executed at the touch of a button.
Here’s an example of real life in your smart home: Your day begins. Your favorite music plays in the background, the thermostat in the house adjusts to 72 degrees, and the shades rise letting in the sun, all automatically. From your iPhone, iPad or Android device, you turn on the entertainment system to check the weather while you enjoy breakfast. As you leave the house, you press the button marked “away”. The entertainment system goes to sleep, the house lighting adjusts and the security system wakes to keep a watchful eye while you are gone. The most inviting conditions are ready for you when you return home. One touch of the button on your iPhone or Android phone, activates the landscape and interior lighting, as well as sets the proper temperature. Once inside, your music follows you throughout your home. A quick glance at your smartphone or tablet shows that fuel levels, energy usage, and home access are all in order.
Hidden or Visible?
That is the question, While music and cinema purists will want the best floor-standing or shelf speakers for ultimate sound. hidden speakers come in a huge range of styles. from single-enclosure stereo speakers for showers to full-blown high-end built-ins. Adding grilled wall spaces makes a great compromise allowing floor speakers to be hidden away.
One of the best-loved conveniences for your home is music on-demand that plays wherever you are. Music that can be fully experienced in lush digital sound is what makes a house into a home. That’s what we do at PSS Electronics – we bring the pleasure of music at the touch of a button on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, for all rooms, in and out, with the latest gear from the world’s best vendors and our skill in high-performance systems.
Today’s advanced audio systems deliver sound that fits a range of environments, while being easy on your eyes. Due to the wide-range of configuations and central systems, you can have concealed sound for any room, at very big h-levels of quality. That means no clutter, no special furniture, no carrying CD’s from room to room. The system is housed in a closet – each room merely needs a pair of visible or concealed speakers. We make the system as easy to use as a light switch. Speakers can be hidden in walls and ceilings, indoors or out. Artist and album information can be displayed on a TV or your phone. The Beatles in the Bathroom? Oprah in the Kitchen? Yes!
Hidden or Visible?
DVD’s have been the dominant format for home movies, but increasingly popular are streaming from iTunes, Netflix or other web-based platforms, and hard drive storage in a computer server. There are many advantages to servers and streamin. For one, you are not limited to ‘the disc’ so you can send any movie to multple screens simultaneously – just one of many benefits.
Just as your music can be conveniently on-demand around your home, your TV, recorded shows and most importantly, your movie collection can be
delivered to any TV screen, just as easily. A distributed video system
delivers HD video and digital surround sound to any room from a central
storage setup. This enables you to take full advantage of wall-mounting flat-screen HDTV’s without the need to store your movie collections in racks or on shelves. All of your DVDs can be loaded into a video server that’s located in a closet or storage area. That means no clutter, no special furniture, no hunting for the kid’s DVD’s. When you desire, your collection is presented to you on-screen with easy-to-use navigation. You can sort by title, actor, director, etc. Since the system is hidden – each room only needs the flat-screen TV and a set of visible or concealed speakers.
We make the system as easy and convenient to use as a light switch.
Intuitive remote controls running on your iPhone, iPad or Android device give you one-button access to your shows and movies. Surround sound speakers can be hidden in walls and ceilings, indoors or outside. This is
entertainment as it was meant to be!
A Dedicated Theater room?
We say, yes, And you don’t have to build a new addition. We’ve converted bedrooms. dg rooms. basements even a garage. into a private theater palace. For under $10,000, you can have a dedicated room, complete with all the gear. Higher budgets allow for more sophisticated audio/video and elaborate decorations. Either way, it’ll be the most popular room in the house.
After dinner, it’s time to kick off your shoes and watch your favorite program or movie. Sit in your cinema recliner, touch a button, and let the show begin. Select any movie or concert from your in-home entertainment library for viewing here… or anywhere in your residence. Our theaters can be concealed and tailored to any interior decor.
Entertaining friends or family? Your Home Theater can easily convert to a Gaming system that makes for the most engaging video game experience imaginable. Just picture a 10′ screen and 2000 watt 7-channel digital sound system behind your latest video game purchase and you get the idea. This is one room you can be sure the whole family will enjoy.
An PSS Electronics Home Theater takes into account your personal listening and viewing environment, the available light, and the shape, size and acoustic nature of the room. Working within your budget, we will design a home theater system specifically for you, that is as easy to use as it is magical to experience. And experience you will, day after day, and year after year.
Lighting without Wires
Getting the lights in your home under control via your smartphone or tablet computer is now easier then ever due to wireless technology. This technological breakthrough eases the decision of adding all the benefits of lighting control to your home. You now can have the flexibility and control for even the biggest homes, without pulling new wires, or getting inside finished walls, with Wireless Lighting Control. Many of the systems are modular, so start with one room and add over time. Your PSS Electronics lighting consultant is happy to show you how.
From setting the temperature of your pool to managing the lights for each room of your home, environmental controls pay for themselves by matching the desired conditions to the time of day. Lighting and shade control are not merely a convenience, they are a necessity. No need to run from room to room setting lights, it’s done for you automatically. And of course, you’ll never have to come home to a dark house again. Our systems control not only lights, but they can control energy efficiency, heating, cooling,
humidity, pool, spa, fireplaces, fuel, water, electrical, elevators, irrigation and wine cellars. And even your shades and awnings.
Shades and awnings make a significant contribution to lowering your energy usage and increase the privacy and security of your home. Proper shades and awnings save as much as 30% on air-conditioning and heating bills when they limit sunlight during the summer or let the light in during the winter. Not only do you feel better, but your home interiors and
exterior materials are protected from sun-fading. This includes rugs,
furniture and artwork. You can even make adjustments via your home
control system on a smartphone or tablet wherever you are in the world.
Let’s say you expect your daughter home at 4pm. But you are out of town. What if your front door lock would send you a text message on your smartphone when she gets home? How about your new Cleaning person. Would you prefer that he or she has a
temporary access code to the house, instead of leaving a key under the mat? Smart locks, including those for interior cabinets, are available now, from iHome Technologies!
We offer a variety of smart technologies from powerful Phone systems with Intercom, Security Monitoring and Access Control, to Wiring,
Networks and Central Vacuums. Our Phone systems do more than phone calls – they enable you to use your phone system as an audio and video
intercom to communicate from room to room or with visitors at your
entryways and gates. When a visitor arrives, the door camera activates and sends the image to your chosen TV or Smartphone, alerting you to who has arrived. You can then speak directly to the person via your display, in any room of the house, or on your smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are. Our Access Control systems allow you to unlock a door, right from your phone. There’s more. Need to do a whole-house page to get the whole family down to dinner? It’s as easy as picking up the phone. You can access any room, indoors or outside, from wherever you are. We use the same
technology that’s used in boardrooms and major corporations. This ensures years of trouble-free service by the most demanding users.
From Phone/Intercom, to Security, to Wiring, Networks, and Central Vac, iHome does it all.