Our staff is continually trained on the latest industry trends and products in order to deliver a wide variety of first-class services. Through our wide-reaching capabilities we offer technology solutions entirely tailored to your needs.
To create personalized technology solutions for you, we need to know as much as we can about you. All our projects begin with a thorough needs analysis. After asking a variety of questions to ascertain your needs and performance expectations, we’ll advise you on the products and smart home solutions that make the most sense for your lifestyle or business in Town and Country, MO, or the surrounding area. We’ll cover your space room-by-room – whether it’s for a custom home theater or a lighting control system. In many cases we will do a physical walk-through to better understand how you use each room and the ways you could integrate technology for added comfort and efficiency.
Design & Engineering
We take the approved project specifications and interpret them with exacting detail to match all of the capabilities and functionality you expect. At this stage we’ll outline hardware model numbers and prices as well as all the labor needed to execute the job. Backed with Computed Aided Design (CAD) technology and project drawings, our engineering team crafts a comprehensive plan for all technicians and trade partners to follow. These include vital information on low-voltage wiring, looping and grouping of lighting loads, engineering schematics, rack elevations and keypad specifications.
Once we’ve undergone the original needs analysis, we’ll document it to include your specific budget qualifications and performance expectations. The initial design proposal outlines the subsystems you want to include in your home in an easy-to-follow room by room format. We go in-depth to outline the features and functionality for each room when it comes to a Lutron lighting control system, AV solutions, home networking solutions, and complete smart home systems. For example, we’ll document which rooms should have Wi-Fi coverage versus hardwired network connections. After presenting the project specification, we’ll integrate any of your feedback before proceeding to the project design for your home in Ladue, Chesterfield, or Clayton, MO.
Extensive documentation in the form of CAD designs and project drawings results in a streamlined and transparent construction and installation process that lets us stay within schedule. This documentation serves as a vital tool for our technicians to use to ensure the end result includes all the capabilities and functionalities you wanted. Our project documentation will include all low-voltage wiring requirements, device locations, power specifications, rack elevations and schematic level engineering. We share this documentation with you as well as any property managers, architects or designers involved in the process.
Coordinating the completion of our smart technology projects requires active project management from our staff to ensure protocols are met, design plans are followed and that any as-built documentation is updated whenever new work orders or changes occur. Since different groups may be working on security, AV installation, and lighting subsystems separately it’s important to have a dedicated project manager in charge of bringing them all together. Our project managers oversee and communicate with technicians, contractors and subcontractors to ensure they’re following the project design and staying within schedule.
No project is complete without the programming and system configuration needed to create a platform that brings all your technology together. Reliable programming serves as a universal language between your lighting, audio, video, security and more. Each one of our programmers brings their technical expertise to create an effortless smart home experience via Control4 automation, keypads, remotes and smart devices. Every job is unique so we will tailor your system interfaces to match your project’s capabilities and desired functionality.
Low-voltage wiring serves as the foundation behind all our integrated technology projects. As part of our project designs, we integrate the fiber and copper wiring needed to support any AV, security, networking, lighting and surveillance capabilities. Our wiring infrastructure accommodates all current system requirements and allows for future technology upgrades in the future. Not only do we take great care to choose the appropriate wire for each application, but we meticulously organize our racks for easy maintenance and upgrades. Different solutions are available for new construction or retrofits of an existing space.
Expert calibration is required to achieve the full potential of your AV equipment. We follow an established process using state-of-the-art microphones and measuring tools to find the ideal speaker setup and layout for the room. Our solutions result in better imaging, a more accurate soundstage and fuller bass response. Relying on expert certifications, our technicians will also optimize your video performance by adjusting balance, contrast and sharpness to match your room requirements as well as your desired application and functionality.
Our technicians can actively monitor all your network and IP-connected devices from a remote connection. From a centralized performance dashboard, they can immediately gauge the status of all your devices. They will see a real-time update on lighting, climate, security and AV components and know immediately if there are issues that need to be resolved. Just as important, they’ll automatically download any new software upgrades or patches. As part of your system monitoring, we’ll also conduct regular network performance tests since latency is often a cause for performance issues.
Maintenance & Support
We offer world-class service for all our projects in the form of ongoing maintenance and support to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently. All technology experiences some wear and tear, so we constantly fine-tune your system to ensure it meets all your performance and functionality standards. We offer service plans tailored to your project which include 24/7 remote system management, tech support, priority response time and yearly on-site tech reviews. We’ll also serve as your technology advisor and let you know when we hear of new technology that may enhance your system performance.