For a person with mobility issues, many of the tasks required for daily life are a struggle. Home automation can be a life changer in providing disabled and elderly individuals more time to live independently. The professional team at Accurate Electronic Interiors can work with you to design a home environment that allows those you love to feel more self-reliant, happy, and confident. Here are just a few examples of automated systems we provide:
Automated Lighting Controls
Imagine hearing an unfamiliar sound in the hallway and not being able to get out of bed quickly to turn the lights on. The inability to turn lights on and off easily can be frightening, frustrating, and cause a person to feel trapped. Installing automated lighting is one of the easiest ways to create greater convenience for a person with mobility issues. By using a simple application on a mobile device, any light—whether inside or outside the home—can be turned on and off with ease.
Automated Window Coverings
Not only can it be difficult for those with mobility issues to get to the windows, but it can be extremely unsafe for a person to try to get up out of a wheelchair or let go of one side of a walker to reach up to open or close the blinds. With today’s automation technology, anyone can easily open and close window coverings just by using an application on a mobile device. Elderly and disabled individuals can live more safely, and enjoy an environment with daylight or darkness as they choose.
Automated Music and Video
Having music fill a home with in-wall speakers can create a joyful ambiance sure to lift anyone’s spirits. For those with mobility issues, automation allows music or talk-radio to be turned on or off without leaving bed, that comfortable recliner, or maneuvering a wheelchair. Easily accessible volume controls allow those who may have hearing difficulties to adjust the sound without having to move.
Television and home movie automated solutions can make access to entertainment easier and more enjoyable. With controls all easily accessible from a mobile device, its simple to go from watching the evening news to a nostalgic western movie. For those with mobility issues, it means being able to watch what they want when they want to.
Without being able to move freely and quickly, it is challenging to see what’s going on outside a home, who might be trespassing on the property, or if its safe to open the front door. Surveillance cameras can be accessed easily from a mobile device. For a person with mobility issues, the ability to view what is going on outside the home and knowing whether or not emergency services should be called can create significant peace of mind.
Make life easier for someone you love
Contact Accurate Electronic Interiors today to see how easy it is. Our Savant SMART Home Automation system makes it simple to operate your home’s entertainment system, lighting controls, window treatments, skylights, water features, pool and spa systems, security systems, climate control, surveillance systems, and more from a mobile device. With one user-friendly application, AEI provides the power to control everything in a home. Give us a call today and let’s get started!
With the closure of at least one national movie theater corporation this week and continued encouragement for all of us to stay at home, now may be the best time to create a custom home theater experience for your family. At Accurate Electronic Interiors, we carry innovative home theater designs and media centers that can adapt to any space.
If you’re considering designing a home theater experience in your home, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- What is the shape of the room you will use? The size and actual shape of the room will make a difference in regards to the type and number of speakers you’ll need to achieve true movie theater surround sound.
- What materials are the walls made of? You’ll want to install soundproofing panels to eliminate echo. If your theater’s walls are concrete, soundproofing will cut down on the increased amount of reverb off the hard surface.
- Where can you store the electronics equipment safely? The receiver, DVD player, computer, and other electronic equipment can get hot. Having space with extra room for airflow around all these components is important.
- Do you have windows? If so, investing in special sunlight blocking shades will make your screen easier to see. For added convenience, consider purchasing blackout shades with remote control capability.
- Will you need to install new electrical outlets or in-wall wiring? The last thing you want is a jumble of power cords, HDMI cords, network cords, and speaker wires along your wall. By having a professional install your system, all of this wiring will be hidden and your room will look great and operate safely.
Let Accurate Electronic Interiors help you create the perfect custom home theater room for your family. We can help you select the right television, create the perfect acoustics, install appropriate soundproofing, select automated lighting and window coverings, and choose all the right components and speakers to make your home theater exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.
Creating a luxury home theater today is limited only by your imagination. Contact us today to see how easy it is to get started.
Your home is your castle with your top priority being the safety of your family, your pets, and your belongings. While alarm systems have made considerable improvements over the years, nothing protects your home more than a high-quality surveillance system.
In a 2012 study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, alarm systems with outdoor surveillance equipment are one of the primary deterrents of burglaries. In fact, 60% of burglars interviewed said they would choose another target upon discovering the presence of an alarm system.
What should you look for in a surveillance system?
- 24/7 Monitoring. Perpetrators no longer stick only to the dark of night to commit a crime. Your system should be detecting and recording movement all day every day.
- Real-Time Detection of Threats. You need to know the instant a threat arrives. Your surveillance system should identify situations of concern and notify you immediately.
- Multi-Surveillance Ability. An effective system should monitor several locations simultaneously. With a quick glance, you should be able to see what is going on at all the important points on your property.
- High-Resolution Cameras. Your system is only as good as the information it reports to you, so make sure it is capable of transmitting and recording video footage that will clearly identify perpetrators–even in dim light or complete darkness.
- Ability to Minimize False Alarms. Many triggers can set off motion sensors, including small animals or swaying trees. A good system will be able to screen for non-critical movements so you are only alerted when an action worthy of your attention occurs.
Are You Ready to Install or Upgrade Your Surveillance System?
Accurate Electronic Interiors will help you select the best surveillance cameras for your needs. We will consult with you about your specific situation and help you choose the right cameras whether simple or sophisticated to keep your home or business protected.
Perpetrators will be caught red-handed by our cameras. You can monitor movements detected by our Pan Tilt Zoom and Stationery camera models from the convenience of your computer or Apple/Android device. Our cameras are able to detect moving objects in complete darkness with our infrared cameras (IR cameras). In fact, our cameras use the same technology that law enforcement agencies use.
Make your home or business more secure beginning today. Give us a call and let’s plan the right system for you.
Obviously, good lighting while working or reading is important to keep your eyes healthy and strong. But did you know that lighting could have a significant impact on your mood and productivity?
Just as having complete darkness is important for our bodies to know it is time to sleep, having a brightly lit space gets our bodies energized to move and think. We become more alert, experience greater clarity, and feel increased mental prowess to tackle life’s challenges.
Too much light can have just as detrimental an effect as not enough light. For example, spaces filled with bright, fluorescent lights have been found to trigger headaches and migraines.
Receiving rays of sunshine and sufficient natural light can do wonders to lift our spirits. In fact, researchers discovered that people who have access to natural light throughout the day exercise more and achieve better sleep.
Of course, when the day’s work is done and it’s time to relax, having the ability to change from task lighting to soft, muted lighting is important to let your body know it can slow down and take it easy.
With our Lutron Lighting Control system, you can fully control lighting both inside and outside of your home from your smart device. Create the perfect lighting scenario with easy to remember names such as “reading,” “cocktail party,” or “movie viewing.” The Lutron Lighting Control system also allows you to open or close your draperies and blinds remotely. With just the push of a single button, you can instantly achieve the perfect lighting for your current needs.
Not sure where to start? Simply give us a call to discuss your specific lighting needs. We’ll be happy to give you a tour of our showroom and demonstrate how a Lutron Lighting System can change your life. At Accurate Electronic Interiors, our goal is to provide you with technology and solutions that allow you to easily enjoy your living or working environment.
If you want to create a luxury aesthetic and feel to your home, the Lutron Lighting Control system is an investment you should highly consider. It simply cannot be overstated how finely tuned lighting, combined with natural lighting controlled by powered draperies can make a home feel warm and inviting.
The ability to control in-house lighting, combined with motorized drapery control for natural lighting, gives you, the homeowner, the amazing ability to turn your home into a place you’ll always look forward to spending time. You’ll be able to create the perfect mood for all the right occasions!
Let’s take a look at 3 creative ways for you to use your Lutron Lighting system as installed by Accurate Electronic Interiors, Inc.
Set the Proper Mood for Every Period of the Day
Can we all agree there is a special “feel” to every time of the day? We think so. For example, nobody would doubt that prepping and cooking food in the kitchen for breakfast or supper requires a substantial amount of light on the countertops and tables.
But when supper is all wrapped up, evening sets in, and everyone is ready to settle into the family room for relaxation, the harsh kitchen lighting is no longer needed. Softer, gentler lighting is needed for the kitchen, and perhaps the blinds need shut.
Lutron Lighting allows you to get extremely creative in the ways you can manage lighting in your home. Make sure you customize your lighting to match the mood of the day.
Emphasize Your Favorite Decor or Wall Coverings
Do you have a special set of photos, a painting, or maybe even a mural that you wish to highlight on your wall? You can use accent lighting to emphasize your favorite decor while drowning out the remainder of the wall.
You can also kick the creativity up a notch with Ketra bulbs by changing the colors. Imagine the flair of having only red or blue light shining on an abstract art piece on your wall. It will make the other colors of the artwork pop.
Lutron Lighting Control & Ketra Colored Bulbs to Transform Entire Rooms
As mentioned above, Ketra’s colored bulbs, combined with Lutron Lighting can dramatically transform the feel of any room.
Imagine your kitchen and dining room turning into a cocktail lounge with soft purplish/blue lighting. If you are big on entertaining in your home, this is a way to set your house apart from the rest. Combine the lighting with some soft jazz, or even classical music, depending on your tastes, and all your friends will look forward to mingling and enjoying themselves in your home.
Don’t Forget Commercial Spaces
Giving portions of a room that cocktail lounge atmosphere can also be great for commercial locations. For you business owners or executives that want to spruce up your office environment, Lutron Lighting, combined with Ketra bulbs can create an ambiance that will ease tensions of business meetings, and make deals happen!
Contact Me with Questions About Lutron Lighting Control Systems
Accurate Electronic Interiors, Inc is ready to help you with any questions you may have about setting up a Lutron Lighting system in your home. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and give us a call today!
Have you decided to upgrade your recording studio? Well, congratulations. Regardless of how powerful your instruments are, if your studio is not acoustically optimized, it is almost impossible to enjoy your tools’ full performance. Whether you are looking for drum shields, bass traps, or diffusion, Accurate Electronic Interiors, Inc is your first choice for acoustic treatment products.
We have a full selection of studio isolation devices and even acoustic treatment accessories to fit your range of needs and desires. Are you feeling particularly ambitious about the look of your new entertainment space? We’ve got you covered with complete room systems and acoustic construction materials.
What Is the Difference Between Acoustic Treatment and Soundproofing?
People often tend to confuse soundproofing with acoustic treatment. So, while both are crucial in any recording studio setup, they play different roles.
Soundproofing isolates a room from outside noise. Usually, dense materials are installed on the walls to prevent sound from leaking out or inside the room. However, while the acoustic treatment may not isolate your room from outside noise, it absorbs naturally occurring reverberation in a space, making sound recordings better.
Having the right acoustics is essential for high-quality mixing, recording, and mastering. We have both high-quality acoustic products and soundproofing collections from leading brands.
Benefits of Acoustic Treatments
Although you might not have initially designed your recording studio in a recording friendly environment, acoustic treatment is what you need. You may know that a room has its sound, and that sound can be affected by anything on its path. When sound is traveling in space, it creates sonic anomalies that are different from the original audio. Therefore, when you are recording, you are likely to record or listen to sound bouncing off the walls.
Isolation Acoustic treatment is the best solution if you want accurate recordings that are unaffected by other sounds in the space. Some of the benefits of acoustics include:
- Improving the sound quality of recordings: Since the size and other aspects of a room can affect the frequency and ambiance of sound waves, acoustic panels can generally improve the sound quality of your recordings.
- Acoustics like acoustic foam panels and fills absorb the sound reflections and eliminate unnecessary reverb. Check our range of isolation acoustic treatment options like panels, diffusers, and bass traps to customize your setup.
Types of Isolation Acoustic Treatment and Placement
- Bass Traps – Bass traps are of two kinds; porous absorbers and resonant absorbers. These acoustics deal with lower frequencies, and you can place them in corners. While porous absorbers are usually placed away from the walls to absorb bass frequencies, the resonant ones are positioned closer to walls and tuned to reduce specific bass frequencies.
- Acoustic panels are placed directly against the wall to mitigate the flutter echo. Ceiling clouds are lightweight and suspended horizontally from the ceiling to reduce natural reverberations. Instead of absorbing sound, it randomly scatters sounds to minimize echo.
Some other types of acoustics include Helmholtz resonators and rigid fiberglass insulations. They are versatile in placement and resolve specific frequency issues.
Do you need help with choosing the right isolation acoustic treatments? Contact us at Accurate Electronic Interiors, Inc. We are available to examine your room dimension in sketches or photos to recommend the best isolation acoustic treatment that suits your lifestyle and space
People these days are understandably going outside less and less. The COVID-19 pandemic has made staying at home the norm for people all around the planet. That’s the reason that people are choosing to spend their family nights in their own living spaces. If you want to make your upcoming family bonding activities even more enjoyable, then consider putting together an outdoor theater. Fortunately, we can help you with your plans here at Accurate Electronic Interiors Inc. or simply “AEI.” We’re a local, Southern Oregon based business that has a reputation for five-star home automation approaches. We’re also known for putting together the most exhilarating home theaters around.
Why You Should Install an Outdoor Theater
We customize our home theaters. That’s how we can present you with a theater outside that can accommodate any and all of your specific requests well. It doesn’t matter how big you want your theater to be. It doesn’t matter how expansive you want it to be, either. We can make all of your residential theater wishes come true.
Theaters that are outside can be optimal for people who do not want to have to deal with significant size limitations. Your backyard is probably a lot bigger than any part of your home. If you want your family members to be able to relish entertainment together without feeling tight, then the installation of a theater outside can work out in your favor.
It can be stressful to be cooped up inside all day long. That’s the reason that people these days embrace being able to get fresh air more than ever. If you want to be able to reap the rewards of fresh outdoor air with your family members, few things can help you better than putting together a theater outside.
Do you plan on throwing any outdoor gatherings at any point in the future? If you do, then it can be wise to invest in a theater outside. Outdoor entertainment can keep all of your party guests in terrific spirits. It can give the guests who go to your functions something to discuss enthusiastically as well. If you want your party guests to have a blast together, then it can be a kind gesture to provide them with an icebreaker of sorts.
An outdoor theater can strengthen the curb appeal of your residential property. That’s how it at the same time can do a lot for its real estate value. If you want to be able to receive more money for your home later, then concentrating on a theater outside may be a wonderful idea.
Set Up a Home Theater Consultation With Accurate Electronic Interiors, Inc. in Southern Oregon
Do you want to soak up all of the joys of entertainment outside? Can you picture watching a fantastic movie outside right next to all of your amazing family members and friends? Call Accurate Electronic Interiors, Inc. for a theater installation consultation.
It can be nice to feel 100 percent at ease any time you’re lounging around in the comfort of your own home. That’s the reason that you should prioritize a rock-solid home security setup. If you want to invest in first-class home security, then you should consider camera surveillance and all that it can do for you and the members of your household. Accurate Electronic Interiors Inc. is a local company that can assist you with all matters that involve surveillance cameras, SMART home automation, home theaters, and just about anything else you can imagine. If you want to take your home’s security to the next level, you can put all of your trust in our team members.
The Advantages of Surveillance Cameras for Home Security Purposes
What exactly can a home surveillance camera do for you and for the people in your family? It deters questionable individuals from being able to access your living space. If you want to safeguard your residential property from the presence of burglars and trespassers, then few things can top the assistance of security cameras. Criminals generally frown upon the presence of these cameras. If they see them, they often think twice about going forward with unlawful activities. If you want to stop a criminal from stealing your favorite living room antique pieces, then getting a security camera installed at home may be the answer.
Security cameras can accomplish more than protecting your home from theft. That’s because they can supervise older people in your household, small children, and even little pets. If you’re away from home and want to supervise loved ones who are especially vulnerable, a security camera can work like a charm. It doesn’t matter if you’re busy at work or at the grocery store shopping for dinner. It can give you peace of mind to be able to check on the people and animals you adore the most.
Getting a security camera installed can actually help police if the need arises. If a criminal ever gets inside of your home and steals anything, a security camera can provide you with essential “proof.” Law enforcement professionals utilize security camera images and video clips as a means of tracking down the shady characters who started everything.
Camera surveillance, last but definitely not least, can help you in the insurance department, too. If you need to tackle an insurance claim that’s linked to burglary, having video proof may help you verify your claim easily and rapidly. Don’t forget, either, that residential surveillance can in many cases lead to significant security company bargains.
Call the Crew at Accurate Electronic Interiors
Are you interested in surveillance cameras that can defend your home in Southern Oregon? Call the team at Accurate Electronic Interiors to find out about all of the surveillance choices that are on hand to you.
Lutron Motorized Window Treatments are motorized shades developed by a world leader in precision controlled, motorized shades. The shades are meant to stylize your house and save energy! These smart shades are award-winning and possess impressive technological features.
What Makes Lutron Motorized Window Treatments Special?
One of the best features we’ve found in the motorized shades is its quiet motor technology. It includes a technology developed by Lutron called the “QS 24-volt DC motor,” which allows the shades to move quickly and silently.
Another great feature is precise light control. A crucial feature of every shade is to make sure that a sufficient amount of light is blocked. Regardless of the time of day or the time of year, Lutron’s shades will make sure that you receive the optimal light level for your situation. They use quadrilateral frames and tension technologies to make sure that the shades have no seems and hide the support cables.
In terms of specific models, the Serena Shades are particularly impressive. You can have your system installed and functional in under an hour. Not only that, but the technology it possesses is particularly remarkable. You can time scenes, control the shades with your voice using Apple’s Siri, open and shut the shades with an interesting feature called geofencing, and combine the shades with additional smart home devices.
Geofencing is a particularly cool feature. Geofencing is a GPS-based solution that allows you to use the Lutron app to instruct them to open or shut when you leave or come home! For example, when you leave, they’ll shut, and when you come back, they’ll open. Or vice versa. The Lutron app also allows you to instruct the shades to open or shut at a certain time of day, even allowing you to customize the time the scenes open and shut based on sunrise and sunset for your individual timezone.
Lutron has been around since the 1950s and has been a reliable shades company ever since. With longevity like that, you know they’re a reliable source of shades. Lutron has been an innovator in the smart home field, building durable, impressive products. These shades are sure to integrate with any smart home system you throw at them. You’ll have no doubt that these shades will last a very long time if you choose to have them installed.
Are you looking for help on Lutron Motorized Window Treatments? Contact us today! We’d be more than happy to help you out!
You have a wonderful large screen television hanging on the wall, but it just looks out of place. You’ve tried to make it fit in with your décor, but nothing seems to work. Here are some clever ways to hide your television.
What is Hideaway Media
Hideaway media is actually not a new idea, and it’s been around since televisions were first sold in the 1950s. Back then people were trying to hide their media with televisions and radio sets built into nice wood cabinets. Today, it’s the same thing, only with larger big-screen TVs that look like a big black box in the middle of your home.
A Television Cabinet
Just like years ago, you can hide your television inside a cabinet or even an antique armoire. You can buy beautiful TV cabinets or have one built that will hide your television. Not only will a television cabinet look great in your home, but it will also be useful. A cabinet can have drawers below the TV where you can keep your favorite media close by.
A Mirror Television
Recently, some companies have come out with mirror TVs. These companies sell mirrors that incorporate your television. A TV mirror is a dielectric mirror that covers the television. You can choose from different frame styles in various sizes. When you turn the television off, it becomes a beautifully framed mirror.
A Work of Art
To start with, frame your television in a great looking frame. Many smart televisions have USB ports for using flash drives. You can store any photos you want on the flash drive and use the remote to select the photos you want. When you switch off the television, you can then have a Monet, Picasso, or a family portrait hanging on your wall. When friends walk into your home, they won’t know where the television is.
Behind Framed Prints
Hide the television behind hinged MDF panels with your favorite photos or prints. You can mount framed prints onto the MDF or prints can be heat mounted on the MDF panels. Once you affix the hinged panels to the wall, you can close them, hiding your television. When closed, this turns your wall into a pretty collage of photos or prints
More Hideaway Media Ideas
- If the TV you want to hide is in a den or similar room, you can install an antique pull-down map. Just pull the map down when the television is not in use.
- Install sliding barn doors over your media center. You can find barn doors to fit any home décor.
- If you have your television close to eye level, consider having a niche built into the wall. You can then place the television in the niche and it won’t stick out like a sore thumb.
If you would like some more ideas or help with hiding your television, contact us at (541) 245-3100.