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Bring Your Screen to Life with A Home Theater Install

home theater install“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” If that rings true to how you’ve been feeling lately, join the club. To put it mildly, the world has changed a bit over the last few months. However, our opportunities to enjoy our wonderful world have not. We simply have to enjoy it in different ways on occasion. A home theater install is a fantastic step toward doing exactly that. Synergy Integrated Systems has some creative solutions to get you started. (more…)

Having a Home Network Keeps Your Signal Strong and Secure

home networkTo say that times have changed over the last few months is the understatement of the century. Across the globe, many of us will have a before and after line of demarcation. Not only has the world changed quite a bit, so have our needs and desires. As we attempt to find a new sense of normalcy, many of us question what goals were previously important and try to make them fit into our new strategies as we move forward. Considering a home network during this transition period is a wise step. If installing a wireless network and utilizing a home router is part of your “after,” Synergy Integrated Systems can help. Offering RukusLuxul, and Araknis Networks, we work to ensure your satisfaction and exceed your expectations. (more…)

Professional and Creative Home Theater Installation

home theater installationOver the past few months, many of us have truly realized how much our home is our sanctuary. A place of peace, rest and escape when the outside world seems a bit chaotic. Even if things beyond our doorways are beginning to reach some semblance of normalcy, our home is likely always where our heart remains. While we all strive to make it a safe and comfortable place, it’s also wise to make it a fun and entertaining space. Home theater installation is a fantastic way to achieve that goal.

Our team at Synergy Integrated Systems has been, and continues to be, ready to help you achieve that directive. Along with full-home automation, we also offer complete home theater setup. From start to finish, we provide high-quality audio and video equipment throughout your home. We carry only top-quality equipment and accessories, as described here. Our installation services include innovative design, detailed planning and expert custom home theater installation. (more…)

Free Your World with Smart Home Automation Installation

home automation Wilmington NCAutonomy. That’s a big, broad and beautiful word. If you take it literally, it represents the idea of self-rule. Freedom. The right to govern yourself, etc. and et al. One may wonder. What on earth does this weighty word have to do with your desire for smart home automation in general? Perhaps, more than you think.

At Synergy Integrated Systems, we think that a fully-automated home gives you freedom and autonomy. Therefore, we work with leading home automation providers to do exactly that. Our technicians and support team serve the greater Raleigh area all the way out to the NC coast. (more…)

Start with a Pro to Avoid the Maze of Home Network Setup

home networkA search for the best home network on the internet can feel a bit like falling into a rabbit hole. The internet in itself can become a maze of information. Every search leads to the access point of another. Those access points of information seemingly become endless. A never-ending labyrinth of knowledge. In fact, a few key lines from Alice in Wonderland come to mind.

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.”

Rabbits have diligent purpose as they create their maze of tunnels. Knowing which trail to follow requires expertise. If you choose the wrong tunnel, you may go deeper than expected as Alice did. Down she fell. After all, she wasn’t a rabbit. She didn’t have the expertise. (more…)

A Day in the Life of a Smart Home with ELAN Systems

There are many products on the market that tout smart home automation. Numerous products for control and automation include programmable thermostats that make climate control easier. Other products, allow you to adjust lighting and window shades with a remote. Some help you control video and audio. Several provide remote access to control security and door locks. Our team at Synergy Integrated Systems, enjoys the proliferation of all this smart-house integration. Especially, when we find a company that does it all. ELAN Systems is that company. In fact, they’re one of the best and a global leader in automation systems.

What does that mean for you? We’d like to show you what it means. To fully visualize it, let’s imagine a day in the life of a smart home with total control thanks to ELAN Systems. (more…)

ELAN Home Automation Offers Smart and Versatile Benefits

We have a word of the day for you – domotics. Perhaps, you’ve heard it. Likely, you haven’t, as we’ve noticed even our spell-checking platform is confused by it. Either way, it’s a fabulous word that results in fabulous things. Derived from the Latin word domus, meaning house, domotics refers to technology that makes a home smart. Basically, it refers to smart home automation. Better yet, we want to make YOU smarter by providing a little information on ELAN home automation.

A Brief History of Smart Home Automation

First, let’s backtrack a bit as we understand the full definition of domotics and smart home automation. In the early 1900s, the idea of household products doing work independently of human assistance proliferated with the introduction of electricity. Washers, refrigerators and sewing machines were just a few of the labor-saving machines that made our tasks at home easier.

By 1975, desire for more control met new technology. At this point, wired communication provided freedom to regulate additional devices with brief radio frequency bursts. Primarily, this led to remote control of lights and appliances. As we move into 2020, the landscape has grown even further.

What Can Be Smart in Your Home?

Essentially, it’s easier to consider what you can’t automate. Even with what you may come up with, there is probably a company out there with a solution! In fact, Synergy Integrated Systems is one of them. We strive to stay on the cutting-edge of smart technology and partner with the best companies capable of providing it. ELAN home automation is one of those elite providers. More importantly, we are proud to be an experienced installer of their products.

To best grasp what we can do for you and your home, consider how our expertise can make systems in your home operate smartly. Just a few things that you can currently control with smart home automation include:

  • Lighting – control ambiance no matter where you are
  • Video – movies, games, shows, whatever you like, view it from any room in the house
  • Sound – send sound soaring indoors and out
  • Heating and Air – schedule the atmosphere ahead of time or change temps with the touch of a button
  • Security -keep your home safe with innovative features
  • Sprinklers – water the lawn without even being home
  • Smoke and CO Detectors – synch sensors into your smart home system
  • Air Quality – monitor levels within your home
  • Kitchen Devices – cook dinner while you’re still at work
  • Blinds and Shades – control lighting without moving anything but your finger

Keep in mind, this just a sampling of what you can do.

Benefits of ELAN Home Automation

To understand the full benefits of ELAN home automation, it helps to have more specific examples. After all, you’re only as good as the tools you have. ELAN products are powerful, versatile and adaptable.

Initially, consider relaxation and entertainment. ELAN approaches these directives with several tactics to meet both goals. Using one interface, ELAN allows you to control music, video and essentially everything else with the touch of a button. Send sound soaring in any room of your house. Bring movies or your favorite sporting event with you as you enter new rooms. Change channels, turn audio up, turn it down, whatever you need, with a unified system.

Moreover, as you enjoy your sights and sounds, relax in the perfect ambiance. Manipulate lights, shades and blinds with one command. Or, set ambiance ahead of time to fit specific moods. Program lights to begin at specific times such as wake-up lighting. Or, request a mood when you’re ready for it such as party lighting or dinner music.

Similarly, control climate to set the perfect environment. Once you get comfortable, the last thing you want to do is hop up and adjust air. Change the temperature with the touch of a button. Likewise, climate systems actually anticipate what you may need. Therefore, you can relax in comfort without giving it a second thought. Pre-set climate for various times of the day, eliminating the need for changing the thermostat at various times.

Enjoy the outdoors? Your smart home does too! Remotely, program the hot tub to heat and open the lid before you head out to hop in. Set music and lighting throughout your outdoor space for the perfect ambiance. Forgot to water the lawn? No worries, your automated smart home remembers for you.

All of the elements mentioned above are also easy to use. ELAN’s intuitive systems are easy to understand and enjoy. Better yet, their elegant controls blend seamlessly into your home.

Why You Should Make Your Home Smarter

Now that you know smart home capabilities, you may wonder why you should begin installation now. Foremost, this technology is more affordable than ever. Plus, it’s advanced to a point that it’s also easy to update when it advances again. Okay, we admit, that may sound a little confusing. To clarify, you don’t have to add all systems at once. If you desire to advance your system later, you can. Or, if technological options improve, installing new products is much simpler than in the past. Integration is the key. More and more home products are made to work seamlessly with automation controls.

Smart homes save money too. A smart HVAC system intuits needs and adjusts to be efficient. Plus, you can easily view a readout of your utility usage. Correspondingly, automatically-timed shades use light efficiently. Blinds and shades that react to internal temperatures also save on your utility bills.

Not only are these perks good for the environment, they increase your quality of living as well. Saving time and being comfortable makes for a happier home. Saving money on utility bills adds to the happiness factor! Often, we’re so busy taking care of everyone else that we forget to take care of ourselves. Your smart home won’t forget.

Similarly, when you improve your home for yourself, it improves it for others. Consequently, smart home automation can actually increase your house’s value. Not only will your family enjoy it, future occupants will savor the benefits as well. When it comes time to sell, these features will add value to your investment.

A Smart Home is a Safe Home

Most importantly, at Synergy Integrated Systems, we help make smart homes safe homes. From nearly anywhere in the world, turn lights on or off. With the touch of a button, ensure you closed all the doors. Double-check that you locked all entry-points. Ensure your security system is active and view live footage.

In the end, this means that you can relax wherever you are. At home, or away, you will know that your home is secure.

Choosing the Best Installation Company

All this fabulous technology matters little without proper installation. Our expert team at Synergy Integrated has years of experience. Never, do we outsource our work. We trust our team and stick with them. Proudly, we are a BBB-accredited business. Also, we are a member of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA). Plus, Synergy Integrated Systems is fully-bonded and insured.

From the beginning, we create an atmosphere that focuses on our customer and their needs. Always, we provide fixed priced estimates, so that you know what to expect up-front. We do not charge open-ended hourly rates, as we are well aware that technology occasionally takes additional time.

Plus, we offer free consultations. During these meetings, we help you customize a system that fits your needs best. Once we get to know you and your home, we provide information, suggestions and guidance.

Similarly, we believe in healthy competition. Therefore, we provide open-source access to all of our customers. This non-compiled code allows freedom for customers to choose who they wish to enhance their system down the road. Of course, we hope you choose us!

Hear from Our Customers

To help you make that choice, it’s often best to hear from folks who have experience with us – our customers. Consider these kind words:

“I have worked with Aaron, Michelle and the Synergy team at my home and business on many projects. I couldn’t be more pleased with their level of expertise and professionalism. They are best in class, and I highly recommend their services.”

-DALE, CHAPEL HILL, NC

“Rather than a ‘normal’ endorsement I would like this to take the form of an open letter. A letter to anyone seeking a company to work with you in designing. Synergy Integrated Systems provides the highest level of personal attention. Their team provides all the necessary services to lead to a fully integrated system, no matter how small or large. Please feel free to contact me at hnm2nc2013@gmail.com if you have any questions a very pleased customer can answer.”

-HARV, APEX, NC

“You did an outstanding job and your company is fantastic. Really glad that we were able to do business together. I’ll keep you in mind for future projects. Thank you very much for all of your help and for your patience. You were wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job with our installation. The quality of workmanship and the attention to detail were exceptional. I really appreciate your positive attitude, hard work and understanding.”

– JOHN, RALEIGH, NC

“It has been a pleasure working with you both. I wish all my trades had the same work ethic, dedication and passion for their work. I will be sure to use you again in the future and highly recommend you to any friends.”

– MATT, WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC

Truly, we appreciate everyone’s thoughtful support. We are thankful to be part of your project and look forward to future endeavors.

The Installation Process

Finally, you’re probably now wondering how long installation will take. As we mentioned above, we offer a free consultation to help you start your project. Requesting your consultation as soon as possible, means that we can get to your installation as quickly as possible. Click here to fill out our consultation request.

Keep in mind, we serve homeowners in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and surrounding Triangle areas. We provide personalized service for both new construction and existing homes. We also work on whole home projects at beach houses in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Emerald Isle, and beyond.

Our Project Gallery

To help solidify your decision, be sure to check out our gallery of projects. It’s a great way to get a feel for our work and spark some ideas.

Included in our portfolio are projects involving:

  • Home Automation – Control features in your home with the touch of a button.
  • Surveillance – We provide camera installation inside and out with real-time feeds.
  • Home Audio – Fill your home with sound indoors and outdoors.
  • Home Video – Enhance viewing areas and customize your video viewing experience throughout your home.
  • Structured Wiring – A well-planned structured wiring solution is critical to the performance of your home.
  • Home Theater – From automated screens and projection systems to surround sound and specialized lighting, we have everything you need.
  • Outdoor Living – Bring the indoors out with technologically enhanced spaces.
  • Shading Solutions – Automate shading to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
  • Home Networking – Send strong signals soaring throughout your home to support all of your devices.
  • Sound Isolation – Keep audio exactly where you want it.
  • Commercial Services – We bring businesses the same level of passion that we share with our residential customers!
  • Design Services – We design and customize our options to fit you and your lifestyle best.

Also, we have a showroom in North Raleigh. You can schedule your appointment by phone at 919-324-3592. We look forward to hearing from you!

Home Networking Companies that Provide Seamless Integration

Nearly daily, it seems, the capabilities of wireless technology advances. With this forward growth, opportunities to enhance your home network proliferate. Therefore, it’s imperative to find home networking companies with the expertise to provide seamless integration. Fortuitously, if you live in the Raleigh, NC area, you’re in luck.

Local to the Triangle market, Synergy Integrated Systems understands the nuances of modern technology and follows its fast pace. Moreover, we are a full-service provider for your advanced home network and more.

Finding Superior Home Networking Companies

Initially, let’s explore what technically savvy networking companies should do for you. Foremost, they must diligently and continuously gather knowledge. As mentioned, wireless technology evolves nearly constantly. To remain as a cutting-edge provider, our team researches advancements and shares the latest techniques with our customers.

Furthermore, seamless installation is crucial. After all, modern technology incorporates all of our devices. Building a solid foundation to organize and distribute connective technologies throughout your home is imperative. This setup relies upon properly structured wiring so that all systems communicate effectively.

Not only do we create a well-planned internal communication infrastructure, we maintain a seamless external structure as well. In other words, we consider the ambiance of your home. Bulky, unsightly devices and wires are now dinosaurs of the past. At Synergy Integrated Systems, we use all resources available to discreetly hide the wiring. Furthermore, we utilize aesthetically pleasing devices that blend into your home’s design theme.

Likewise, providing seamless integration includes exceptional customer service. If our customers aren’t satisfied with our techniques, neither are we. In addition to our expert installation, we ensure your satisfaction from the start. For instance, you may wonder if you can get a free quote. Absolutely! In fact, our quote includes the cost of installation in our up-front pricing structure. Similarly, we provide open source access. Not only does this promote healthy competition, but it also reassures our customers that we will provide the best service every time.

Top Network Providers

Ultimately, all of these processes that home networking companies should provide also include forming bonds with premier companies. With that in mind, Synergy Integrated Systems works with cutting-edge wireless network providers.

The capabilities and partner companies include:

Araknis Networks®

  • Gone are the days of dropped signals! Araknis Networks® systems are intuitive and designed to meet the most stringent bandwidth and performance requirements.
  • With up to 24-port options, the ability to switch offers the most reliable service.
  • Wifi™ certified WAPs (wireless access points), provide speed, reliability and coverage in a sleek package. To ensure seamless transition, this component allows for installation in any location.
  • For network security, their 300-series router incorporates an embedded firewall. Similarly, we can configure it to include load-balancing and failover modes. You can manage these routers remotely with OvrC.

Luxul

  • Notably, Luxul is the leading innovator of simple-to-deploy professional-grade IP networking solutions. This complete line is scalable and easy to install.
  • With data rates up to 1900 Mbps, this outstanding coverage is great for streaming media and other demanding device applications.
  • Exclusively, Roam Assist™ technology ensures seamless roaming of mobile client devices
  • Excellent choice for expanding your network when using PoE-enabled devices. Available in 4, 8, 16, 24, and 52 PoE+ ports with 2 Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo ports for easy network expansion.

Ruckus

  • Delivering both indoor and outdoor access points, Ruckus offers multiple series to fit your space the best.
  • An indoor unit, the R730 bridges the performance gap from ‘gigabit’ Wi-Fi to ‘multi-gigabit’ Wi-Fi, providing better speed and performance.
  • For outdoor spaces, the T170 series delivers up to 1733 Mbps data rates. This is the highest available for 4-stream MIMO Wi-Fi clients.
  • ICX switches simplify management. Fixed form-factor switches work together to enhance security, minimize troubleshooting and ease upgrades.

Find Out More Today

Finally, you can’t benefit from all this enticing information unless you take the first step. First, take a moment to review our gallery of projects. Then, fill out our online form for your free consultation. Or, give us a call at 919-324-3592.

We look forward to helping you advance your home network!

NVX from Crestron Changes the Landscaping of Digital Media

NVXA decade ago, Crestron began planting seeds that grew into the landscape of digital media as we know it today. Those seeds flourished through the years and now flower into multiple DM NVX platforms. From encoders, decoders, DM NVX Cards and DM NVX Director, this AV distribution technology transforms how we network. Ultimately, it creates a more seamless, real-time experience as all components work in tandem.

To best benefit from all that these systems offer, you first need an expert installation company. Synergy Integrated Systems is excited to be the Raleigh area resource to help you enjoy this innovative technology.

DM NVX Advantages

Initially, to fully grasp how DM NVX changed the landscape overall, it’s useful to understand its capabilities. Therefore, let’s review a few of the key elements it provides.

Foremost, superior image quality immediately separates this technology from its predecessors. Delivering real-time, full-motion 4K60 video, it’s more than suited for presentations, live camera imaging, and video conferences. Essentially, it’s nearly as close as you can get to “being there” when you physically cannot.

Likewise, this is the only network AV solution that ensures no latency. In other words, this patent-pending technology from Crestron eliminates any latency most have unfortunately seen during network transmissions. Awkward pauses and glitches are all but eliminated due to simultaneous encoding/decoding and scales. Thus, you can enjoy quality sound and video without delays.

Similarly, the ease of control reduces room for human error. Switch and control modes on the fly with a Crestron system or XiO director. Moreover, this saves costs. No longer do you need to modify network structure with costly hardware changes.

Speaking of hardware, DM NVX software is infinitely scalable. Across all networks, its encoders and decoders deliver content throughout your home or business. With a point-to-point set-up, you reach thousands of endpoints.

Additionally, this medium delivers display accolades at 4K60, 4:4:4 and HDR on a 1Gb Ethernet. Consequently, you needn’t worry about 10Gb infrastructures that many network AV products require. Clearly, this also saves on costly upgrades and extra maintenance.

Finally, the ability to control network security is imperative. In fact, this is often one of the most critical directives. Features such as Active Directory, credential management, and 802.1x authentication and more, create a secure solution for all users.

Finding Superior Installation

Now that you understand the basics of this innovative system, it’s appropriate to find a quality installation company. After all, these superlatives mean little without an informed, supportive and skilled team. As an experienced provider of Crestron products, Synergy Integrated Systems is here to help with that aspect.

Generally, we find that our customers have a few basic questions. Foremost on their mind, is cost. To help you determine this, we provide a free consultation to review your needs. Plus, we help you discover the scope of your installation and what fits your parameters most appropriately. Then, we provide a free quote to help you finalize your decision.

Next, our customers wonder: How long does installation take? Overall, this depends on the scope of your project and how soon you wish to begin the process. To start as soon as possible, click here and schedule your appointment. Or, give us a call at 919-324-3592.

It’s that simple.

We look forward to hearing from you and advancing your network to the gardens of the future!

ELAN Systems – A Global Leader in Home Automation Solutions

elan home systemsAs you wonder if ELAN Systems are among the best in the business, let’s play around with their acronym – ELAN. Keep in mind, we’re not just having fun with words here. However, for a quick grasp on what the global leader in smart home technology offers, let us briefly indulge you. After all, our team at Synergy Integrated Systems loves innovations in smart home control and technology. Whenever we get a chance to add a little verbal entertainment to the mix, we’re always on board. Especially, this is true in our partnership with ELAN.

Ultimately, the relationship that we share with ELAN and their unique properties inspires us. Consequently, we hope our fun word-play will inspire you as well!

E in ELAN Systems Equals:

  • Elegance – ELAN’s seamless platforms blend into your home. With acute attention to detail, they design each control to fit into any ambiance.
  • Ease – Simplicity is key. Our intuitive automation systems are easy for the entire family to use, understand and enjoy.
  • Entertainment – Send music and video soaring through any room of your home and outside as well!

L Literally Equates:

  • Long-Lasting – Not only are we experts in home automation installation, we think ahead. Consequently, we provide open source coding so that you can update your systems when you wish, with whomever you choose.
  • Luxury – Dial up the heat on the hot tub, raise the cover and turn on jets before you even get home. Or, control your indoor climate with intelligent features that automatically anticipate your needs.
  • Laze – Embrace this one! You deserve it. Truly, lazy equals relaxed. Sit back while your home virtually takes care of you.

A Assimilates to:

  • Adaptable – ELAN’s intuitive interface actually remembers your preferred actions. Therefore, tasks respond accordingly to create a completely customized experience.
  • Accommodating – Lean back on the couch or in your home theater seating and enjoy a flick in low lights. Or, check security from across the globe. Better yet, wake up to your favorite tunes. ELAN seamlessly allows you to control it all.
  • Awesome – Sometimes, awesome is an overused word. In this case, it’s appropriate. Ultimately, you can operate your entire home from one location! That’s AWE-some!

N Necessitates:

  • Nifty – Our systems are creative and enticing. With integrated touch panels and even face recognition, you are the king of your castle!
  • Nimble – ELAN Systems work together in flawless harmony with multiple control options. Utilize conveniently-placed touch panel screens, your smart phone or even your voice.
  • Namaste – No, ELAN Systems won’t be doing yoga for you. But, with our combined expertise with ELAN, we indeed think that we can help you discover your peaceful place.

Why Should You Upgrade?

Obviously, all these fun words also beg an intrinsic question: “Why should you upgrade?” Our question is, “Why wouldn’t you?” Current technology is cutting-edge and seemingly more affordable every day. The ability to customize and adapt to your needs is within your grasp. Thus, why not take advantage of the options we can put at your fingertips?

Finally, and in all seriousness, playing around with fun words doesn’t get the job done. However, all of these words mean something. They represent ELAN and Synergy Integrated Systems in tandem. Hopefully, our entertaining word-board helped move you toward that revelation a bit.

To help further, here are few more words from a satisfied customer whose team recognized the quality of our work:

“Subcontractors working around Synergy commented that the work completed by Synergy was the best they had seen. In fact, they commented that it was more like commercial grade.”

Primarily, our goal is to create a superior home automation system for our customers. It’s what we love. We do it every day. And, we like to think we do it well. We truly appreciate those kind words, Bruce H. 

To find out more, give us a call and schedule a free no-obligation consultation at 919-324-3592. Or, click here and we’ll help you plan your visit to our showroom!