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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.

Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.”

Our expert team at Synergy Integrated Systems strives to keep you from falling. Ultimately, our goal is to keep you from losing yourself in the tunnels altogether. We aim to catch you from the beginning to ease your path. With us, you needn’t wonder what shall happen next. We do have the expertise.

How Does a Home Network Work?

To keep you far from sinking into the dark tunnels of home network mazes, consider first how a home network works. Then, we’ll review some wired and wireless device information that helps you navigate the wonderful, wide world of a wireless network.

We’ll start with simplicity. A home network involves more than one computer that you wish to connect. By connecting these devices, they can then communicate. Next, you need hardware and software that coordinates the exchange of information between connected devices. This is often in the form of a router and applications built into the operating system. Finally, you need a path in place for the information to follow from one computer to the other.

To break it down even further, consider a wheel with spokes. Initially, you need a core device that is the hub for wired and wireless devices throughout your home. It’s akin to the hub of the wheel. This hub is the core of your wireless network. It allows each spoke of the wheel access to multiple devises that are wired and wireless. All connected devices communicate with the hub as spokes within the wheel itself. Information radiates from the hub to your multiple devices.

More often than not, an external internet connection is necessary. With that in place, you can access information from your internet service provider. Once properly tied into your overall system, each of your connected devices can use the internet system as well.

The more you add, the more complicated it gets. A home network can begin to feel like a maze in itself. But, don’t worry, our team handles that labyrinth and guides you through every step of the way. You may be lost in wonder but we certainly won’t allow you to get lost in Wonderland!

Phrases to Help Navigate the Rabbit Holes

Now that you have a very basic idea of home network setup, it helps to fully understand a few key phrases that will come up. Some may seem simple, and even intuitive, but having an actual definition ensures everyone is on the same page.

Here are some definitions for quick reference if you need it:

  • Router – When referring to computers, a router is a piece of hardware or software having a specific IP address and connected to network nodes for the transfer of data between computers.
  • Wireless Network – A wireless network is a system of devices using radio waves or the like to communicate, as opposed to cables.
  • Wi-Fi Network – A Wi-Fi network is simply an abbreviation of wireless network.
  • Wireless – In the dictionary, this simply means “having no wires.” When used to describe a computer network, it refers to a wireless network.
  • Wired or Cable – While these are two of the words that seem pretty easy to understand, consider the exact definition in the dictionary: “an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals.”
  • Wireless Connection – This refers to the actual data connection between network nodes that transfer information without wires.
  • Wifi – Typically written as Wi-Fi, this refers to wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless network connections. Contrary to popular belief, Wifi is not short for “wireless fidelity.”
  • Wi-Fi Device (or wireless devices) – Based on wireless technology, a Wi-Fi device is simply any device capable of communicating via wireless means. For instance, laptops, Smart TVs, smartphones, etc. are some examples of wireless devices.
  • Wi-Fi Signal – Wi-Fi signals travel on radio waves at set frequencies.
  • Wireless Router – The device that receives the wireless signal and decodes it. A wireless router is necessary to provide access to the internet or a private compute network.
  • Internet – While we all have a general idea of what the internet is, it’s helpful to have it put into an exact definition. The Google dictionary defines the internet as: “a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.”
  • Internet Service Provider – Also known as a service provider, this one is easy. It’s simply a company that provides subscribers access to the internet.
  • Wi-fi Speeds – Measured in megabits per seconds, Wi-Fi speeds refer to the rate that data travels between devices.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access – Also referred to as WPA, the Wi-Fi Alliance created Wi-Fi Protected Access to secure wireless computer networks.
  • Ethernet – An ethernet is a system used to connect multiple computers and to control the passing of information to avoid simultaneous transmissions.
  • Ethernet Ports – The port is the socket on a device where you plug in an ethernet cable.
  • Gigabyte Ethernet – Based on the technology of Ethernet, a Gigabit Ethernet is used in LANs to transmit ethernet frames at 1 Gbps.
  • LAN – Local area network, which is a computer network that links devices within a building or group of adjacent buildings.
  • Modem – Short for modulater-demodulator, a modem allows a computer or other device to connect to the internet.
  • Wired Network – A system of devices tethered by wires or cables that provide communication between devices.

What is the Best Home Network Setup?

Whether you have a wired network or operate solely on wireless connection, your initial setup is critical. Your choices are wired, wireless or a combination of both. To determine what is best for you, let’s consider advantages and disadvantages of your options.

The first advantages of a wired network are higher Wi-Fi speeds and reliability. This is why many businesses opt for wired as opposed to wireless altogether. Since wired connections are less prone to radio interference, they tend to work when you need them. Likewise, wired networks have more generous bandwidth caps, which means that you can transmit more data. Enhanced security and the ability to connect over long distances are additional advantages.

While a wired network is more secure in some cases, there are a few downsides. For instance, cables and wires are unsightly and sometimes difficult to manage. These wires are also open to interference from one another and this issue must be addressed by a professional. Additionally, lack of mobility makes expansion difficult. Plus, a fully-wired network tends to take more time to install and troubleshoot.

On the other hand, wireless networks have advantages as well. Increased mobility is key in a wireless network. In a business situation, the ability to physically move without losing connection increases productivity. In a home, it allows for seamless interfacing. Wireless is also more flexible. You can easily update, expand or meet new configuration requirements. Similarly, installation is less complicated, which results in faster service at less cost.

However, with wireless the Wi-Fi signal occasionally loses quality through walls or obstructions. Plus, interference can occur on the radio waves the Wi-Fi signal follows. These signals are also more open to hacking as anyone nearby can access your signal. For safety, you must make sure that your system is Wi-Fi-protected. While Wi-Fi speeds are a bit slower than wired, new technology alleviates this issue considerably.

Often, home network setup requires a mixture of wired and wireless. This process begins with structured wiring.

Solutions in Structured Wiring

Another potential rabbit hole is understanding structured wiring. Structured wiring is the foundation on which your home communication and entertainment network is built. A well-planned structure is critical to the performance of your home’s network.

For premium data transfer rates and seamless integration, it’s imperative to have an experienced professional install your structured wiring. Our team at Synergy Integrated Systems has years of experiencing designing and organizing connective technologies. We customize our systems to each home and client. We take the time to specifically tailor your system to your needs.

Moreover, we provide seamless installation. Wires running throughout your home aren’t aesthetically pleasing. We embed technology so that it blends into the design of your house.

Home Networking Services in the Triangle

In addition to structured wiring, we build reliable wireless networks. In today’s modern home, this is vital. We create a system that is stable, strong and secure. Therefore, you can enjoy your laptops, tablets, smartphones and smart home devices worry-free.

While expertise is imperative, we also pride ourselves on our customer service. As a small, locally-owned business, we deliver a level of personalized service unmatched by our competitors. We make ourselves available to you almost any time of day, including weekends, to answer questions and provide troubleshooting.

To hear from the real experts about our work, consider the kind words of our customers.

” I was very hesitant initially that the system would be too complicated as I’m not very good with electronics, but the system you installed is so easy to use and I can’t imagine life without it. The music sounds wonderful and it is so easy to turn on a DVD with only the push of a button. But my favorite feature is the night button that turns all the lights off from my bedside table. Both Matt and Aaron were great to work with and I really appreciate their attention to detail.”

– JUNE, CARY, NC

Just wanted to thank you for rapid response to my problem. Matt was very professional and did a great job in returning my phone service back to normal. I will make sure that I will use your company for any future problems and will recommend your company to all of my friends if they encounter similar problems. Thanks again! “

– TOM, RALEIGH, NC

As a leading home networking specialist in the Triangle, we serve homeowners in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Wake Forest, and beyond. We offer home network services for new construction and existing homes. To see our completed installations in the Triangle and beyond, check out our gallery of projects.

Then, contact us online or give us a call at 919-324-3592 to schedule your no-obligation, free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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!

ELAN Home Automation and Customized Smart Home Solutions

ELAN Home AutomationSometimes, it seems, the more advanced our world becomes, the more hectic it gets. Since we can do tasks more quickly, we add more to our plate. Then, others expect more from us. It becomes a vicious circle. Inevitably, we end up taking care of everything else and forget about ourselves. However, what if your home could actually take care of you? Fortunately, ELAN home automation does exactly that and more. Especially, this is true when Synergy Integrated Systems handles your installation and programming.

Moreover, ELAN systems help you control nearly every aspect of running a smart home. A seamless elegant interface allows you to navigate your rooms. With the single touch of a button or voice command, you can bring your home to life.

Smart Home Solutions ELAN Home Automation Provides

First, let’s begin by addressing some problems that you may have and helping you solve them. Frequently, we find our customers have a few key issues they wish to address.

Often, at the top of their list is security. Since we’re always on the run, the ability to control security within our home is key. Wonder if you closed the garage door or set the alarm as you dashed out of the house? No worries. With a glance at your smartphone, you can ensure you did, or fix it if you didn’t. Someone ringing your doorbell? ELAN home automation alerts you immediately so that you can see who’s at your home. In fact, we can place security cameras in any area of your house. From all corners of the world, you have simple access to all your systems.

If you wish to be environmentally-friendly and save money on your utility bill, we help with that as well. For instance, set blinds to open and close according to time of day or temperature. Adjust heating and cooling for comfort when you wake or arrive home. Turn lights on or off remotely or according to a pre-set schedule. Better yet, want to hop in the hot tub after a long day of tasks but forgot to turn it up? We can design a system that you can control remotely. Before you arrive, adjust the heat from your smartphone.

Likewise, your smart home system can wash your outdoor worries away. Water your lawn or control outdoor lighting. Throughout your home and outside, the ELAN system will also inform you of energy consumption. Consequently, you can check your usage to see where you need to cut back or adjust settings.

Let Your Home Take Care of You!

Furthermore, we can set up other systems to take care of you when you’re at home. After a busy day, want a little music to greet you as you enter the door? Synergy Integrated Systems can make it happen. Within our intuitive programming, we can set times for audio to play throughout your home or in specific areas. With the touch of button, change settings, playlists, whatever fits your mood. Ultimately, we help you customize and personalize what fit your busy lifestyle best.

Additionally, you can control video to play in any room you wish. Stream from multiple devices, amp up your home theater, watch games as you stroll from room to room. When you’re in the mood to entertain guests, pre-set the mood for every area of your house. Therefore, you can enjoy everyone’s company rather than worrying over the minute details that distract from your fun!

How to Begin

Obviously, all these exciting options lead to a few key queries. For instance, you’re probably wondering how long installations takes. Essentially, that depends on the scope of your project and how long it takes you to click this link! Once we hear from you, we can begin the process.

Initially, we will begin with a free consultation. During this meeting, we will go over your desires and determine the system that fits you and your home best. Beforehand, feel free to browse our gallery of ideas to spark questions and plans.

Finally, our customers also wonder how long their system will last. After all, full home automation is an investment that should serve you for many years to come. With that in mind, the relationship that Synergy Integrated Systems has with ELAN helps ensure that will happen. Not only does our expert installation provide cutting-edge quality, we offer open-source access. In other words, we give all of our customers the non-compiled code for your system programming. Thus, if you ever need updates or changes, you have options for repairs or enhancements. Of course, we hope you will return to us, but we don’t lock you into contracts or agreements. Our experts are always available to help with additions or changes to your system.

Today, give us a call to find out more at 919-324-3592.

 

Home Automation Installation – The Top Four Reasons to Start Today!

As the world continues to move forward and evolve around us, the daily spin can seem a little hectic. Moreover, it sometimes becomes a bit overwhelming. After all, new technology at our fingertips changes nearly every day. Fortunately, the team at Synergy Integrated Systems is here to help you keep up with smart home technology.  Better yet, we stay on top of all the trends and simplify the process of home automation installation altogether. While we explore what we can do for you, let’s also examine the top 4 reasons to simplify your world!

1. Create Comfort

Already, most of us enjoy the ability to set a temperature for our home and expect it to simply work. However, imagine taking that concept a few steps further.  What if you could actually put your smart home in control of what you need?  In other words, what if smart home systems could actually adapt to your habits and environment? Sound too futuristic?

Fortuitously, it is not.  In fact, that is exactly what our team at Synergy Integrated Systems strives toward. Essentially, our smart home systems actually anticipate what makes you the most comfortable. Whether you want the heat to kick on before waking or arriving home, we make it happen. Similarly, you can program shades and curtains to open and close based on temperature or time of day.

2. Easy Entertainment

Additionally, we help you control entertainment throughout your home. Not only, can we provide surround sound indoors and outdoors, we work with video devices as well. While cooking, enjoy your favorite playlist in the kitchen. Or, keep the vibe flowing into any room of your house with seamless integration. Program party or dinner music to provide a relaxing ambiance in your own home.

Likewise, control movies and video wherever you wish to see them.  Want to catch the game as you catch your breath doing tasks throughout your home? We can set up devices to do exactly that. Perhaps, you simply want a soothing video or movie to play in multiple areas.  Our smart home systems make this achievable as well.

3. Superior Security

Additionally, we strive to keep your family secure. Ultimately, we find that to be one of our most pressing directives.  Therefore, we work with the top providers offering technology that keeps you and your family safe.

Multiple smart home options abound to fit your comfort level best. Utilize cameras, security systems and remote devices to control every aspect of your home security. Look after your kids, view visitors at the door or simply do a quick reassuring check. From nearly any corner of the world, you can view and control your house whether you are home or not.

4. Easy Home Automation Installation

Finally, home automation installation is much easier than you may think! Initially, you may wonder how much it costs to install home automation?  In the end, it depends on the scope of your project and your goals.  Keep in mind, you can build upon your smart home systems and go from there as your budget allows. Start with the basics and expand at your own pace. 

Furthermore, the devices we install can actually save you money and energy. In addition to optimizing temperatures based on time of day, many of our products provide feedback. For instance, ELAN provides a detailed history of your energy consumption. Consequently, you can monitor usage and easily make adjustments when needed.

Also, you may wonder how long does home automation installation take? As we are local to the Raleigh area, we can begin nearly right away. First, schedule your free consultation.  Afterwards, we will work with your valuable time and schedule to get you up and running as soon as possible. Our expert team makes the entire process quick and painless!

Our reputation has grown quickly due to our expertise, efficiency and quality customer service. We offer only the top-quality products that will serve your family well for many years to come.

Today, schedule your free consultation online to find out more. Or, give us a call at 919-324-3592!

ELAN Home Systems for Customized Smart Home Living

Many of our customers wonder if ELAN home systems add value to their house. Resoundingly, the answer is YES. In fact, ELAN’s innovative systems add value to your lifestyle as well. After all, what’s the point in adding fabulous features to your home unless you get to benefit too? Precisely, this is why we install ELAN products for our customers at Synergy Integrated Systems. It’s wise to control the financial outcome of your future. However, having fun with a little control of your own is an added bonus!

Supreme Control with ELAN Home Systems

Obviously, the ability to control audio and video on our televisions has a long history. For the most part, we expect it. Now, with the multiple ELAN home systems available, you can do that and so much more. In fact, ELAN home automation does so much it’s hard to know where to even begin.

To keep it simple, let’s start with audio and video control options. With unmatched convenience, ELAN reinvents home entertainment. Foremost, a single elegant interface allows you to enjoy consistent experiences across multiple devices. From wall panels and remotes to personal tablets or phones, customize audio and video in any room of your home. Ultimately, from this same interface, you can control nearly any aspect connected to your home’s systems inside and out.

Speaking of other aspects, consider lighting and climate control. ELAN’s intuitive interface actually anticipates your needs and keeps your family comfortable while conserving energy. Smart lighting greets you when you wake up or arrive home. Conversely, set lights to turn off when not needed. Or, switch them off remotely if you’ve accidentally left them on. Similarly, program shades to raise or lower in response to sunlight or indoor temperatures. Better yet, ELAN provides a detailed history of your energy consumption allowing you to monitor and adjust usage.

Next, not everything that we wish to control is indoors. ELAN extends to outdoor lighting in landscaping, audio, and video. Therefore, you can enjoy the ease of home automation outdoors as well. Plus, you can program lawn watering, spa pumps and covers too! To see an ELAN system in action, check out Kim Erle’s Green Smart Home.

Simplify Security

Last but not least, ELAN offers multiple security features. For instance, provide landscapers limited remote access to monitor the system and make adjustments. Or, integrate ELAN security options into your entire system. Remotely, view live video throughout your home and outdoors. Lock gates, turn lights off or on and even speak through the interface when needed. Likewise, with smart apps, you can do each of these tasks from nearly anywhere in the world.

Correspondingly, our customers also feel secure with our installation process. Our highly-trained team at Synergy Integrated Systems offers friendly service around the clock. Plus, we understand that sometimes you need updates or changes. To ensure that you receive a competitive price, we offer our systems in completely open source. In other words, we provide you with a copy of the system programming in its most basic form (non-compiled code). Consequently, you may choose the home automation company of your choice for future work. Of course, we hope you choose us!

If you’re now wondering how much an ELAN system costs, we can help with that as well. Obviously, it depends on the elements you wish to incorporate and the scope of your project. However, we would be glad to determine what options fit you and your budget best. For more information, request a free consultation here. Or, give us a call at 919-324-3592!

A Home Audio System for the Most Powerful Sound Experience

As you search for a home audio system to enhance your experience of sound, consider the power of sound itself. Since nearly the beginning of time, the potency of it resonates in our everyday lives. When sound becomes music, the raw power becomes a conduit to our soul.

American journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, says it best.

Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel.”

Markedly, the team at Synergy Integrated Systems grasps that exact inspiration. Moreover, we have the fuel to send the power of sound soaring throughout your home.

Fueling Your Home Audio System

Truly, to experience sound at its best, you need a home audio system that captures and then releases it. Ultimately, every device that you use must work together to achieve that singular goal. Often, this directive begs a couple of questions. For instance, do you need a powerful system for larger rooms? Or, what do you need to consider when buying the right home sound system?

For the first query, it’s not always as much about power as it is about device placement. At Synergy Integrated Systems, we examine the design of each room and determine how audio will best resonate. Additionally, we consider how you wish to experience acoustics in every part of your home. Once we understand your individual needs, we then help you choose each device to fuel your inspiration. Whether you prefer movies, music or both, we customize your system accordingly.

Consequently, we guide you on considerations for the best audio system available. Likewise, we help you make decisions that most appropriately fit your budget. Essentially, the premium home audio system is more about quality than quantity. If even one device isn’t fulfilling its goal to enhance your experience overall, sound suffers. Notably, the sound of suffering audio isn’t pleasant. Whether it’s movies, music or your favorite team in action, each need to heard at its fullest potential.

Superior Sound System Options

Precisely, this is why we offer premium products to experience movies, music and any other source indoors and outdoors. Generally, media servers, audio distribution systems and speakers are the equipment needed. For instance, media servers are a convenient way to store movies, music and digital photos. Audio distribution systems allow you to access multiple sources of audio independently in each zone of your home. Finally, well-placed speakers create surround sound for family rooms, home theaters and even outdoor entertainment.

Just a few of our quality providers include:

  • Monitor Audio
  • Origin Accoustics
  • Triad
  • James Loudspeaker
  • Sonos
  • Heos
  • And more!

Keep in mind, we don’t stop at just movies, music and soaring sound. Synergy also offers total home video distribution. Plus, we provide home theater/media room design and installation and home automation services.

To learn more about any of our services, request your free consultation here. Or, give us a call at 919-324-3592.