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Custom Home Theater Lighting Solutions from Synergy

home theater lightingThere’s nothing like the feeling in a movie theater when the lights go down! You might wonder how a home theater system could ever capture that magic. Home theater lighting design does take knowledge and skill. However, it can be easier than you’d think if you use a good professional installer. That’s why homeowners in the Raleigh Triangle and beyond trust Synergy Integrated Systems!

In this article, we’ll illuminate why this often-overlooked aspect of home theater is so important. Then we’ll see how Synergy can provide an all-in-one solution.

Get the Light Right

When you’re designing a home theater system, it’s difficult to choose among all of the screens and speakers available. But to truly design the setup of your dreams, you need to consider all the angles.

Home theater lighting is one of the most quietly important aspects of home theater design. Actually, it should be one of the first decisions you make! It can affect nearly everything else in your system, so don’t skimp or put off deciding on your options.

According to Practical Home Theater Guide, keep these best practices in mind when thinking about lighting:

  • For best picture quality, eliminate as much ambient light as possible.
  • Use unobtrusive pathway lighting to ensure safety.
  • Carefully consider the color of your walls and ceiling — this can affect the picture’s color balance.
  • Include optional lighting like wall sconces to create a mood for when you don’t want total darkness.

Synergy’s lighting designers know how to plan for these key factors. We know there’s no one-size-fits-all in home theater. That’s why we take pride in designing a custom, ground-up lighting solution for every client. 

Integrate Your Home Theater Lighting

Synergy Integrated Systems is the Triangle’s integrated lighting expert. With our lighting control systems, you can control lights, temperature and more all over your house from your favorite device.

This approach works particularly well for home theater lighting. Lighting “scenes” allow you to dial in your ideal balance, then save it as a preset. From then on, just use our lighting control app to retrieve your settings with the click of a button!

Integrated lighting control systems can do great things for your home beyond your theater room:

  • Smart lighting programming will bring on the lights when you come home and turn them off at bedtime.
  • Design your ideal lighting for parties, romantic evenings, and more — then have the setting at your fingertips.
  • For enhanced security, automate your lights to mimic your normal routine when you’re on vacation.

Considering a home theater system? Home theater lighting should be one of the first items on your agenda! To get a no-hassle integrated lighting solution, call Synergy Integrated Systems at 919-324-3592 or schedule a free consultation.

​Custom Home Theater Rooms Make all the Difference

custom home theater roomsStop dreaming of your own home theater and start the process of making it reality. Custom home theater rooms have a great return on investment! They increase home value and save money on going out for entertainment. Synergy Integrated Systems is a Raleigh area company known for their quality and expertise in custom home theaters.

Benefits of a Home Theater

Home theaters increase the value of your home. Theater rooms are now a desired bonus when searching for a new home. The New York Times interviewed real estate experts on this topic. They all agreed that having a home theater, large or small, adds value to your home.

You have family entertainment anytime you want. Schedule a weekly family night of pizza and movies. It is perfect for your kids to invite friends over for their own movie night fun.

Avoid the hassle of lines, cramped seating and expensive refreshments. Furthermore, you do not have to miss a moment if you need to use the restroom or refill a drink. Just press pause on the remote.

You feel like you are part of the experience. Whether it is your favorite game, race or concert, you will feel as if you are in the front row. Imagine playing your favorite video game with life size images and surround sound.

How to Customize a Home Theater

Design – The design stage is where you get to decide what you really want. Base the theater size on your need for an intimate family theater or a large one for big events. You get to choose the type of seating and layout that best fits your needs. Lighting is another important design feature. Lighting can set the mood or enhance the experience.

Surround Systems – For a truly enjoyable theater experience, you need quality speakers. Synergy Integrated Systems is an authorized dealer of top-notch speaker lines. You can choose from various shapes, sizes and styles that will accommodate your acoustic needs.

Projection Systems – A projection system is an important aspect in achieving a genuine theater experience. For example, HD TVs cannot reproduce all colors. Hence, when we watch TV we are actually missing colors that we would see in person. With UHD TVs and projectors, you will see more colors and details in the picture. Synergy Integrated Systems is ready to help you choose the right projection system for your home.

Custom Home Theater Rooms by Synergy Integrated Systems

Synergy Integrated Systems is the supreme designer and installer of custom home theaters in the Triangle area. They are a local, family-owned business and you will have the same core team working on your project through the entire duration. You also know the total project cost up-front. You will get a fixed price estimate, with no surprise costs added at the end.

Custom home theater rooms are not a rare luxury now. They are a beneficial bonus for your home and family. Contact Synergy Integrated Systems today to start enjoying the fun and entertainment!

​One Superb Home Audio Raleigh Company

home audio RaleighAre you planning to integrate your favorite music throughout your home? Perhaps you want to install a surround sound system for a media room. Either way, Synergy Integrated Systems is the home audio Raleigh company you need to call.

Benefits of a Home Audio System

When individuals think about home audio, they think of speakers. While speakers are important, they are one of a few elements that must work together. They are the component that delivers the surround sound. This is great for a home theater, because it gives you the full sound effect intended by the film makers. Moreover, these speakers spread throughout your home offer a complete audio experience, no matter where you are.

Another important element to this system is the media server. Media servers are an integrative solution to storing all your favorite media. This includes CDs, MP3 files, DVDs and digital photos. Now you can store all of your media in one place, making it easier to access your favorites.

The final component to your home audio solution is the audio distribution system. This system allows you to connect to various audio media from a central device. You can access your various types of media easily from a keypad or remote control.

Crestron

One of Synergy Integrated Systems’ most trusted brands is Crestron. Crestron has developed quality audio distribution systems and speakers.

The Crestron Sonnex Audio System is ideal for large homes. It uses high-powered amps to deliver commanding sound. Stream your favorite music by simply using your iPad or iPhone. 

Synergy has many lines of speakers to fit your budget that have superb performance and aesthetic beauty. 

The #1 Home Audio Raleigh Company

Synergy Integrated Systems understands what you desire in a home audio system. They know you want your home connected with the ease of pushing a button. In addition, you want your music and other media favorites to be centrally located.

As a small business, they want to provide professional service tailored to their client’s specific needs. Synergy Integrated Systems’ technicians program all systems in-house and they never outsource the important installation of the components. For all of these reasons, they are the number one home audio Raleigh company!

​Home Theater Design – Think Synergy Integrated Systems

home theater designHome theater design can be intimidatingly complex — but Synergy Integrated Systems makes it beautifully simple! In this article, we’ll talk about some of the factors our experts take into consideration when designing your home theater. Plus, we’ll talk about some of the fantastic brands Synergy offers to make movie night and game day come alive!

Home Theater Design Fundamentals

Rooms

A successful home theater design is more than speakers and a screen — it’s a great space. We’ll consider all of the following options when designing your setup:

  • Sound quality: We’ll perform sophisticated acoustic testing on the room to make sure it sounds great. We can add acoustic panels that will bounce, trap, and divert sound waves to create a balanced, beautiful sound. Our experts will also design a custom speaker placement scheme for a true surround-sound experience.
  • Lighting: Your home theater needs precisely-designed lighting to avoid washed-out picture or distracting glare. Synergy’s expertise with top lighting brands like Crestron will ensure cozy vibes and clear pictures.
  • Furniture: For ultimate comfort in your home theater, try our wide range of quality seating from brands like Moovia, Salamander and Octane. Motorized recliners add to your comfort and LED chair lighting adds to the ambiance of the room.

Screens

The screen is the crown jewel of the theater experience. A true home theater system has a projector and a screen for the real big-time feel. We combine the best brands with years of expertise to deliver the theater you want. These are the important elements regarding your screen:

  • Today’s high-tech systems can give you a picture over 120” wide and in glorious 4k resolution. Some can even “upscale” a 1080p movie into simulated 4k!
  • New screen technologies include motorized screens-you can recess them or roll away for storage. LED backlighting, and edgeless screens are also popular!
  • We’ll calculate your optimal viewing angle and position your screen precisely, so everyone in the room has a great view.
  • Top projector and screen brands are available including Sony, Epson, JVC, Dragon Fly, and Screen Innovations and Stewart Filmscreen.

Speakers

Getting an explosive new sound system is one of the important components of building a home theater. There’s a lot you must consider, but here are some of our basics:

  • Today’s surround-sound speaker systems contain anywhere from 5-10 speakers, including a center speaker and one or more woofers.
  • Be particularly choosy selecting your woofers and center speaker. The center speaker provides most dialogue, and the woofers provide the boom you need for epic movie moments.
  • We can design a system using cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology with ceiling-mounted speakers for extra sound depth.
  • Synergy sells all the top brands of speakers, including Origin Acoustics, Triad, JBL and more.

Synergy offers the best home theater design packages in the Research Triangle area. Our selection and expertise are second to none! Start by calling 919-324-3592 or use our easy contact form.

​Crestron Home Automation – Improving Your Lifestyle

Crestron home automationThough our homes may not yet have all the amenities featured on The Jetsons, we are certainly getting closer. Smart homes with interconnected devices are no longer far-fetched science fiction ideas. Right now, you may use a mobile device to control your TV, but what about your lighting? Crestron home automation will make your life a lot easier.

How Crestron home automation works

Think about how often you have to get up to turn a light on or off in your home. You probably do it dozens of times every day. But what if you did not have to leave your seat to do it? That is what Crestron offers. You can control every light in your home either through touch screens or your own smartphone or tablet. The Crestron Pyng® app makes it all possible.

Complete customization

Another excellent benefit of Crestron home automation is how you can program it for just what you need. For example, the “Wake” scene could do all of the following every morning. It will turn on the bedroom or bathroom lights, put on the news and turn up the heat. The “Movie Night” scene can lower the lights for optimal viewing. At the same time, it will adjust the sound and the window shades! With Crestron’s Pyng® app, there is limitless potential at your fingertips.

Many Crestron functions available

Crestron does not just allow you to control your lighting. As you can see by the examples given, there are also several other home automation functions. The system will let you control your shades and thermostat. In addition, you can also control your locks. Never again will you have to jump out of bed because you may have forgotten to lock a door.

Synergy Integrated Systems can get you set up with your own Crestron system

The newest technology has the capacity to make our lives a lot easier. If you are looking to add more convenience to your home, the Crestron system is the answer. To learn more about it, just get in touch with Synergy Integrated Systems. We will gladly answer all of your questions and give you a free consultation.

Home Networking Services – Never Lose Signal At Home

home networking servicesAlmost every home has ‘dead zones’ where Wi-Fi cuts out, whether a room in the center of the house or the family room in the basement. How frustrating is it to lose service while working under a deadline or binge watching Netflix? Avoid all that hassle and stress with home networking services and always maintain wireless service!

How do home networking services work?

You might be wondering how a home keeps its signal at all times. Synergy Integrated Systems strategically places access points at your home to provide stable Wi-Fi signal. This provides internet service both inside and outside on your decks or backyard.

Additionally, Synergy Integrated Systems provides two home networking services – Araknis Networks® and Ubiquiti Home Network Solutions.

Araknis Networks®

Araknis Networks® systems provide a stable signal throughout your home providing the comfort knowing there is no dropped signal. Their products that make this happen include switches, wireless access points (WAPs), and routers. With Araknis Networks’® intuitive GUI and dependable cloud management, everyone enjoys simultaneous streaming online with no signal interruptions.

Ubiquiti Home Network Solutions

Ubiquiti Home Solutions provides wireless data communication products and wireless broadband products and accessories. Their products include various access points, routers, switches, cameras, and antennas. Their top of the line antennas and routers include airFiber, airMAX, and EdgeMAX. In fact, each of these have the capabilities to maintain a signal at all times in your home.

Continuous streaming with Synergy Integrated Systems

Home networking services allow you to continuously stream shows and easily share music among all the devices in your home. Consequently, you’ll never lose signal anymore in your house while watching your favorite Netflix or Amazon shows. Contact Synergy Integrated Systems today to get a free consultation. Whether in a current home or building a new home, Synergy Integrated Systems will make sure your house has no more ‘dead zones’.

​Raleigh Home Theater Installation and Design

raleigh home theater installationRaleigh home theater installation and design are perfect ways to bring a family together! If you are located in the Raleigh, NC area, then it is time to contact Synergy Integrated Systems. They have years of experience creating unique and quality home theaters that fit both desires and needs.

Raleigh Home Theater Installation and Design

Synergy Integrated Systems works with your vision, your home’s dynamics and your budget to create the perfect home theater. They can help design the most practical layout for lighting, seating and speakers. Synergy Integrated Systems uses high quality design services and techniques to complete your home theater project.

All aspects of your room come into consideration when designing the best acoustic quality for your theater. They take into consider the shape, size, wall angles and ceiling height of your soon-to-be home theater room. Therefore, all of these considerations can play a role in the way sound carries, blocks or bounces in your theater room. This affects the way you hear the sound. They use acoustic treatments by Kinetics Noise Control to prevent any sound issues.

Synergy Integrated Systems can do an analysis of your theater room to determine where surround speakers will be best placed. They are an authorized dealer of multiple quality receiver brands (Integra, Denon and Marantz) and speakers (CrestronEpisodeJBLLeonOrigin AcousticsRevelTriad, and James Loudspeaker).

Specific lighting placement helps keep the picture vivid and not looking washed out. Additional lights help provide better ambiance. Natural light plays a part in deciding the placement of artificial lighting in your home theater room.

Seating arrangement is equally important. You can choose types of seating, how many rows and seats per row. Also, Synergy Integrated Systems is an authorized dealer of Salamander and Octane Theater Furniture.

Synergy Integrated Systems does not outsource any work. They only hire knowledgeable and experience installation technicians. Thus, they complete installation projects in a timely and efficient manner.

Synergy Integrated Systems is #1 for Home Theaters

An accredited BBB-business, Synergy Integrated Systems is a small business with a supportive and professional core team for over a decade. Additionally, they are a member of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA).

They work with homeowners throughout the Triangle in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and a large surrounding area. Local customers enjoy their Raleigh home theater installation and design by Synergy Integrated Systems. They prove their satisfaction by recommending Synergy to friends and neighbors. Enjoy a fun way to spend time entertaining family and friends with your own home theater!

​Crestron Lighting Controls for the Cutting Edge Home

Crestron lightingWas there ever a time in your life when you heard a parent or spouse ask why every light has to be on in the house? Are you a parent who walks from room to room turning light switches off? Do you return home in the evening and realize you left the kitchen light on all day long? Or did you forget to turn on the porch light when you left the house? Now you can’t find your keys, or you stumble in the dark because of it!

Resolve these typical, but frustrating, facts of life with one simple fix–Crestron lighting control products. Synergy Integrated Systems is a trusted resource for this practical option to manage utility usage in your home.

Crestron lighting Control Offers 5 benefits:

  • Energy saving
  • Improved safety and security
  • Convenience
  • Enhance ambience and aesthetic
  • Increased property value

According to the American Lighting Association, lighting accounts for up to 15% of a household’s utility bill. Crestron Lighting control offers automated systems that provide year-round savings on utility costs. Programming lights or adding motion detectors not only increases savings but are also security features. Interior and exterior motion detectors are available to deter intruders. And to surprise your kids sneaking home after curfew!

Additionally, you can program Crestron lighting systems from a single source. Wireless technology enables control from a touch screen, remote, wall panel, or an app. Turn lights on and off from anywhere in the house. Program lights to wake you up, go dim for movie nights, or turn off at bedtime. A “Good Night” feature will even lock doors if integrated with the right third-party hardware.

Enhance the ambience and aesthetic in your home with Crestron lighting systems. Eliminate clunky light switch plates. Replace them with sleek in-wall keypads designed to blend in with your home’s decor and architecture. Control the lighting in every room to suit your mood. Whether you’re reading or enjoying a romantic dinner, you can set the lighting to enhance every moment.

Modernize Your Home

During your consultation with a Synergy Integrated Systems specialist, you’ll discuss the results you want to achieve with a new lighting system. Whatever you desire, Synergy Integrated Systems specialists will explain every detail of your new technology. Crestron offers home control systems beyond lighting. Ask about shading, locks, thermostat controls, sound systems, and more. Integrate one or more of these systems with your lighting control and manage your home comfort from a single source.

Crestron’s innovative technology allows homeowners to control lighting in their living space, and so much more. Customize your entire environment with sleek, unobtrusive technology from Crestron, installed by professionals who provide unmatched service. Augment your lifestyle and achieve the perfect atmosphere in your home. Install Crestron lighting controls from Synergy Integrated Systems.

Your Family Needs a Home Network Setup

home network setupWhat should you consider when choosing a home network setup in the Raleigh area? It is important to review quality, reliability and customer experience.

Synergy Integrated Systems leads the industry in quality home network setup for the NC Triangle cities and beyond. They understand the importance of having flawless Wi-Fi coverage in your home.

One way they achieve this is by using only the best wireless data communication and broadband products. Araknis Networks and Ubiquiti Home Solutions are two brands that Synergy Integrated Systems uses and trusts.

How can a Home Network Setup Make my Life Easier?

  • Strong signal strength – Movies and music download faster
  • Reliable signal – You can count on your Wi-Fi to be constant at all times, on all your digital devices
  • Eliminates signal dead spots – You don’t have to worry about dropped signals or buffering when streaming a movie
  • Works in your yard – Now you can enjoy Netflix by the pool or share a music library while you’re mowing

How Can it Enhance My Home?

You can enjoy many perks when you have the strength and reliability of a home network setup and quality wireless products.

  • Home theater is a hit with the kids and family
  • Remote blinds save money on your energy bill
  • Indoor and outdoor home lighting sets the perfect ambiance for any situation
  • Sound is available throughout your home

Your digital devices will connect and control the main systems in your home. This makes home network setup vital in multiple areas of your home.

Why Use Synergy Integrated Systems?

This company cares most about customer service. Synergy Integrated Systems is a small company in the Raleigh area. The core team of trained and experience employees are able to answer questions or troubleshooting issues.

They use fixed priced estimates with no hidden fees. They will not charge you extra when unexpected problems or changes occur. That is important, since it means that they will not charge you if additional hours are needed to troubleshoot changing technology.

Synergy Integrated Systems has an excellent reputation for their work, prices and customer experience. They can’t be beat in home network setup in the Raleigh and Triangle area and beyond.

​Top Benefits of Installing Whole House Audio Systems

whole house audio systemsWhole house audio systems are one of the newest advancements in technology and they enhance the way we live. They allow music to be seamlessly integrated into any home activity. With the right equipment and set up, you can instantly fill your home with melodies from your favorite artists. Even more appealing is that you can conveniently control it all through a computer or mobile device. This means you can listen to tunes while you move from room to room and make adjustments from anywhere. Music sets the tone for any occasion. This is why more and more homeowners are relying on these systems to provide them with the ultimate audio experience.

Here are some of the biggest benefits you will reap when you install whole house audio systems in your home:

Enjoy Better Sound Quality

Whole house audio systems are designed to output high fidelity sound quality with improved clarity and reduced distortion. You will feel like you’re listening to live performances being played right in your home. In turn, you’ll enjoy a noticeably better acoustic experience with both music and movies.

Enhance Your Outdoor Spaces

It’s just as important for you to enjoy music in your outdoor living space as it is inside. Taking this into consideration, Synergy Integrated Systems installs whole house audio systems to distribute sounds through outside speakers. Your backyard will become more enjoyable with all your favorite songs playing in the background.

Create the Perfect Scene to Relax or Entertain

Playing the right music can immediately lift spirits and turn a lifeless party into one full of vigor. It can also create a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to unwind after a long and stressful day. Whole house audio systems make it easy to achieve whichever kind of ambiance you’re trying to create.

Access Your Entire Music Library From One Place

If you have a solid collection of music from several different sources, a whole house audio system will help you consolidate. You’ll have the flexibility to switch between CDs, vinyls, iTunes accounts, and radio streaming using your mobile device or touchscreen. You can access your entire music library at your fingertips.

Communicate Through the House With Ease

With whole house audio systems you can also incorporate communication features that make it simple to reach your family members anywhere in the home. For instance, use the intercom to deliver a message through the speakers. This allows you to stay connected with everyone no matter where they are in the house.

Why Synergy Integrated Systems is the Triangle’s Leading Installer of Whole House Audio Systems

For residents in the Triangle area, Synergy Integrated Systems is the number one choice for professional smart home installations. They help each client choose the most suitable components to design a system that will best fit their needs. They offer both wired and wireless whole house audio systems using only top-of-the-line products from reputable industry brands. Their services transform ordinary living environments into highly functional, appealing, and comfortable residences.