DURING THE OFF-SEASON you might find Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri donned in hunting gear tracking down his next big score. When he’s not sending the pigskins through goalposts, the avid hunter, outdoorsman and home theater enthusiasts likes to get back to nature, adding to his collection of prized game.Get the Guide
Surrounded by Sound in Over-the-Top Winning Home Theater
AUDIO OFTEN TAKES A BACK SEAT to video during the design of a home theater. Considering all the hype over 3D and high-res 4K video, it’s difficult not to focus most of your energy on integrating a super-huge screen and state-of-the-art projector. While this award-winning theater’s video setup is nothing to sneeze at, it’s the […]Get the Guide
Major Renovation with Home Automation System, Lighting Control, Home Theater System and More
This Home of the Year winner in the Before and After category shows how high tech home automation can transform an old New York City landmark.
OWNING AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF HISTORY brings with it a unique set of responsibilities. Be it a coin handed down from your great-great-grandfather, a book autographed by a literary icon, or an approximately 6,000-square-foot structure on New York City’s Upper East Side with a prolific past life, preservation is paramount. The owners of this award-winning […]Get the Guide
Dilapidated Home Overhauled to Home Automation Showpiece
Gold Home of the Year
IT ALL STARTED WITH A TINY, DILAPIDATED 800-SQUARE-FOOT HOUSE in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright district of Oak Park, Ill. Other than its revered architectural style, there was nothing remarkable about the residence, which owner Shireesh Reddy purchased on a short sale a few years ago. Despite the outward appearance of the rundown residence, he […]Get the Guide
Home Automation Helps Monitor House and Wildlife in Winning Home
Winner of the Home of the Year Integration Over $50,000 uses home automation to monitor home and wildlife.
WHEN MOST PEOPLE hire someone to install surveillance cameras into their home, they do it mainly for security purposes. Whether the cameras will be used to keep tabs on the residence while the family is on vacation or as a way to know when someone steps onto the property, they provide the valuable peace of […]Get the Guide
A Pound of Ham and a Home Automation System
When Insteon, the Irvine, Calif.-based developer of hundreds of automation and control products, announced recently that it would be selling many of its smart home devices at Meijer, I couldn’t help but think about deli meat. At the time, I needed a pound of shaved honey ham to make sandwiches for my kids’ school lunches. Oh, and we were also almost out of coffee. Then there were the track spikes my son needed for his running shoes and a birthday card for my brother. Meijer, which moved into my neck of the woods a few years ago, has become a convenient spot to pick up miscellaneous items, including groceries, on the fly.Get the Guide