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Integrating Smart Home Technology into Centenarian Home

The British Columbia-based custom installation team of La Scala Integrated Media encounters many requests for smart home installations in many types of residences throughout and beyond the Vancouver area. In Shaughnessy, an upscale, cozy neighborhood in Central Vancouver, this group of experts was presented with a client’s mandate of outfitting a home with the latest media and gaming technologies in…

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Technology

A Home Away From Home for the Technology Savvy 

The integrators at Vancouver, B.C.-based La Scala Integrated Media were approached by clients who had built an 18,000-square-foot residence there for their tech-savvy children to use as a place to live while at university. The aim of the project, said Tavish Macdonald, of La Scala’s design sales team, was to adhere to a clean, minimalistic style while customizing the home…

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Technology

Where Nature and Technology Connect

The challenge to please a client in technology integration is always stepped up whenever that client is technologically knowledgeable. That challenge was met with great expertise by New York-based integrator InnerSpace Electronics. President Barry Reiner describes the client for this installation as “mechanical, a visionary – someone who had a lot of input about the kinds of things he wanted…

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Connected Home

Connected Home in the Desert

This new home in the desert environs of La Quinta, Calif., was designed as a vacation retreat for the residents. The El Segundo, Calif. integration firm Signals Audio/Video was originally called upon to install only televisions and speakers everywhere, but Jesse Howe, Signals A/V president, explained how that quickly changed. After the owners visited his showroom and a nearby home…

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Automation

A Fusion of Automation & Lighting Design

This Boston Back Bay mansion, first built and occupied in 1889 by the prominent descendant of a Revolutionary-era merchant family, was prepped for a 21st-Century technology overhaul for a new set of owners who wanted to harmoniously amalgamate top-shelf automation in this 4,000-square-foot property with their love of Classicism and Art Deco interior design. So Cambridge, Mass.-based technology integrator Tech…

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Connected

Connected Condo with Integrated Technology

The integration team at Salem, Ore.-based Northside Homeworks was brought into this project near the end of the electrical rough-in, to automate a 1,600-square-foot condominium – a residence being readied for clients who were transitioning from a large, multi-level home to a contemporary space that would afford them a lifestyle of simplicity and convenience for when family and grandchildren came…

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