For Your Home
A KINETIQ Luxury Home Automation system makes your home feel more elegant. By incorporating the technology best suited to turn your household into a smart home at your stated budget, we aim to make the parts and pieces invisible to the user. The result? Enhanced convenience, state-of-the-art entertainment, added security and reduced energy consumption – all completely integrated into your decor.
The key is ultimate personalization. We’ll take any room in your home and integrate systems that make your life better according to your specific wants and needs. It will turn your home into your favorite place in the world.
And since we understand the importance of keeping your home secure, we program our systems 100% in-house and we lock them down with business-class network security equipment. In contrast to most of our competition, we are a boutique operation. Our owner, Steve Schnugg, also engineers all of our systems and as a Crestron certified master programmer since 2003, programs all of them to the highest level possible. The same team that wires your home will also install and service your system, so anybody who steps into your home will have extensive prior experience with it. It’s a vastly different service model than any of our competitors employ. With their business model, you’ll have a salesperson who works with a more technically advanced designer to put together your estimate. Then, if you choose to move forward with the purchase, you’ll interface with an operations manager who will schedule a less-experienced pre-wiring team to wire your home, then a more experienced team to install your system which will then be programmed by someone who many times is sub-contracted. After all this, when something goes wrong, a different service tech will visit your home to ascertain what may be causing your present issue. We think this model results in a higher volume of lesser quality systems compared to our nearly 20-year track record of fewer, higher quality and better-supported systems.
KINETIQ Luxury Automation by Crestron
Our luxury platform of choice is Crestron. This is because in our hands it’s the most capable and customizable system on the planet, bar none. No matter how complex your vision or how large your estate, we have the experience and capability to deliver a polished, fully bespoke final system that will provide you with years of seamless, easy to use operation.
For the icing on the cake, Crestron offers a lifetime warranty on lighting controls and shades when purchased as part of a comprehensive home automation system. It’s a win-win situation.
Over the years, we have assisted many clients with new and existing Crestron systems, so even if you have a system that has not worked well for you, contact us today for a comprehensive audit. We are confident that we can make any system sing, sometimes without replacing any hardware. Many of our most loyal clients came to us after having purchased systems that never really worked correctly and in short order, we proved that we could turn their poor experience into a great one.
For mainstream installations, we prefer Savant, since it provides an appealing interface that works for many of our clients, at a more affordable price point than a fully customizable luxury automation system such as Crestron. Compared to competitors such as Control4, Savant has a more intuitive and slick-looking interface. The Pro Remote ($500) handheld touchscreen remote control, Savant Touch in-wall touchscreens, and the Savant Pro app, available on both iOS and Android and free to download, all feature the same powerful user interface whether you are home or away. With remote + controller packages starting at $750, Savant is a far more powerful platform than any of the DIY systems out there and is a compelling alternative to our luxury automation platform for smaller or less-complex systems.
To add to the long list of benefits, Savant works well with Lutron, Sony, Alarm.com security and Sonos, to name a few, so you can still utilize your favorite products while enjoying the benefits of Savant, which adds an overall layer of automation and control to make everything just work together better.