Precise Systems Partners with Top Brands to Boost the System in Your Bermuda Home.
Creating a connected home that brings all your subsystems together is all about convenience. But there’s nothing convenient about a system that lags behind or faces constant interruptions, that’s why it is important to have a strong home networking system as the backbone of home automation.
Working with top brands Pakedge and Ihiji, Precise designs networks built for speed, expansion and, overall, convenience. Here are some of the ways our expert integrators create a foundation to meet your technology needs now and in the future. Read more
Get the most out of your Bermuda home with Crestron lighting solutions
While media rooms and security may be the flashier aspects of home automation, neither is as important to your day-to-day living as home lighting automation. Think of the first thing you do every time you enter a room. You likely turn on a light or close the shades depending on what you’re doing.
In a traditional household, no other tool in your home is used as often as a light switch. Crestron’s lighting solutions can save you time simply by centralizing all those switches into one interface on a smart device like a phone or tablet. Features like custom scenes, motions sensors and motorized shades can help you further optimize lighting automation while capitalizing on the dreamy Bermuda sunlight.
Precise Systems Has Integration Solutions for Your Bermuda Home
One of the smartest investments you can make in your Bermuda residence or summer house is to upgrade it with home automation. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your property, enjoy endless entertainment, increase your security or just feel more comfortable, smart automation is simple, unobtrusive and easy to use. Crestron, a leader in home automation services, can provide your house with convenient controls for the temperature, lighting, shading, audio and video for every room of your house – including your outdoor spaces. Read on to find out how integrating smart technology into your home can enhance your lifestyle.
It’s a major frustration when you can get a decent wireless signal in one part of your house, and yet experience dead zones in other parts. Most wireless routers aren’t powerful enough to cover an entire house (especially in multi-story dwellings), so some sort of extension of the wireless network is necessary.
Bulky electronics cluttering your living room – Cable box, stereo amplifier, CD, DVD and Blu-ray Players a dominant part of your home decor? Now it doesn’t have to…We have the answer.
Our remote control repeater kit contains all equipment necessary to forward infrared signals to operate electronic components behind closed doors. In other words, your cable box doesn’t have to be right next to your TV. Give us a call and we can arrange for a technician to install yours.
Into The Storm
Synopsis: In the span of just a few hours, the city of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of the most furious twisters they’ve ever seen. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run toward the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Synopsis: Malcom’s done with his life. Only the noise of Crystal Meth gives him a reason to keep going – everything else it has long regardless. Equipped with a bag full of weapons and self-made bombs, he makes his way to the nearby mall to really stir things up. On his personal war campaign, he not only changes his life radically, but also the fate of other people who are in the wrong place at the same time: a teenager whose favorite pastime is smoking pot in his dreary existence, a housewife, where their best days have been left behind, a greedy businessman whose only desire is to increase his wealth and a depressed pervert.
Synopsis: An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
A Most Wanted Man
Synopsis: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?
Synopsis: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Synopsis: A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues, though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.
Let’s Be Cops
Synopsis: Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink o f a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
A Madea Christmas
Synopsis: Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.
A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
Synopsis: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son’s gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Jingle All the Way 2
Synopsis: Larry finds himself in an odd situation, once again. When the new mayor comes to town and threatens to take away Larry’s favorite holiday, Christmas. He sets out to bring back the holidays, redneck style.
Dolphin Tale 2
Synopsis: The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Synopsis: Dragons and Vikings have finally made peace, but when the villainous Drago plots a massive invasion, it’s up to Hiccup and Toothless to save the day.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Synopsis: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
Planes 2: Fire and Rescue
Synopsis: When Dusty , the famous racing airplane, learns that his engine is damaged, he must shift gears and find a new career. He joins an elite corps of firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park.
Whether you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, or just trying to reduce your electricity bill, automated outside lighting allows you to take your mind off of managing light switches and allows you to focus on more important things, such as enjoying an outdoor summer evening with a cold beer and friends while de wife is manning the BBQ- Ok, maybe we lost reality for a second. Back to the lighting, which doesn’t have to be expensive if you integrate varies techniques and systems. If you are one of our lighting control customers, you know that we can instantly transform you into a “cool guy” that can control lights from your iPhone, touchpanel, and other smart devices; but this is not what this article is about… you know what we can do! We want you to know how you can build on the great systems we give you to further automate your lighting. Want some ideas; great because we are full of them:
LED Lighting– how about switching out some of your existing lighting with LED options. We can control those just like the standard lights, no fixture is too fancy for us. LED lights draw a lot less, the more you switch out the lower your electricity bill will be. Don’t forget about Fluorescent alternatives as well, although the LED lights may be better on the environment when disposing them.
Solar Lights– These are great! You can stake them into the ground and forget about them. Although, we haven’t come across any that light up a field, they do work nicely to help guide a pathway through the garden or along the drive way. The added touch of pathway illumination creates a lot of visual appeal, that doesn’t translate to visual distress when your electricity bill arrives. Best of all, solar lights integrate with our lighting control systems seamlessly! So seamlessly in fact that we encourage you to install them yourself. TIP: You don’t have to buy the Rolls Royce of solar pathway lights, but skimping and buying the cheapest you can find may leave you with only one season’s use.
Fire pits! Create a focal point when entertaining by introducing a fire pit into your outdoor seating arrangement; it greats just the right level of illumination for late night gatherings with friends without drawing in the bugs or making the meter spin faster. Make sure that you keep little people clear and practice fire safety when using your fire pit and in choosing the location to fire it up.
4K TV is the next generation in the in HD television technology. 4K is also termed ultra-high definition (‘UHD’), but the former is usually used when describing it. To start a little history of what we have had before, since HD has been around for about a decade now. I the beginning, as far as home entertainment went, we had Standard Definition, which was about 480p/540p (ouch I know!), then came High Definition (720p); and until recently we all topped out at Full High Definition (1080p). Now we have Ultra High Definition which is counting in at a whooping 2160p!
Why is it called 4K? It’s a bit of mathematics; 4K means that the maximum resolution of the TV is 3,840 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels high; meaning it is equivalent to two full high definition screens (1080p) in height, and two in length. Originally this technology was referred to as a “QuadHD” because of the doubling in length and width; but it eventually got a catchier name of 4K.
Do I want it? The jump from standard definition to high definition toted a large payoff for home consumers. The difference was very clear across a large range of television screen sizes. Many people can’t go back to watching much more than the 7pm news on standard definition these days. With 4K, besides the lack of consumer content to watch at this time, the screen size plays a large part in if you actually get some benefit out of this technology in your own home. The bigger the screen, the larger the payoff, anything over 60′ and scaling up is where you will see the most bang for your buck in adopting 4K over full high definition.
How can Precise help? As Crestron dealers on the island, we have all the resources to help you get your system up to 4K! Crestron is a leader in the industry, and are currently rolling out systems to handle this new technology while others are scrambling to keep up.
Here is an exert from Tom Barnett, Creston’s Marketing Director, on their DigitalMedia brand that supports 4K:
“DigitalMedia is more than ‘4k ready’; it’s 4K already,” said Tom Barnett, Marketing Director. ”In fact, DM was built to handle 4K since our very first 8X8 switcher. While others are ‘getting ready,’ we’re shipping a complete 4K solution today. Now, your customers can distribute 4K and other resolutions, such as 2560×1440 output from Apple® laptops, that require more signal bandwidth than switchers designed for 1080p and 2K distribution can provide.”
See more at: http://www.crestron.com
It’s revving up to that time of year again when outdoor parties start filling up your calendar; and if you are usually the token guy manning the BBQ in the corner while everyone else lounges, this article is for you! Since we love “techy” things we decided to look for some cool finds for your seasonal 2nd job, just to help make things more interesting and fun.
Do you love to BBQ on the old charcoal grill with coals, wood or perhaps heat beads, but hate getting stuck trying to get it lit or worry about the chemicals in the lighting fluids you use? This little tool claims to have you going in 60 seconds without any use of chemicals, and has you grilling in minutes!
2. BBQ Grill Light & Fan
Who said LED lights only had to be for the path lighting; this super cool universal fit fixture claims to project a nice crisp light on your grill while also blowing the heat off of your face! With this neat little fixture you can finally stop over cooking the burgers because you can’t see if they are done or not.
3. iGrill mini
Want a colour coded app to help you grill your meat to perfection, while allowing you to take a few steps away from the BBQ to catch up with friends, or to replenish your beverage, well this may be a device for you. It looks super trendy and a definite conversation starter! Who knows it may actually attract people over to the BBQ with you.
4. Recipe App: Epicourious
While not specifically a dedicated to grilling, this app has a dedicated grilling section that has almost 1,000 receipes for you to try out! Its Free, available on iphones, android devices, Kindles, Windows phones and nooks. Beware, with these delicious available in your pocket on the go, you may be finding yourself more inspired to be behind the grill this summer.
Welcome to the summer in Bermuda, again! It’s time to get outside again and enjoy the long summer nights and hot (sometimes scorching) summer days. Most will say ‘Don’t forget your sunscreen’, but we tech lovers also say ‘don’t forget your apps!’
Star gazing lately? Sky Guide (http://fifthstarlabs.com/ ) is a great app to discover alone, or share with your family. Switch off the TV and gaze into your iPad while learning the constellations and viewing them in the sky. It makes for a great sleep over party trick, and sure beats the old glow in the dark stick on stars that used to litter the ceilings of kids rooms.
Bermuda Radar App: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bermuda-radar/id650561613?mt=8) Time the summer showers perfectly with this great Bermuda app! No more getting stuck in a rain shower that seemed to come out of no-where.
Nike Plus App: (https://secure-nikeplus.nike.com/plus/products/gps_app/ ) Get out there, and get active with this cool tech app! Its been around almost as long as the iPhone, and it is also available for the android team. It’s a fantastic app to help you track your progress and set our goals, while using this beautiful island as a training ground. Tried and tested, it really works great!
FlashLight Apps: These are extremely handy especially for finding your way back through the paths after a beach party, or navigating back to your car after spending the evening at your friend’s outdoor garden party. There are so many options out there, if you haven’t found one yet, this may be a good time to find the ‘install’ button on your phone and get one- you will thank us later.
The Red Cross First Aid App: Will you be spending the summer out on the boat, riding your bikes, camping, running around outside, jumping off of the various docks, and more? A first aid app isn’t a bad idea to keep on hand with you; as well as keeping a first aid kit in the car, boat or summer back pack. Bumps, scrapes and other accidents can happen at any time, just not in the summer, but the season change is a good check in to make sure you are prepared. http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/first-aid-app