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Retired software engineer in control with ELANg!

Bill Pardee wanted to be able to view security camera images on his iPhone and also operate aspects of the system remotely from his mobile phone.

Discerning technology user, Bill Pardee, who spent most of his working life as a software engineer until his retirement, has selected an ELANg! Enetertainment and Control System for his Denver, Colorado home. Denver-based integrator CDI Services was selected to provide the new system, from the design process down to installation of the new multi room audio system, new TVs and surveillance cameras. The system also needed to integrate with his home’s lighting and existing security system, as well as making his garage doors operable from anywhere in the world through his iPhone. Having mobile control of the home through iPhones, iPads and Android devices was a must-have for Pardee, as he wanted to eliminate worries when away from home. With strategically placed surveillance cameras that give a clear view of the home’s exterior, mobile accessibility would mean no more concerns over issues like whether the family left the garage doors open or left the lights on. “You can’t put a price on the peace of mind you get from having the security system, lights, cameras and garage door controls right in your pocket,” commented Pardee. As for the components of the AV system, CDI installed a total of 22 Niles speakers throughout the house. That includes a 5.1 system in the family room (4 Niles), a 5.1 system in the master bedroom suite (4 Niles), a pair in the master bath, three pairs outdoors, a pair in the dining room, and two pairs in the great room with a en suite. The system is controlled through several iPhones and iPads, two ELAN HR2 remotes and two ELAN TS2 in-wall touchscreens with several hard buttons for commonly used functions such as volume control. The system controls a total of four TVs, including a 32in LCD mounted above the tub in the master bathroom. The home’s existing heating, air conditioning and irrigation systems are fully automated systems in themselves, so Pardee chose not to integrate them with ELAN g! at this time. However, Kenney added that CDI could integrate the additional systems in the future without a major cost, and could also add motorized window shades, electronic door locks or additional TVs and speakers.