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Are You Unarmed?

Are You Unarmed?

Statistics show that the number of property crimes in Conroe, TX, has continued to be above the national average over the last decade, http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Conroe-Texas.html. Although Conroe’s property crime rate has not dramatically increased over the years, the numbers are still staggering.

If you are one of the savvy few home owners that arms their monitored security system, congratulations to you! Let us help you on a few things you can do to help improve the overall security of your home.

  • Make certain that all operable doors and windows are connected to your security system by using the Chime function on the keypad.
  • Have contacts installed on all overhead doors, outside A/C units, gun and jewelry safes.
  • Request voluntary home security survey to check the overall security of your home. Check with your local police department to see if this program is available in your area.

Due to the amount of domestic burglaries, home owners insurance rates continue to increase.  One of the largest deductions (up to 15%) any home owner can receive on their insurance rates is by having a monitored home security system that is armed while away and while at home. Discounts do differ with each insurance company. Contact your agent to see what all is required to receive a discount and to see how much money you can save each year. Check out this article on Your Conroe News’ website: click here

Don’t become a victim and a statistic. Be proactive with your family’s security. Don’t put peace of mind off another day.

5 Crucial Steps to Creating the Dedicated Home Theater of Your Dreams

Ever requested quotes from similar companies for the same work, only to receive wildly different responses? It’s true of every industry, just as it’s human nature to gravitate toward the seemingly least expensive estimate. But that “savings” often proves to cost more, right? Here at Relative Home Systems, we work a bit differently. 

When it comes to crafting a dedicated home theater, we use the discussion of budget to help discover what our clients need and educate them on how to get there. We have 5 major considerations when determining potential costs for the entirety of the project. We’re using the opportunity of this blog edition to help you understand the process, but also so you know what to look for when requesting a quote for this type of home retrofit project…

 

1)      Design & Engineering – Without proper engineering and design, every subsequent dollar you spend is practically a gamble. While often not included in preliminary budgets, you cannot expect acceptable results, let alone something extraordinary, unless this process is accounted for. Don’t be left trying to figure how the budget suddenly expands due to needs for which you were not previously informed.

2)      Preliminary Construction – Whether you’re remodeling a particular room or building a new home from scratch, you have to determine your space requirements. Contrary to common practice, most of this cost should not be included in the “theater” budget. Framing, electrical, mechanical and other structural elements should be part of a separate construction budget. Specialty materials and additional labor are common requirements when constructing a quiet room, modifying ventilation, theater-quality lighting and other space changes.

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3D Video Projection

With the constant evolution of 3D technology, there is no need to only enjoy 3D movies at the cinema. The awesome technology of 3D viewing is now within your reach for your home with Epson’s PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010. This HD video projector has the capability to play back 2D and 3D content in full 1080p HD resolution and is certified by THX. And if that’s not enough, this projector offers an astounding contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1 and 2400 lumens color/white light output.

 


We just installed this awesome projector in our Champions Experience Center. The picture is amazing! Shooting crystal clear, coming at you images on our Star Glas screen for a 3D movie experience you never thought possible in a home theater setting.

Visit our Facebook Page for a special offer when you purchase a new Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 3D Projector from Relative Home Systems.

Specialty Video

Specialty Video

Consumer electronics is one of the fastest evolving segments in all of the electronics industry. The demand for thinner, light, higher resolution televisions with lightning-fast processors has created a new breed of displays.

If you consider how radically video technology has changed in the last 20 years alone, it should be no surprise that televisions are now living up to the futuristic movie scenes we all watched on the big screen.

So while the race for the thinnest display on the market has some people choosing form over function in terms of video quality, we suggest taking a more logical approach…

Television Lifts


Choose what all the videophiles have for years…Plasma. Just picture your plasma screen set it in motion with a popup or drop down lift, concealed in a custom piece of furniture for the ultimate in home technology. Cabinet Tronix offers a vast selection of traditional and contemporary cabinets that are transformed to house your flat screen television.

 

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Media Server

Media Server

Kaleidescape is the Ferrari of media management for CD audio music and DVD/Blu-ray movies. No more trailers or FBI warnings to postpone your entertainment.

Your media data is stored on enterprise grade hard drives (with raid back ups) and accessed with an incredible on-screen menu that resides on a proprietary operating system that is purpose-built to do one thing only, and to do it right. No URL’s, no viruses, no word processing.

 

Access your music and movies quickly. With the choice of cover art or list views for music and movies, finding exactly what you are looking for is done in a snap. Search your collection easily with search feature tools and several specialty tabs like “Collections”, “Favorites” and “Newly Imported”.

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How Custom Can a Media Room Be?

The media room of your dreams may be a dedicated home theater – or it may be something completely different. Whatever your vision, a custom-built entertainment system will create a destination for family and friends looking for the ultimate hangout. Relative Home Systems is an expert in hidden home technology and can customize your home theater/media room to your exact taste.

No matter which room of your home you choose to enhance, a typical media room consists of a large viewing area and a high quality audio package. And don’t forget seating for all your guests to enjoy while watching this summer’s blockbusters. Want to integrate a media room in your home but aren’t sure if you have enough space? Relative has a few suggestions for making the most of any space or any media design setup.


Multipurpose Room
In today’s modern age, a media room can be integrated into a traditional living room, creating a cozy and enchanting space for your guests. A variety of large flat 4K televisions are available for big screen viewing in a small space. Do your kids always have friends over to play video games? Accompanied by a strong integrated network, your modern theater space can have multiple screens for a multiple player game room that everyone in the neighborhood will love. A media room that doubles as a playroom can incorporate a big screen that is only seen when in use. Relative can even install a large projector screen that retreat back into the ceiling. There are really very few limitations to designing whatever you imagine!


After-Hours (and Under-the-Covers) Cinema
For some, watching a movie before bedtime is the ultimate escape. Turning your bedroom into a sci-fi command bridge or a romantic comedy love nest is possible no matter the size of your space. Televisions can be mounted to various locations in a bedroom with limited space or installed using motorized lifts that return the screen into a closet or under the bed when not in use. Custom cabinets can also be built to hide televisions when not in use, while speakers can be hidden in walls or ceilings to blend in with your interior décor.


Small Home Theater
A short room, such as an unused portion of a basement, can be converted to a home theater as well – outfitted with a projector designed for a shorter viewing distance, and a dedicated screen wall. Relative can help you choose the right screen size for the dimensions of your space that won’t overwhelm your guests, yet still provides a cinematic feel. These dimensions will also be taken into account when designing a multi-channel surround sound system, as well as an integrated lighting system.


Relative works with Crestron Electronics to design and program a system that connects your media room to your overall home automation. Whether you live in The Woodlands, River Oaks, Tanglewood, Memorial, Bellaire, Conroe, or anywhere in the greater Houston area, and if you have any questions about smart technology for entertainment, security, green solutions and more, give Relative Home Systems a call!

Golf Simulation 101

Golf Simulation 101

A golf simulator from High Definition Golf™  can bring your favorite past time into your home. Check out this video from High Definition Golf™. It walks us through the technology behind the simulator from how the courses are laid out to the spin of your ball. The golf simulator can even analyze your swing.

 

Relative Home Systems can design and install a Golf Simulation room in your home. Whether it’s a dedicated golf room or combined with your home theater, playing golf anytime and in any weather is now within reach.

Are You Unarmed?

Are You Unarmed?

Statistics show that the number of property crimes in Conroe, TX, has continued to be above the national average over the last decade, http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Conroe-Texas.html. Although Conroe’s property crime rate has not dramatically increased over the years, the numbers are still staggering.

If you are one of the savvy few home owners that arms their monitored security system, congratulations to you! Let us help you on a few things you can do to help improve the overall security of your home.

  • Make certain that all operable doors and windows are connected to your security system by using the Chime function on the keypad.
  • Have contacts installed on all overhead doors, outside A/C units, gun and jewelry safes.
  • Request voluntary home security survey to check the overall security of your home. Check with your local police department to see if this program is available in your area.

Due to the amount of domestic burglaries, home owners insurance rates continue to increase.  One of the largest deductions (up to 15%) any home owner can receive on their insurance rates is by having a monitored home security system that is armed while away and while at home. Discounts do differ with each insurance company. Contact your agent to see what all is required to receive a discount and to see how much money you can save each year. Check out this article on Your Conroe News’ website: click here

Don’t become a victim and a statistic. Be proactive with your family’s security. Don’t put peace of mind off another day.

5 Crucial Steps to Creating the Dedicated Home Theater of Your Dreams

Ever requested quotes from similar companies for the same work, only to receive wildly different responses? It’s true of every industry, just as it’s human nature to gravitate toward the seemingly least expensive estimate. But that “savings” often proves to cost more, right? Here at Relative Home Systems, we work a bit differently. 

When it comes to crafting a dedicated home theater, we use the discussion of budget to help discover what our clients need and educate them on how to get there. We have 5 major considerations when determining potential costs for the entirety of the project. We’re using the opportunity of this blog edition to help you understand the process, but also so you know what to look for when requesting a quote for this type of home retrofit project…

 

1)      Design & Engineering – Without proper engineering and design, every subsequent dollar you spend is practically a gamble. While often not included in preliminary budgets, you cannot expect acceptable results, let alone something extraordinary, unless this process is accounted for. Don’t be left trying to figure how the budget suddenly expands due to needs for which you were not previously informed.

2)      Preliminary Construction – Whether you’re remodeling a particular room or building a new home from scratch, you have to determine your space requirements. Contrary to common practice, most of this cost should not be included in the “theater” budget. Framing, electrical, mechanical and other structural elements should be part of a separate construction budget. Specialty materials and additional labor are common requirements when constructing a quiet room, modifying ventilation, theater-quality lighting and other space changes.

Continue reading

3D Video Projection

With the constant evolution of 3D technology, there is no need to only enjoy 3D movies at the cinema. The awesome technology of 3D viewing is now within your reach for your home with Epson’s PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010. This HD video projector has the capability to play back 2D and 3D content in full 1080p HD resolution and is certified by THX. And if that’s not enough, this projector offers an astounding contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1 and 2400 lumens color/white light output.

 


We just installed this awesome projector in our Champions Experience Center. The picture is amazing! Shooting crystal clear, coming at you images on our Star Glas screen for a 3D movie experience you never thought possible in a home theater setting.

Visit our Facebook Page for a special offer when you purchase a new Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 3D Projector from Relative Home Systems.

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