Tag Archive: Home Theater

  1. The Power of Home Automation and Security

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    We all know that sinking feeling you get in your stomach when you open that shockingly high utility bill—or the feeling of complete loss when something near and dear to you is stolen but could have easily been prevented. With realities such as these we are left to wonder what solutions are out there that can beat the current system.

     

    Many people are educating themselves on basic energy management and home security. There are so many solutions available to us and we are left scratching our heads wondering which ones will give us the most value for the buck and will work the way we need it to. That is where Modern Systems steps in. With multiple solutions for the most basic and elaborate home owner needs, you can rest easy knowing you are getting quality products and services from reputable brands at prices hard to beat. Let’s take a look at some of the available solutions to many problems home owners face.

     

    My Energy Bills Are Out of Control!

     

    I know the burn of an unexpectedly high utility bill. Mine seem to be getting bigger and bigger by the month, but alas, there are solutions to this! First you need to find out where the high energy use is coming from. Could it be from the fridge? The HVAC? With the Tuxedo Touch, not only can you have affordable home security systems, but there is a program on the control panel to manage home energy use. You can pinpoint where the energy is being consumed, and take steps to remedy the situation. Check out this video to see how it works:

     

     

    The Lynx and Tuxedo Touch give you power to have basic automation of your home. You can control your HVAC and Lighting right from the control panel, or from your computer, smart phone, or tablet. You can set schedules for the temperature to change to your preferred settings at a given time, or for chosen lights to turn off and on as you please. Perfect for those days when you are pulling in to work, and you suddenly realize you left the lights on, or you forgot to set the thermostat to a few degrees cooler while you are away. All you have to do is get on to your computer, phone, or tablet and turn the lights off and change the thermostat. It is that simple. You will never have to suffer the high utilities because of forgetfulness ever again.

     

     

    Control 4 products take it all even a step further. Not only can you control your lights and thermostat, you can also control practically any appliance in the home. Left the TV on? That’s just fine. Simply get on your phone, computer or tablet and turn it off. You can control so many aspects of your home with this system it is mind boggling. But, with the simple and easy to use interface, any person – young or old- can operate the system.

     

    I Have Valuables And Personal Items That I Cannot Leave Unsecure

     

    Although I personally do not own too much of monetary value, I have a few things that I hold near and dear to my heart that I want to always be protected, even when I am not there. With any of the security systems Modern Systems has to offer, you will know that your possessions are safe and sound around the clock. From door contacts, to sirens, panic buttons and motion sensors, with a trusted brand like Honeywell, the products are tested and proven to be top of the line.

     

    Not only will you be able to protect your valuables from theft, they will be protected from fire, smoke and water damage as well. Receive email alerts on your phone if the temperature in your home rises or drops to certain levels or if there is flooding in the home. If there is a fire, the correct authorities will be contacted. With quicker response times, you can prevent a lot of damage to your home and the things inside it.

     

    We also have a special product designed to work with your HVAC unit to protect the copper pipes from theft and tampering.

     

     

    I Have Way Too Many Remotes Cluttering My Table!

     

    Ah, remotes. I love their convenience, but between my television, satellite and DVD player I have 3 remotes sitting on my coffee table. Go into another room in the house, and then there are 4 remotes for the systems in there. Wouldn’t it be just amazing to have one to operate all of the systems? Well, there is a way! With Control4 you can operate all of these things with just a single remote. Because Control4 is a modular system, you can start with just one room, and then add music, lighting, temperature and other rooms as the budget allows. Dream Big. Start Small.

     

    I Want To Be Able To Communicate With People Throughout My Home

     

    With 3 people living in a 2 story home, it always seems like we are all on different sides of the house, on different floors, all at different times. I am tired of yelling up the stairs at my husband. It wakes up my daughter and hurts my throat, plus, he never seems to hear me. With Control4 video intercom, the days of yelling and hoping he heard me are a thing of the past. I just go to my panel in my living room, push a button, and there he is, looking right at me and able to hear every word.

     

    I can also check in on my daughter during nap time without waking her or just watch her sleep. She is so cute when she does that. Moments I normally would miss like her singing herself to sleep, singing her own made up silly song or writing on the walls with crayons are easily accessible with the tap of a finger. I can either watch without her ever knowing or I can catch her in the act. It’s always a wonderful thing.

     

    The days of opening my door to complete strangers or people I’m really not in the mood for a visit from are gone as well. I can now view who is at my door and then make an informed decision on whether I should answer it, ignore it, or even just communicate with them through the intercom because I don’t want them to see me still in my PJ’s at 5 in the evening.

     
     

    Click here to learn more about video intercom.

     

    Modern Systems can make your life a whole lot more worry free and because we have been in the business for over 30 years, you know you are working with a company you can trust to give you flawless home automation and security. We are one of the largest home security companies in Kentucky and serve the Lexington, Somerset, Bowling Green and surrounding areas. Give us a call today to talk to someone about your needs, or for a free no obligation consultation and quote.

     

    Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?

     

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  2. Modern Systems’ Movie Favorites

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    I recently read a blog from Control4 in which they had their employees tell their favorite movies they could watch a million times. Well, we liked the idea so much we decided to follow in their foot steps and do one of our own.

    For me, there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of extra buttery popcorn to watch my favorite flick. With the right movie, I can spend the next hour and a half to two hours rolling around on the floor laughing, clinched to the chair in anticipation, or fighting back tears and sobs in hopes that my husband doesn’t take notice.

    After walking around the office for a while challenging my co-workers to let me in on their movie preferences, I was able to compile this nice little list of movies that the Modern Systems crew can watch a million times.

     

      Katie Palmer – Marketing Director

    I would have to say Mad Max. My husband made me watch it with him a while back, I did so reluctantly… and let me tell you, I LOVE the movies. All three of them are great but the first has to be my favorite. I never thought of Mel Gibson as an attractive person until I watched him ride around in his 1973 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop, wearing wonderfully tight leather all to take revenge on those who murdered his wife and son. I can honestly say it is the only time I did not think it was creepy for a man to wear leather.

     

      Kevin Lloyd – Director of Operations

    I have several movies that I’ve watched numerous times but lately the one that stands out to me is Inglourious Basterds. Brad Pitt’s portrayal of Lt. Aldo Raine is one of my favorite characters of all time. I think I have memorized all of his lines. If you’ve never watched it please check it out. If for no other reason but to find out why you don’t fight in a basement.

     

      Elleen Muse – Office Assistant

    50 First Dates. I love this movie because it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The concept of this movie is what caught my attention. The fact that he has such an undying love for her and has to make her fall in love with him everyday is so fascinating. Not to mention the fact they would never fight because she would never remember anything that was said or done. I also just like corny, sappy movies that make me feel good. 🙂

     

      Anita Schmidt – Receptionist

    I love Forrest Gump! I’ve seen it over and over and still could watch it over and over. Every time I cry even though I know what’s going to happen. It’s the type of movie that touches on every emotion and I think that’s why I love it.

    At Christmas I always have to watch A Christmas Story. It’s not quite Christmas unless I watch it once throughout the Christmas season. It brings back the feeling of being at home when I was young and I suppose I just relate to it.

     

      Patty Burns – Office Manager

    I love the movie The Devil Wears Prada. This movie not only is entertaining, but also brings into reality that we can strive for more and more in life, but when it all boils down we are only striving to be happy. We look at others and think they have all that we want, but actually we have to find out how we want to play out our lives. This movie reassures me that I am right where I want to be in my life.

     

      Chris Helton – Service Manager

    One of my favorite movies is The Green Mile I usually watch it every couple years or so. I thought Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan had great performances in this movie.

     

      Stevie Brown – Sales Representative

    I recently watched a movie called Machine Gun Preacher. It is now my favorite movie and is based upon the true story of Sam Childers. This movie is an inspirational story of one man that got out of prision and was able to kick his drug addiction. As he changes and transforms his life for the better, he is able to provide a future for his wife and daughter but also rescue hundreds of kidnapped, orphaned children in Africa. This man is still working and saving childrens lives in Africa today. I love this movie because it is proof that one man’s efforts can make a difference in the world.

     

      Evan O’Ferral – Sales Representative

    BreaveHeart. It’s a great story about how one man can effect Change, all without a father. Here is a boy that turns into a man and has good morals and judgement and did not grow up with his father as he was killed at an early age. Granted, he grew up with his aunt and uncle, but thats not the same. He proves it’s not the size of the dog but the fight in the dog that matters. As one of the smaller Scottish men he has the heart of a giant and proves it when ever he had to fight for the rights of his people.

     

    Why not spend tonight curled up on your couch with a bowl of your favorite treat and enjoy one of our movie favorites? Have a home theater? Great, now you have all you need to watch them as if you were at the theaters.

  3. Home Theaters And Smart Homes By Modern Systems Inc

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    If you are looking to upgrade your home security in Lexington to feel more protected or have your entertainment center jump at the push of a button Modern Systems Inc. will help you on your way to Smart Home glory.

    Your family’s entertainment is important, keeping them happy is wonderful and a home theater in Kentucky might be just what the doctor ordered but their safety and security are first and foremost, with Modern Systems Inc. you can solve both problems quickly and efficiently and get o?n living your life in the revolution of a Smart Home in KY. Everything is push button controlled from the internet so you can have complete domain over every detail of your home.

    Installation of cameras, fire alarms, gates and home theaters, all controllable through an application called Control4. Control4 allows you full featured access to your home from anywhere in the world. It will be your one stop for everything having to do with you household needs. Whether there is motion in the backyard or your garage doors opened unexpectedly, you will be notified immediately. Control4 allows you to manage the temperature inside your home while you are on the couch or away on business. Save money on heating and cooling by staying on top of in-climate weather. Keep your home secure with live-feed cameras you can access from anywhere in the world at the push of a few buttons. Nothing will be beyond your watchful eyes, no matter where you are.

    Now that you are safe within your four walls, what can you do to make it more fun? A home theater in Kentucky is a great way to get you and your family together for an evening movie night or even just to watch your favorite shows. We will transform a room in your house to be the perfect place to congregate and relax. We can either create a movie theater environment specific to a single room or take your living room and fit it with the most high tech system in the world, all controllable just like the rest of your house.

    You will be able to peruse your media library or watch your security cameras from the same console because of your smart home in KY. You can turn the music down in your bathroom or the lights on in your kitchen, from anywhere in the world. This next-level technology can be in your hands in a matter of days, not weeks. Home security in Lexington will be able to fulfill your most grandiose desires with our always up to date hardware and software. You will get tried and true equipment that works and lasts so that years down the road you can still get all of the same benefit as the day we handed you your remote control.

    A smart home KY will be a decision you will never regret, and if you move will want again. Get addicted to this technology in a good way with your home theater Kentucky or your home security Lexington that does its job right the first time and every time after that.

     

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  4. What is Home Automation and What Can It Do For Me?

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    These days you seem to hear the phrase “Home Automation” thrown around quite a bit. What exactly is it? Home Automation is making your home, and it’s appliances, lighting, electronics, HVAC, and security work together to make your life simple. It can be as simple as you arrive home, and the lights turn on as soon as you open the door, or you can have a slightly more elaborate scenerio. You begin to pull into your drive way, with the touch of a button your garage door opens, your security system disarms, and the lights come on. The temperature changes to your personal setting, and the TV comes on and is tuned to your favorite channel. It really is up to you. You can be as simple or creative as you choose to turn your home into a smart home. Take a look at some of the things home automation can do for you.

     

     

    Leaving Home

    Anytime you leave home simply arm your security system. From there, Control4 does the rest.

    • -lights turn off
    • -any electronics left on will turn off
    • -any music left playing is turned off
    • -all Control4 door locks are automatically locked

     

    Ready For Bed

    With the press of a button, the following happens automatically…

    • -if unlocked, perimeter Control4 Doors are locked
    • -thermostats are set back to desired night time settings
    • -if garage doors are left open, they close automatically
    • -security system is armed to the night time mode
    • -all inside lights are turned off and a pathway scene is turned on

     

    While At Home

    • -Never enter a dark house again. Select lights will automatically come on when you arrive home by simply opening the door.
    • -When someone rings the door bell, a pleasant chime can sound through interior and exterior speakers, and you can see who is at the door from TV’s and/or other Control4 devices throughout your home.

     

    Alarm System

    • -If sytem goes into alarm, and if dark, Control4 interior and exterior lights come on instantly. If day time, lights do not come on.
    • -A custom voice message such as “Burglar Alarm, Burglar Alarm” is announced through all interior audio speakers, or just select ones.
    • -If a smoke or heat detector goes into alarm “Fire Alarm, Fire Alarm” is announced throughout the home and the lights come on. Thermostats turn the HVAC system off to avoid circulating smoke.
    • -If a person is detected around the perimeter of your home, your exterior lights are turned on and, if desired, a custom voice alert can play through the speakers.
    • -All Control4 light switches double as panic buttons. Simply tap three times and your security system is triggered.

     

      

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  5. Home Solutions: Intercom System

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    Get A Taste Of More Home Control

     

     

    Available in both 5″ and 7″ models, the Control4 Touch Screen is a stylish way to add total home control that’s always there when you need it. From the easy-to-use home page you can control music, television, security, lights, comfort and more. Enable whole house video intercom functionality to easily communicate with other people in other rooms, keep an ear out for the children, or announce dinner time to the family.

     

    Always Know Who Is At The Door

     

     

    With Control4 front door video intercom, you never again have to answer the door without knowing who is on the other side. Check on the children in the play room, or look in on the baby during naps with disturbing them. You can rest easy knowing what is going on in your home at all times.

     

    Get The Whole House Talking

     

     

    Make calls to any room in the house from what ever room you are in. Just selct the room you wish to connect to and instantly be able to communicate. Want to have a group conversation from multiple rooms? Easy, select “all” and connect instantly to every room in your home! It really is that easy. Keep the whole house talking with a whole house intercom system for your home or business.

     

     

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  6. The Ultimate For Any Man Cave

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    The entertainment system is the foundation of any good Man Cave. Whether you’re the ultimate sports fan or a news junkie selecting the proper electronics for your own cave can be tedious, so, identifying the right gear is a critical task. We can help!

     

    When it comes to the television, bigger is better, and if you want to avoid ridicule from friends and family, it must also be a flat screen, mounted on a wall, with an easy to use interface.

     

    If you want to take your entertainment to the next level, check out the TV Wall from Modern Systems. Whether rooting for the Bulls or a Bullish market never miss a second of the action with full control of 3, 5 or 7 video screens simultaneously on a touch screen interface. You’ll never again have to limit yourself to picking and choosing between which shows to watch.

     

    Here’s how it works. Press one button to instantly turn onall the TV’s to your favorite channels. When your main program (on the centerTV) goes to commercial, or when you want to hear what is going on any of the other TV’s, use the touchscreen remote to “swap” any TV with the center TV. When done, press one button to turn all the TV’s off. It’s that easy. Call us today to learn more.

     
     

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  7. Home Theater in Lexington, KY, Bowling Green, KY and Somerset, KY

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    Sit down; relax in your favorite chair. With the touch of a button, the lights dim, the TV turns on and the soundtrack swells as you hear your six speaker digital sound system come to life. Your senses are transported magically into each scene, touched by the drama, excited by the adventure.

     

    Sound like the adventure you’re looking for?

     

    To have your emotions carried away by flickering images and reproduced sound is not a simple task. But it’s effortless when you let Modern Systems direct the action. From the moment you discuss your intentions with us to the first experience you have with your finished system at home, you’ll know you made the right decision. We base our Home Theater designs on the experience the director intended. Then we compare that concept with your room and furniture lay out. Your room may be a dedicated media room, or a multi-purpose room where your Home Theater needs to disappear when not in use. We represent manufacturers of the finest Home Theater products available. We have carefully considered each product’s performance, ease of use, reliability and overall value for money.

     

    With brand names like Control4, Klipsh, JVC and Dennon, you get quality products with quality service.

     

    Just look at what Aaron Y. of Lexington, KY had to say about his new home theater installed by Modern Systems.

     

    “I wanted to thank you and your capable employees at Modern Systems for the installation of my home theater system. My wife and I both feel like we have no need to go to a movie theater ever again. And I had a great time watching UK advance to the Final Four, and felt like I was at the game itself. If I had known how easy a process it was to get a home theater system installed, I would have done it years ago.”

     

    Whether you are looking for a custom home theater system in your Lexington, Bowling Green or Somerset, KY home, or to add to your TV viewing pleasure in your living or family room, Modern Systems can design a system that works for you and your budget.

      

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