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  1. The Ultimate Man Cave: Part 2

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    You have your location chosen, you’ve decided on your desired television display, now what? The next step in creating The Ultimate Man Cave is ensuring you have the perfect sound for your space.

     

    Sound systems are not “one size fits all.” You need a system set up that gives you the best sound for your particular space. That’s where Modern Systems comes in. Not only can we provide you with the perfect sound system, we can set it up in a way that utilizes the room’s full sound potential.

     

    If you have a larger space, surround sound may be your best option. With a 7.1 system, you will feel like the movies are coming alive around you. You can experience movies the way directors intended, listen to music as if you were in the venue and become emerged in games as if they were actually going on around you.
    In-wall and in-ceiling speakers keeps them out of view and allow surround sound in spaces that typically would not have much room allowance for multiple speakers.

     

     

    If your space is not very large and surround sound is not the best option, sound bars may be the best fit. A sound bar is a set of speakers that is mounted right below your flat screen that works best in small to medium sized rooms. With designs to work with all sizes, they provide much better sound than the tiny speakers built into your flat panel. Because flat panels are designed to be thin and sleek, there is not much room for decent speakers. Sure, it may look great, but with sub-par sound you cheat yourself and your guests out of what could be a wonderful cinematic experience. In order to have the Ultimate Man Cave, great sound becomes a vital necessity.

     

    Tune in for our next post where we will cover another important aspect of The Ultimate Man Cave, temperature and lighting control.
    Modern Systems has been serving Kentucky and surrounding states since 1979. We are on of the largest security companies in Kentucky of our kind. Not only can we help you secure your home with home security systems, we can make your home a Smart Home through Home Automation and Home Theater. We Serve Lexington, Bowling Green, Somerset, KY and surrounding areas.

     

     

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  2. 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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  3. Making Your House More Energy Efficient Helps The Environment and Your Wallet

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    Do something good for your family, your pocketbook, and the environment. Make your home a little greener. A few simple changes in your house can go a long way to lower high energy bills and protect the environment. To be green, you’ve got to be efficient. Here are a few ways Modern Systems can help make your home a little greener.

     

    1. Lighting

    • Compact Flourescent Light Bulbs use 66% less energy than a standard incodescent bulb and last up to ten time longer.
    • Making sure your lights are turned off when not in use can cut back on your energy costs.
    • Having a Lynx Touch security system from Modern Systems with Total Connect can help you. With lighting control, you can control your lighting from anywhere using a PC, smartphone or tablet.

     

    2. Heating and Cooling

    • Almost half of a home’s energy consumption is due to heating and cooling.
    • Each degree below 68 F during colder weather saves 3%-5% more heating energy, while keeping it at 78 F in warmer weather will save you energy and money.
    • Modern Systems’ Lynx Touch with Total Connect gives you the ability to adjust your thermostat from anywhere. When you are at work or away, simply adjust the temperature to 68 F in colder weather and 78 F in warmer weather. Before you arrive home, set it back to a temperature you feel comfortable in. By the time you arrive home, the temperature will be exactly what is most comforable to you.

     

    3. Electronics

    • Electronics left on can make the meter run up just as much as your lights. Control4 can help with that. Not only does Control4 allow you to control lighting and thermostat like the Lynx Touch, it also enables you to control virtually any appliance in your home.
    • Make sure all TVs, radios, and other electronics are all turned off from anywhere you are.
    • Adjust the thermostat and turn on ceiling fans to maintain a cool temperature in your house while you are away.

     

    For more information on how Modern Systems can make your house a greener, more energy effiecient Smart Home, give us a call. 1-800-252-7664

     

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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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