The State of Home Technology 2019

The home is a canvas for endless personalization and customization. It acts as a movie theater, party venue, and entertainment hub where families can embrace and enjoy life in harmony. Home is where great memories are formed. Technology, like never before, can enhance these experiences and create environments many people have never dreamed of. Technology is changing at an ever-quicker pace only slowed by keeping up to date and we’re here to help. This is the state of home technology in 2019.

Automate the Menial

The most powerful innovation for homeowners of the modern era is the advent of home automation. The IoT, also known as the internet of things, allows for endless automation of theoretically any and all aspects of the home. From climate control to security functions to entertainment items, home automation is set to revolutionize it all. Related to security, home automation allows for homeowners to open doors to their homes remotely from any device no matter where they are. No more squeezing through windows when the keys are lost or remaking keys for when kids lose them at school. Home automation combined with security cameras allows for homeowners to validate any visiting persons with video and chat and instantly provide or deny access to their home. Aside from security, home automation transfers the power of every room, lighting fixture, A/V equipment and climate to homeowners in a single integrated system.

The problem is, the IoT devices are still not really able to integrate with one another. You still have different apps for different tasks and true automation is out of the question. This is where Control4 steps in and is able to manage all the tech scattered throughout the home. Purpose built to be the true brain of the home, Control4 can manage most IoT products, control your A/V systems, keep your home energy efficient, and look good doing it. Add the ability to control and monitor your system remotely and the fact that Control4 puts the users in control with scene creation, you’ve got yourself a robust, user-friendly system.

The Power of Voice

Integrated systems combined with home automation enable the use of pre-defined voice-commands to control a host of home tech products. These products include lighting fixtures, window blinds, smart thermostats, and entertainment systems. Currently, there are limitations to the interaction provided by voice-commands, but as digital assistants improve and natural language processing (NLP) systems grow, the subset of commands are likely to grow exponentially to provide homeowners with complete control over all products using conversational voice commands. JoshAI is a company that’s jumping into the deep end of this challenge. JoshAI has set out to create a system that can really understand conversational voice. Tony Stark would be jealous of JoshAI… move over Jarvis!

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In the near future, home assistants will become digitized alike HAL 9000 and understand all human language without any extra forethought from homeowners – without the dangerous aspects, of course. OK this may not be the state of tech in 2019 since we’re not there yet, but we believe it’s close on the horizon!

Entertainment the Right Way

Away with ratty wires hanging from all devices, which limit their placement around the house – home entertainment systems have either gone wireless or become seamlessly embedded in the walls or architectural components of any home. Technologies like Sonos and Sonance make music listening as easy as the push of a button. Sonos speakers can be placed anywhere inside or outside a home and are controlled with a simple app available for any tablet, phone, or computer. If homeowners want salsa music in the kitchen and baby sleep-sounds in the bedroom, or classical in the garden and rock in the family room, Sonos empowers homeowners to control each individual speaker or set of speakers by location with a single, powerful app. For those who prefer architecturally embedded speakers with Sonos-like location control, adding Sonance speakers is the answer. Provided by a home-automation or home-technology provider, Sonance is the premiere embedded audio provider for entertainment inside and outside the home.

In the video world, true video distribution over IP or “Media Over IP” (MoIP) is the new rising star. With the advancement of network capabilities in the home you can now send multiple sources to all the TVs throughout your home in full 4k resolution without having to purchase a massive system to manage it. It’s all done over your network, and when the network does the heavy lifting, upgrading when the inevitable latest and greatest comes out is affordable and easy.

Lighting the Path to Simplicity

Another innovation set to forever alter the way humans interact with their home is coined Human-Centric lighting. This concept, developed to mimic natural lighting conditions of the outdoors, tailors the interior light temperature to alter human wakefulness subtly to optimize rest and maximize attentiveness. It has been shown that human-centric light increases sleep time up to 46 minutes, sleep quality up to 10-15%, productivity up 5-25%, and mood up 5-10%. Aside from direct tuning of these devices such as smart light bulbs and smart fixtures, homeowners have a superior option now to incorporate scheduled light adjustments that synchronize with their habits and the amount of sunlight they receive based on their location and season. Integrated systems that empower homeowners to schedule these automatic light adjustments are the future of human-centric lighting and home ambiance. Watch our video to see how human-centric lighting works, or stop by our showroom to see for yourself!

A little company called Ketra is blazing the path in human-centric lighting. Recently purchased by the company that invented the dimmer, Lutron, Ketra is setting the standard by developing some of the most innovative solutions to create a truly unique experience within a home.

Home technology should elevate your every-day by simplifying chores and creating amazing experiences within your home while making interaction easier. Too often home technology ends up clunky and frustrating. Avoid the frustration and speak to one of our seasoned consultants today. We’re here to help!

The Latest Home Technology for Interior Design

Samsung Frame TV

Residential Systems Inc. turned 31 years old on June 1. While we’ve witnessed the world of home technology change dramatically over the last 30+ years, one thing has remained the same: Our dedication to bringing the most innovative technology and leading-edge integration techniques into your clients’ homes.

With products ranging from automated lighting and shades, to invisible speakers, TVs that virtually disappear, 4K projectors and screens, and endless ways to customize each, we understand that it can be difficult to sift through the options to find the ideal solution.

The good news? We stay on top of trends so you can focus on design.

Our goal is to eliminate confusion, and provide you with products that not only revolutionize your client’s experience within their homes, but also transform the way you customize your spaces.

Here are a few of our top home-tech picks that are bringing excitement and innovation to interior design in 2018.

Frame TV

The 4K revolution made Samsung’s Frame TV possible. With more than a billion shades of color and four times the resolution of HD, the 4K HDR Pro creates an almost lifelike picture.

This level of resolution not only provides the ultimate viewing experience, it also informs the dual nature of the technology, which can transform into a beautiful work of art with the click of a button. “Art Mode” provides homeowners with a way to effectively hide the TV when not in use by displaying an LED gallery-quality piece that’s indistinguishable from the real thing.

The artwork can then be complemented with a combination of frame material as well as matte layout and color, with thousands of options to choose from. Homeowners can also display their personal photos as art, switching them out at any given time.

The Frame TV changes the game for what you can do with design. No more “deciding what to do with the TV” or creating custom solutions to conceal it.

Interested in learning more? Contact us for additional details and a pricing sheet.

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Lutron’s Palladiom Shades & Keypads

Made by the pioneers of automated window treatments, Lutron’s newest automated shade provides a silent and stylish application specifically crafted to complement interior design.

Unlike other Lutron products, Palladiom was made to be seen. Designed with an exposed roller, concealed wiring and clean lines, it seamlessly blends into architecture, making it the most elegant form of automated shade. And, with thousands of fabrics and dozens of metal and bracket finishes, Lutron’s customization options ensure each shade suits the space.

As with all Lutron products, Palladiom activates at the touch of a button. Plus, the system is fully compatible with the beautiful Palladiom keypad and thermostats, which were designed with high-style in mind—a true celebration of design.

RSI is one of only a handful of dealers in the country where you can test drive Palladiom shades. Contact us today to set up an appointment to see this elegant system in person.

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Personalized / Human-Centric Lighting

Experts agree that Personalized and Human Centric Lighting is the biggest breakthrough in residential lighting, and Residential Systems Inc. is one of the first to bring this technology to you. Here’s why we’re excited about this type of lighting for the interior design community:

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Human-Centric Perspective

Like Night Shift on your iPhone, Human Centric Lighting automatically helps people tune into their circadian rhythm.

This technology, powered by what is called “tunable white light”, brings natural lighting indoors, stimulating the mind in daytime for greater productivity and dimming light at night for better sleep.

According to scientists around the world, this technology promotes better sleep, enhances performance, and overall, encourages a happier and healthier lifestyle.

human centric led bulbs

human centric lighting

Personalized Lighting

This lighting technology also revolutionizes the way your clients experience their home with light across the color spectrum.

While the Human-Centric experience is one aspect of “tunable white light” technology, we have discovered that homeowners also like some of the more dramatic lighting options ranging the full color spectrum from warm and cool to playful colors like red, blue, yellow, etc.

With warm and cool settings, paint, fabric and everything in between can be continuously illuminated with the correct light, no matter the time of day.

Art

A snowy landscape portrait illuminated with cool tones looks crisp and clear, whereas a colorful still life under the same light looks stale and flat.

Fabric

Showcase exquisite fabric and draperies the way they were meant to be seen at any time of day with strategically placed light fixtures. Cool tones look crisp under a cool light setting, while warm tones appear more vibrant under the perfect mix.

Events

Dinner parties, kids birthday parties, or everyday living room dance parties will never be the same with customized color experiences. The Personalized Lighting concept allows your client to change the tones in a room to match the mood. Spanning the spectrum, color options help create illuminated experiences that are personal and unique.

Interested in seeing this type of lighting in action? Our new showroom has a fully functional home theater room where you can live demo the systems for your clients.

Contact us today to set up an appointment to test drive this revolutionary technology that’s changing the way we live and work.

Top Streaming Services Reviewed: Netflix vs Hulu vs Youtube vs DirecTV Now (2018)

Netflix vs Hulu vs Youtube vs DirecTV— Which One is Best for You?

The quality and quantity of shows on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, has increased exponentially over the last few years.

This improvement of content has prompted many of our clients to consider “cutting the cord” and completely move away from traditional cable.

While there is an appeal to tossing your cable bill into the bin, the drawback is the overwhelming number of streaming options out there, which can make your decision confusing.

What to Consider When Cutting the Cord
First address your viewing preferences, such as how important watching live sports is to you; how often you watch movies; if you prefer to maintain your subscription to live local channels; or if you frequently use gaming systems.

If channel and service options aren’t complex enough, there are also multiple types of streaming devices to choose from— Amazon Fire, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, Sony Smart TV, and more.

To further complicate things: Not all streaming services work on every device.

Which Device is Right for You?
With all this in mind, it may seem impossible to know which device one is right for you, your family, preferences, budget and habits.

The good news: We’ve done all the hard work for you.

We have worked with dozens of customers to help them make the switch. The most important advice we can offer is to completely understand your choices and costs before committing to anything.

As you consider options, use the chart below to help you compare some of the most common options for devices and streaming capabilities.

And, if you still feel uncertain about your options, our doors are always open to help you assess all the possibilities, and choose and integrate the streaming system that best suits you.

Ready to learn more? Contact us today to get started.

 

TV Streaming Services Comparison Guide

 

 

 

 

Residential Systems, Inc. Earns Certification by Home Technology Association

Colorado home technology provider recognized among the best-of-the-best for outstanding technical knowledge, exemplary service, and a solid business reputation– RSI, a premier custom electronics and home technology integrator, has passed the rigorous requirements necessary to earn certification by the Home Technology Association.

The Home Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process.  Residential Systems Inc., ranked among the Top Home Technology Firms, making it one of only two firms in Colorado to achieve the designation of HTA Certified home technology integration firm.

HTA Certified dealers like RSI exhibit a stellar reputation in the marketplace, a demonstrated history of technical competence, and a commitment to high-quality aftercare service and support. RSI commits to adhering to the standards set by the HTA to maintain its status as an HTA certified dealer. The HTA seeks to simplify the process of purchasing home technology systems with its certification standards. HTA Certified dealers consistently meet or exceed customer expectations at every stage of a project, including post-installation service and customer support.

In addition to recognizing home technology integration firms that perform at the highest level, the HTA seeks to simplify technology purchases for consumers, taking much of the fear and confusion out of purchasing home technology systems.

The Home Technology Association (HTA) was formed to create a preeminent standard of excellence for the Custom Installation (CI) industry. HTA Certification is a rigorous-to-achieve standard that homeowners, builders, architects, and interior designers can rely on to find the very best residential technology integrators for their projects.

Technology integrators who have passed the demanding 60+ point vetting process that focuses on exemplary customer service and aftercare support and a positive business reputation will be HTA Certified and recognized as part of an elite group of dedicated, highly skilled firms.

The stringent criteria was developed by industry veterans and refined by the HTA Board of Advisors, which includes top executives from Sony, Lutron, Crestron, Control4, Savant (all lines that are carried by RSI), and more. The mission of the Home Technology Association is to raise the bar in the CI industry by giving exceptional integrators a prestigious third-party endorsement they can use to differentiate their offering and ultimately, win more projects.

Not only does this drive more business to the integration community, but it also ensures consumers have consistently great technology experiences. The result will be a dramatic transformation of the reputation and overall presence of the integration community and those who serve it.

All HTA Certified companies meet the following criteria:

  • Ownership and management team must have 3+ years of successful business performance
  • A stellar reputation in the marketplace
  • A demonstrated history of technical competence
  • A demonstrated history of providing high-quality aftercare service
  • No significant litigation history
  • Do not have tax liens
  • At least $1M of liability insurance
  • Have not filed bankruptcy in at least the past 5 years
  • Must perform background checks on all new employees
  • Agree to provide a copy of control system programming code to client
  • The ability to deliver high-performance enterprise-grade computer networks
  • Endorsements from at least three manufacturers
  • Endorsements from at least three local industry professionals
  • Endorsements from at least three design/build professionals *
  • Have Worker’s Compensation insurance if required by state
  • The ability to deliver engineering documentation and as-built drawings (Estate & Luxury tiers only)
  • The ability to deliver high-performance theater acoustical design (Estate & Luxury tiers only)
  • A demonstrated history of delivering a high-quality home automation experience (Estate & Luxury tiers only)

For more information on our HTA certification, contact Residential Systems Inc – Colorado’s Leading Provider of Home Technology at (303) 277-9983 today.

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Lighting Control?

Flickering lights, malfunctioning keypads, LED incompatibility— is it time to upgrade or replace your outdated home lighting control systems?

Over the last couple of years, several automated lighting control systems have encountered failures due to incompatibility with current LED technologies and other advances in home automation. Systems like Vantage QLink, Colorado VNet, LiteTouch and older generation Lutron systems are coming to their end of life and need either full replacement or an upgrade to continue working.

Keep reading for next steps if you think your home is ready for an update.  

First, A Brief History of Lighting Control

Automated lighting control first emerged on the home technology scene a little more than 20 years ago. In Colorado, first-adopter companies like Residential Systems, Inc.designed and installed the first complex home automation systems using cutting edge technology.  

At the time, these systems—Vantage QLink, LiteTouch, Colorado VNet, and Lutron HomeWorks and RadioRA—revolutionized the way homeowners interacted with their surroundings.

Lutron was one of the first on the market in 1990 when they revolutionized the industry with NeTwork, the very first whole-home lighting control system. This system networked all of the home’s dimmers and switches, which could be controlled individually and from remote panels.

Revolution came again in 1997 with the release of Lutron’s RadioRA, the first two-way radio frequency whole-home lighting control system. Once RadioRA hit the market, it quickly became the gold standard of automated lighting control.

During this era of first-generation automated lighting control, many forward-thinking Colorado homeowners were early adopters. Today, those same homeowners are encountering problems with systems reaching their end of life. This leaves users with the options of updating or completely replacing their systems in order to avoid complete and irreparable failure.

What Does a Home Lighting System Failure Look Like?

Symptoms like flickering lights, intermittent control, and malfunctioning keypads are the first signs that your lighting system is breaking down. Your system will reach ultimate failure when your system completely shuts down, leaving you and your family in the dark.

When it comes time to replace or upgrade your system, here are a few of your options:

  • Colorado V-Net is no longer in business. Homeowners can’t get parts to fix the outdated systems and should begin looking at options for an upgrade before the system fails completely. Fortunately, there are a number of options for these Homeowners including systems with newer, more advanced technologies like Lutron Homeworks QS or Control4 lighting
  • LiteTouch is no longer in business, as well. Similar to Colorado V-Net, homeowners can’t get the parts or processors necessary to fix these systems when they fail.  Homeowners with a LiteTouch system should begin looking at options for upgrade before the system fails completely.
  • For homeowners who had an original Lutron HomeWorks or Lutron RadioRA system, the solution is a relatively simple processor upgrade and reprogramming of the system to.  A few additional parts may be needed but the path to an upgrade for these systems is relatively straightforward and simple.
  • People with older Vantage systems like Qlink should look at an upgrade for additional functionality. An upgrade will also allow the Vantage system to handle LED loads and use more intuitive devices. Depending on your current needs, a Vantage upgrade or full replacement could be the right solution.


Don’t wait until it’s too late. Know your options and get a plan in place for a replacement. Contact us today at (303) 277-9983 for a free consultation.

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Upgrade to a New Lighting Automation System

Today’s next-generation lighting control systems provide an even higher level of functionality than their predecessors. Lutron is the leader in the industry with the most robust platform of products that can fit into any size home, meet most budgets, and can be retrofitted into almost any existing home.

Lutron’s Current Product Offerings

RadioRA 2

  • Expanded wireless whole-home lighting control
  • Supports up to 200 devices (homeowners can start with one room and easily expand into others)
  • Utilizes backlit, custom engraved keypads, customized scene control, and the full line of Lutron wireless shades
  • Works with Lutron wired and wireless occupancy/vacancy sensors

HomeWorks QS

  • Most advanced, luxury whole home system
  • Supports up to 10,000 devices
  • Offers the most keypad style and color options, as well as customized keypads
  • Hidden panels eliminate dimmers and switches on the wall
  • Works with Lutron thermostats for HVAC control
  • New Palladiom keypads add a luxury look and feel to the lighting system

Ready to redesign or replace your lighting system?

With more than 30 years of experience installing, repairing and replacing lighting control systems, Residential Systems Inc. has the knowledge, expertise, and longevity in the market to ensure peace of mind. When you work with us you get 1. A system from a company like Lutron that won’t go out of business anytime soon, 2. Unmatched customer service, exceptional installation, and customer support for the life of the system.

We have replaced dozens of outdated systems with state-of-the-art Lutron Homeworks, and know exactly what you need for a seamless transition.

 

Contact us today to set up a free, in-home consultation, and let us light up your life.

automated home lighting system

Smart Home Technology Trends for 2018

2017 was a whirlwind of technological advances, dramatically shifting the way we interact with technology in our day-to-day. For the smart home, the year has brought a series of evolutions resulting in smarter, stronger, and more useful devices. That means more processes, functions and systems can be automated within your home, streamlining and often simplifying your life.

2018 promises to be the year of higher quality products, and higher quality experiences.

 

Speaking Up

Long-time RSI team member, Skip White, believes 2018 will be a big year for what he calls “plug and play” technologies, meaning integrations that don’t require installment but do require professional integration to be used with your other smart tech systems.

2017 was a year of interaction, with the emergence of more sophisticated voice command programs like Siri, Alexa and Echo. This trend shows no signs of wavering in the new year, and estimates suggest that by 2020, 50 percent of all searches will be voice searches and around 30 percent will involve no screen whatsoever. As a result, all kinds of home technology companies are integrating the likes of Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant with their products.

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Form vs. Function: Design-Driven Upgrades

Traditionally, smart home technologies have been designed with function taking precedence over form. More recently, we’ve seen an inclination toward creating products that not only perform well but integrate beautifully into home design. RSI’s Systems Consultant Luke Vandewark has seen an upward trend in homeowners and business owners alike looking for tech integrations that are more stylish, and companies are taking note.

 

New Paradigm: Lutron Palladiom

Lutron’s recently released Palladiom line of automated shades have shattered the stereotype of automated window coverings. Previously, automated shades have been installed into recessed pockets or facia that conceal the motor and roller. However, due to demand for more contemporary applications, the Palladiom line of automated shades are specifically designed to be an exposed, elegant shade with sleek hardware and beautiful fabrics.

lutron palladiom shades

Vanishing Screens

Similarly, Samsung has unveiled a selection of framed televisions, designed to look like framed pictures rather than a bulky mounted TV. These sets can be easily disguised when not in use, making them an accessory instead of an obstacle. The Samsung interface also includes an extensive library of static image options, and gives users the option to purchase more imagery or upload their own. The televisions can be matted on a selection of Samsung-designed color options, ensuring that your set will match your interiors.

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Scene-Based Living

One of home technology’s more sought after systems enhance what Vandewark refers to as “scene-based living.” These home technology upgrades create a “scene” through specially designed lighting, audio and visual systems.

Imagine waking up and pressing a button. The morning news turns on, climate controls adjust to 72 degrees, lights slowly brighten, the shades open, and your security system disarms so you can open the window and let in some fresh air.

Homeowners can create a customized home technology experience. In the kitchen, a homeowner can have bright lighting and upbeat jazz music for dinner prep, while dim lighting and quiet classical play in the home office. Lighting, climate, audio/video, home theater, security, networks – Smart Home automation allows you to control all of these systems with the press of a single button using your smartphone, tablet or remote control.

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The Need for Bigger, Better Bandwidth

Advances in automation are exciting, but often homeowners forget about installing a robust WiFi system to keep everything running in top form. With the emergence of more advanced wireless home tech, users need stronger and more supportive networks. Your big-box home modem can’t support all home tech connections. Commercial-grade WiFi networks in both residential and commercial applications are necessary for all systems to operate at their highest capacity. Hire an integration company to do the work for you. This is not something an electrician or DIY enthusiast can take care of.

 

2018 Will Be the Year Of…

Vandewark and White both foresee an explosive upward trend in the use of home technology. While many tech trends fizzle over time, evolutions in the home automation industry promise to transform the way users interact with their homes. For that reason, Residential Systems Inc believes that home automation mega-trends will define 2018 and beyond with the continual creation of bigger, better, and smarter technologies.

RSI in Evolution: Sitting Down with Travis Leo, CEO

RSI in Evolution

In 2012, Travis Leo found himself at the helm of one of Denver’s biggest tech companies after purchasing Residential Systems, Inc., and he was ready to generate change. Armed with previous executive experience through his tenure with Quest, Travis was ready to take the company to the next level, propelling RSI into a new era of innovations in technology, and all of the growing pains associated with it.

“I don’t know the difference between a nail and a screw,” he jokes. “I like it that way, I have a comprehensive understanding of technologies and what they can do, but I like to see things through the eyes of the customer.” Travis believes that this approach allows him to help client not only fall in love with smart home technology, but understand and appreciate what it can do to enrich their everyday lives.

 

Tracking the Trends

RSI was founded three decades ago, and has been no stranger to evolution since. With new smart home products released every month, and upgrades of old products, staying on top of what is successful versus what is no small challenge. From audio and video, to access control, to lighting control, automated shades, and everything in between, Travis is dedicated to staying ahead of tech trends.

The expanding variety of products on the market is not the only change happening in the world of smart home technology. Recently, the industry has seen a rapid shifting toward network-based control systems, which means manufacturers can implement more updates to products, at a faster rate. This change alone has simplified systems and increased the reliability while allowing for consistent deployment and updates that make smart homes, smarter.

 

Shifting Spaces

In late 2017, Travis decided to transition into a newer, bigger showroom space, to provide even better customer service and customer experience. After outgrowing their old space, RSI needed to expand into an area where they could showcase all of their products comfortably, give live demos, create storage, and play host to client meetings.

Their new space, located at 7661 Shaffer Parkway in Littleton, is 20% bigger than their old space, with room for customers to experience home tech live and in person. In an era that is moving toward DIY smart home solutions, Travis emphasizes the importance of seeing products perform live before making the investment, and stresses the benefit of hiring a professional integration company that has been around for decades.

 

The Best of the Best

All of this evolution taken into consideration, Travis and team have found a select few products that they love. Though RSI gets a lot of attention for being an A/V shop, they love the recent advances made in regard to lighting control and automated shades. Travis even states that his most favored tech upgrade in his home is his Lutron automation system.

In addition to Lutron, staff picks range from HAI systems (security, light switches, thermostats), tech tycoon Control4, and flexible and reliable Savant systems.

 

Looking Forward

In regard to the future of RSI and where they would like to go, Travis is excited to embrace upcoming, fresh technologies. His goal always has been, and always will be, to provide all past, present, and future Residential Systems Inc clients with the best, most innovative, and most seamlessly integrated home technologies.

Palladiom Shading System with Exposed Rollers

In recent years, there has been a trend toward modern, industrial interior design— both in homes and commercial spaces—and Lutron has taken note.

Traditionally, automated shades have been installed into recessed pockets or facia that conceal the motor and roller. However, due to demand for more contemporary applications, Lutron’s created their new Palladiom line of automated shades, which are the first of their kind, and specifically designed to be an exposed, elegant shade.

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Lutron Palladiom shade features include:

  • Ultra-quiet motors
  • Exposed rollers
  • New drive, brackets, and wire management systems
  • Hidden wires
  • Minimal light gaps
  • New hem bar design
  • Compatibility with Palladiom keypad and new thermostats
  • Ability to accommodate openings as large as 12x12ft

The result is a highly functional, attractive window covering that adds a modern touch to any space.

 

 

Form and Function

Visually, this type of shade stands out from its counterparts due to the use of exposed metal and bracket systems. Lutron’s selection of customization options encompasses hundreds of fabrics and dozens of metal and bracket finishes, ensuring that each shade perfectly suits the space.

The functionality of Palladiom shades is the same as all other motorized shades– they keep the light out, and activate at the touch of a button. Every Palladiom product features the same motor as Lutron’s previous automated models, but this newer model boasts quieter function.

 

Ask an RSI Professional about Palladiom

Lutron tends to innovate and optimize as a product evolves, which means we can look forward to more customization options in the future. Our team at Residential Systems Inc are the leading experts in Lutron products and installation in Denver. Test drive Lutron’s latest products at our brand new, 5,000 sq ft showroom today to learn more about how Palladiom can enhance your next project. 

Residential Systems, Inc. Has Moved

Residential Systems Inc. Moves to New 5,000 Square Foot Showroom

Our brand new space, opened September 24, includes a 2,000 sq. ft. warehouse and ample space for clients to explore a vast selection of home automation products.

Colorado’s top smart home automation and smart home technology integrator, has moved to a new brand new 5,000 square foot showroom in Littleton, Colorado. The space will give clients the ability to experience, first-hand, the vast selection of home technology offerings from Savant, Control4, Sonance, Crestron, Lutron, Sonos and more.

A Word from Travis Leo, CEO of RSI

“This move into a space allows our customers to experience home automation like never before,” says RSI’s CEO, Travis Leo. “With an innovative layout and all the latest technology installed throughout, this is a unique experience and environment where homeowners can see, feel and experience the products before they install them in their home. Our team is looking forward to this next chapter in our business.”

Where to Find Us

Located near the intersection of Ken Caryl Ave and C-470, Residential Systems Inc’s new address will be 7661 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127. Visitors will have the opportunity to test drive some of the most popular smart home offerings– from a fully equipped home theater to elegant Lutron lighting systems, and automated Palladom shades.

About Residential Systems Inc

Residential Systems Inc. has been one of Colorado’s leading providers of home technology services for 30 years, specializing in:

Our team of seasoned design and installation professionals have created and installed elegant, functional home technology systems for homes of all sizes throughout the nation. To date, they have completed large-scale projects in over 5,500 homes and businesses and have been featured in multiple local, regional and national media publications.

For more information on our products and services, or to speak to one of our team members, contact us at 303-277-9983.