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Sea Side Retreat This sea side retreat has all the bells and whistles! This house has everything from custom installed LCD displays trimmed with luxury finishes to an exceptional lighting design; there is even a television that folds down out of the ceiling so as to not impede on the gorgeous sea view. Featuring full property Lighting control, 1080P Digital video distribution, Shade control, full House audio, and a dedicated Home Theater you would think that we certainly covered it all! But wait, this Acme design also features Spa control, Security control, Drive gate and garage door control, a full property surveillance system and 6 zones of infrared heat including one zone to keep the cars warm in the garage on those blustery winter nights! Have a look for yourself below and ask yourself, which of these features would I like in my home?

 

 

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Northern Virginia High Tech Estate This is one of our current projects.

This client simply needed a place to put his wine and a desire to take better advantage of the outdoor space. Once they saw how Acme could integrate the systems in their home, well, let's just say the project grew a little.

Featuring a dedicated Home Theater, 13 rooms of Distributed audio, whole property Lighting control, an engineered outdoor audio environment, and all the other bells and whistles of an Acme automation system, this is one High Tech Estate!

Check back for updated pictures as another Acme project progresses.

 

 

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Desert Diamond This desert gem was definitely a diamond in the rough. The home is situated in a very scenic, private golf course community located in North Scottsdale. The views are amazing. The floor plan is open and well thought out. The only downside? The homes interior, including the wiring was 20 years old. Acme was charged with the task of updating the home's technology to today's standards, while keeping the demolition needed to install the new wiring to an absolute minimum. At the top of the list was adding basic structured wiring to accommodate the new DirecTV satellite system, adding multiple rooms of audio, as well as wiring for the computer network, both wired and wireless. Additionally, we added the infrastructure for 7 hi-definition video zones, 5 audio zones, and 2 surround sound zones. The wiring we added gives the client choices in technology they didn't know existed. Now they no longer have to run to Block Buster to rent a movie. They simply pick up their remote control, pull up the on-line Netflix Video Library, and within just a few minutes it's ready to watch! And with the spectacular city views from the rear patio, they can sit by the fire with a glass of wine, and if the notion presents itself, jump on the web to check the baseball score, or look up a favorite recipe. They now have all of the latest and greatest in technology, and best part of all? It's simple and easy to use!

 

 

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The Ultimate Man Cave This 4000 sq. ft. "guest house" located in the heart of Scottsdale can only be described as amazing. Actually, "man-cave" would be a better description for this technology packed adobe abode. Every room in this two-story marvel is packed with the latest in technology, and controlled by a Crestron Home Automation System. The integration of [16] music zones, [7] distributed video zones, and a dedicated theater, as well as complete control of the lighting, heating/cooling, swimming pool, security, and surveillance from any of the [6] touch screen panels is seem less. If Batman saw this cave, he would want an upgrade!

 

 

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Moon Landing This mountain top estate is truly exceptional in every category - location, city views, floor plan, and finish selection. Every detail, large and small was accounted and planned for, except for the technology. The builder had used another integration company for many, many years. When we met him he was looking for a change, and opened the door for us to propose our vision of what we thought a home of this size and scope might look like. We had several meetings with the builder, and many more with the home owners which allowed us to design a whole home solution that would meet and exceed the client's expectations. The final design included [22] music zones, [7] distributed video zones, and a dedicated theater. Viewing choices include [4] DirecTV satellite DVR's, as well as a Kaliedescape movie-server which currently stores more than 300 DVD's. Listening choices include AM/FM/XM radio, as well as access to over 1300 CD's which are also stored on the Kaleidescape server. And finally, a Creston home automation system to tie it all together. In addition to the audio and video, the clients have control over the heating & cooling systems, security, surveillance, and water features including the swimming pool and jacuzzi from any one of the [6] touch screen and handheld remote controls. Complete control from any room at any time with the touch of a button. Simply exceptional.

 

 

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The Acme Standard Every project, whatever the size or dollar value, is treated with the same care, consideration, and attention to detail. We strive for perfection in every facet of the process, from design to installation. We believe you will agree these pictures are worth 1000 words.

 

 

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Ugly Installs - The Other Guys You might think that all audio/video companies are created equal. Well, here is just a small sample of homes we have been called on to repair. Some of these homeowners have spent ten's and ten's of thousands of dollars, only to be left with a system that wasn't what was expected. The pictures speak for themselves.

 

 

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