DSI Entertainment Systems Wins Best Engineered Home Award from Crestron

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An extensive media room and home automation control system was retrofit in an historic Paul Williams home in under three weeks.

Media room system hidden in Master Bedroom by DSI Entertainment Systems

Media room system hidden in Master Bedroom

DSI Entertainment Systems has amazed us with their ability to push the envelope and create new and unique applications for our Integrated by Design™ home solutions. We congratulate them on this award.

DSI Entertainment Systems, a high-end Southern California audio video integration firm, was awarded the 'Best Engineered Home' award in Crestron's annual Integration Awards contest. Crestron's Integration Awards recognize the best home automation and control system installations internationally and the awards are given at the annual CEDIA EXPO.

The winning project is in an architecturally-significant home designed by the well-known architect Paul Williams and is located in Los Angeles, CA. A new Media Room and home automation system were retrofit into the historic residence with a minimum of damage to the existing structure or interiors. The Media Room features a television that is hidden behind motorized artwork. When the media room system is turned on the artwork raises automatically, and lowers when the system is turned off to conceal the dual-purpose nature of the Living Room/Media Room. The powerful cinema-grade sound system and accompanying audio/video components are hidden in the cabinetry flanking the hidden television. This high-performance media room is an example of a hidden audio video system that integrates into the home's interior decor.

The project won the Best Engineered Home award due to pre-planning system documentation and the level and amount of control over the rest of the home's subsystems. Thanks to the Crestron home automation system, the newly updated "smart home" features intuitive control of the home's new RF lighting system, climate, music, security, pool/spa, motorized shades, landscape music system, and two motorized TV concealment systems. Control is via in-wall and handheld touchscreens in addition to Crestron-connected iPads and iPhones.

DSI Entertainment Systems were winners of Crestron's Integration Awards previously. DSI won for 'Best Outdoor Space' in 2011, 'Best Home Theater' and 'Most Extreme Makeover' in 2010, 'Best Integrated Home System' award in 2009, 'Most Creative Graphic User Interface (touchscreen design)' in 2008 and 'Most Extreme Makeover' award in 2006.

“Crestron dealers create the most innovative, powerful home solutions in the world,” said Crestron Public Relations Manager, Joyce Essig. "DSI Entertainment Systems has amazed us with their ability to push the envelope and create new and unique applications for our Integrated by Design™ home solutions. We congratulate them on this award."

About DSI Entertainment Systems:

DSI Entertainment Systems, a CE Pro Top 100 company since 1999, is a leading audio video integration firm specializing in the design and installation of custom home theater systems, media rooms, home automation / smart home control, lighting control systems, hidden audio video systems, motorized shades & drapery, and advanced audio video IT networks. DSI Entertainment Systems has won more awards than any custom audio video integration firm in North America. Awards include the CEA's 'TechHome Integrator of the Year', Lutron's 'Best Total Light Control' project, Crestron's 'Best Integrated Home' and 'Best Home Theater', CEDIA's 'Best Home Theater' and 'Best Integrated Home' and dozens more. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, DSI has offices in Santa Barbara and Newport Beach yet performs installations throughout the nation. For up to date industry information, subscribe to DSI Entertainment Systems' audio video & technology blog at blog.dsientertainment.com.

About Crestron

For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting http://www.crestron.com.

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