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Integrated Smart Technologies celebrates first year as Control4 Platinum Dealer

Control4 Authorized Platinum Dealer 2014

Integrated Smart Technologies of Kalamazoo and Jackson is celebrating its first year as a Platinum Dealer for Control4, the only dealer in Michigan outside the Detroit area to hold the highest ranking from the premier provider of automation systems for home and business.

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Lights, Cameras, Music and More: Controlling your Home's Communication System from Afar


Maybe you've seen the AT&T television commercial that shows the older couple at a cabin when their grown children drive up. Obviously concerned that the kids had stopped by their house in town, the dad checks in remotely (via AT&T technology, of course) and can remedy what the young people left awry, turning off lights, music and even water from his rocking chair on the porch.

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At Home

At Home

There's nothing better on a cold winter day than snuggling up to watch a movie, especially if you can snuggle up in your own home theater.

Home theaters offer the ultimate home entertainment options, and now, with the advancement of projector, speaker and media technology, home theaters offer picture and sound quality that's on par with the qualities of a movie theater but arguably with more comfort and convenience.

HBA Board Spotlight: Troy Cuvelier, Integrated Smart Technologies

Home Builders Association

Troy Cuvelier has over 14 years of experience in the construction industry and is systems designer and president of Integrated Smart Technologies with offices in Kalamazoo and Jackson that serve all of Michigan.

He has been a member of the Home Builders Association since 2010 and is involved in many of the local association's committees and events. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, he is on the Fast Built Committee, Home Expo Committee, and Membership Committee.

I feel honored to be part of an association that is full of wonderful people and businesses who volunteer incredible amounts of time and resources to make our HBA and community so great, Troy said.

Tags: design, HBA, Home Builders Association

Small Challenges Don’t Stop Big Theater Experience

Electronic House

Building anything as significant as a high-performance home theater is going to involve some challenges. Troy Cuvelier, owner of Integrated Smart Technologies in Jackson and Kalamazoo MI, has worked in a lot of challenging situations, and he's gotten very good at getting home theaters into small basements with low ceilings and odd shapes.

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Home Theater Shines in LED Lighting


The theater in this particular home included a few challenges and plan changes, according to Cuvelier. First, the room's awkward "L" shape and limited width (only about 12 feet at the back of the theater) made fitting in a large number of seats difficult. The low ceiling (about 7 feet) presented a challenge for the integrated fiber-optic star ceiling, and the large amount of wood in the design was an acoustic challenge. Thankfully Cuvelier and carpenter Mike Miller of Mike Miller Building were able to overcome all those issues.

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LED Lighting Makes Home Theater Shine

LED Lighting Makes Home Theater Shine

Thank goodness for great chefs. Not only do the owners of this home have the chef to thank for their meals, they have to thank him for their home theater.

You see, the personal chef for the owners of this particular house also prepares meals for another client of consumer electronics (CE) pro Troy Cuvelier of Integrated Smart Technologies of Jackson and Kalamazoo MI. When the homeowners began looking for someone to design a home theater and automation system for their house, the chef told them about the excellent work Cuvelier had done on his other client's home.

Tags: design, LED, lighting, theater