Constellation is hosting an ongoing series of free workshops and seminars. Please join us for hands-on discussions covering topics from digital audio to home control on your tablet. We will be bringing in experts from the industry and special demonstration equipment.These workshops are FREE so mark your calendars!
Home Automation & Lighting Control
June 21, 2014 @ 10AM
Constellation Home Electronics
Is it automation, integration or control? It’s a combination of all three. The first thing a properly designed home system should give you is control – the ability to control a myriad of different devices simply from centralized locations. Those locations could be wall switches, keypads or touchpanels, handheld remote controls, or, in the latest generation, they could be on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
The second thing it should do is give you the ability to tie different systems together. For example, have your security system turn on all the lights if the smoke alarm goes off. Or turn off all the lights, TVs, and music when it is armed. This integration of systems add to the simplicity of controlling your home.
Third, a home system should allow you to set certain functions to happen automatically. For example, turn on the landscape lights 15 minutes before sunset each night, and turn off at midnight or sunrise. Or lower the blinds when the sun hits them. You can even add a condition; the blinds will lower only when the outdoor temperature is above 70°F. This level of automation will allow certain predictable events to occur without action on your part, simplifying your life even more!
Come to our Home Automation Seminar and learn how these systems can simplify your life. We will be demonstrating various systems, include lighting control, motorized shades, HVAC control and more! An expert from Crestron, the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial automation products, will be leading the seminar and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Solar energy is an increasingly popular way for home and business owners to lower their expenses and build a more predictable future for themselves. But, with so many different places to source information on solar energy, it can be difficult to know how it can help everyone’s individual needs. AMENERGY is a leading solar installer in Santa Fe with over twenty years experience in solar power, solar heating and also conventional electrical and plumbing. AMENERGY is happy to be a part of Constellation’s Saturday Seminars to provide information and answer questions for residents and business owners curious about hedging against future energy costs. Tax credits and power company REC’s will also be discussed.
Planning for Electronic Systems in the Home (CEU Accredited)
June 24, 2014 @4:30 PM
Constellation Home Electronics
Join us for dinner and our first of a series of CEU Accredited course. This month our topic will be Planning for Electronic Systems in the Home. We will cover the following learning objectives:
- Identify the different types of residential systems, the unique considerations of each, and appropriate systems integration
- Describe the processes used by professionals in the project planning, integrated design, and proper installation phases of electronic systems
- Determine the electronic systems impact on the project’s integrated design and construction relative to:
- Proper space allocation
- Framing requirements for proper safety
- Energy, electrical and conduit requirements
- Proper ventilation and millwork requirements
- Home theater design
- Recognize essential timeline for selecting and engaging an electronic systems professional for your project
Please RSVP by Monday, June 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an architect, interior designer or builder, this seminar is certified with the AIA (HSW), the ICDEC (ASID) and the NAHB to provide Continuing Education Unit credits.
Team Constellation takes 2nd at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Golf Tournament!
Constellation Home Electronics had a wonderful time participating in the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association annual golf tournament on June 12. Not only did we sponsor a hole but our team came in 2nd place! Bill O’Connor, Jaime Lotero, Ben Montoya, and Jack Welch played a strong game coming in only one stroke behind the winning team. We look forward to defending our position next year.
June Lighting Control Special!
20% off all Crestron Lighting Control Equipment!
Update the lighting in your home to include a complete lighting control system! A home control system allows you to preset levels throughout your home to the desired intensity for multiple activities – parties, quiet evenings at home, vacation mode and many more, if desired. All designers will tell you that the proper lighting levels will help accentuate the features of your home that you want to highlight. Set these up once and forget them! No more running through the house to set levels, or to make sure all the lights are off. And, if the smoke alarm goes off, all the lights in the house can come on so you can find your way safely out of the house. There are many advantages to lighting control.
Call today to get a customized quote, or choose one of our pre-packaged solutions. Offer is good through June 30th.
Constellation Home Electronics is proudly participating in the Currents New Media Festival by supplying flat screen TVs for artist exhibitions. Be sure to check out the festival this week!
Were you at the TREND party on June 5? You may have seen one of the four TVs we loaned to the space for films and sponsors to be featured on. While you’re at it, be sure to check out our ad in the new issue!
Constellation Home Electronics is a proud new sponsor of the AIA Santa Fe 5×5 Summer Party on July 10.
Stereophile Recommended Components are out; get the full list here.
Be sure to keep checking our Hotsheet for the best deals on new, open box, and floor model equipment!