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Paragon's smart home department specializes in residential and commercial custom installation. We provide a multitude of services and work with architects, builders, interior designers, as well as, home and business owners throughout Southeast Michigan.
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We can achieve the best results and the highest performance when we have the fewest constraints. Often in a project, early arbitrary choices—where a pipe goes, where a door is located, the exact room dimensions—can limit audio/video design options. We can achieve very high-performance cost- effective results when the project is still in the design phase. Once construction begins, the cost of high-performance rises.
We believe our electronics systems should complement the home, not overpower it. When we design a home automation system, the first thing we do is listen to you. Once we understand your goals and lifestyle, we will make recommendations based on our collective industry experience. For example:
We will respect your budget. Paragon strives to select the best, most cost-effective products possible. We don’t use “cookie-cutter” systems because we know that each client has unique needs. Your Paragon home automation design will be a completely custom experience. Paragon practices active cost-benefit analysis at every stage of design. For instance, in a multi-room home automation installation, we prefer to use 14-gauge wire instead of 16-gauge. The cost is only slightly higher, but that wire choice improves both amplifier and speaker performance - the music sounds better AND the system lasts longer.
We consider room acoustics, furniture location, and your lifestyle when we locate speakers. Many of these choices are hidden. If we skimp on in-wall cables, you will never see the difference, but you would hear it in the form of interference and sonic degradation. Without proper speaker placement, sound quality is likewise compromised. Without the appropriate amplifier, you end up with elevator music.
Most components these days feature wireless access and/or control, which is great for home decor but can be a challenging load for basic home networks. We prioritize home wifi networks as the backbone of our automation system. Our Information Technology experts spec and install routers, wireless access points, and other IT components to ensure reliable wireless performance within and around your home. This ensures that many of your working components can be hidden, and that your system can be enjoyed without interruption.
We believe that the better we do our job, the less you’ll see it. A well-designed and meticulously-installed home automation system is easy and intuitive to operate, and becomes part of the daily fabric of your life.
Our clients have a great appreciation for fine architecture. They admire innovative interior design. They recognize the importance of craftsmanship. They want to feel their home is secure. And, of course, they love music and movies.
As “smart home” professionals, we form a home automation team with your architect, your interior designer, and your craftsmen. Each discipline brings its expertise and experience to bear on the common goal – to create the best space possible for you and your family. Together the team members propose ideas, improve them, and incorporate them into a cohesive home automation design.
Sometimes there are trade-offs. The best sounding speaker might not look right in the room. Room dimensions might be acoustically difficult. Perhaps the router in your home IT system doesn’t deliver the performance we know you will need. In these trade-off situations, we don’t advocate; we educate. Once we’ve informed you of the issues and options, the ultimate decisions are yours.
Let’s talk aesthetics. We want your spaces to “feel” right. Entering a room, you immediately see it—the architecture, the interior design, the construction details, the lighting. You may perceive its textures—wall surfaces, fabrics, flooring. Next, you hear it—the sense of acoustic space, and the music and sounds that make you smile. We know that often, non-visual design considerations can be overlooked. Paragon seeks create a complete environment for our clients: an environment that pleases all the senses.
Savant's smart home automation experience offers personalization features that make the difference between a smart home and a Savant Home. Savant gives you control of your lighting, climate, entertainment, and security, so everything in your home can be just the way you like it. To learn more about Savant, click here.
Luxul is the leading innovator of professional grade IP networking solutions for use by custom installation professionals. Designed for use in both residential and commercial environments, the Luxul family offers a complete line of solutions that simplify network design and deployment—resulting in a scalable network that is both powerful and easy to use. To learn more about Luxul, click here.
From the “Degrees of Invisibility” of its in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, to the cutting-edge outdoor audio systems, commercial solutions and electronics, Sonance is committed to building products that deliver best-in-class performance and aesthetics combined with the most versatile and flexible installation processes available. To learn more about Sonance, click here.
Lutron automated light and shade control systems make a dramatic enhancement to your lifestyle, improving comfort, adding convenience, and saving energy. Make your home unique with customized light dimmer keypads and motorized window blinds that coordinate with your décor. Each Lutron lighting and shade system is customizable, and can be designed specifically to fit your needs. For more info, click here.
Josh.ai is a voice-controlled home automation system. Like Siri or Google Now, the Josh programming language is built to support natural language voice commands. Further, Josh is built to control and connect any “smart” device, from any device. Josh will go where you go, making your life easier and more productive. To learn more about Josh.ai, click here.
Connect to your digital world. Séura Smart Mirrors transform your bathroom vanity into a personalized digital hub, enabling you to be more efficient and effective every single day. These waterproof mirror TVs are perfect for outdoor spaces and bathrooms, and can meet the needs of the most unique environments. Let Séura revolutionize your space. To learn more about Séura, click here.
An American manufacturer of custom speakers built in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Leon Speakers is a leader in high-performance on-wall and in-wall loudspeakers. Leon offers a handcrafted range of elegant loudspeaker solutions – seeking to bring immersive home theater experiences into luxury living spaces. With limitless custom designs and finish options, Leon makes audio integration a fine art. For more info, click here.
Install the same all-weather screens used by professional sports stadiums and public venues across the country with SunBrite TVs. These all-weather, outdoor TVs display superior brightness, while resisting the harsh effects of rain, dirt, insects, & extreme temps. Manufactured entirely in the United States, SunBrite delivers high-quality outdoor performance for your home or business. For more info, click here.
Paragon is pleased to represent these industry leaders in smart home products: