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CEPro Top 100 for 2014

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CEPro Magazine is the industry leading trade publication for the consumer electronics professional.  Every year for the past 16 years CEPro lists the Top 100 Integrators in the U.S.  Once again, The Premier Group has been honored with making this prestigious list for 2014.  While making the list alone is a quite an accomplishment, what it truly amazing is that this year marks the 11th consecutive year Premier has made the Top 100.  

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How to Customize Your Indianapolis Smart Home with a Control4 Installation

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A smart home does much more than just control your lights and TV with your phone. It can automatically start and stop every feature in your home without you having to even lift a finger. The magic of automation means that you can customize all of the technology in your home so that it mirrors your day-to-day activities and schedules. In this blog well illustrate what a typical day is like in the life of a family with a Control4 smart home automation system in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. 

SEE ALSO: Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

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Control4 Offers Smart Home Controls for Everyone

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Just as fashion reflects your personal style, technology has the ability to display your personality too. You have a lot of different devices to choose from, and there’s no one right way to control your smart home. With that in mind, we want to elaborate on the different options you have to control your Indianapolis, IN area home. Whether you want to keep it old school and use a universal remote, or get the newest wearable technology, Control4 and The Premier Group have something for everyone. 

SEE ALSO: Smart Home Secrets: What do you really need for a top-notch system?

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Get Ready for the Holidays with Smart Home Automation

Get Ready for the Holidays with Smart Home Automation

The last three months of the year have the Holiday heavy hitters- Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Whether you love dressing up in a scary costume, enjoying a football game before a turkey dinner, or decorating the house for Christmas or Hanukah, there are so many fun activities to participate in this time of year. When you have smart home automation, organizing and enjoying special occasions can be so much easier. We have some tips for you as you prepare for the holidays in your Zionsville, Indiana home.

SEE ALSO:  Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

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The Best Features of a Honeywell Alarm System

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Indiana is well known for a couple thingsone being our love of Basketball and the other unpredictable weatherincluding freezing cold and snow. When it gets bitter in Indianapolis, Indiana this time of year, many people flock to the south for the winter, take a warm tropical vacation or just find any kind of excuse to get out of the below-freezing temperatures. Now is the best time to make sure your home is safe and secure so that while youre way you can have peace of mind that everything is OK. The Premier Group installs Honeywell security systems and IC Realtime surveillance cameras to protect what matters to you most. Here are some of the best features of our security solutions.

SEE ALSO: New and Improved Security Cameras

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Enjoy Entertainment Without Compromising on Design

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Are you struggling with the placement of your TV as you’re designing your living room? Is the most obvious placement above the fireplace, but you’re not sure you want to see a TV over the fireplace? Most designers don’t love sticking a TV over the fireplace, but we have at least three elegant solutions they go crazy for that merge functionality, placement and design all into one. We are confident that we have a solution for you.

There are many options available, but we want to share three of our go-to design recommendations when one of our customers is placing a TV over the fireplace. These include a Seura Mirror TV, a Samsung Frame TV, and a Leon Motorized Art Lift

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Back to School Tech

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You may still be enjoying that summer vacation or parties at the pool, but school is right around the corner. Before you know it, it will be time to get supplies and get back into a routine. A home automation system installed in your Carmel, IN home can help by guiding your schedule every day using lights, audio/video and more. Here are some great ideas on how to go back to school organized.

SEE ALSO: How to Entertain Guests with Home Automation

Use Your Smart Home to Wake Up

There’s nothing harder than having to wake up super early—unless you’re a morning person. To start getting used to hearing that alarm go off at 5 a.m. after sleeping in all summer, create a wake up scene using a Control4 system. Create a playlist of some fun songs and schedule them to come on at 5 a.m. You can even make the volume start off soft and gradually get louder to not startle you out of a heavy sleep. At the same time, your lights will turn on at 50%, the shades will open, and the TV in your bedroom will turn on the morning news. 

You can do the same thing for your children too. Ask them which songs they would like to hear in the morning while they get ready, and program their lights and shades to activate at 6 a.m. after you’ve had your coffee or got in a morning workout. 

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Want to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions? Your Smart Home Can Help

Want to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions? Your Smart Home Can Help

As we roll in to a new year, there’s plenty to look forward to.

Not the least of which is the various ways we hope to improve ourselves.

But unless you were born yesterday, you know how hard it can be to keep your new year’s resolutions.

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3 Benefits to Automating Your Motorized Shades

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Motorized shades are often thought of as a luxury item. However, when compared to traditional window treatments, there are quite a number of compelling reasons why you should consider them for your home. They are offered in endless colors, patterns, and fabrics for both decorative and blackout shades. They can also be installed in a number of different ways depending on the end look that you are trying to achieve. Motorized shades can be hardwired for new construction, or retrofitted wirelessly into your existing home. The icing on the cake is that they can be automated to match your lifestyle and the time of day, whether you’re home or away. Beyond style and convenience, here are three key benefits to installing motorized shades.

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Design Matters

Over the 20 years Premier has been in business, we can confidently say that the best projects are those where the trades work well together; making sure that each other’s work is completed at the highest level, all while collaborating across specialities to complete the project with the best possible result for the client.

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The Premier Group Awarded Top Honor in North and South America for CEDIA Awards’ Top Category - “Integrated Home of the Year” for 2019

The Premier Group Awarded Top Honor in North and South America for CEDIA Awards’ Top Category - “Integrated Home of the Year” for 2019

Chicago, Illinois (July 25, 2019) - The Premier Group, a home technology integrator located in Carmel, Indiana was recognized as the CEDIA Awards’ top honor for “Integrated Home of the Year 2019” in North & South America for outstanding integrated system design and installation on July 25th in Chicago, Illinois held at The Drake Hotel.

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Football Viewing Party

Football Viewing Party

“Are you ready for some football?!” We’re all familiar with this catchy NFL jingle, but are you really ready? What we mean is… is your home ready to host your friends and family for the big game? Do you have a spectacular viewing area with a super sized screen and amazing sound quality? If you cannot confidently answer “YES!” to that question, then please allow us to offer some creative solutions to make your home the place to gather for the upcoming football season. 

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Premier Team Travels to Denver for Annual CEDIA Expo

Premier Team Travels to Denver for Annual CEDIA Expo

We are fresh off of our annual CEDIA EXPO trip to Denver, Colorado, where many from our team spent valuable time experiencing expert-delivered training alongside the latest technologies and products in our industry! CEDIA EXPO allows us to see, touch, and test-drive the most innovative products and trends driving the residential technology industry. The EXPO covers audio, video, control, security, automation, networking, energy management and more.

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Crestron’s Unbeatable Warranty

Crestron’s Unbeatable Warranty

Since 1971, Crestron has been the industry leader in automation solutions that transform the way people live their lives inside their own home. Day-to-day tasks and routines have become more efficient and productive thanks to Crestron’s innovative connected home solutions and their latest “Crestron Home” (OS3) smart home platform. As a Crestron dealer, we aren’t just helping our clients buy high-end electronics, we are helping them invest in long term solutions for their home that are scalable and customizable. We are now proud to announce that you can own the world’s most elegant lighting and shade solution for your home with the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing it’s backed with an unprecedented lifetime warranty. 

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Premier Named a CEDIA Finalist for “Integrated Home of the Year 2019” for 2nd Consecutive Year

Premier Named a CEDIA Finalist for “Integrated Home of the Year 2019” for 2nd Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE (June 12th, 2019): Carmel, Indiana home technology provider recognized as a CEDIA Finalist, making them one of the top three Integrators in North & South America for outstanding integrated system design in this year’s “Integrated Home of the Year” at the 2019 CEDIA Awards on July 25th in Chicago, IL at The Drake Hotel.

“We are honored to have received the news that we are, once again, a finalist amongst the top Integrators in North & South America. Our team worked diligently in collaboration with our trade partners to enhance the architectural beauty of the home, and created a spectacular result for our client. We are excited to attend this year’s CEDIA Awards, and very much look forward to continuing our work with central Indiana homeowners.” - Jason Barth, CEO & Principal Designer

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Form Meets Function with Artnovion

Form Meets Function with Artnovion

We are constantly curating our manufacturer and supplier relationships and our product lineup in order to make sure that we have a well-rounded set of options for all of our clients’ potential needs. In some cases, the stars align and the right product recommendation meets both the requirements for form AND function. One of our favorite new lines is from a vendor named Artnovion, who specializes in acoustical absorption panels that are engineered for performance but designed for emotion. They disguise the fact that your eyes are looking at a product artfully designed to blend seamlessly within a variety of architectural spaces, and yet your ears are amazed at the acoustical absorption benefits. Artnovion exists to push the boundaries of acoustic engineering to create this unique collection of trendsetting & high performance acoustic products to benefit any space.

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Assembling Your Design Team

Assembling Your Design Team

Building a custom home is a lot of work, but assembling a valuable team of tradesmen that you trust can greatly take the day-to-day pressure off of you. As a technology design partner, we know that our strongest projects stem from being a part of the early planning discussions. The design team is generally comprised of your architect, interior designer, builder, and technology provider. Oftentimes, your builder will pull all of these trades together early in the process, to make sure that the plans and design vision are commonly shared. It is the best way to confirm that the plans all coordinate from one trade to the other. For example, understanding wall finishes, cabinetry designs, mechanical placements, door and window schedules, to name a few, helps all parties involved gain a better understanding of their own rough-in and finish installation requirements.

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Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Features for New & Improved Experiences

Since 2003, Control4 has been bringing smart home controls to families across the country. Their systems are affordable, easy to use, and diverse—meeting a variety of needs at home. They recently upgraded their systems and developed new features to improve the performance of their products.

If you already have a Control4 system in your Carmel, Indiana-area home and want to know what’s new, or are interested in installing smart home automation for the first time, this blog will be a fantastic resource for you.

SEE ASLO:  The Premier Group & Control4: Keeping You Connected Everywhere


All-New 4K Multi-Room Video Solutions

The Premier Group specializes in media room programming, and Control4’s video system is a fantastic solution to transform your home. Ultra-High Definition 4K technology is revolutionizing the entertainment world. To keep up with this growing movement, Control4 offers an all-new line of 4K Ultra HD multi-room video solutions with new audio and video matrix switches. It delivers four-times the picture resolution of 1080p displays, and shows vivid colors unlike any you have ever seen. With the brand new LU1082 4K AV switch, you can easily and quickly distribute content to any room in your home from 10 different sources, such as: satellite/cable boxes, Blue-Ray, gaming devices, and streaming services. Since the sources, like your cable box, are all kept in one place, you’ll have a clean and simple installation with no clutter. Control4 also gives you options for modes of control, including a smartphone or tablet, a handheld remote, or a touch screen installed in the wall. With these 4K solutions, you’ll be ready for whatever the future has to offer in entertainment.


Fast, High-Definition Video Intercom

Intercoms have evolved a lot over the years. They used to only have audio capabilities, and even then the sound was grainy and unclear. Today, you can communicate with everyone in the house, not only with audio, but video as well. Check on your sleeping baby using HD cameras and Hi-Fi audio. You could also screen visitors at your front door by bringing up the front camera to see who it is, and then let them in. Additionally, you can be selective about where you want the audio and video intercom capabilities, and when you can access them. Put only audio in the bathrooms, and video in the kitchen. Restrict intercom usage to certain times of the day with the “Do not disturb” function. With Control4, your video intercom experience is under your complete control.

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Smart Home Secrets: What do you really need for a top-notch system?

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What truly makes a quality smart home automation system? We have years of experience installing systems for families in the Carmel, Indiana area and know what works best for a variety of situations. We can offer valuable insights that we feel every homeowner should know before investing in a smart home. Continue reading to discover these often overlooked items on the ticket list.

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Premier Featured on Page 1 Podcast

Premier Featured on Page 1 Podcast

Premier's very own Jason Barth and Jamie Carey were invited by host, Luke Peters, to appear on his podcast called, "Page 1 Podcast." Due to The Premier Group's lineup of accolades and awards, Luke was intrigued to learn more about Premier and their process.

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