High Tech Homes
All around the house—inside and out—technology makes our lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. This special section showcases various technologies for the home and explains how these high-tech home improvements make sense for you and your family.
2594 Inverness Point Drive • Birmingham, Alabama 35242 • (205) 612-1953 • www.audibleinc.com
Is your TV installation a mass of unsightly cables? Do you have so many remotes that there is no place to set a cup of coffee? Let Audible Image and Data make your home into a place of comfort and beauty with a single universal remote that will optimize your viewing with a single click. Better yet, whip out your iPhone or iPad and wirelessly transmit your favorite songs instantly to your audio system. Call Tony Nichols, president of Audible Image for a free estimate at (205) 612-1953 or visit us on the web at www.audibleinc.com.
Alabama Lock and Key
1800 Green Springs Hwy S. • Birmingham, Alabama 35205 • 205-328-1122 • 800-863-8424
Medeco Logic is a new digital masterkeying system that is self-contained within a retrofit cylinder. Logic offers nearly all of the functionality of more sophisticated access control systems. It includes features like scheduling, audit trails, and the ability to easily add and delete user keys. However, Logic installs without any wiring, door or frame modifications, or additional hardware. In fact, most doors can be upgraded to Logic in less than five minutes. Manage your system remotely using secure online connections. Capabilities include changing key and cylinder access rights, instigating a key or cylinder audit procedure or review historic programming or audit information. To learn more about this system, contact the experts at Alabama Lock & Key.
European Kitchen of Alabama
Superior Kitchen by Design at Pepper Place 2717 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • www.EuropeanKitchenAL.com • 205.978.5629
Experience first-hand The Kitchen Perfect by ALNO and Miele at The European Kitchen in Pepper Place. We feature true innovative European design with high tech server-drive powered cabinetry that opens at the slightest touch, available in a variety of wood or glass finishes, and with all the convenient design and quality options. We are your complete Kitchen Design Resource Center for European and American cabinets and appliances. Whether your taste runs to traditional or modern, visit The European Kitchen to be inspired and let our design team assist you in your upcoming new construction or renovation.
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Birmingham: 2800 2nd Avenue South • 205.254.3454 • www.ferguson.com
Have a spot in the bathroom that’s hard to light? Or perhaps you want to add beautiful custom lighting behind a mirror or under the vanity? Kichler’s new LED tape fits just about anywhere and is easy to use. The LED lights come in strips, can be cut to length with scissors and adheres to most surfaces. They also offer a range of Kelvin color temperature options, so you can customize the warmth of the light to your needs. To purchase Kichler LED tape or other great lighting solutions, visit Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.
ELECTRONICS TO BEAUTIFY AND SIMPLIFY YOUR HOME
Kevin McCroskey, partner at Twist Technology, a Birmingham based home technology company knows how to integrate electronics seamlessly into the home.
When should you hire a home technology company?
What we do used to be thought of as a luxury, but today electronics have become such a big part of our lives and the options of what can be done are endless. If you start with a company like ours rather than buying piecemeal, you get a system that works like it should, is easy to use - so you’ll enjoy using it more.
You mention luxury item. Aren’t custom systems expensive?
Some are, but they don’t have to be. Everything is upgradable today. Many of our clients start small with a simple control system and add to it.
Can you add a system to an existing house?
Sure, that’s easy. With wireless communication becoming better and better we can install home control, audio and video systems, and lighting control into any home. It’s still always best to prewire if you are building or renovating, but we have incredible flexibility and options for installation today.
You don’t have to have a dedicated home theater, do you?
Absolutely not! Designers love us because we integrate our systems into the home. If you want to see the equipment, we can do that, but often our systems are hidden so the decorating and design of a room can shine. That’s one of the biggest benefits of working with a company like ours. We approach technology from a design point of view while focusing on systems that offer simple control and usability our systems offer.
Triton Stone Group
4500 5th Avenue South • Building G • Birmingham AL, 35222 • 205.592.0202 • www.tritonstonealabama.com
Triton Stone Group is the exclusive Birmingham dealer for Artistic Tile. Their commitment to using state of the art technology allows us to offer intricate designs that were previously inaccessible to most people. In 2010, we added a Waterjet Cutting Machine to our Secaucus, New Jersey production facility. The 60,000 psi cutting head of a waterjet machine can cut intricate shapes in a wide variety of materials, including stone, porcelain and glass, yielding tightly nested parts. The computerized control of the waterjet utilizes the most modern technology of our industry. Curves and intricate details in many materials are an option using a waterjet machine - giving Artistic Tile (and you) endless possibilities.
205.588.4288 • twisttechllc.com
Let the experts at Twist Technology simplify your life. We design home audio, video, lighting and control systems that make your home more convenient and comfortable.
And, we know your time is at a premium so our commitment to our clients is to make the design and installation process just as easy as our systems are to operate. Call Twist Technology for a free home assessment.
OUR SERVICES Audio &Video Design and Installation • Lighting Design and Control • Home Automation and Control • Multi-room Audio and Video
3320 Second Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35222 • 205.324.9521 • www.vwsupply.com
Solna Kitchen Faucet by Brizo (pictured, far left) With Brizo’s Smart Touch Technology, simply touch anywhere on the faucet body or handle to turn on or off the water. When you tap the faucet ON, the LED light indicates SmartTouch is active. When you tap the faucet OFF, the light goes off.
Moxie Showerhead by Kohler (above, center) This American kitchen and bathroom brand has developed a bluetooth-enabled showerhead that streams music from smartphones into the shower...or really anywhere else, because the speaker can be moved all around the house.
Geyser by Bain Ultra (above right) Inspired by hot mineral springs, hot jets of air provide a deep and intense massage therapy session in your bath. This technology allows the air to be heated and then humidified so that it holds onto its thermal energy, keeping the bath at a steady temperature for longer.