Control Systems

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What is integration?

Integration is about ensuring all the electronics in a modern home can be simply and centrally controlled. Our smartphones have woken us to the benefits of using a centralised tool. An integration system provides this very same control over our most important environment – our home. It combines comfort, convenience, entertainment and security to create a dynamic experience all controlled from a tablet, in-wall touch screen or smartphone.

Integration opens up a world of opportunities that previously seemed beyond us. It’s now possible to make our homes responsive to weather conditions, controlled remotely, and tailored to precisely our individual needs.

Eliminating wastage also benefits the environment and your pocket. Imagine thermostat-driven window shades that close on a summer’s afternoon, or the savings you could make by remotely reducing the temperature of the pool by a couple of degrees.

Recluse AV creates elegantly simple but meticulously engineered systems, and state-of-the-art functionality that is easy to use. That’s what sets us apart. As a premium provider of all-inclusive home integration in Melbourne, we've been delivering lighting automation, distributed audio and video, advanced security systems, dedicated home theatres, networking solutions and green energy management solutions for almost two decades.

Customised Solutions

Recluse AV will design a tailored control system for your home by first going through a thorough process of understanding your needs and your lifestyle. For a no obligation discussion on how a home integration system can work for you contact us today.

Key features

  • Control Systems
  • Lighting
  • Energy Management
  • Blinds & Curtains
  • Irrigation
  • Security
  • Multi-Room Audio
  • Multi-Room Video
  • Lifts & Mechanisms
  • Climate Control
  • Access Control
  • Accessories

Home Theatre AV

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Home Entertainment

As media becomes entwined in our lives like never before, it logically follows that how we consume media is changing.

Recluse AV provides a range of solutions that will enable you to watch, listen and enjoy all forms of media, whatever the space available. Whether you’re after a dedicated theatre space for a complete movie experience, a more immersive TV environment, or a highly functional and customised audio solution, our team of experts will help you design and create a system that works for you.

To make the most of your space, we can provide any number of transformation solutions that allow you to have dual purpose environments, utilising concealed TV lifts, projectors and screens, automated blinds and operable walls. We can also design and manufacture custom joinery to complete your space. And because we manage the project from start to finish, you can be assured that everything from the installation to the calibration is completed to the highest level.

In-Home Theatre

Recluse AV can help you create a ‘better-than-the-movies’ experience in your own home! Our knowledge of theatre design – from acoustics to the latest technology – means equipment is carefully matched and calibrated to each unique environment, ensuring that every system functions perfectly and produces premium sound and picture quality.

One centralised control system (smartphone, tablet or touchscreen) manages all your entertainment, minimising clutter and maximising convenience and comfort.

Let Recluse AV create a personal theatre for your home and enjoy movies as the director intended, without the uncomfortable seating and rustling of chip packets! To get started on designing your perfect theatre, or to find out more about any of the services we offer, contact us today.

Lifestyle AV

Allow seamless audio and video throughout your home, catering to different tastes in different rooms, from one centralised database.

Our integrated multi-room systems (from Control4, Savant, or Crestron) mean you’ll never need to argue about what to watch or listen to again. Managed from a dedicated source, and controlled from a single remote or mobile device, they allow multiple sources to play simultaneously. So you can view Foxtel in one room and a DVD or Blu-ray in another, or play the same digital content across multiple TVs or speakers.

With added functionality like one-touch control and TV or projector lifts, equipment is stored safely and transitions seamlessly from concealed to ready to play. For added security and convenience, your system can be programmed to display CCTV images when the intercom buzzes or doors are opened, so you’ll never have to worry about keeping the pizza man waiting again!

Contact us today to start planning your home theatre or AV system.

Key features

  • Projectors
  • Projection Screens
  • Speakers
  • Subwoofers
  • Amplifiers
  • Blu-ray / DVD Players
  • HD TV Recorders (PVRs)
  • Network Media Players
  • Cables
  • Lifts
  • Acoustic Treatments
  • NAS
  • Racks & Cable Management
  • Surround Sound Receivers
  • Power Conditioning
  • Accessories

Distributed Audio

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Centralised Control

Distributed audio allows listeners to play whatever, whenever and wherever they like. No more clutter of CDs and stacks of vinyl, requiring separate equipment and multiple remotes.

With a central source for your music, and a system controlled from a mobile device, you have unprecedented flexibility.

Stream content from the internet or your music library; create zones to isolate or join rooms when entertaining; let guests play tunes from their own phones; wake up to your choice of music from the ceiling speakers; or set your distributed audio to play in your bathroom as you shower or in the kitchen as you scramble eggs.

We’ll work with you or your architect to design a system that’s perfect for you. With an expanding range of speakers available, from concealed in-wall, flush mounted, outdoor, or show stoppers, it can be hard to choose, so we make it our mission to understand what you need so you’ll love the result.

Key features

  • Hi-Fi Speakers
  • Pre-Amplifiers
  • Power-Amplifiers
  • CD / SACD Players
  • Turntables
  • Acoustic Treatments
  • Anti-vibration furniture
  • Performance Cables
  • Accessories
  • Performance Headphones
  • Power Filter / Conditioning
  • Digital to Analogue Converters (DACs)
  • Stereo Integrated Amplifiers

Security

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Security Management

Security can be much more elegant than sirens, deadlocks and watch-dogs. We have an impressive range of easy-access solutions that maximise comfort, security and convenience that can be seamlessly integrated into the design of your home. Whether it is a finger print, access fob, security code or combination of these, intelligent access is the contemporary drawbridge to your castle.

Access Control

Biometric access control makes physical keys a thing of the past! With fingerprint readers or keypad access, you’ll no longer have to worry about lost keys. Access for ad-hoc entry can be triggered remotely or schedules can be set to allow regular access (eg gardeners and cleaners) on specific days or times. This minimises the exposure of having multiple sets of keys and uncontrolled access.

Remote Security Management

When travelling, remote security management allows you to check in on your home via live cameras. Additionally, random scenes can be activated controlling lights, blinds and even music to ensure your home appears occupied. Security is also about peace of mind. If the kids decide to take a swim in the pool, you can have vision of the pool appear on your TV as the pool gate is opened, with an audible announcement throughout the home.

Integrated Security Systems

Security and lifestyle automation can now be seamlessly combined. Imagine coming home from work and one push of a remote sets in motion the following events: driveway lights come on, garage door opens and garage lights will come on, door from garage to house unlocks; pathway through your house illuminated; favourite music is playing or the TV news comes on. Instantly switch off after work, by switching on technology.

Cameras

Watching cameras 24/7 is impractical, so our advanced security systems allow cameras to record only when there is movement. Consider images from the front door appearing in a sub screen in the corner of your monitor as you watch a movie, alerting you of a visitor. Viewable from any TV in the house, as well as over the internet from anywhere in the world, control of your security is always at your fingertips.

Contact us today to find out more about our integrated security solutions. 

Key features

  • Integrated Security Systems
  • Remote Security Management
  • Cameras
  • Biometric Access Control
  • Digital Access Control
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Announcements Agents
  • Gate & Garage Integration
  • Remote viewing of cameras

Lighting

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Integrated Lighting Systems

Modern lighting design is often complex and entails many lighting circuits and features that need to be controlled. An integrated system gives you control of more than just turning the lights on and off.

With capabilities to set different zones or areas within your home, you can control the lighting in one, or multiple areas from your mobile device or touchscreen. Not only does this allow you to manage energy consumption by minimising lights left on when not in use you can, at the touch of a single button, turn off all the lights in the house as you’re leaving or going to bed.

Set the scene

Intelligent lighting enables you to program lights in certain areas to respond differently depending on the time of day. You could set the dimming level to low for lights switched on in the middle of the night, or program the lights to automatically turn on or off at specified times. It also allows you to create personalised lighting scenes to match the ambience in the room with your lifestyle, whether you are hosting a dinner party or settling into a movie.

Multi-use control

Wall switches can be utilised for multiple functions, in addition to managing lighting, such as controlling blinds or window coverings, starting a music playlist, provide feedback on activity and much, much more. See Blinds & Doors to find out more about how these can be automated in your home.

Key features

  • One touch all-off
  • Create lighting scenes to suit the mood
  • Daylight harvesting for energy conservation
  • Automatic sensing for areas with no natural light.
  • Automatic dimming in amenities at night

Blinds & Doors

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Motorised curtains and blinds add a touch of sophistication to any home, and with intelligent control you can utilise the functional benefits as well.

A season- conscious timer linked to your window coverings can be set to utilise the elements, opening louvres at 3pm to let in the warm winter sun, or dropping blinds to shade from the harsh summer sun.

This not only helps protect your furnishings from sun damage, it allows you to efficiently manage the temperature and minimise the energy used in heating and cooling devices.

Motorised blinds or curtains can be used to transform a space, allowing you to divide a room or create a cosy home theatre environment. Automated concertina doors provide a hassle free way to bring the outside in, opening up space for entertaining or providing extra airflow on those balmy summer evenings.

Where space is premium, internal and automated sliding doors mean you’ll never struggle bringing the shopping in again.

There are many door systems available that can be integrated with your security control, providing you with keyless entry or remote access as well as monitoring. To find out more about our range of door and window systems, contact us today.

Key features

  • Automated concertina doors
  • Concealed, automated sliding doors
  • Biometric eKey entry
  • Remote access
  • Sequenced events
  • Creative use of spaces with movable walls.
  • Season responsive drivers
  • Access notification

Energy Management

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System Efficiency

As energy costs continue to rise, the requirement for systems to run efficiently and intelligently is greater than ever.
Our experienced team of programmers are constantly working to improve the efficiency and energy use of our products, from the development of specialist apps that monitor water levels or automate your garden irrigation, through to on-site calibration of your TV and audio equipment.

With systems created to provide access to live data you can review and compare energy usage each day or for set periods.

Ensuring your equipment is correctly optimised and calibrated could not only reduce power usage by up to 30%, the sound and picture quality will be second to none. Recluse AV prides itself on creating Smart-Green homes, reducing carbon footprints while maximising comfort. Contact us today to find out more about our energy management solutions.

Networking

Our increasing reliance on digital information requires a more secure and robust network. The networks we install are optimised to ensure seamless operation and designed to handle increased functionality today and tomorrow. We also design and install robust wireless networks to ensure your mobile devices remain connected. As the amount of wireless devices and subsequently traffic increases this feature of all Recluse AV systems becomes more important.

To find out how Recluse AV can keep you connected, or provide complete home automation systems to your home, call (03) 8695 9692, or fill in our contact us form and we'll get in touch..

Key features

  • Power consumption displays
  • Water tank distribution control
  • Time driven events
  • Customised energy use schedules 
  • Irrigation management systems
  • Metering management
  • Stand-by power saving