The holy grail for all home theater enthusiasts is the dedicated theater room. If you’ve ever wondered what the ideal shape of a dedicated theater room would be, perhaps your looking for a starting point in building your own room. Consider this advice from Cedia, excerpted from their Electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual.
The optimum shape of a home theater is a rectangle for the following reasons:
1. Its the best starting point for a creative design.
2. A symmetrical space provides predictable acoustics due to reflection patterns and voicing.
3. A rectangular shell can be modified with soffits, ceiling details, columns, and prosceniums.
4. It provides optimized traffic patterns to avoid disruptions.
The acoustical benefit of an odd-shaped room is a myth. In reality, an odd-shaped room makes design and acoustic prediction more difficult.
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Recently we completed a driveway alert for a client of ours in Paris, TX. Our client wanted to be notified whenever a vehicle pulled into their driveway. We designed a system around the Mier Products Driveway Alert(www.mierproducts.com). The system wirelessly transmits a signal to 3 indoor receivers which generate a tone, similar to a door bell.
The main entrance gate is located approxiamtely 200 yards from the house. In order to reliablely send a wireless signal that distance we choose to install a high gain receiver antenna in the attic of the home. After some tweaking we were able to acheive 100% functionality every time a vehicle pulled into the driveway. We were happy to find that smaller vehicles such as a four wheeler and an off-road vehicle triggered the alert as well when they approached.
A South Carolina homeowner who was the victim of a burglary installed a video surveillance system both inside and outside his home. Months later his home was again burglarized but this time he had video which provided pictures that were released to the media and led to the arrest of the perpetrators. When the unthinkable happened and he was burglarized for a third time he again had video and the perpetrators were videotaped throughout the house. Many of the items stolen were replacement items the resident purchased after his home had been burglarized the second time. Surveillance video captured the criminals transferring items from the home to their car. After stealing over $6000 worth of goods they left. The burglars gained entrance by kicking in the back door. http://www.aikenstandard.com/story/042612-burglary-suspect-caught-on-tape
Montague, TX– Our client wanted the ability to view and record all traffic driving up to and thru his gate. Additionally, a bi-directional intercom system needed to be installed so that anyone pulling up to the gate would be able to, with the press of a button, call up to the house to announce arrival and request that the gate be opened. Typically such requests are no problem. Find a way to trench wires from the house to the end of the driveway, piece of cake right. Well, this situation proved to be a bit more challenging. The homeowner had, for several years, 2 cameras at the entry gate and a gate control system complete with intercom that worked perfectly fine. The installing company had installed a quality system that lasted for years without problems. Until one day there was a problem. A lightning strike compromised all wiring going from the gate to the communications cabinet inside the house. Not wanting to go thru the same long process and expense of trenching cable the homeowner opted for a completely wireless solution this time around.