One of our clients, Adrian Savoie, has graciously allowed us to take pictures and video of our work at his residence on Modena Island, Ga. Along with setting up home automation across this entire property, Adrian had a vision for the ultimate outdoor entertainment setup. He wanted to have an outdoor TV, but requested to have that television mounted in the ceiling on a motorized swivel lift that could turn different directions and be tucked away safely when not in use. Challenge accepted!
This motorized television was going to be installed in the covered porch section of the pool house. As the outdoor TV could potentially be exposed to the elements, we suggested a weatherized 55-inch model from Samsung. Designed specifically for outdoor use, the screen is intentionally brighter and completely viewable in partial sunlight. This model is also dust proof and waterproof, increasing the longevity of this investment.
We were contacted by the client during the construction phase of this project. This allowed us to start the engineering and design of the Nexus21 ceiling mounted swivel and lift system while the pool house was in the stud stage of construction. Although we are equally experienced in retrofitting installations in existing structures, it is nice to be able to install this kind of seamless technology without having to worry about drywall, paint or fixtures.
Inside the pool house, we mounted a 75-inch LG television to a textured wall. In-ceiling speakers we installed inside and out, and all audio and video was routed to a distribution amplifier. This setup allowed the flexibility to watch either the same or different shows on the two televisions, with the audio playing along with the respective video screens.
Every interaction with the system is designed with as few button presses as possible. This keeps the system functional while being easy to use for the client. All in all, the client was very satisfied with the final product, allowing him and his family to be “on vacation” when they are home.
If you are interested in an installation like this at your home, contact us and one of our professional consultants will help you build the system of your dreams.