Home Entertainment

Home Theater & Media Rooms

Whole House Audio

Video Distribution

Outdoor Technology

Home Theater & Media Rooms

Watching a movie in the comfort of your home offers advantages that the local multiplex just can’t match.  The movie starts on your schedule, you can pause whenever you need an intermission and there’s nobody talking over the dialog.

 

Delivering an immersive movie watching experience is both an art and a science that requires diligent planning from people who know what they're doing.  There's a great deal more to consider than just picking out a video display and some surround sound speakers.  We take the home theater experience seriously and will help you plan your system in a way that immerses you into the movie that you're watching.

 

Whether you choose a media room or a dedicated home theater, DES can deliver an amazing movie watching experience.  You may never go the local cinemaplex again!

Whole House Audio

Nothing is more effective for lifting the mood or relaxing your mind than great sounding music.  Today, almost any song is available right at our fingertips.  Whether it’s listening to old favorites or discovering new ones, amazing music has never been more accessible than it is right now.

 

With an audio distribution system, your music can be played and shared anywhere you want in the house or yard.  High performance speaker systems allow the sound to surround and envelope you in a way that just doesn’t happen with flimsy little earbuds!

 

Great sounding music doesn't mean having to place large, obtrusive speakers around the house either.  DES can help you integrate a system where the speakers virtually disappear into your surroundings while still providing amazing sound.

Video Distribution

While most people really enjoy today's technology they don't necessarily want it to be the visual focal point of their interior design.  That's why so many of our systems incorporate hidden technology.

 

TVs have larger screens than ever while they continue to get thinner and thinner.  Unfortunately, there are still a bunch of black boxes ( like cable tuners and blu-ray players ) that still need to be plugged into the TV.  All of those boxes have to be housed somewhere.  DES specializes in hiding those boxes away while still delivering crisp, clear high-definition 1080p or 4K Ultra high-definition pictures to every TV in the house.

 

DES can also mount or hide TVs, projectors and screens in a number of ways that enhance rather than detract from the decor of your home.  TVs can hide in a picture frame behind artwork, be integrated into a bathroom mirror or disappear into cabinetry via a motorized lift.

Outdoor Technology

You don't have to be inside the house to enjoy your movies and music.  DES can get you set up with high quality video and audio outdoors as well.

 

Our team designs scalable audio systems that deliver even coverage and unequaled sonic performance throughout your outdoor space.  Speakers and subwoofers can be specified to hide within your landscaping to spread the audio everywhere without detracting from the beauty of your yard.  We use weather resistant speakers for in-ceiling patio applications that are designed not to rust and discolor over time.

 

Standard TVs are not designed to last or perform well outside.  Fortunately, DES offers several TVs that have the brightness, durability and weather resistance to make your outdoor entertainment area a great place to watch a movie or the game with friends and family.

Home Control & Automation

Control Systems

Home Control

Home Integration

Home Automation

Control Systems

With the sheer number of options available, it can be difficult to decide which control system is the best fit for your home.  Since there is no "one size fits all", DES offers several best-in-class options from the top control manufacturers in the industry - Crestron, Savant and Control4In addition to these options, DES has developed the multi-award winning control app,  HomeSuite, for the Apple iPad.

 

Each of these systems offers a number of unique options for control, integration and automation.  Audio, video, lighting, thermostats, security and more can all be controlled using one of these systems.  Our Design Consultants can walk you through each option so you can decide which is most comfortable for you.  To learn more about how each of these systems work, visit one of our offices in Rogers, Little Rock or Tulsa.

Home Control

People often mistakenly use the terms control, integration and automation interchangeably although they refer to different things when it comes to technology.

 

Control refers to the method or methods you use to interact with your home technology system.  DES offers a number of ways to do this and can help you determine what would work best for you and your family.  We offer multi-purpose hand-held remote controls, in-wall and tabletop touch screens, keypads or mobile apps that take advantage of Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) or Android based mobile devices.

 

Depending on the size and scope of your system, we will make the appropriate recommendations so that controlling your system will be simple and intuitive!

Home Integration

People often mistakenly use the terms control, integration and automation interchangeably although they refer to different things when it comes to technology.

 

Integration is the process of taking multiple devices and subsystems and making them work seamlessly together.  The process of watching TV is drastically simplified if you can control the TV, cable box, Blu-ray player and A/V receiver all from a single remote.  A more comprehensive integrated system might let you play music on the patio, check the status of your security system, control the lights and adjust your thermostat all from a single app on your iPad.

 

Linking all of these independent pieces together into a cohesive whole can make your system a joy to use.  Doing it right takes the expertise of knowing what pieces to use and how they have to fit and communicate together.

Home Automation

People often mistakenly use the terms control, integration and automation interchangeably although they refer to different things when it comes to technology.

 

Automation is the process of operating a device or system with minimal human intervention.  A common example would be that setting your security system to the “away” mode when you leave the house arms your security system, activates a lighting scene and triggers a more energy efficient climate control mode.  Other automated events might be triggered by the time of day, the detection of motion when entering a room or the garage door being opened.

 

The amount of automation desired for any particular home will differ from client to client.  Our team will help you choose the right components and make the right decisions regarding the way your home should work.

Home Environment

Lighting Control

Climate Control

Motorized Window Treatments

Lighting Control

When properly installed and programmed, a lighting control system is one of those things that homeowners say they would never build another home without.  When set up in conjunction with a professional lighting designer, a lighting control system can dramatically transform your space, accentuating the unique architecture and interior design of your home.

 

 

Lighting control offers you the convenience of adjusting the lights in any room of your home using a hand-held remote, wall-mounted keypad or touchscreen, a tabletop control or even your mobile device (like an iPad, iPhone or Android device).  When integrated with your control system, your lighting system can set the mood for movie watching, entertaining or turning in for the night.  The system's astronomical clock can time your outdoor lighting to turn on and off in conjunction with sunrise and sunset throughout the year.

 

Climate Control

Enjoy personalized temperature settings that can be activated on a schedule or with just a few taps on your phone, tablet or touch screen.

 

DES can integrate your automation system with your existing HVAC system. Adjust climate settings at the thermostat or through the user-interface from a touch screen, tablet or smartphone.   Allow temperature and humidity to adjust according to the season.

Motorized Shades & Drapes

Sunlight has a direct impact on our mood in a way that artificial light simply can't match.  Stylish control and fabric options coupled with innovative technology elegantly transition a space to create the right amount of light for any activity.

 

Shading systems can be controlled using a myriad of keypads, IR remote controls, wireless tabletop controls, or set to an astronomic time clock for automatic adjustment of shades.

 

Motorized shading systems diffuse light and prevent glare from washing out a computer or television screen. Shading systems also protect furniture, fine art, rugs, and even wood surfaces, from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter by using shading systems to deflect or harness solar heat.

Home Communications

Home Networking

Intercom & Paging

Phone Systems

Home Networking

Watching a movie in the comfort of your home offers advantages that the local multiplex just can’t match.  The movie starts on your schedule, you can pause whenever you need an intermission and there’s nobody talking over the dialog.

 

Delivering an immersive movie watching experience is both an art and a science that requires diligent planning from people who know what they're doing.  There's a great deal more to consider than just picking out a video display and some surround sound speakers.  We take the home theater experience seriously and will help you plan your system in a way that maximizes the potential of your system.

 

Whether you choose a media room or a dedicated home theater, DES can deliver an amazing movie watching experience.

Intercom & Paging

The old days of clunky plastic intercom boxes on the wall are dead and gone.  DES can provide intercom and paging features to any home using today's integrated control systems.

  • If someone is at the front door, see who it is through your video enable door station and initiate a conversation all from your control system touch screen.
  • When it's time to call the family together for dinner, use your VoIP phone, iPad or control system touch screen to page everyone through your distributed audio system speakers.
  • Rather than broadcasting over the distributed audio system speakers, point to point conversations can be add between VoIP phones, iPads and control system touch screens.

Intercom and paging capabilities is great way to leverage the other technologies in your home (IP network and whole house audio) to add convenience for the whole family.

 

Phone Systems

Older analog based phone systems could often be confusing to use, especially in the home environment.  They had extremely limited capabilities to integrate with any other system in the home.

 

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) based phone systems leverage the communications infrastructure of your network and the internet.  DES, utilizing our HomeSuite Mobile app for the iPad, was one of the first companies in the industry to bring VoIP technology from the business world into the home and integrate with home automation systems.  The result was seamless communication between iPads, control system touch screens, door stations and VoIP phones.

 

Many of the same advantages that are used for VoIP in business can also be leveraged in the home.  Contact a DES representative for more information.

Home Protection

Home Security

Personal Data Protection

Surge Protection

Home Security

To get a good night's sleep, you need peace of mind. You need to know that what you value most—your home, your assets, and your family—are safe and secure. DES offers effective solutions to help keep your home safe from theft and fire.

 

Unlike most security companies, DES does not require an expensive long term  monitoring contract.  You'll own the equipment that we provide.  Choose to take advantage of our low cost monthly monitoring or contract with the monitoring company of your choice - it's up to you!

 

We design security and surveillance systems around your need and lifestyle.  Since we also provide home automation & control systems, we can integrate these with your security system to give you the smart home you've always dreamed of.

Personal Data Protection

Access to the internet has revolutionized the way we live, communicate and do business.  It has also revolutionized the way those with bad intent seek to take from us or do harm.

 

Unlike most audio/video companies, DES started as an IT company with a deep background network architecture and security.  We can help you take advantage of all the great things that today's internet has to offer while helping to protect you from unwanted intrusion.  DES can install a unified threat management system that:

  • advanced firewall protection
  • stay up to date with the latest virus protections for ALL your devices, not just the one PC you loaded software on
  • Web filtering for screening incoming web pages
  • Intrusion prevention to detect and prevent vulnerability exploits
  • VPN capabilities for safe and secure remote access to your network

Surge Protection

When making an investment in an integrated home system of any scale, robust surge protection and power management products should always be considered.  While nothing can protect your equipment from a direct lightning strike (which is a rare occurrence), there are always opportunities for electronics to suffer damage or reduced life due to other electrical events.

 

A complete power management and surge protection system is more than simply plugging your equipment into a $25 power strip.  Electrical surges and anomalies can travel over power lines, phone wires, coaxial cable, speaker wires and more.  DES offers whole house surge suppression systems that help mitigate the risk of costly damage and downtime of your system.

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