What's the difference between a house and a home? Personalization. Family photos are nice, but we're talking a home with a brain--one that is fully automated to suit your lifestyle and remote controlled from your phone, tablet or computer.
A smart home makes your life easier, and who doesn't need a little more simplicity? So, say goodbye to that pile of remotes and say hello to an intelligent system that makes your home more efficient. From basic controls to fully-programmed integration, there's a home automation solution tailor-made for your needs--and your budget.
We proudly use Control4® home automation systems on every project we do. Whether you prefer a remote, in-wall touchscreen or the MyHome® app, Control4 makes it easy to control and automate your home from one convenient location.
Never touch a light switch again.
Set the shades and forget about it.
The perfect temperature, all the time.
Easiest contractor to work with on a very complex whole house audio/video/home theatre installation.
After doing due diligence on numerous full service A/V companies in the Chicago area we chose Tech Connectors to install 9 TV's, custom home theatre w/11' foot screen, whole house audio (both inside and out) and a Control 4 whole house automation system. While they were young in age, their knowledge of the components and software made it seem like we were working with the individuals that wrote the install and "how to use" manuals."
The whole process took over 4 months as they made sure all equipment worked in harmony and they were not looking at just hooking up equipment and leaving us to figure out how to use the system. In fact, when we upgraded our ADT alarm system they came out (at no charge) to make sure that it synced up with our Control 4 system and there were no software glitches that would compromise the rest of our platform. Because of the ease of that integration we felt comfortable integrating our HVAC (4 furnacec/AC) into the Control 4 and once again our instincts proved correct as this winter finds us conveniently managing our gas usage from the comforts of the iPad.
Future plans call whole house lighting and of course I have no doubt that the team from Tech Connectors will once again be up for the task!
Where to begin. I bought a house that had a centrally distributed audio and video setup, whole house audio, that had old componentry that was not functional and not serviceable. Called out to several home A/V guys, nobody responded but Chris responded next morning and was out to see the property the same day. Did a walk through of the house and took detailed notes as to how the house was zoned out. Went over the basic options, a simple setup installing TVs with sources connected locally, or to modernize and update the way the house previously was which was centrally distributed video and audio. he recommended the parts, and was very knowledgable about the equipment needed and various options, after doing my own research, he was pointing me in the right direction. Once parts came in he and his guys came and put in days and days of work ripping out old equipment, toning out all the wires, relabeling everything. He came to my OLD house, DISMOUNTED all TV's, and collect all A/V equipment including but not limited to A/V receivers, subs, speakers, etc, transported them to my new house, installed all the new TV's where i asked him to, then re placed all the old componentry in the rack with new ones, and cleaned up all the wiring, programmed everything, and was available instantly by text for any problem i had. One night when one of my receivers was being glitchy he was out the next morning to rectify it since he couldn't rectify remotely. The guy is a class act, knowledgable, punctual, professional. Not only did i gain a great home automation system, i have the peace of mind knowing he's 1 text away if i have any problems arise or if i want to expand on some part of the system. After the experience I'm glad to say that Chris is now my friend in addition to my "A/V guy"
Listen: I rarely write reviews of companies, but this one I can't pass up. I interviewed a dozen companies to set up and install a home audio/video and network for our new home. Tech Connectors responded quickly, gave me a very detailed and helpful proposal, and was able to help me come up with exactly the kind of wiring service I wanted. Chris and Virgil and Kirk came to our house promptly and, over the course of a few days, worked non stop to get the job done. These guys know what they're doing and they do it well. I would use them again in a second. We needed the in-wall speakers painted, so these guys researched the best technique and did it themselves when our original painter balked. The end result looks great.
Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was on time, personable, and really knew his stuff. What set him apart, however, was a genuine passion for what he does. For example, we never had the feeling he was cutting corners and he stayed late to show us things we could do with the system that were not even part of the package he installed (i.e. How to utilize Apple Airplay on our phone). We highly recommend him!
Tech Connectors has been a great pleasure to work with over the past 3 years. Chris and his team did my initial install in 2011 and have continued to offer great support. The original install of of a complete audio/visual environment including Control4 automation was extremely professional and worked great. Even after three years, if I have additional questions - Chris and his team always pick up the phone and offer quick answers. I would highly recommend Tech Connectors.
-William Shull III