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Extended Deadline: December 1, 2017

Project Categories

Custom Home of the Year Between $50,000 ‐ $150,000

This award recognizes an installation firm that delivered an integrated system with an installed, end‐user price between $50,000 and $150,000. The entry must show how the product selection, hardware and system programming solved problems, improved lifestyle and/or delivered a user‐friendly experience in either a new construction or retrofit project.  

Health and Wellness Project of the Year

This award acknowledges a home that best uses technology to facilitate the health and/or special needs of customers. The winning entry epitomizes Universal Design by fulfilling specific current or future needs of the homeowner, such as aging in place, an adaptable living environment, simple and flexible user interface solutions, communication of critical user information, low (or high) demand for physical effort, and a high tolerance for the users capabilities. This project may also highlight technology solutions that anticipate evolving needs of the homeowner as the user's abilities, needs and desires change over time.

Home of the Year Under $50,000  

This award recognizes an installation firm that delivered an integrated system with an installed, maximum, end‐user price of $50,000. The entry must show how the product selection, hardware and system programming solved problems, improved lifestyle and/or delivered a user‐friendly experience in either a new construction or retrofit project.  

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year Under $50,000 

This award recognizes the best designed and installed dedicated entertainment system, including video display, surround sound, multiple sources and control. The winning entry should demonstrate ease of use, integration with the room's environmental systems (lighting, window coverings and temperature) and/or other house systems (security, cameras, access control, distributed audio/video, etc.).

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year,  $50,000 to $150,000

This award recognizes the best designed and installed dedicated entertainment system, including video display, surround sound, multiple sources and control. The winning entry should demonstrate ease of use, integration with the room's environmental systems (lighting, window coverings and temperature) and/or other house systems (security, cameras, access control, distributed audio/video, etc.).  

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year, $150,000+

This award recognizes the best designed and installed dedicated entertainment system, including video display, surround sound, multiple sources and control. The winning entry should demonstrate ease of use, integration with the room's environmental systems (lighting, window coverings and temperature) and/or other house systems (security, cameras, access control, distributed audio/video, etc.).  

Innovation Award  

This award recognizes an integrator’s creativity and innovative use of technology to achieve a specific application. The winning entry will provide a solution that best demonstrates a unique application of technology for an unusual challenge.

Integrated Security Project of the Year

This award recognizes the finest integrated security system, including security controllers, sensors, cameras and access devices. The winning entry should demonstrate how technology was used for fire and intrusion protection; property monitoring; door entry control; and/or emergency detection, such as water leakage, as well as hard integration with other home technologies, including lighting, HVAC controls, distributed video and/or home automation.

Lighting Control Project of the Year

This award recognizes the best residential lighting control and/or automated shade/drapery project. The winning solution provided tangible benefits to the homeowner, including ease of use, convenience, integration capabilities and energy savings. Projects may include the use of distributed wireless products, hardwired or wireless lighting control products or systems, automated shading/drapery systems, scene control devices, and unique controlling techniques.

Luxury Home of the Year between $150,000‐ $300,000

This award recognizes an installation firm that delivered an integrated system with an installed, end‐user price between $150,000 and $300,000. The entry must show how the product selection, hardware and system programming solved problems, improved lifestyle and/or delivered a user‐friendly experience in either a new construction or retrofit project.

Multi‐Room Audio/Video Project of the Year

This award recognizes the best multi‐room audio, integrated A/V and/or networked media application throughout the home. The entry should highlight equipment and sources, as well as the user interfaces installed to access A/V content throughout the home.

Retrofit Project of the Year up to $50,000

This award recognizes the ingenuity of an integration project where a new system has been installed into an existing residential structure, where the home or section of the home is not under construction. The entry must demonstrate how an existing home was upgraded with new technology. The entry should include the hardware used, the wiring or wireless approach, the installation methodology, customer requirements, ease of use and how the most difficult installation challenges were overcome. Creativity and expertise should demonstrate your retrofit prowess.

Retrofit Project of the Year Over $50,000

This award recognizes the ingenuity of an integration project where a new system has been installed into an existing residential structure, where the home or section of the home is not under construction. The entry must demonstrate how an existing home was upgraded with new technology. The entry should include the hardware used, the wiring or wireless approach, the installation methodology, customer requirements, ease of use and how the most difficult installation challenges were overcome. Creativity and expertise should demonstrate your retrofit prowess.

Specialty Project of the Year

This award recognizes an integrator's technical expertise as applied to delivering the best integrated system for a multi-disciplined design and installation within a vehicle, multi‐family, commercial, hospitality, house of worship and/or healthcare environment. The entry should include the hardware used, the wiring or wireless approach, the installation methodology, customer requirements, ease of use and how the most difficult installation challenges were overcome.

Sustainable Project of the Year

This award recognizes a residential project utilizing technology that best demonstrates the management, integration or conservation of energy or other natural resources. The project demonstrates how the technology reduces consumption, reduces negative environmental impact, provides actionable data to the user, or otherwise simplifies and promotes energy or natural resource conservation. Projects may include, but are not limited to, solutions that address climate control, lighting control, shade control, LED lighting, pool, domestic water or irrigation management, solar or wind generated energy, or unique scheduling or control solutions or demonstrates how technology encourages or promotes a savings or other benefit to the user.

Ultimate Home of the Year Over $300,000

This award recognizes an installation firm that delivered an integrated system with an installed maximum end‐user price of more than $300,000. The entry must show how the product selection, hardware, and system programming solved problems, improved lifestyle and/or delivered a user‐friendly experience in either a new construction or retrofit project.

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Emerging Technology

This award recognizes the best designed and installed project or showroom demo area that includes emerging technologies, including virtual reality / augmented reality, voice control, or advanced systems in audio (i.e., listening technology), video, or security camera technology (i.e., facial recognition, thermal imaging).
 

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