Writer / Jon Shoulders
Photogrpaher / Brian Brosmer
As in-home automation technology continues to rise in popularity, Fishers-based Technology Interiors has become one of the country’s leading providers and installers of hi-tech home theaters, smartphone-controlled security systems, automated lighting and air conditioning and much more.
“We’re in the top 100 in the U.S. out of 10,000 companies for integration, which refers to controlling the various devices in your home – alarm, lights, locks, TV – from an application on your smartphone,” says owner Rick Goren, an Indianapolis native. “We do a tremendous amount of security systems and remote management of your thermostat, locks, cameras and lights. It’s pretty amazing, some of the things we can do.”
Since 1998, Technology Interiors has served central Indiana with home theater audio and video installations and is currently the state’s number one seller of home theater screens and projectors according to Goren. The company recently relocated its showroom to 8977 East 116th Street in Fishers, where customers can learn firsthand about its various video, audio and automation options and services.
Having expanded its product line well beyond home theater systems with the proliferation of automation technology, some of the company’s recent best sellers include an alarm system for controlling locks, lights and thermostats controlled through a simple smartphone application for a monthly fee, as well as a technology called OvrC, which allows users to remotely control their wireless routers and various automated devices.
“Our two-gig alarm system will send you notifications if there’s a door open or your kids come home and open the front door,” Goren says. “It’s been very popular. People want to know if their kids are home and if they’re safe. It also has a garage door monitoring function. Another popular item right now is a doorbell function – if somebody comes up to your door, it calls you and gives you notification that somebody’s at your front door without them touching anything or ringing the doorbell.”
Goren says his staff of 12 strives to stay informed on integration technology improvements and upgrades to provide the highest level of service possible for central Indiana customers, and he offers free installation estimates.
“It’s a high level of learning every day to keep up with thousands of brands, as technology exponentiates,” he says. “We have to stay educated, and we do that through attending trade shows multiple times a year in San Diego and Orlando.”
Goren says voice-activated and sensoring technologies are continuing to evolve and improve at a rapid rate and will lead to increasingly sophisticated home integration products.
“The voice-control capabilities will get more and more intelligent,” he says. “There will be miniature sensors embedded into all the devices and facial recognition that will know your habits, the temperature you like, what music you like – the technology is all there and will really propel us into the Jetsons age over the next couple years.”
For additional info call 317-284-1084 or go online to technologyinteriors.com.
I’ve known Rick and his guys for a long, long time. Their first project for me was a simple flatscreen TV installation over 15 years ago, since then he’s done my home sonos system, home theater twice (lighting strike took out first one), and outdoor speakers around our patio. Pricing is the same or better than buying from a big box and they install it right!