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Everyone talks about controlling their home with an IPAD....the difference is we are doing it!" ...Gecko has a full time degreed programmmer and we have dedicated  over 500 hours writing custom Apple interfaces to control HVAC, security, surveillance, audio, video, pool, spa, lights, garage door, irrigation....and the list goes on.  No need for a bunch of wall pads  (security, thermostats, light switches, pool control, etc.) scattered everywhere.  Just let one run everything.  We can show you how.

Gecko Home Integrations has been in business since 2005 in Austin and 2010 in Galveston, Texas.  We are a complete home technologies company.  Of course we can design and build advanced, extreme and easy-to-drive home theaters that have extraordinary audio and video quality.  In addition to that we are also a complete solutions company.  From design and prewire to total home automation, Gecko HI is your source in the Central and Coastal areas of Texas for Audio, Video, Lighting Controls, Shades, Climate Control, Security, Surveillance, and much more.
Randal F Smith


Home Controls: Today’s home control systems have the ability to combine Audio, Video, Lighting, Shades, Climate Control, Security, Surveillance, Pool, Spa and Shutters in to Apple Itouch and Ipad control panels and touch panel remote controls  placed strategically around the home and flushed into the walls. This, of course, reduces wall clutter by doing away with switches, thermostats, security panels, pool controls, etc.  However, coordinating with other contractors and specifying their hardware in the planning stages (i.e. pool and spa, security, lighting, HVAC, electrical) is critical to accomplishing this.  Gecko HI's industry-wide experience and building-processes knowledge sets us apart from traditional audio and video companies making us the right choice to design, specify and integrate a solution to accomplish the perfect, truly intelligent and sophisticated automated home.


Audio and Video: Audio and video systems are only as good as their design. Gecko has the knowledge and experience to determine the right system for each client based on their specific expectations and budget.  All of the equipment should be selected with performance and budget in mind.  Single room systems are simple in their design but still require some planning.  A multi-zone system Is much more complex.  You must start with a good design, proven in theory, by completing functional drawings.  Gecko first builds and programs the system in our lab then delivers to the customers location.  This allows us to install a very complex system without having to be in the customer's home for extended periods troubleshooting the system.

Lighting Controls:  Lighting Controls from Lutron give you the freedom to personalize the light in any space and effortlessly adjust your lighting for different tasks – and our switches, wallplates, phone, and cable jacks come in a variety of colors to match your décor.  With our single room and whole-home solutions you can control the light and shade levels using a hand-held remote, wall-mounted keypad, tabletop control, and now, your iPad® or iPhone®.

Shades:  Daylight has a quality that we respond to emotionally. Colors read true, finishes reveal their texture, and an uplifting quality pervades any room bathed in daylight. As we become more conscious of our footprint on this planet, we realize that making the most of daylight in our homes simply makes sense. Utilizing daylight reduces our need for electric light, and saves energy. Lutron shading systems provide precision control of daylight – all at the touch of a button.

Outdoor Living:  Outdoor Living: Outdoor Living spaces have become even more popular in modern, custom homes.  Cabanas can it be outfitted with fireplaces, kitchens, bars, pool tables, restrooms, a pool and spa and of course audio and video.  Gecko Can make this space an extension of your home and provide control over the audio and video, pool and spa, lighting, fans, irrigation, video monitoring, climate control and more, all from a single interface controlled from an iphone, ipad, droid ,pc, and hand-held remote controls.

Video Displays:  It would be hard to find a company with more experience installing video panels, digital signage, and projection screens, both indoors and outdoors, than Gecko!  Because our goal has always been to blend media with decor we never take the easy way out.  Most of the brackets we utilize are custom fabricated to better accommodate the diverse situations encountered when integrating an elegant home or business.  We work with cabinet makers, home owners and builders to provide engineering drawings so that video panels basically vanish into the walls and wherever else you may dream up as being the perfect location to watch video. In other words, when considering where to put a TV all you have to do is imagine the most convenient and appealing location where you would like video and we can get it there!

Security and Surveillance:  Security Cameras designed to watch your home or business, your kids or employees, inside or out while recording and having the availability to view from anywhere in the world over the internet.  Imagine being in your kitchen cooking dinner while your children are outside swimming in the pool.  With the touch of a button on your remote or in-wall touch panel you could keep a watchful eye on them from any control or video display.

Lighting Design and schematic development are key to a perfectly fluid final product.  At Gecko we take this into consideration and spend the time it takes utilizing the products required to make your home simple to operate.  Click here to see a print set for a correctly designed automated home.....

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