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Minnesota’s Admit One Home Systems Lands Three National Home Technology Awards

Awards include Most Innovative Home, Best Dressed System and Best Showroom

Admit One Home Systems from Edina, MN was honored to receive three awardscedia at this year’s CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards. “CEDIA home technology professionals are an incredibly talented group and the award winning companies represent the best of the best. The winners are truly dedicated to excellence and have embraced the CEDIA mission of a life lived best at home,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO.

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Call for a private showroom demo. It’s newly remodeled. It features a 234″ mammoth Stewart Directors Choice screen. We have also installed new JBL Synthesis M2s speakers. While you’re there, we’ll also show you our new media room.






Admit One Wins Two Awards in the 2013 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Competition

Source: CEDIA

Admit One Home AutomationAdmit One wins both the Level II Gold Technical Design award for Integrated Home and the Best Dressed System award in the 2013 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition.


How They Did It: Entertainment Zone

This client wanted a home technology package that included whole-house audio, a distributed video system, cameras, lighting control, and security – all controlled via an iPad/iPhone interface. The system needed to be flexible, focusing on different activities for different areas of the house while also tying the whole home together for entertainment modes.

Admit One created an easy-to-use system that was impeccably installed, earning both the Level II Gold Technical Design award for Integrated Home and the Best Dressed System award in the 2013 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition. Read more




Admit One Wins 2013 Electronic Home Awards in Two Categories


AdmitOne ProsceniumAdmit One wins both Best Home Theater award and Best Before and After award in the 2013 Electronic Home Awards. This award winning theater is featured in the two articles below.



Super-Cool Blue LEDs Light up High-Performance Theater

225 feet of LED tape glow amid 12-foot projection screen in RTI-controlled CinemaScope theater room.

Source: Electronic Lifestyle Article


There’s no way this theater could ever be described as plain or ordinary. And that’s exactly the way the owners of the renovated basement space wanted it. Sure, killer equipment was a must for an awesome viewing and listening experience, as was comfortable seating, but what really sets this space apart is the blue LED lighting that adds a level of sophistication, spaciousness and drama to the approximately 17-by-24-foot room… Read more



Basement Goes from Playroom to Palatial Home Theater

Transformation involves altering windows and walls, adding starfield ceiling and high-performance gear.

Source: Electronic Lifestyle Article


When the kids grow up, it’s time to put the toys away and do something more mature with a playroom. The natural inclination for a family of movie lovers: Transform it into a dedicated home theater that all ages can appreciate. That’s exactly what the owners of this remarkable space accomplished recently, with the help of the custom electronics (CE) professionals at Admit One Cinema, Edina, Minn….Read more




Admit One Wins 2012 ASID Award


ASID logAdmit One is a 2012 American Society of Interior Designers Award Winner in the Special Function Room category!












Admit One Gold Winner, Tomb Raider Inspired Home Theater

Source: Electronic Lifestyles Article

Home TheaterCombining the homeowners’ love for all things Egyptian with their passion for movies, this “Tomb Raider”-inspired home theater is straight from the catacombs. With the couple’s yearly trips to Egypt, it was also important that electronic systems contractor Admit One make the theater look authentic, not gimmicky.


With a focus on incorporating the audio and video elements into the themed structure of the room, Admit One set out to accomplish what would become an intricately executed theater. Given that this theater was built on top of a garage, the company had a set footprint to work with, but also had some noise considerations to overcome. A neighboring home 15 feet away from the theater’s exterior and a busy street at the end of the driveway dictated the need for audio to stay inside the theater and noise to stay out. Admit One’s use of double Sheetrock, Green Glue, staggered studs, insulation and an independent HVAC system accomplished this goal.


Without a lot of space to work with, Admit One had to exercise some creativity to hide the technology in the room, allowing the themed elements and AV experience to be focal points. The constructed a custom hush box to house the Runco 3-chip VZ-22 projector and anamorphic lens, which provides a picture-perfect image that is one of the room’s few anachronisms. A gargoyle sits vigilantly perched on top of this unit, further adding to the room’s primordial vibe. Painstakingly custom-built and hand-painted columns and beams engraved with hieroglyphs are designed to resemble 4,000-year old stone. This “stone” accounted for most of the room’s acoustic anomalies. To counteract these, Admit One chose the powerful JBL Synthesis Hybrid Array Two system and tempered the hard tomb detail with soft cotton core material on the walls throughout the room.


“This themed theater is one of the most intricate spaces we’ve ever done,” says Admit One. “We consider this theater to be the complete package, not only in the sense that you transcend into another time dimension when you walk into the room, but also due to the top-tier A/V selections and technical design.”


All visitors to www.electronichouse.com during the month of May will not only be able to view all the
winning installations, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in the first annual Electronic House Homes of the Year Scavenger Hunt, with great prizes awarded weekly.



Admit One Inc. Named 2011 Electronic House, Home of the Year Winner

Home TheaterElectronic House magazine today announced that Admit One Inc. has won the 2011 Electronic House Home of the Year Award. The Electronic House editorial team picked the winning entries, which featured fantastic audio, video, lighting and automation systems, and ultimately awarded 32 winning installations in 12 categories. The winners entries were selected based upon technological innovation, creative solutions to challenges, and design elements and will be showcased in the May/June and July/August issues of Electronic House magazine and on www.electronichouse.com.


“Electronic House has been featuring automated homes for the past 25 years, and you think you’ve seen it all,” states Lisa Montgomery, editor of Electronic House magazine. “But every year, the integrators amaze us with incredible new designs, easy‐to‐use controllers, and clever solutions to challenging requests.”


Winning Installations:

  • GOLD Theme Theater, “Admit One Home Cinema Presents Tomb Raider Theatre”
  • SILVER Home Theater $150K and up, “3D Home Cinema Screening Room Built for the Stars”


“We loved working with our clients on these projects. Admit One Home Cinema Continues to produce award winning Theaters. We are very passionate about every project we are involved in.” – Lance Anderson (President, Admit One, Inc.)


All visitors to www.electronichouse.com during the month of May will not only be able to view all the winning installations, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in the first annual Electronic House Homes of the Year Scavenger Hunt, with great prizes awarded weekly. To view all the weekly prize giveaways and to enter, visit www.electronichouse.com.



Admit One Partners with John Kraemer & Sons, Wins a Prestigious Electronic Lifestyles Award

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Admit One Home Cinema

For the second time in two months, Admit One, the Twin Cities premier installer of custom home theaters, won an award for its outstanding Home Cinemas. In August, Admit One was presented with the 2008 Innovative Housing Technology Award (IHTA) for Integrator Excellence. This month, Admit One was recognized as a winner in the most prestigious category for Technical Design in Large Home Theaters ($730K – $1.1M) for its work in one of John Kramer & Sons Luxury Homes, an exquisite residence in Minnesota’s elite Credit River Community.


Admit One integrated state-of-the-art technology surrounded by beautiful theater-themed architecture. Family-goers enter the lobby, passing the ticket window where Peter, the robot, welcomes them to the theater. Once seated in one of the 3-tiered, curved rows of 15 luxury seats, the lights dim, the fiber optic stars illuminate and the movie begins on a 15-foot screen with amazing surround sound. “To win an award for a theater we so thoroughly enjoyed creating is a double win for us,” said Lance Anderson, Owner of Admit One. “This theater is the perfect balance of performance, fun and aesthetics. Both builder and homeowner were truly engaged in making this cinema an amazing lifestyle experience.” says Anderson.


Gary Kraemer, Owner of John Kraemer & Sons, an award-winning luxury homebuilder in Minneapolis, concurred with Anderson’s perspective, “This was a great joint effort. Admit One is right on the cutting edge of technology and has an incredible grasp of the customer’s needs, said Kraemer. “Although the home is traditional in style, it is unbelievably technically advanced. I would count it as one of the finest theaters in the metro. I knew it was an award winner before it was even built,” concluded Kraemer. www.JKandSons.com.


These awards, which are considered the most prestigious in the $6 billion industry, are presented annually at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) tradeshow in recognition of companies exemplifying outstanding systems integration while meeting their clients’ technology needs. Visit www.cedia.org.