Technology Industry Defined

by | Oct 25, 2020 | News

Over the past few years, we at Premier have found that many of our valued clients, whether they are builders, architects, interior designers or homeowners, are often confused by the terminology associated with the Technology industry. Listed below are a few terms defined, that are often confusing to our clients.

One of our main goals at Premier Technology Group is to educate our clients so that they are aware of all aspects of an integrated system. Every so often we will be updating this post by adding more terms and their definitions to further the knowledge of our clients.

  • Integration: The combining of component subsystems into one, and ensuring that the component subsystems function properly together. An example would be combining lighting, shade, audio/video, fire, security and IT & Network systems in a house together, to be controlled by a single automation system, through a smartphone, tablet or control panel.
  • Lighting Control: A networked solution that incorporates lighting fixtures and controls into an easy to use, seamless control system, that can regulate the amount of natural and electric light in a space. A lighting control system can be controlled by a phone or tablet.
  • Information Technology: The technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software and networks for the processing and distribution of date.
  • Networked Device: Devices used to connect components such as control systems, computers and printers.
  • Audio/Video System: Collaboration of high definition televisions and speaker systems, integrated together at a centralized location, bringing about the ability to access video and music collections throughout entire homes and businesses.
  • Light Fixture:An electrical device used to create artificial light with the use of a lamp (light bulb).
  • Lamp: A light bulb.
  • Luminaire: A fixture that is complete with the recess can, bulb, lighting control components, and other components such as ballasts and transformers.
  • Ballast: An auxiliary piece of equipment required to start and properly control the flow of light sources such as fluorescent and HID Lamps.
  • 4K Ultra HD: A resolution for video devices, twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of a 1080p HDTV with four times as many pixels.
  • Remote Monitoring (Security): Controlling your home or businesses security system via your smartphone, tablet or internet connected computer.
  • GSM (Global System for Mobile)(Security ):  A device placed in a security panel that allows a security system to communicate with a central station wirelessly through  cellular connection.

Please let us know if there are any other terms that you would like us to define. Send an email to

Recently, a client of ours had their house broken into while they were still at home. Luckily the homeowners and burglar were never in the same room at the same time, so both went unnoticed to each other. Though the homeowners were unaware of an intruder in their house, both the indoor and outdoor cameras picked up the burglars every move. The surveillance footage made the national news and the burglars face was caught on camera multiple times. Click the link below to watch the segment on Good Morning America.

Call Premier Technology Group at 281.530.7900 for more information on how a camera system can benefit your home or business.

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