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Sad time for Paradigm Integration

Sad time for Paradigm Integration

We are mourning the loss of an integral and important member of our company. On Saturday (10-27-2018) Aaron (A-ron) Benson, AKA “Batman” succumbed after a ruthless battle with Cancer. As you may know, he survived a failing Liver and a successful transplant, only to find out shortly after returning to work that he had Stage 4 Cancer in his pancreas. He battled two rounds of Chemotherapy in New Orleans only to find out it was not effective.

Not only was Aaron an incredible Technician and expert in the field of Home Automation system, he was forever loyal to Paradigm and had a ferocious passion for knowledge related to technology. He had to be the first to have any new gadgets! But we all know that side of Aaron, as he showed many of our customers his expertise on a daily basis.
Shortly after we began our business (then known as Allsafe Alarm), Aaron joined the Company. He served as the technical guidepost for the journey and migration from an alarm company to what is today one of the Bay Area’s leading Home Automation Integration companies. Aaron had a knack for “making things work”, of course he was the self proclaimed — “Batman”. We could always count on Aaron to provide honest and thorough evaluations making many business decisions easy. He was relentless in his quest for knowledge, especially with electronic and control systems. Paradigm will forever be in his debt for his dedication and loyalty. In all my years in this business, I have never met anyone that “make things work” as reliably as Aaron. As his Dad told me the other day, “God must have had a really difficult problem, and need Aaron’s help”.

But what you may not know is that he married into a family with three young girls. He was an incredible “instant” Dad. From day one, he was so proud to be the father of these 3 young ladies. He was relentless in dedicating his pastime to them. Unfortunately he will not be able to see the results of his dedication and love. They now have to grow up and hold on to the values and teachings he has provided to them as they move their lives forward.

Because the girls were such an important part of Aaron’s life. He was proud of them in so many ways. He would frequently talk about how smart they were and wanted to make sure they took every opportunity to get an education. In this light, I promised Aaron that Paradigm would create an Educational Trust for the three girls. It is currently being set up and more information will be posted or available soon. Any questions can be directed to Bob Johannsen at

Spring is right around the corner and so it’s time to begin thinking about outdoor entertainment.

Here are a few ideas to help you plan your outdoor entertainment!

Ukiah outdoor sound in front provided by the B&W WM-6!

A simple sitting area with surface mounted weather proof speakers. A great place for morning coffee!

Outdoor landscape speakers can be camouflaged easily with plants .

Outdoor landscape speakers can be camouflaged easily with plants .

You can add more speakers around the yard and for a more full range musical experience, add a sub woofer or 2.  They go in ground and really sound great!

You can add more speakers around the yard and for a more full range musical experience, add a sub woofer or 2. They go in ground and really sound great!

Add outdoor TV, make sure it is weatherproof and enjoy the game outside!

Add outdoor TV, make sure it is weatherproof and enjoy the game outside!


Put your family in the picture! Great fun year round in the outdoors with true HD in a weatherproof package!

For more ideas or a free consultation call us. We are always happy to share ideas and help you create your dream environment!

With the barrage of do-it-yourself smart devices, folks are excited about smart technology like thermostats, cameras, door locks, and lighting. But as they live with these products, they soon realize the experience of disparate smart devices is disappointing. These smart products should work together to create a complete smart-home experience.

Introducing the Control4 CA-1 Automation Controller, a new class of controller engineered to deliver complete automation experiences around comfort, convenience, and peace of mind.

The NEW Control 4 CA-1 Controller

The NEW Control 4 CA-1 Controller

The CA-1 is the foundation that makes smart products work together to deliver rich, orchestrated automation.

A single button press arms the alarm, locks the doors, and turns out the lights
Unlocking the door automatically opens the shades and turns on the lamp
Receive a notification when the kids get home or a delivery arrives
A voice scene adjusts the thermostat and dims the lights
The home looks lived in even when you are away

The CA-1 back panel

The CA-1 back panel

The CA-1 is designed to keep things simple with just the I/O you need for projects that don’t include music or video. This simple approach eliminates cost and complexity, allowing you to attract more customers with an aggressive price. The CA-1 includes:

Single-core 1 GHz ARM processor
Ethernet and WiFi (N/G/B, 2.4 GHz)
ZigBee and optional Z-Wave support
External WiFi and ZigBee antennas for rock-solid wireless connectivity
Serial (RS-232) for control
PoE or DC power options
Compact design to be discreetly placed on a shelf or mounted on the wall.

This is brand new and we will post more details as they come available!


Hi friends,

Please see the outstanding products we have on our DEMO DEAL list!

They are all in MINT condition with warranty!

Give us a shout for more details!

The Arcam FMJ AVR380 AV Amplifier has been designed to deliver a truly special experience for all home cinema enthusiasts.

With the perfect power stage for modern “lifestyle” loudspeaker models, the Arcam FMJ AVR380 AV Amplifier delivers an impressive and yet musical sound with a wide range of material and is equally at home with music as it is with movies.

The Arcam FMJ AVR380 AV Amplifier already has an eye to the future with 4K “Ultra HD” and 3D video capability on board. “Ultra HD” video scaling means both standard and high definition sources can be scaled to any resolution when needed too.

For cinema or media room installations, the Arcam FMJ AVR380 AV Amplifier can be easily controlled via Ethernet, RS232, 12V triggers and standard IR while audio can be streamed from Network servers, Internet radio or USB drives.

But the final word about the Arcam FMJ AVR380 AV Amplifier must go to its outstanding sound quality. Where others are happy to just “crash” and “bang” the Arcam FMJ AVR380 AV Amplifier treads a solid and involving path. Its ability to deliver an emotional impact leaves rivals sounding just plain and clinical.

4K “Ultra HD”
3D video capability on board
Controlled via Ethernet, RS232, 12V triggers and standard IR
Audio can be streamed from Network servers, Internet radio or USB drives
Outstanding sound quality


Regular price $2,000.00 CLOSE OUT DEMO FOR  $1,499.00 !

Regular price $2,000.00
$1,499.00 !


The elegant floor standing 804 Diamond offers a commanding acoustic presence and incorporates diamond tweeter technology for the first time. A true three- way design, it also features two Rohacell bass units and a woven Kevlar FST mid-range driver. This combination ensures that it delivers pin-sharp clarity all the way up the frequency range.



Regular price $7,500.00 per pair. Display pair in beautiful cherry wood $5,699.00!

Regular price $7,500.00 per pair.
Display pair in beautiful cherry wood $5,699.00!


Redefining the mini-monitor
For many years, audiophiles have held quality small speakers in high regard for their superb imaging and detail. With its striking design and a host of premium Bowers & Wilkins technologies brought to bear, the PM1 is set to become the mini-monitor of choice.

Regular price $3,500.00 per pair including stands. Demo Close out price $2,788.00 per paid with stands!

Regular price $3,500.00 per pair including stands.
Demo Close out price
$2,788.00 per paid with stands!

Many of us are changing to Digital Phone Lines or VoIP systems from AT&T  and Comcast, to name a couple.  Less expensive “Bundle” pricing is the big reason.  There are however a few things to be aware of as you make this decision.

The following is an excerpt  informational document from AT&T U-verse and should be read prior to changing phone systems:

Other Important Considerations
* Prior to your AT&T U-verse Voice installation, AT&T strongly recommends that you notify your
alarm company of your switch to AT&T U-verse Voice service and your scheduled U-verse
installation date in order for your alarm company to test and check the status of your alarm
system with you prior to installation and once installation is complete. If your telephone
number has changed, you will need to notify your alarm company to update your account
with the new telephone number. Failure to notify your alarm company of a change of service
or new telephone number could potentially impact your home alarm contract.
* You will be responsible for testing your home alarm system with your alarm company after
installation of AT&T U-verse Voice is complete, and on an ongoing basis.
* In some instances, your home alarm company may require and charge extra for additional
equipment or connectivity services to use your home alarm system with AT&T U-verse Voice.
* If your alarm company determines that your existing alarm panel does not work with AT&T
U-verse Voice, your alarm company may be able to install an alternative alarm panel that
will work with AT&T U-verse Voice, or a panel that uses cellular phone service, or an
IP-based panel that uses your Internet access service. (Talk to your home alarm company
about these alternatives and any additional equipment and/or monitoring service charges).
Note: If your alarm company installs an IP-based panel that will use AT&T U-verse High
Speed Internet as the communications pathway, you must ensure you have functioning
battery backup power for your Residential Gateway (and your Optical Network Terminal, if
you have one) for your high speed Internet service to work with your alarm panel during a
power outage. See learn more about AT&T U-verse Voice and Residential Gateway with
Battery Backup.


Please Note: AT&T U-verse Voice will not function, and will not be able to transmit alarm signals,
during a power outage unless you have battery backup power.

In addition, you must not connect any device to the wiring between the Residential
Gateway and the alarm panel. Any change from the configuration described above could result
in a failure of the alarm system to seize the line and, therefore, a failure of the alarm system to
communicate with the monitoring station. Also, if you use a multi-line phone with your AT&T
U-verse Voice service, you must not connect the multi-line phone directly to the Residential
Gateway; you must connect it to a phone jack in your home. If you connect a multi-line phone
directly to the Residential Gateway, this could also result in a failure of the alarm panel to seize
the line, thus preventing your alarm system from communicating with the monitoring station.

We have  solutions !!

The simple way to avoid all of these complication and make your home safer from break-ins is the StarLink.

It is a cellular back up system allowing you alarm to dial out not only on your phone line but on the cellular network

as well.  This way should your phone line be cut, your power go off or your new phone system fail your alarm will still

be able to do it’s work and call out for help.

Another benefit is StarLink Interactive:

Receive text or e-mail messages equal to the messages sent to the monitoring station.

Remote ARM/DISARM from your smartphone using the FREE app from Napco.

There is a moderate monthly charge for this service. $4.00 for the messaging and $2.00 for the remote ARM/DISARM.

Here is s full description of the StarLink system:

Reliability in Alarm Communication – eliminate dependence on phone service providers!

Bolster the reliability of your dial-up alarm control panel by connecting a Napco StarLink 3/4 GSM Wireless Alarm Communicator. This universal two-way communicator works with control panels that communicate using telephone lines to ensure signal transmission to your preferred central monitoring station. Whether you need backup in case the line goes down, or you have no telephone line at all, the StarLink communicator is your solution for dependable security.


  • Universal full event reporting from any panel
  • Backup or main cellular communicator for dial-up alarm control panels
  • Optional email/text message alerts
  • Tamper-resistant aluminum housing
  • Supports Napco Panel remote uploading/downloading

Because the communicator sends and receives signals over a nationwide cellular network, your connected control panel will be able to communicate with your monitoring station even when disconnected from a landline. Alarm signals are transmitted on the RF data-only portion of the GSM digital network, providing a fast, dependable communication path to the central station.

Advanced Backup Technology

In addition to basic backup, the communicator offers advanced features to increase control panel reliability even further. Napco’s Signal-Boost Technology amplifies alarm signals and wave shapes to boost transmission and provide reliable communication even in remote/fringe areas.

When used as a backup, the communicator will automatically switch the communication channel from the telephone line to the network when telephone line trouble is detected. The communicator is also fully supervised, constantly verifying its wireless connection. If you lose your connection at any time, the communicator will prompt your control panel immediately to alert you.

Wide-Ranging Compatibility

The communicator is compatible with any control panel that communicates using standard CS receiver formats Contact ID and 4/2. It is also the only alarm communicator that is plug-in field upgrade able to conform to progressions in network technology. If you upgrade your control panel in the future, the communicator will still work.

Simple one-step enrollment and programming provide easy installation for most applications. The communicator is powered by your control panel via the auxiliary power terminals.

We are running a SUMMER SPECIAL $269.00 INSTALLED + $12.00 per months monitoring fees.

Please let us know if we can help!

Team Paradigm



Need to Knows

Paradigm Integration is a privately held corporation established in 1990.

We are a California state licensed Contractor carrying a C-7, C-10 and a Do4 license. We also carry an ACO license. For your protection We maintain a 5 million dollar Liability policy.

Ca state contractor's license # 636358
Alarm company operator license # 3586

Documentation available upon request.

About Paradigm Integration

About Paradigm Integration

Paradigm is a true full service Home Electronics Integrator.

We are a licensed and bonded California Contractor putting a strong emphasis on client service.

Our long list of services and vast experience teamed with a dedication to strong personal service makes us a GREAT one-stop-shop for your home electronic needs.

From your Central Vacuum system to your High End Distributed Audio we are your experts!

We offer our services to both residential and commercial clients.

So next time you need Security / Surveillance / Monitoring, Home Theater, Distributed Audio / Video, Lighting Control, Complete Home Automation, Central Vacuum or Wiring Infrastructure think Paradigm. Evolving your Electronic Environment.