ZIO has received numerous industry awards
from the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, among others. CEDIA's international competition recognizes excellence in the custom electronics design and installation industry. With stringent entry and qualification requirements, the Electronic Lifestyles® Awards are extremely competitive and have become a coveted industry honor.


2016 Fast 50 Award

ZIO was recognized on the Orlando Business Journal’s Central Florida Fast 50 list, for percentage of growth over the previous three years.




2015 Lutron Best Engineered System

ZIO was awarded the Lutron Excellence Award for their integrated control and automation installation on the Palladio project. ZIO was recognized with the “Best Engineered System” award. The Palladio project consisted of a single-owner mixed use building with offices and residential units. The technology consistsed of an integrated lighting control system, data network, distributed audio and media systems. The lighting control system was segmented for each area of the building but still able to be operated together as one system.



2013 "Best Overall Design"

         "Gold Technical Design for a Meida Room"

         "Gold Technical Design for an Integrated Home"

ZIO has been recognized in three categories of the 2013 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Electronic Lifestyles Awards. The winning entry in the “Best Integrated Home” and “Best Overall Design for a Media Room” categories reflects collaboration with a young, tech-savvy family during construction of their Winter Park home. The final project included 16 audio and seven video zones; 70 zones of lighting control; 24 zones of security; video surveillance; a Man Cave, with a 150” projection system; plus a golf simulator integrated into the same area. These features are easily accessible and controllable by the entire family via any smartphone or tablet, including iPhone and iPad, handheld touch screen remotes or wall-mounted touch-screens... READ MORE



2012 Lutron Essence of Pleasance

LutronLutron defines pleasance as “a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience.” ZIO in Winter Park, Florida, pleasanced a showcase home with a HomeWorks QS system that controlled every light in the house (96 loads in all) with a combination of seeTouch custom-engraved keypads, dynamic touchscreen keypads, occupancy sensors, and a daylight sensor. The 13 Sivoia QS shades throughout the house were custom-installed in recessed pockets to hide the valances. In addition to programming that automatically dims the exterior lighting after midnight and turns it off in the morning, the system also uses a motion-activated and timed exhaust fan to get rid of a vehicle’s noxious fumes after it enters the garage.



2011 Best Integrated Home Level II

This winning system consists of fully integrated audio, video, lighting, HVAC, and security systems with 9 zones of distributed audio, one surround-sound system, one listening room, 4 displays with remote sources, 48 loads of lighting, 3 thermostat zones, and a security system.



2010 Best Integrated Home Level II Gold Award

The winning system, installed in a private residence in Kissimmee, FL, was substantially a retrofit project in an existing 60s era home that added a media room control system, multi-room audio system, lighting control, air conditioning control, motorized window coverings, security system, cameras, gate control, and pool control from any one of 5 touch panels in the home, as well as an iPhone or web page from anywhere in the world.



2010 Best Large Home Theater Level I

This winning theater was a 6-week transformation of a former exercise room with mirrored walls and tile floor to a comfortable theater with a 120-inch screen and seating for seven – perfect for movies, sports and gaming. The entire project, from framing to carpet and furniture was managed entirely by ZIO. The new space looks great and performs incredibly well. Every piece of electronics, including all speakers and equipment is hidden out of sight thanks to creative design and innovative products liken an acoustically transparent projection screen that allows the speakers to be placed out of sight.



2009 Best-in-class for Design, Installation and Overall Quality

A high number of entries competed in this advanced level IV category for systems costing $261,000 to $450,000, but unlike all other Integrated Home categories no Silver and Bronze was awarded, leaving ZIO as the sole winner, a testament to the quality of the entry and craftsmanship of work.



2008 Best Integrated Home Level IV Gold Award

The winning system, installed in a Street of Dreams 2008 show home in Longwood, was customized for the new homeowner enabling control of the home’s cinema, media rooms, multi-room audio system, lighting system, air conditioning, window coverings, security system, cameras, automated gate, pool and spa from any one of seven custom designed user interfaces. The home also features a custom cinema with 135” projection system, a family room with motorized artwork to disguise the TV when not in use, a room dedicated to playing the Wii, a flat panel that disappears behind the fireplace in the master bedroom, and a whole house audio system that allows access to satellite radio, iPod’s, and music server in 18 areas of the home. In addition to the installation, ZIO performed the electronic systems design and engineering which consisted of extensive wiring diagrams, touch panel design work and equipment installation guidelines which aided in a successful project and this award. The Custom Electronic Design Installation Association has also awarded ZIO with the Silver Large Home Theater Level II Award at its annual EXPO held in Denver September 2008. This compliments the Gold Large Home Theater Level I Award in 2006 and shows ZIO's pride in craftsmanship at every level.


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