Most audio and video components can be controlled via Infra-Red (IR). If you prefer to hide these components in a closet or behind cabinet doors, you can still control them as follows:
Use an IR distribution block, IR eye, and IR emitters. Position the eye in a convenient, yet inconspicuous location and connect it to the IR distribution block that is located near the hidden components. Connect emitters to the distribution block and place the flashing part in front of the components you'd like to control. Now, simply point your IR remote controls at the eye and the IR signals are passed to the components.
Please note that all of our whole-house controllers (models MC-66, MCA-66, and Lync) already have the IR block functionality built-in. All of the Keypads (models KC6, KC7, and LyncPad) include an IR eye. We also include IR emitters with our whole-house audio complete set packages.
BEST PRACTICE TO IDENTIFY THE BEST LOCATION TO STICK THE EMITTER: Once your IR-Distribution Block has been properly set up, remove the protective film from the bottom of the emitter but DO NOT IMMEDIATELY ATTACH it to the device. First, hold the emitter about a half inch from the device and, while pressing the power button for that device (either on the remote control for that device while aiming at the IR receiving eye; or within the Valet App), slowly move the emitter around until you find the most reliable position. Stick the emitter to that position. (Should you determine that the emitter was not stuck to the optimal location, the emitter can be removed and re-positioned by slowly and carefully peeling it back from the surface of the device – DO NOT REMOVE THE EMITTER BY PULLING ON ITS CABLE.)