GRADUATE TO A SMART HOME!

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WHAT IS A SMART HOME?

A smart home automation system gives you the power to control electronic devices in your home from just about anywhere in the world. You use your smart phone, computer, tablet, or touch screen to control things such as lights, security cameras, alarm system, A/C unit, audio system, TVs, home theater, and motorized shades. You can even lock or unlock doors.

KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS

It is natural to wonder what happens when you are not at home. A smart home lets you check in whenever you want and allows for full-color viewing of the inside and outside of your home.

GET NOTIFIED

Receive a message when family members enter and leave. Imagine never having to worry if your children got home safely and having the ability to let them into the house if they forgot their key. The smart home allows you to lock and unlock the gates and front door all from your phone, computer or tablet.

RECEIVE WARNINGS

No more wondering if you forgot to shut the garage door. A smart home sends you a warning for any concerning event, such as an open gate leading to the pool, a medicine cabinet that is unlocked, or the garage door that was left open.

SERVICE WORKERS

Need to have a few things done around the house while you are away? Not a problem. A smart home allows you to virtually manage the workers from your phone or tablet. Everything from unlocking the front door and turning off the alarm to checking in via the cameras when the work is complete and re-locking the door is all simple with a smart home. It makes life less complicated.

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Miami, It’s Time to Automate Your Home

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From lighting control and window shading to surveillance, a Crestron automation system can take care of it all in your Florida home. An integration system incorporates all of your smart technologies under one set of user-friendly controls. The result is a space that intelligently coordinates its activities to match your needs and lifestyle, better known as a smart home. Crestron is currently the largest manufacturer of integration systems, and, as such, they offer a wide range of solutions. Therefore, if you choose to make Crestron your manufacturer, then you will be able to find the right option for you and your home. To learn more about Crestron technologies, read on. 

What Can You Control?

Under a Crestron system, you can integrate numerous devices and technologies. To understand more about what a smart home can do, let’s look into some of the most popular choices:

  • Lighting Control: When your lighting system is under one system, you can turn every light in your house on or off without moving. In fact, you can use the Crestron app to check on your light usage from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Motorized Shades: These shades can be designed for any window in your home. They go up and down at the touch of a button. Plus you can coordinate your shades with your lights to help you save energy and maintain the right lighting from day to night.
  • Smart Home Surveillance: A smart surveillance system will give you peace of mind. You can keep tabs on your property from anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. Plus, your other technologies--like scheduled lights or audio--- will work with your security systems to make your home appear occupied while you’re away, especially important for beach homes.
  • Multi-Room Audio Video: The right audio video system can make your house a home. You can create a customized music experience in every room and add the latest and greatest in television technology. Plus, when it’s under your Crestron system, you’ll only need one remote and not ten to operate it all.
  • Outdoor Entertainment: Without the proper patio setup, you’re not a true Miami resident. Create an ideal outdoor space for entertaining with weather-proof speakers, lighting and televisions.

Whichever technologies you want to include in your home, they will all work better under the control of a Crestron system.

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Crestron Controls

Crestron boasts a diverse collection of control options. This means that you will be able to create the right combination for you and your home. For instance, Crestron offers touchscreens that can be mounted on your walls with an easy-to-use interface. There are also mountable keypads similar to light switches that you can place throughout your home, so you can make changes while you move about. If you prefer to remain stationary, you can also incorporate remotes to place on a coffee or end table. In addition, you can use your own smart devices with the Crestron app to make adjustments. Finally, Crestron can also be connected to an Amazon Alexa device--like an Echo--so you can control your devices with voice commands. Working with an integrator will ensure that you find the right control plan for you and that it all works properly.

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How to Avoid the Most Common Crestron Support Problems

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Even when working with the top home automation brands, you may encounter problems with your brand new smart technology. As one of the top Crestron dealers in South Florida, we often receive calls from homeowners trying to fix existing systems that are hard to manage or break down regularly.

Realizing that there are a lot of people dealing with poorly programmed systems, we've ramped up the Crestron support services we offer. Though we're available 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day to help you with your smart home issues, we know the goal is to get it right from the start.

How can you make sure that you avoid some common smart technology headaches in your Miami home? Below we highlight three steps you can take to limit the number of service calls down the line. If you’re in need of immediate help, you can also click the button below for a one-on-one meeting.

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Create Reliable and Thorough Documentation

A professional smart home company should take the time to design a system built for success. This includes having the right wiring, equipment placement, and wired or wireless connections. The only way to ensure a properly designed system is to have the documentation to back it up. The company should present and review this documentation with you.

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The Ultimate Builder’s Guide to Smart Home Technology

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For builders, spring can be one of the busiest times of the year. Unless you want to fall behind in one of the country’s most competitive markets, you need to find a way to differentiate your company. Emphasizing homebuyers' most significant demands is a surefire way to become the go-to builder for luxury clients throughout Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.

Once upon a time, this just meant being in tune with the top design and architectural trends. Now there's a new factor to consider when it comes to your projects: technology. A recent market study found that 60 percent of homeowners are interested in having smart home services.

How can you make sure your projects meet these new technology demands? Expert technicians from Audio One can guide you through the process. Get started by scheduling a one-on-one meeting or by reading our go-to process for smart technology solutions. 

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  1. Figure Out Which Smart Home Services You Need

Enter your client-meetings already informed of the top smart home trends and services. With the right knowledge, it’ll be easier to guide the conversation to figure out which options make the most sense for them. One way to educate yourself is to visit our showroom where you can experience a lot of this technology firsthand.

  1. Find a Trusted Home Technology Partner

Don't worry — you don't have to become complete experts when it comes to these installations. A smart home company like Audio One can help you out with this part of your project. We'll work to craft custom technology solutions that incorporate all of your client's needs, so you don’t have to use separate companies for lighting, security, entertainment and more.

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What Realtors Need to Know About Smart Home Automation

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At the moment, the top luxury home markets in the world including Los Angeles, Miami, and Palm Beach are considered buyers markets. That means real estate agents face fierce competition when selling their high-end listings.

No location is more competitive than Los Angeles, where houses typically spend less than 60 days on the market. How can you make your property stand out quickly to the right clientele?

Home automation companies like Audio One can help you spruce up your listing with the right technology. Not only can it be used as an additional sales tool, but you can also offer potential buyers the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

Below we highlight some smart technology features you can use to make an impact in the country’s most competitive real estate markets.

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Audio One Lutron Tech Support: Here's What You Need to Know

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Take a moment to think about this: Are you currently satisfied with your existing Lutron system?

If you find your setup in need of maintenance or even an upgrade, you might not know where to begin. We at Audio One are here to help.

From Miami and throughout South Florida to our Los Angeles branch, Audio One is the premier Lutron tech support dealer ready to assist you.

How can we revamp your Lutron system and provide you with top-of-the-line service? Just keep reading to find out.

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Having Issues with Your Control4 System? Here’s How We Can Help

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As with any technology solution, your Control4 system is bound to have some glitches. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with a system that breaks down every day over simple commands.

When it comes to Control4 troubleshooting, it's all about communication.

For one, your Control4 system should get all your smart devices speaking with each other. If one of the devices in the chain goes down, it can affect the entire system.

When troubleshooting, it's also about having effective communication with your support technicians. They should be knowledgeable about Control4 systems, so it's easy for them to find and resolve problems.

Audio One offers on-site support 365 days a year to our clients in Miami, Palm Beach, and Los Angeles. In this blog, we explain some of the reasons our support team is one of the best in the country.

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Why is My Smart Home Broken?

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As smart home systems become more popular, there's a common complaint that we hear from many clients: they're unreliable.

Having lights turn on automatically at a given time is great until the system goes haywire and you end up with strobe lights at 3 a.m. Remote control of locks is great until you can't secure your home when the network goes down.

There are a variety of reasons your Control4 or Crestron smart home could underperform. It could come down to faulty equipment, installation or programming.

The good news? As your local smart home pros in the Los Angeles, Miami and Palm Beach areas we can help you get your technology running seamlessly.

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In-Home Crestron, Lutron, and Control4 Repair, Upgrades, and Services

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Audio-One offers 365 Day-Onsite Service Calls for Crestron, Lutron, Control4 and other Smart Home System Service and Repairs. Our company is an Awarded Authorized Dealer and Installer for all services and programming in sophisticated and complex Smart Home Systems.

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FLORIDA:  Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Jupiter, The Keys, Naples

LOS ANGELES: Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Bellarie and Los Angeles County

WORLDWIDE: Availabe Upon Request

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What is the Right Smart Home Company for You?

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Creating the ultimate smart home for you and your family doesn’t have to be a hassle. With the best smart home company on your side, you can make your Miami, FL space the stuff of dreams.

Don’t fret about how you’ll get it all done – that’s what Audio One is there for. You can set up a consultation with us by clicking below.

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Before that, you can check out the qualities and abilities to look for in a smart home company, and how they can make the process an easy and stress-free one.

SEE ALSO: HOW SMART HOME AUTOMATION TRANSFORMS YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

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What Are the Best Benefits of Working With a Control4 Company?

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If you want the best way to control your smart home technology, look no further than Control4.

With an integrated solution, you not only can enjoy all of your technologies’ control capabilities merged into one system, but you can always expand and update it to accommodate the latest developments.

Simply put, there’s no better way to enjoy smart home control than with Control4.

 But what are the best features of Control4? 

More specifically, how can you benefit from working with Audio One as your dedicated Control4 company to install a control and automation system in your Miami, FL home?

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Never Compromise Style for Practicality with Lutron Shades

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Adding automated window treatments should never hinder your already existing interior décor. Luckily with Lutron, you get the best motorized shades – while still keeping your aesthetics to your liking.

Never compromise style for practicality again in your Broward, FL home. Read on to learn more about this top-notch brand and smart feature! We can fit them seamlessly into any window in your home. Just click below to set up a consultation:

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Easily Accessible and Easy-To-Use

Your home might have gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows – but you want a way to cover those when the sun is shining intensely. Regular shades that cover such a massive and tall space would be hard to manage – but Lutron shades make it easy.

With a smart device of your choice – a smartphone, tablet, or wall panel – you can easily lower your shades and raise them back up again. Smart automation means you can also set them to adjust at certain hours of the day, or with sensors that can tell if the sun is too bright.

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Bring Efficiency and Comfort to your Home with Motorized Shades

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Wondering how and why motorized shades should have a place in your Ft. Lauderdale, FL home?  Along with other wonderful and convenient automated features your smart home can offer you, automated shades are the perfect addition to make any relaxing day an even more luxurious experience.  Read on to learn more how this home automation technology can transform your daily life. Audio One can offer a custom solution, to get started click below or fill out our consultation form.

Perfect Amount of Natural Lighting

 

Sometimes, the sun’s natural lighting is just what you need to complete a room’s atmosphere.  With motorized shades, you can bask in the glow anytime you’d like.

 

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How Motorized Shades Make Life Easier

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Having beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows is an ideal design choice, and growing more and more popular amongst homeowners.   But what about when the sun shines directly through them, effectively blinding you and causing glares on your screens?

 

Motorized shades are the perfect addition to your Miami, FL home to prevent these hang-ups.  Read on to learn how this smart technology can make your daily life far less stressful. For a custom motorized shades installation contact Audio One by clicking below or filling out the form at the end of this blog.

Protecting Your Interiors

Your living space’s décor deserves the best care and protection for it, and unfortunately – the sun’s rays don’t help it much.  You can now easily press a button on your smartphone or tablet and have your shades lower in a mere instant.

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Enhance Your Home with these Lighting Design Tips

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Your Miami, FL home deserves the best lighting designer for it, to create the perfect relaxing space in every corner.  Catering specific lighting and décor in particular rooms is key to a seamless and efficient design.  Every single light fixture will be under your command.  Read on to learn more, and to make daily tasks that much easier with this home automation feature.

If you’re interested in revamping the lighting in your home or starting from scratch in a new construction, you can schedule a consultation with one of our expert lighting designers below.

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Wakeup Call

Bright lighting in your kitchen is crucial for those early mornings where everything is groggy and a blur.  You can slowly brighten the room from your smartphone or tablet, or have the lights switch on all at once at a set hour, for when you wake up.

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Take the Hassle Out of Home Theater Installation

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A movie-going experience has so many components, whether it’s the delicious snacks, comfy seats, or the immersive atmosphere.  Nowadays, homeowners want to bring this level of luxury to their own living spaces.  Installing a private cinema may seem like a huge leap in regards to accommodating your construction plans, but with Audio One’s help – home theater installation can be a breeze.  If you’re an architect or designer in the Palm Beach, FL area, read on below to learn how we can work with you to create the home theater of your clients’ dreams.

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Leave the Tech to Us

There’s a lot that goes into putting together the ideal theater for certain clients.  There’s the right seating, projectors, screens, and speakers, as well as where it will all be placed or hidden – and how.  It might seem overwhelming at first, especially integrating all the smart technology into one system.  But with our installers, you’ll only have to focus on your actual construction and building plans – leave the installing and designing to our team.

We make it our business to form a direct line of communication to the homeowners and to figure out which systems, features, and layouts they wish for their theater.  After everything is planned out, we’ll begin the installation process, while your only concern will be to construct the clients’ new homes.

Communicate with Ease

With lots of hands on deck, it’s easy for a project to get off track or not to go as originally planned.  Miscommunication is a big factor in this, as well as improper project management.  To ensure your client’s satisfaction in what they’re getting out of their theater, we make knowing their thoughts and ideas a priority.

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The Interior Designers' Starter Guide to Home Automation

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Smart home control is all the rage for new homeowners and others who are looking to upgrade their living spaces. For interior designers, that means staying on top of the game and getting well informed. With smart technology continuously changing and evolving, its style and designs do so as well. So if you’re a Miami Beach, FL interior designer looking for the essentials in smart home design, we’ve listed out some key features below. To take advantage of this smart technology, partner with Audio One on your project by clicking below.

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A Centralized Network

A strong network can transform the easiness of smart home control in any house.  With one centralized network, homeowners can access every component of their system from one source.  Their main issue is they don’t want a cluttered space – excess wiring, obtrusive routers, and additional equipment.  And the truth is, neither do you.

Luckily, to maintain the aesthetic both of you are going for, there are now routers that are small and stylishly designed.  You can now display equipment in sight to maintain a powerful network connection, as opposed to shuffling them off into a storage area.

Automated Blinds and Shades

Motorized shades have endless benefits, but besides their obvious efficiency and everyday uses, they can also greatly enhance existing décor.  These days, shades and blinds come in various patterns, styles, and designs.  You can choose between honeycomb shades, blackout or brightly colored – or pick dual shading, so there is no compromise needed.  Shades are a must in any smart home design, as they insulate the house, control light, and add the right elegant touch to any room.

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How Home Automation Transforms your Daily Routine

When you come home after a long day of work or a week’s vacation, you want to return to a safe, comfortable and luxurious refuge. By automating your home, you can make every daily activity that much easier for you. From controlled lighting to advanced security systems, Audio One can install various smart technology solutions to make your home more efficient and livable. Want to know what it’s like to get a smart home installation from Audio One? Watch the video above to find out more about the smartest home in Miami and read below to learn more.

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Motorized Shading

Maybe you’re in the mood for natural sunlight to illuminate your living room during midday, but want to close yourself off from the world in the next hour. With automated blinds and shades, your home can answer your request effortlessly. Set your motorized shades to lower automatically during certain hours of the day, or simply press a button when you’ve changed your mind. With endless fabrics, patterns, and style options available, you choose shades that best enhance your room’s design.

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Three Reasons Builders Love Smart Home Technology

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Each year homeowners are becoming more energy dependent. To create a live-in ready home, builders and architects need to consider lighting, AV, HVAC, and more. Integrating all of this technology can become overwhelming quickly. Homebuilders can reduce some of the burdens by partnering with a custom integrator like Audio One. We'll help you create standout projects with no cost to your company.

Are you a builder in South Florida? For projects ranging from Miami to West Palm Beach, we can work hand-in-hand to install smart home automation solutions that will make you stand apart from the competition. We take care of all the technical aspects while you can pass the cost on to the owner. Below we highlight some reasons that you should take a closer look at our smart home systems.

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Attract High-End Jobs

Home automation may have started as a niche industry, but now smart technology is expected by most luxury owners. These systems make it easy for them to manage lights, entertainment, security and more from elegant, intuitive devices. Not only will you create a more live-in-ready home for them, but you can increase profits as well! The Consumer Electronics Association reports that one-third of builders experienced increased profits when they added pre-wiring for home theaters, security, and more.

Avoid Costly Modifications

It is cost-effective for you and the end user to have a custom integrator involved in your project from the start. Adding the necessary low-voltage wiring for smart home technology could require you to reopen walls or change plans in the middle of construction. Instead, the experts at Audio One work with you from the start so that you can give your customers the technology systems they want without going over schedule or budget.

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How to Prepare for a Custom Home Theater Installation

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Do you want to step up the entertainment in your Miami, FL home with a private theater? These home theater installations are a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. It's about more than just finding speakers and flat screens and plugging them in. These custom theaters involve the white glove treatment from consultation to installation.

The first step on your journey is to schedule a consultation with Audio One by clicking the link below or by filling out the form at the bottom of this blog. The point of this initial meeting is to get to know your home as well as your preferences. This will help us design a space that is uniquely yours. To get you a taste of what to expect, we've offered a preview of some common questions we ask below.

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Where Would You Like Your Theater?

One of the primary goals of the initial consultation is figuring out where your brand new theater should go. Unless you have a particular room in mind, we’ll do a walk-through of your home until we find the perfect candidate. There are a variety of tools we can use to convert any space into the ideal spot for your theater.

All of our installations, for example, include special acoustic treatments and fabrics to optimize your surround sound. If you do not have any rooms without windows, we can install motorized shades that block out the sunlight when you’re watching a movie.

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