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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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 to Avoid Common Home Automation Issues

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If you’re considering adding home automation to your Fort Lauderdale, FL area residence, then you’re probably facing a decision: should you attempt to build your own DIY system or work with a professional installation team? The truth is that if you’re looking for a complete home solution that you can rely on, nothing beats an automation system installed by a team of expert professionals. In this article, we’re examining three common problems that homeowners experience with a DIY smart home and how these can be avoided. Continue reading to learn more. 

Problem #1: The Network is Neglected

A home automation system relies on the network. As you add more smart devices--whether that’s wireless speakers or a lighting control system--you are pushing the limits of your network. If there are any dead zones in your home or you often experience buffering, then your smart home experience isn’t going to be reliable. Y

When a typical homeowner attempts to installs a home automation system, he or she often doesn’t consider the Wi-Fi. Or, the homeowner simply doesn’t know how to improve the connection. With a professional installation from Audio One, the network will be assessed for quality. Any necessary changes will be made in order to ensure that you don’t experience any unexpected issues due to a slow network.

Problem #2: Devices Don’t Mesh

The value of a smart home lies in the compatibility of each piece of technology. An example would be lights that illuminate as you close the blinds so that you’re never in the dark.  In many DIY homes, the homeowner is left with a smartphone or tablet full of apps, each to control one piece of his or her smart home.

In a professionally installed system, all of these individual components are housed on the same set of controls, making it simple to coordinate. Depending on your control preference, you can make adjustments to your home’s audio, lighting, motorized shades and more with a smartphone, dedicated touchpanels, remotes, or even your own voice.

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How Do You Control Your Motorized Shades?

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One of our favorite smart home technologies is motorized shading. Your home’s windows can have a dramatic impact on how you experience your home. Motorized shades provide you with control over your windows and allow you to decide when you’d like natural light and how much heat enters your home. The value of automated blinds, drapes and shades is lessened if you don’t have a firm grasp over their control. In this article, we’re offering three control suggestions that will help you better utilize this smart technology in your Boca Raton, FL home. Continue reading to learn more.  

See Also: What You Need to Know About Motorized Shades

Using Sensors

Adding sensors to your motorized shades allows them to intuit your needs based on the environment. There are a few sensors that might be helpful for your home, but solar sensors have the most obvious benefits when working with shading.

There is an obvious relationship between the sun and your motorized shades. Solar sensors track the position and intensity of the sun and tell your shades what position they should be in to make your home as comfortable as possible. For instance, as the sun sets, the angles of light are a bit more extreme. Lowering your shades at that point can help prevent glares. Couple your shades with lighting control and your lights can go on to offset the loss of natural light.

Using Schedules

Do you tend to run on a fairly consistent schedule? During the work week, you probably leave the house and return at about the same time each day. Utilizing schedules to control your shades means that your shades are in the proper position without you having to take any action.

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Is Control4 Automation Right for Your Home?

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As smart homes become increasingly more popular, there are more and more options on the market. While the variety means that most homeowners can find a solution that works for them, it can also make the market more confusing. A popular choice among homeowners across the country and right here in Miami, FL is Control4 automation. Continue reading to learn more about who the ideal candidates are for a Control4 system and the value of proper installation from an award-winning company like Audio One. 

See Also: What Integration System Should You Choose?

What Can Be Included Under a Control4 System?

One of the best aspects of a Control4 system is that we don’t have the time to answer this question fully. To name a few, common solutions include:

  • Automated Lighting: Imagine total control over your home’s lighting. You can create customized scenes that compliment your lifestyle and help you save energy.
  • Motorized Shades: Shades that close automatically help you maintain a comfortable home environment and prevent the Miami sun from damaging furniture or heating up your home.
  • Home Security: Smart home security is easy to use and allows you to check in using a smartphone or tablet from anywhere.
  • Home Audio/Video: Lose the extra remotes. When your entertainment system is under one system, you can experience high-quality audio video systems without the hassle.

Control4 boasts the ability to integrate more third-party devices than any other automation system. If you or your family are already enjoying products like smart thermostats or wireless audio systems, these can be easily integrated.

How Can You Control Your System?

Control4 automation systems offer their users a plethora of control options. Having a system that you and your family are comfortable operating is highly important since this is how you will interact with your system each day. Here are a few of the unique options that Control4 offers homeowners:

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Which Integration System Should You Choose?

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Nowadays, there are many options when it comes to smart home automation. Everything from selecting the best integration system to whether you should try a DIY approach. These new options are opening up the market and expanding the popularity of smart homes. This also means that homeowners have to make more decisions than ever before. However, if you’re looking for a truly luxurious home experience, we believe the choice is clear. Crestron is one of the longest standing integration systems in the business and, through the years, have proven the quality of their systems. When working with a top Crestron programmer, you can rest assured that your Florida home will represent the ultimate in style, comfort, and technology. Read on to learn more.

See Also: Miami, It’s Time To Automate Your Home

The Crestron Advantage

When selecting your home’s integration system, there are three main factors to consider: control, reliability, and support. Let’s look at the benefits of a Crestron system in each of these three fields:

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