Smart Home Technology

for Architects, Home Builders, and Interior Designers

 

Welcome to the Future

A future where technology influences almost every aspect of the home environment. Smart home technology is increasingly common in new homes and major home renovations. Especially at the top end of the market here in South Florida.
 
So we created this guide to share how to properly undertake home automation projects. We’ll also explain the advantages of working with a home automation integrator like Sound Components.

Home Automation Defined

Simply put, home automation is the use of one or more computers to control a home’s functions and features automatically and sometimes remotely. An automated home is sometimes called a smart home or intelligent environment.

As an integrator, the goal is to create a well-designed smart home. One that is flexible, comfortable and accessible. This environment allows non-technical clients to interact with the most intelligent systems available.

Home Automation Defined

Simply put, home automation is the use of one or more computers to control a home’s functions and features automatically and sometimes remotely. An automated home is sometimes called a smart home or intelligent environment.

As an integrator, the goal is to create a well-designed smart home. One that is flexible, comfortable and accessible. This environment allows non-technical clients to interact with the most intelligent systems available.

Getting it Wrong

While the potential benefits of a home automation system are great, the downside of getting it wrong is also considerable. The complexity opens the door to many unwanted consequences, including:
 
The system doesn’t work as planned: A poorly designed or integrated system may not be fully functional and/or prone to nuisance activation. In some cases, the home owner’s safety may be compromised.
 
Not true integration: A well-integrated system requires a minimum of control devices. Multiple switch plates cluttering the walls is evidence of sub-par integration. Controls should be consolidated and intuitive to use.
 
Project time and cost blow-outs: Because so many contractors need to be coordinated, poor project management can cause major delays and hassles during construction.
 
Compromised aesthetics: A smart home should not look like an electronics showroom. The electronic technology should blend seamlessly with the overall aesthetic of the home.
 
The bottom line is this. Your client’s expectations are not met because the project took longer and cost more than expected. Or worse yet, the home is not as functional as promised.

The Sound Components Way

We know that designing for the modern-era home and incorporating new technologies into your designs is no easy task. With changing regulations, new building standards, and clients’ diverse expectations, you have more than enough on your plate.

That’s why partnering with a technology integrator, like us, during the design phase will help you to meet your clients’ expectations while making the process easy and avoid time consuming, costly changes later in the process.

We are technology integrators that have worked with renowned architects, builders, award-winning design firms and their clients for over 40 years to define technology needs, and then handle the design and installation of customized smart home technologies.

The Sound Components Way

We know that designing for the modern-era home and incorporating new technologies into your designs is no easy task. With changing regulations, new building standards, and clients’ diverse expectations, you have more than enough on your plate.

That’s why partnering with a technology integrator, like us, during the design phase will help you to meet your clients’ expectations while making the process easy and avoid time consuming, costly changes later in the process.

We are technology integrators that have worked with renowned architects, builders, award-winning design firms and their clients for over 40 years to define technology needs, and then handle the design and installation of customized smart home technologies.

Brands We Carry

A Sound Components smart home automation system allow you total control over your home With a single unified control – whether handheld, a phone or tablet, you can control all of the systems in your home. Music, lighting, shading, security – all of these can be on one single, easy to use screen. No more multiple remote controls and only one person that knows how to operate it. Your electronics will be at your command- not the other way around.

We carry Home Automation & Control components from:

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Home Automation Courses

A great way to learn more about home technology and Sound Components is by signing up for a Lunch & Learn presentation. Our Lunch & Learns are a fun and interactive way of gaining a better understanding of the latest residential and commercial technologies. Additionally, Lunch & Learns offer a great networking opportunity.

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