A smart home automation system allows you to control everything in your house through one simple interface that can be accessed through a touchscreen, smartphone, or tablet. Everything from audio video, lighting, climate, security, and motorized shades can be controlled with the touch of a button.
These are important benefits. But a well designed system goes even further. By integrating these systems together we can further leverage them to create a home that is more energy efficient, more secure, and more enjoyable for you and your family.
Automated Lighting Control
Lighting control systems simplify and enhance the lighting of your home. Replace the large banks of switches on your walls with an elegant keypad that can control every light in the room. You’ll never have to remember which switch controls which light again. Simply press the “On” button and every light in the room comes on to a pre-programmed level.
Here are just a few of the benefits of a lighting system:
create beautiful scenes that highlight architectural features or important pieces of art.
turn all the lights in the house off with the touch of a button
in an emergency such as a fire lights come on automatically lighting a path to safety.
when you’re on vacation, a lighting system can make it look like your still home
lower your overall energy usage
Integrating your thermostats into your smart home system allows you to control the climate throughout the house using one simple interface. Set temperatures, adjust schedules, and monitor your system from anywhere in the world.
We can even install occupancy sensors that allow your home to turn off rooms that are no longer in use. Here are a few more benefits:
quickly adjust temperatures and schedules
increase efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint
turn air conditioning off automatically when doors or windows are left open.
A control system can monitor sunlight and close motorized blinds and shades during the hottest part of the day. This can reduce heat transfer and also reduce your energy costs.
Shades and blinds also enhance your home’s privacy and security. They can be programmed to raise and lower at specific times of day when you’re using certain rooms. And while you’re out of town they can be lowered to reduce the chance of prying eyes.
Audio and Video
Who wants to deal with 5 or 6 remotes every time they turn on the TV? We can consolidate all of these into one simple-to-use control that operates with the touch of a button. Simply press “Watch TV” and everything is turned on for you.
When you’re finished simply press “Power Off” and we take care of the rest. Controlling your home entertainment system has never been easier.
Ready for music throughout your house? Using a Control4 touch screen or your iPad you can choose any room and music you want. In no time at all you’ll be relaxing to your favorite song.
Pool & Spa Control
Your pool and spa can also be integrated into your smart home system. This allows you to have full control of temperature set points, pump, and cleaning control. Imagine the ability to login to your system before you leave work and turn on the hot tub so it’s nice and hot by the time you get home
Or maybe you’ve gone on vacation and need to check to see that it’s turned off. It’s all right at the tip of your fingers.
Do you have solar panels you would like to monitor? We can integrate that into your automation system too. You can see how much energy your producing at all times.
We can also install smart devices that save you money on electronics your not using. Phantom power loss is very real and is often as much as 10% of a home’s energy usage. It results from electronics being left in “standby” mode. Smart outlets can shut these devices off until they are needed, saving you money each and every month.
Home Theater Design & Installation
With almost a decade of experience installing surround sound, custom home theaters, whole house audio, and high end audio systems, we have perfected the science of providing the technology our customers desire while preserving the carefully designed and crafted look of their homes.
From the beginning of the project we work closely with your architect, builder, and interior designer to ensure a smooth installation that meets your home entertainment needs.
There is nothing like a theater to make movies as life-like as possible. Our home theater installation team can design and implement of a state of the art surround sound system specifically tailored to your needs.
We carry some of the best high performance brands in the industry. Whether you’re looking for the theater of your dreams or need to stick to a more moderate budget, our systems deliver performance and value.
A high performance surround sound system starts with the room itself. Acoustics play an extremely important role in the final results of any system. You can use the best equipment in the world, but if the room is poorly designed it can be challenging and expensive to overcome.
If you’re building a new home we can work with you and your architect to ensure that the dimensions of your room are ideally suited to surround sound applications. With the right dimensions even a budget friendly system can sound amazing.
If you’re working with an existing room we can help you work through the acoustical challenges that often come up when adding a surround system.
Media Rooms and Surround Sound
Just because you don’t have a dedicated theater room doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everything your favorite movies and music have to offer. Let us turn your living room into a high performance media room. We can deliver theater-like sound while only minimally impacting the look of your decor.
Options include everything from bookshelf speakers and in-wall speakers to speakers that are completely invisible. If you’re ready for the high performance cinema experience you’ve always wanted, call us today for a free in-home consultation.
Hiding your TV behind a mirror or a favorite piece of art is another way to ensure that the technology in your room doesn’t overwhelm the decor. We carry lines from Seura and Art Screen that allow you to hide your plasma TV or LCD when it’s not in use. They are the perfect complement to hidden in-wall speakers.
Whole House Music
Want a fast and simple way to listen to your favorite music anywhere in the house? Let us design and install a solution that puts all of your favorite songs and albums at the tip of your fingers.
For those that want the ultimate movie theater experience, we carry a full line of home theater seating from which to choose. Whether you want cloth, leather, or a mix of the two, we can deliver custom seating to complete the look of your room.
Ease of Use & Service
Our rule of thumb is that any home-based technology that we implement must be both easy to use and reliable. We strive to make our systems as user friendly and dependable as possible.
Finally, service is the name of the game. A reputation for fast and reliable service has helped us build an extremely loyal client base and is a major factor in our continued success. Meeting and exceeding expectations on a consistent basis ensures our customers get the most from their investment in and relationship with us.
We are proud to serve the entire greater Charleston area from the historic areas including Broad St and the College of Charleston to newer areas like Mt. Pleasant. At Innovative Sight & Sound we have a great deal of experience working in coastal-style homes. We are familiar with much of the architecture and construction techniques used to build these homes. We pride ourselves on helping our clients get the technology they want, without dramatically impacting the carefully crafted look and design of their homes.
We also serve all of Dorchester, and Berkeley County including:
We are also proud to serve the areas of Kiawah Island with it’s beautiful beaches and world-renonwed golf courses. Whether you have a new home under construction, or are remodeling an existing we can offer a custom solution to suit your exact needs.
Mt. Pleasant has become a popular location for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown. We are happy to serve customers from Patriots Point, the northernmost edge of town.
Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms
From Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island across the Breach Inlet to the Northeast tip of Isle of Palms we are happy to provide all of our audio video, home theater, and automation services.
Situated between the Cooper and Wando rivers, Daniel Island is a beautiful planned community to the northeast of downtown. We have performed several projects in this area and look forward to serving the area more as it is further developed.