Lighting and shading control enable you to set the perfect amount of light at the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. These systems give you unprecedented control, provide a superior experience, and increase security in your home. When implemented correctly, they will turn off when you set your alarm and dim before you go to bed.
Smart Home Automation
Audio Advice is North Carolina’s #1 smart home and automation company. With over 40,000 customers, 40 years of experience, and unmatched customer service, we have become the standard in the Southeast for smart homes. This page is packed with informative videos and information to help you on your journey:
Smart Home Video Tour
In the following video, we cover what a professional smart home is all about. We review the major parts of a smart home with matching video to make it easy for you to visualize and see some of our systems in action. If you are building a new home or remodeling and considering home automation, this video will be both fun and informative. Whether you are looking for a single room remote or a fully automated dream home, give us a call or email us — we would love to help you out! To learn about more scroll down to our Buyers Guide below where we have more detailed pages and videos on the various parts of a smart home.
Smart Home Automation Buying Guide
A typical home contains many technology systems. These may include whole house music, intercom, distributed video, networking, security, smart lighting and shading control, heating and cooling systems, cameras, pool and spa control, gate control, energy management, and more. A truly smart home ties all of these systems together into one seamless platform that is easily controlled. Explore our guide to understand the available options and how you can automate your home for fun, safety, and convenience. At Audio Advice we love smart homes so reach out to us so we can help turn your vision into a reality!
From landscape smart lighting to multi-room audio, we're here to help you every step of the way. Browse our inspiration gallery to spark creative ideas for your smart home integration.
Smart Home Planning & Budgeting Tool
How much does smart home automation cost? As you might imagine the answer is dependent many factors. Use our home technology planner below as a starting point for estimated average ranges. Bear in mind that every home is different and we can help you achieve your vision at all different budget levels. This planner will also help you think through the different parts of a smart home and make your process way more efficient — if you send us your planner when you are done, it will also help our designers find your right balance of budget and performance more efficiently.
ESTIMATE HOME AUTOMATION COST
Home Control Tutorial Videos
Explore our expansive library of home control tutorial videos.
Audio Advice Signature Series
At Audio Advice, we've designed, configured, and installed more smart home automation systems than anyone in the Southeast. As our customers in Raleigh, Charlotte, and surrounding areas can attest, our experience has enabled us to evaluate and curate the products, platforms, and combinations that perform best together to create a fully integrated smart home. We have invested heavily in producing our Signature Series version of each of these leading smart home control systems. Through installing thousands of control systems and living with them ourselves, we have enhanced & personalized the systems by adding functionality and automation processes that exceed the normal out of the box versions.
We integrate full intelligent surge protection into our systems, allowing us to proactively monitor and reboot our customer's systems remotely in the event of a power surge or product failure. Once the system is installed, our 24/7 on-call service team will be there to support your system, diagnosing, and solving any unexpected issues that may arise.
We're the only company in the Carolinas that has years of experience selling and installing all of the top brands in luxury home automation and control. While we’ve completed installations all over the country, we typically work with homeowners within a 150-mile radius of our Raleigh & Charlotte, NC Showrooms, including Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Charlotte, Asheville, Concord, Fort Mills, Hendersonville, Mooresville, Waxhaw, Pineville, and more!
Which Smart Home Solution Is Best?
After choosing your Smart Home Integrator, the next important decision you'll have to make is which of these three systems is best for your family and your home. If you're interested in learning more about the differences between Control4, Savant, and Crestron, watch the video below, or read our Smart Home Solutions Comparison!