Commercial Spotlight

Elevated Apartment Living With Signature Audio, Video, & Smart Home Amenities

In addition to residential services, Audio Advice has a specialty in audiovideo, and smart systems in commercial spaces. Audio Advice recently installed incredible audio and video systems in the Bainbridge Aviation Crossings apartment complex in Morrisville, NC. The concept was to create a terrific ambiance in the common areas and great functionality in the fitness, yoga, pool, and clubrooms.

Bainbridge Aviation Park Fitness Center with two televisions mounted on mirrors
Bainbridge Aviation Park swimming pool at dusk with lights on
Bainbridge Aviation Park Business Center with mounted television

When implementing systems in commercial spaces, in particular, apartment complexes, it is crucial that the system be simple and reliable. When you enter the leasing center or entrance to the complex, there is always music playing in the common areas. Audio Advice programmed the system to turn on automatically in the morning and turn off at night. We also mapped the right distribution of speakers throughout the hallways and common areas to create a perception that the music is just floating in the air around you.

When you enter the leasing office, there is also an 85” Sony television that presents a welcoming feel along with the background music. Across from the leasing office is a lobby area with a television where residents can kick back and watch a show or read a book. As you pass the leasing office, you enter an incredible fitness center that has music playing 24/7 and boasts two huge 85” televisions strategically mounted on the large mirrored wall. Even the mounting of these televisions shows the attention to detail as they appear as if they are floating on the mirrored wall allowing residents to use both the mirror and watch sports or other programs while working out.

Bainbridge fitness center with mounted televisions and Control4 keypad television controls

One of the challenges in apartment complexes is people breaking or losing remotes. All of the televisions in the complex use a simple wall mounted keypad that allows them to navigate the guide and change channels. There are no batteries to go dead or remotes to lose. It is simple and reliable.

The fitness center also has a host of treadmills, bikes, and stair machines. Audio Advice used Cat6 baluns to bring full television programming to the individual machines. This is the same technology we used to bring cable to the televisions across the property. So the television installations all look sleek. There are no wires to be seen. Even the control of the televisions is done from the back versus the infrared relay wires you will often see over televisions in commercial spaces. By putting all of the cable boxes in one central closet and delivering the television feeds over Cat6 the aesthetics of the spaces are incredible but the reliability is also super high. The concept is to minimize anything that could break or require additional maintenance.

Control4 In-Wall TV Controls

In addition to the fitness center, there is a 75” television in the Yoga room. The wall control for this television allows residents to watch television or choose a fitness on-demand application for workouts.

Bainbridge Apartments Yoga Room with mounted Sony TV

Moving from the fitness center to the second floor of the property you find a fabulous club room. This room has multiple computer workstations in the open and four work-from-home rooms where residents can bring their own computers and work. The club room opens up with a pool table and several lounging and television watching areas. There is a dedicated movie-watching area with a floating television and soundbar. Walking outside there is a porch with two televisions overlooking the pool. All of the televisions utilize the same Audio Advice keypad design that we use in most apartment complexes.

Bainbridge Aviation Club Room
Bainbridge Aviation Outdoor Lounge TVs
Sonance Outdoor Pool Speakers
Bainbridge Aviation Complex Pool Area
Bainbridge Apartments Outdoor Television in pool lounge

The centerpiece of the common areas is the luxury pool. We have hidden speakers that look like landscape lights in the perimeter of the pool to create background music like a Caribbean resort. At the end of the pool is an outdoor cabana that has a full bar and grills and is ideal for weekend parties and get-togethers. Here we have two televisions with the same control system that are set up with higher brightness for the outdoor areas.

At Audio Advice, we've been designing and installing high-performance home theaters & smart home systems for our customers in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, and surrounding areas for decades. In fact, we've delivered more custom theaters than anyone in the Southeast! We are now offering Home Theater Design no matter where you live in the United States! If you are interested in a custom home theater or upgrading your current system, give us a call 888.899.8776chat with us, or stop by our Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina showrooms. We can't wait to help you build your ultimate home theater!

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