If you are planning or building your dream modern or up to date custom home, here are 5 technologies that you MUST consider:
Enterprise Grade Wireless WiFi Internet Networking
Most internet provider such as Verizon, AT&T or Time Warner Cable will give you a FREE all-in-one Modem, Router and WiFi. The all-in-one unit typically works flawlessly in typical small track homes under 2000 square feet. However, in larger custom homes, especially above 3000 square feet, those freebies don’t work as well as the Enterprise grade wireless WiFi such as products from Pakedge that are designed for larger home. To make matter worse, if your home has state of the art appliances such as appliances from Viking, Wolf or Sub Zeros or marble floors, you really need to have a strong signal from your Wireless Access Point otherwise the wireless signal will be very weak. If you need help to design a robust wireless internet WiFi, please let us know!
Integrated Lighting Control
With the new Go Green movement and California newest Title 24, lighting control is almost not an option anymore. The benefit of lighting control is beyond the energy saving. If you walk into any 5 star hotels and wondering why the ambiance seems to be perfect, lighting control is the secret. With lighting control, you can illuminate all your furniture and arts with proper and adequate lighting. You don’t have to waste your time and energy every day just to walk around throughout the whole house just to turn on or turn off the lights. We can create a “Home”, “Away” or maybe “Sleep” scene so you can simply pressing one button to take care your whole house lights. We have lighting control solutions from Crestron® and Lutron®. If you are working with architect, interior designer or home builder, insist to have Integrated Lighting Control. Lighting control is a technology that once you own and experience it, you can’t live without it!
Having whole house climate control is much more than simply adjusting temperature of your home. You can monitor and control everything from zone temperatures to the humidity of your wine cellar from your touch panel or Apple® IPad. Plus, the common place to that we see homeowner install the thermostat is in the hallway, yet no one really live in the hallway. We can install a remote sensor for your thermostat, so you can monitor the temperature in the room that you’d like to monitor more accurately. Not to mention you will remove all the wall clutter from your wall!
Motorized drapery and shades provides convenience, comfort, luxury and privacy to any custom homes. Careful planning for motorized window covering systems will help create luxury appeal and energy efficient place to live. If you have a valuable piece of furniture or piece of arts, you can use the automated shades to protect them from the sun light. We can design, build and install your automated shades with hundreds of fabric material and color to choose from.
In the old days, every television in the house will need its own cable box or satellite box. In other words, if you have 5 TVs, you will need 5 satellite boxes. However, if there are only 3 of you in the family, technically at any given moment, you can only watch up to 3 different channels. This is when Video Distribution comes handy. You don’t have to have unnecessary multiple video sources such as Directv boxes, BluRay players, Apple TVs etc for every single TV that you have in the house. The same goes with your audio system; you can seamlessly integrate your whole house audio and be able to control everything from your Apple IPhone or Ipad.
MONACO AV is specialized in creating Crestron smart home automation and home theater which includes whole house music, whole house video, climate control, lighting , shading, and CCTV surveillance. We are regarded as one of the best Crestron dealer in Los Angeles area and have been in business since 2005. We have done numerous successful smart home automation projects in Los Angeles, Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Hollywood and many more.