If you're moving to Boca Raton, located in South Florida, or maybe you live in this area and want the best tech for your home, you've come to the right place! Many Homes in this South Florida town fall into the luxury home market, where tech such as home theaters, smart home automation, whole home audio-video, lighting control, motorized shading, and more are popular and expected. In this blog post, we'll discuss what types of technology are found in Boca Raton homes, as well as what to look for when hiring a residential tech designer or audio-video professional. Keep reading for more information!
Boca Raton is known for its well-manicured landscape and gated communities with residents that like to match tech to their lifestyles for convenience and entertainment. There's no shortage of options when it comes to tech for your home in this tech-driven community. But with so many choices, how do you know which ones are right for you?
Here are some ideas to keep in mind when choosing the best tech for your Boca Raton home:
- Smart Home Automation Systems
One of the most popular types of tech in Boca Raton homes is smart home automation systems. These systems allow you to control your home's lights, audio video, motorized shades, temperature, security system, and more from your mobile devices with the touch of a button or voice command. Home automation systems make it easy to keep your home comfortable and secure, and they can even save you money on your energy bills. Some systems control one type of tech, while a whole home automation system is one operating system that controls all your home tech and allows you to use your tech all at the same time to create special scenes or automate routine activities. For example, one button can bring the shades down, dim the lights and turn on your audio video.
- Whole-House Audio
If you love music, a whole-house audio system is a must-have for your Boca Raton home. With a whole-house audio system, you can enjoy your favorite tunes in all the rooms of your home, and you can even control the volume and source from your smartphone or tablet. Imagine walking from room to room or from indoors to outdoors listening to music. Each room can also play different music to accommodate the rest of the family. Many newer upscale homes in Boca come with wiring for whole-house audio, so be sure to ask about it when shopping for your new home. A whole-home audio system can also include home theater setups that take surround sound and well-balanced audio into account.
- Home Theater
Boca Raton is known for its luxury homes, and many of these homes come equipped with high-end TVs and audio equipment for an immersive home theater experience. However, these spaces are also used to watch concerts and sports; play video games and double as wellness rooms for meditation and exercise. We've designed and installed standalone home theaters in separate rooms and in family rooms. These days home theater experiences also include bedrooms and outdoor living spaces. If you're looking for the best possible viewing experience, make sure to choose a TV with at least a 4K resolution with HDR support and surround sound audio. Your home theater setup can also include theater seating and audio video furniture, a projector, motorized shading, lighting, and home automation to deliver an experience that can rival commercial movie theaters.
- Security And Surveillance Systems
With its high-end homes and luxury lifestyle, Boca Raton is a city that's known for its safety. If you want to keep your home safe and secure, a security system is a must-have. Security systems can include features like door and window sensors, security, and surveillance cameras, and even motion detectors. Your system can also be integrated with lighting and home automation for more advanced usage.
- Motorized Shades
Boca is known for its sunny days, and motorized shades are a great way to keep your home cool and comfortable. Homes in this area are also known for their two-story windows, making them hard to reach, however motorized shades a perfect fit since they operate from a remote or app. Motorized shades can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet, and they can even be programmed to open and close at specific times of the day and can be integrated with lighting for the ultimate lighting control. You no longer have to walk around your home opening and closing shades.
- Outdoor Living Spaces
With the year-round warm climate, outdoor living spaces are common in Boca homes. Many homes have pools and patios that are an extension of their indoor spaces. These outdoor living spaces include technology to make going from indoors to outside a seamless experience. Some of the tech used are outdoor TVs to whole-house audio systems and lighting that is tunable for coloring pools and patios to outdoor motorized shading for sun protection. We only recommend and use all-weather products in our designs, so that you don't have to worry about ever removing these products.
7. Lighting Design And Control
Great lighting design is a major feature in many luxury homes in Boca Raton as it creates the perfect mood for each area on the entire property including landscape lighting. Our approach is always to create moods using the 3-layered lighting approach that involves a general lighting known as ambient lighting; task lighting, like undercounter lighting and lamps used for particular tasks; and accent lighting, which is lighting used to highlight art, architectural features like coves and under counters. Without a lighting control system, you can end up with a bank of switches on a wall that looks unsightly and confusing. Lighting systems include dimmers and consolidated wall plates that control several types of lighting at once. Some systems also include motorized shades that can be programmed to be included in the overall effect of a room.
Who To Hire For Design And Installation
When it comes to choosing the best tech for your Boca Raton home, it's important to work with a professional company that up on the latest and greatest in-home tech and has a proven record of designing and installing the types of technology you are looking for. We specialize in residential tech design and installation, and we would be happy to help you create the perfect system for your home. You can stop by our Boca Raton showroom for a demo, or we can come out to you for a free consultation. Contact us by chat, email, or phone to schedule an appointment.