SoundVision

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Innovative Design, Revolutionary Results

Which is the right solution for you? At SoundVision, we believe in simplifying life through technology, but that technology solution is different for everyone. Just as no two homeowners are alike, no two technology systems are either and that’s why, as Lake Norman’s premiere technology systems integrator, we offer a variety of solutions from leading manufacturers so that we can custom tailor each solution to meet the needs of each home.

In designing a home automation system, we start with a thorough needs analysis that documents your wants, needs and must haves. We’ll review your life-safety and security needs, network infrastructure, and more to engineer a solution that suits the needs of you and your family. So, whether you need automated door locks and a camera system, or a fully integrated home automation system to control your motorized shades, indoor and outdoor lighting, audio and video, we’ve got you covered.

Staying ahead of the curve

To be the best in design, installation and service for our customers and to meet the rigorous demands of the manufacturers’ lines that we are privileged to represent, our engineers, programmers and installation technicians undergo continuous education and hands-on training. We participate in industry and manufacturer-led sessions and continually seek new and innovative solutions to bring to our overall product offering.

We are proud to be one of the very first partners in the whole country with revolutionary lines such as Google Home and the Google Home Hub and the Nest line of products including the Nest thermostat, hello doorbell and camera system. Nest Protect is a life-safety pioneer. It not only detects smoke and carbon monoxide, but “speaks” when there’s a problem and can even text your phone.

And you may not think of a home technologies integrator when buying a door lock but think about that keyless touchpad being integrated into your home control. Yale keyless door locks are as beautiful as they are functional, safe and convenient. We can integrate them into your home’s system so that they operate with your home’s lighting and shades and be controlled from your home’s keypads and touchscreens or from a convenient mobile app.

Among the choices in voice control, Josh.ai adds a layer of artificial intelligence that makes accessing your systems seamless. Josh can control everything from your Yale door locks to your Sonos audio!

With so many amazing choices in smart home technologies, how do you know which is the best fit for you? It’s not just about the choosing the right stuff, it’s about making the right technologies work together. Give us a call and we’ll help navigate the myriad collection of high-tech gear, define the features and applications you’re looking for, and put together the perfect combination for you. “Josh, call SoundVision!”

 

 

 

Why We Say “Simplify Your Life through Technology”

Imagine what you could do with just a few extra moments in your day. What if some everyday tasks were made simpler, freeing up your time? And imagine simple door locks and HVAC sensors making you and your family safer and more comfortable? Well, that’s why at SoundVision we say, “Simplify life through technology.”

We automate the everyday, and the not-so-everyday tasks, that make things easier, more efficient, cost-effective, fun, safe and…simple. To some, home automation is thought of as a luxury. While automating shades and lighting adds elegance, there are also aspects that are simply practical, saving time, energy and adding security to your home. Imagine creating scenes with your lighting and motorized shades to mimic the appearance that someone is home while you’re on vacation. Or integrating your lighting control with your security system so that your front porch lights flash to quickly signal first responders during an emergency. And how about the peace of mind that being able to see your child arrive home safely can bring?

Home automation, when integrated with innovative yet easy to use voice control, can also provide ease and safety for those wanting to stay in their homes as they age, while sensors and monitoring bring comfort to the caregivers who are watching over them.  It can assure you that doors are locked, and appliances are on. It can ease control of your systems by having them work seamlessly as one. It can make homework time less stressful and entertaining effortless.

How can we simplify your life through technology? Call us today and let’s discover.

Meet Josh, Your Home’s New Interface

The tiny interface that can understand your natural language and connect your whole home

 

You’ve gone through the process of automating your entire home. Your new smart home, outfitted by a SoundVision, is complete with all of the control systems necessary to keep your home in check. But how do you connect it all and make it work for you?

 

Josh.ai is “artificial intelligence as unique as the home it runs,” serving as a whole-home processor, connecting with all of the devices in your network, from pre-existing control systems like Control4, Sonos and Lutron.

 

The interface, designed to fit the aesthetic of any room, can go anywhere and do anything you want in your home. The “holistic interface” allows you to make your home automation smarter, without having to physically interact with it. Equipped with sensors enabling contextual awareness, Josh can help you control the lighting, temperature and humidity in your home to make its automation smarter. These sensors can tell which room you’re in and can adapt its functions using this room awareness.

 

Its touch-sensitive surface works to control event triggers like lighting scenes or volume control — a feature only outdone by its intelligent voice control, which understands natural language. Josh is a luxury voice control system, designed to work with your professionally-installed home automation system(s). It’s leading the industry in natural language processing and uses machine learning to adapt to you and your preferences, making it easier to use.

If you’re serious about automating and connecting your home, make your professional installation work for you. Josh ensures the best experience for you as an end-user as part of your custom design install solution when installed by a professional integrator.

Smart Home, Healthy Home

The Integration of healthcare with home automation is life-changing

We’re just beginning to fully comprehend the extensive benefits of home automation. For years, we’ve recognized the conveniences, comforts and safety aspects of an integrated home, but we’re learning that those attributes are just the start. Today’s smart home can monitor the ill, aid the disabled and afford us the opportunity to stay in our homes longer.

It doesn’t seem so long ago that baby monitors hit the market. At last, we could breathe a sigh relief while carrying the “walkie-talkie” around from room to room. And then…baby cams were introduced and suddenly we could watch over the crib day and night. Flash forward and we can now check on our homes via our smart phones – anytime, anywhere. We appreciate the convenience and peace of mind that brings in terms of home security or even keeping watch over our pets, but imagine the comfort of being able to watch over an aging parent.

Automated Healthcare

Modern healthcare is finding new, innovative ways to make the most of our connected homes, allowing our Lake Norman residents to remain in comfortable, familiar surroundings longer. Automated, simple-to-use devices can remind an elderly person to take their medication or instruct an autistic individual how to prepare a meal.  Healthcare providers can be alerted when an Alzheimer patient in their care opens a door or when a diabetic’s glucose monitor sounds. For an added measure of security, automated lighting can be triggered as well so that, in the event an audible alarm is missed, visual cues will wake the caregiver while lighting their way.  Visual prompts can also be life-enhancing for the hearing impaired and elderly.

Voice and “Stress” Control

The introduction of integrated voice control has opened up a whole new realm in home healthcare. Individuals that may otherwise be unable to physically or mentally operate a touch panel or control device can now gain control of appliances, entertainment and security devices, affording them greater independence.

Home automation and, more specifically, voice-controlled devices also have a positive impact on our mental health. Multiple medical studies from various academics from Stanford, Rutgers, and University British Columbia have concluded that individuals who feel a greater sense of environmental control demonstrate increased motivation and optimism, and have been shown to have lower risk for psychopathology. That research extends to a homeowner’s ability to be “in control” of their smart home, accessing features that reduce worry and, ultimately, stress levels.

Innovative technologies continue to transform our lives. The life-saving stories are numerous and each of us can likely envision a scenario where remote monitoring, automated lighting, cameras, door locks and voice control can make our lives easier, healthier and more gratifying. Home automation, once considered purely a luxury, has become a wonderful, life-changing tool. Healthcare, along with our homes, just gets smarter and smarter.

Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Smart Home, CEPro

Health Care in Home Automation Systems with Speech Recognition and Mobile Technology, American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER)

Digital Doctors: Home Automation is Redefining Healthcare, Collective Evolution

5 ways tech is changing retirement, Ameriprise Advisors

Smart Lighting: A Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits, Control4 blog

Home Automation Planning guide for Individuals with Autism, Control4

After Son’s Diabetes Diagnosis, IoT Exec Sees Big Role for Home Automation in Disease Management, CEPro

How Alexa’s best skill could be as a home health-care assistant, CNBC

Control4 Puts You in Control

 

 

Control4 gets it.  Not only do they develop leading-edge technology for you, today’s tech-savvy homeowners, but they enable you to integrate your own upgrades. That’s smart! Actually, Control4 calls it a Smart Home Skill for Alexa and it’s available with their 4Sight subscription.

Control4 integrates Alexa voice control for your entire smart home, allowing voice-activated commands for every automated feature. What’s really cool is that current C4 clients can add Alexa-enabled devices to their system without needing their Electronics Systems Contractor (us) to perform a service call. You’ll be able to discover lights, lighting scenes and even your thermostat. You can then customize the name on your customer portal.

Set-up is a pretty straightforward process and they provide a step-by-step video to walk you through it.  That video, by the way, is about 2 minutes long. You can integrate an Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap or Fire TV with Voice Remote into your Control4 system with an OS2.82 or newer.  The video takes you step by step through connecting your Amazon device to your Amazon account, selecting the Control4 Smart Home skill feature, and you’re off!  You’ll set your voice commands for Lighting and HVAC.  For more sophisticated voice control of audio and video, well, we’re here to help.

Don’t forget to lock the door behind you – oh, wait – Alexa already did!

Control 4 7 Amazon Alexa – Voice Control For your Entire Smart Home

 

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