In the extreme, commercial and residential technology integrations are very different. Both projects have shades, lighting controls, TVs, audio, and security, but the scale can be very different. At BRAVAS, we do a few home projects every year with more than 20 rooms with TVs, but they don’t have video conferencing. There can be hundreds of rooms in a commercial project, and all of them may have TVs and conferencing capabilities. As an office design company, we know firsthand that commercial projects are often of a massive scale as compared to most homes.
Today, after a year of working from home, some of us are starting to head back into our offices. However, as we re-enter these spaces, while many of the office chairs are better, we have noticed other elements of the experience are not as good. We explored some of the issues in a recent BRAVAS Luxury Living podcast which you can hear here.
Surveillance products, like security cameras and doorbell cameras, are an increasingly common addition to the home. As a security camera installation company, we get those calls all the time. Smartphones have made them much more useful, and simple DIY options like Ring doorbells have shown just how powerful they can be. Whether you want to know what is happening at home, you want to deter porch pirates, or you have legitimate concerns about your safety, there is a camera option for you. Whatever your reason for considering a surveillance system, following the guidelines below will help ensure your system does exactly what you need.
At their recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple repeatedly used the words ‘Spatial’ and ‘Audio’ together more than any other combination of words (except maybe ‘best’ and ‘ever’). Some people believe that spatial audio is the future of listening to music, and there is a lot of work going on to convert an old track to a new spatial sound. At BRAVAS, your local surround sound installer, we believe all this is thinking through, and it is work understanding what spatial audio is, how to listen to it and if there is a role for your Dolby Atmos system to listen to it.
As we add more and more devices to our home network, the chance of becoming a victim to cyber criminals dramatically increases. Most of us are unaware of the security risks these devices present, leaving our network wide open for thieves to steal our personal, private, and confidential information. But by following these simple guidelines, you help can protect you and your family from becoming the next statistic.
As more homeowners are creating unique outdoor spaces that accommodate entertaining, everyday living, and even cooking outside, the backyard has become the new centerpiece of the home. Here are some steps an outdoor living specialist can take to design the perfect outdoor space for your family in your Roswell, GA home.
Even in luxury homes, budgets typically demand that you have to say no to some things. The knowledge of when to save and when to splurge is one of the most important things you can ask your smart home consultants. When it comes to home technology, understanding where you can save money without ruining the experience is complicated, since your devices are so interconnected. Read on for three ways you can protect your budget while maintaining the luxury experience in your Atlanta, GA home.
If you have read any of our other outdoor blogs, you have heard us say that you can now replicate almost any smart home feature outdoors, and theaters are no different. The experience won’t be identical. You don’t have walls for instance, but creating a truly fantastic theater experience outdoors is possible if you know what you are doing. Luckily, as expert outdoor home theater installers we have some tips on how to get the most out the entertainment in your Salty Springs, GA home.
For anyone who has lived in a technology-enabled home, moving to a new home without much technology is almost like going back to the Stone Age. What makes matters worse is that when the technology is installed and done well, it becomes virtually invisible, meaning you may not know you miss it till you don't have it anymore.
We have talked to several team members at BRAVAS and asked them to use their experience working with an industry leading home automation company to advice homeowners and what to think about first when it comes to home technology. Here are the top 4 things to consider for your Canton, GA home.
Landscape lighting is certainly not uncommon in luxury homes, but most homeowners don’t grasp the full value and potential of a great landscape lighting system. The benefits to curb appeal are dramatic, but we have included three additional reasons to have your local landscape lighting company, BRAVAS, design an outdoor lighting system for your home below.
With summer quickly approaching, you might be thinking about upgrading your home’s outdoor living spaces. In our last two blogs, we discussed outdoor TVs and outdoor shades. In this post, we’ll tackle outdoor audio and provide some tips as you plan your alfresco oasis.