SmartHouse Integration partners with Bang & Olufsen

Like no one else. Since 1925, Bang & Olfusen has become an international design icon and a global symbol of audio-visual excellence. Today, Bang & Olufsen is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality televisions, music systems, and high-performance loudspeakers; products that combine technological excellence with emotional appeal in a...

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Get Ready for Your New Smart TV

If it’s been a few years since you have bought a new TV, well, a lot has changed. No longer is it enough to go into a store and simply look for the best picture and sound. The advent of smart TVs has turned the typical display device into an...

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Art Collector Controls Waterfront Home With ELAN

17,000-Square-Foot Home Uses Smart Lighting to Highlight Art With exquisite artwork, a comprehensive wine collection, and a keen eye for modern design, two Sarasota, FL homeowners decided to push their smart home beyond industry convention. To enhance the home’s art, architecture, and interior design with modern technology, they put their...

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Congratulations to the Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of SRQ’s 2017 Home of the Year awards. SmartHouse Integration is proud to have been the technology partner on these projects: Best Overall Home – Over $2 Million Platinum – Compasshaus, Josh Wynne Construction Best Remodel / Renovation Platinum – Donnelly Condo, Haflants + Pichette Studio for...

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SmartHouse Integration Wins Electronic House’s Silver 2016 Home of the Year Award for “Best Unique Space”!

SmartHouse Integration, southwest Florida’s leading commercial and residential technology integration firm, today announced that the Sarasota Modern home has been named the silver winner of Electronic House’s 2016 Home of the Year Award in the “Best Unique Space” category. According to SmartHouse Integration Founder, President and industry veteran, Mark van...

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SMARTHOUSE: Featured in Palm Beach Illustrated!

SmartHouse is in the press again for it’s renowned Sarasota Modern project! Click below to check out the article on page 97!

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A Harbor Acres House Showcases the Latest in Smart-Home Technology

An ultra-modern local home is packed with cutting-edge tech. The new owners of this ultra-modern Harbor Acres showplace never have to fret that their 2,000-bottle collection of fine wines will go bad. A built-in monitor in their floor-to-ceiling glass-walled wine cellar keeps the temperature at 56 to 59 degrees; they’re...

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Common Smart Lighting Scenes

MOST PEOPLE THINK of their home lights as things that get turned on, off or dimmed as needed, but not as a design and lifestyle element that can be programmed to fit your moods, activities or schedule. That’s what smart lighting systems do. They can light your home and yard,...

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Houzz Study: Automated Outdoor Lighting Is Hot for 2016

Houzz study reveals nearly two thirds of U.S. homeowners (57%) who are planning outdoor renovations in 2016 are looking to upgrade their exterior lighting. Automated outdoor lighting is one of the hottest exterior technologies among homeowners today, according to new data from Houzz, a leading consumer home improvement website. The 2016 U.S. Houzz...

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25 Terms & Tips for Choosing and Using Speakers

Your home theater will only sound as good as your speakers, no matter how solid your other audio components are. Bad speakers will produce bad sound, period. And when you have bad sound, you won’t want to listen to your home theater as much. There is a type of speaker...

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Eco Minimalist Smart Home Makes Its Mark

This peaceful Sarasota pad borrows and blends the best from modern design and energy efficiency. When you enter this house by stepping across concrete pads that appear to float over a lotus pond, you know you are in for a modernist Zen experience. Expanses of clean white walls and polished concrete...

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BUSINESS BUZZ: Smarthouse Integration; Zoller Roofing; Eurotech Cabinetry

Smarthouse Integration awards Sarasota-based home electronics and home automation company SmartHouse Integration has received 2016 Best of Houzz awards for Design and Customer Service for the second year in a row and three Mark Of Excellence Awards from the Consumer Electronics Association. The Houzz prizes for design and customer service are based on the...

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Custom Career Paths

Exploring the Diverse Backgrounds of Unsung Leaders in Custom Integration What did you want to be when you were young? An astronaut? A firefighter? I think it’s safe to say almost no one grew up dreaming of being a custom integrator. But like most paths through life, chance and circumstances...

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Sarasota, Florida-Based SmartHouse Integration Wins Three Coveted CTA 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, February 5, 2016 – Last month, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the consumer electronics industry’s oldest and most established trade association, awarded SmartHouse Integration, southwest Florida’s leading commercial and residential technology integration firm, an unprecedented three Mark of Excellence awards for its pioneering work on the “Sarasota Modern”. SmartHouse...

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SmartHouse Integration of Sarasota Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Sarasota, FL, USA, January 12, 2016 – Smarthouse Integration of Sarasota, Florida has won “Best Of Design” and “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home...

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Installation Options for Whole-House Audio

If you like to listen to music, all day long, in every room of your house, you’re a prime candidate for a whole-house music system. Systems designed to distribute audio signals over cabling to multiple loudspeakers are widely available, and in configurations to handle any number of components. A custom electronics...

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10 Key Features of a Home Automation System

THE ABILITY TO MANAGE your home’s electronic systems from one main control system can make your household run smoother, feel better, and save energy. The trick is to find a system that will meet all the demands of your household, now and in the future. Most systems can be tailored...

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Planning Your Home Theater: THE ROOM COMES FIRST

“It’s the seating,” says John Dahl, director of education for THX. “Most people do it backwards. They go to a store and buy an AV receiver [or something] first,” he says, which is putting the egg before the chicken (not taking discussions of evolution theory into account, of course). Dahl,...

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SMART LIGHTING

ADD CONVENIENCE, SECURITY AND STYLE TO YOUR HOME. SMART LIGHTING CONTROL, while not exactly a new technology, has grown to become one of the most important features in a home control system. Smart lighting solutions can enhance a home’s décor and security, while making management of the lights much easier....

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BASICS OF A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

Here are products, features and FAQs for you to consider when setting up home security. WHILE DO-IT-YOURSELF security is all the rage, many homeowners feel more comfortable about the reliability of a comprehensive, professionally monitored alarm system that ensures emergency crews will reach your residence fast. This may also help you...

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WHY & HOW to Automate Your Home

Unsure about automation? Here’s a primer to help you get started on your quest for easy living. AUTOMATION USED TO CONJURE thoughts of a house gone wild, where technology ruled the roost and the decor resembled a science lab. Fortunately, this stereotype has been shattered, thanks to improvements in the technology...

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Soundbars & Soundbases: When, Where, and What to Look For

Soundbar and soundbases can be audio saviors for living rooms, bedrooms and dens. They can be the answer to a homeowner’s home audio prayers, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. First, what’s the difference between a soundbar and a soundbase? At its most basic, a soundbar is a small tube or...

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Motorized Window Shades

The benefits of investing in motorized window shades include energy savings, lighting control and convenience. Motorized window shades and draperies have long been an overlooked piece of home technology. Yes, I said technology. With the addition of a motorized track or rod, they can take your home comfort, protection, convenience...

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Mandeville Beer Garden Focuses on the Details

Florida’s first-ever beer garden focuses on the beer and lets the ELAN control system manage all the audio, video, lighting, security, surveillance cameras and HVAC. Launching a restaurant is often a sink-or-swim moment. It’s stressful, exciting and demanding, so any help keeping things organized and flowing smoothly is essential. Just...

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Mandeville Beer Garden

Mandeville Beer Garden Focuses On The Details With The ELAN Control System Sarasota, Florida’s first-ever beer garden focuses on the beer and lets the ELAN control system manage all the audio, video, lighting, security, surveillance cameras and HVAC. PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, July 22, 2015 – Launching a restaurant is often a...

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Environmentally Sound & Tech Smart Home

Structurally, there are endless ways to beef up a home’s energy efficiency: install highly insulated doors and windows, outfit with Energy Star appliances, and ensure a tightly constructed shell. Florida builder Josh Wynne of Josh Wynne Construction, Sarasota, Fla., has made a name for himself as a premier provider of...

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The Entertaining Green Home

Modern luxury homebuilding isn’t just about square footage and exotic materials. The best new homes today incorporate smart designs that minimize energy usage, maximize living comfort and provide aesthetics that perfectly match the owner’s personality. Florida homebuilder Josh Wynne of Josh Wynne Construction knows this better than most, and it’s...

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Sunny Disposition

A cinema under the sky can be an amazing home theater option. It turned out to be just the ticket for this Florida family who lives in sunny Sarasota and spends a lot of time outdoors. The backyard entertainment area with its swim-up theater is so well-engineered that, at first...

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Yogurtology Simplifies Multi-Store Management

Susan McCart, a Florida franchisee and now part-owner of premium frozen yogurt chain Yogurtology, uses modern automation and control tech to help manage growing company. PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, August 19, 2015 – No matter how hard you try or how little you sleep, you can’t be in two places at once....

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