Home Control Solutions
Sound Decisions has over 30 years experience designing and implementing Smart Home systems throughout North Carolina. Our team understands all the ways to help you take control of your environment from lighting control to media rooms with a single remote to operate everything.
Smart Home Automation
Imagine this scenario: you pull into the driveway after a long day. You open the garage and your home recognizes that you’ve arrived, turns on the lights, puts the alarm to ‘arrival’, sets your music playlist to shuffle and adjusts the temperature to a cozy 72 degrees. Not bad for just showing up. Later that night in bed, one touch from your night table puts the lights in “Sleep” mode, arms the alarm and turns off the TVs and music system. It’s that easy. Our smart home technology enhances your comfort, safety, enjoyment and even lowers your energy costs. The systems change the temperature of your home depending on the time of day, adjusts volume to match where you are in the home, and sets your lighting levels to match the available sunlight. If you are planning on building a house, call us. We work with the area’s finest architects and custom builders. Together, we’ll create the smart home of your dreams.
“Dad, the internet is down again!” If you’ve ever heard this before, or struggled to connect at home, you may have slow or erratic Wi-Fi. Online games, movies, file downloads, streaming music, Skype, WhatsApp, and smart home systems are no longer novelties – they are the pulse of your family. Your home may be wired for the basic services such as internet, electricity, telephone, and video, but with just everything requiring internet access, from phones to tablets to your fridge, your one network needs to be powerful and fast. We make your network easy-to-use and support you when you need assistance. From desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, to getting a strong cellular signal anywhere indoors, your home is a mission-critical business to us. We use enterprise-quality components built from the ground up to insure high performance and reliability today and for years to come. Don’t get caught in a data bottleneck – let us get you on the data superhighway today.
Sound Decisions specializes in the design and installation of structured cabling systems for new construction and existing house infrastructure. Whether your home has five desktop computers or a total of fifty smartphones, tablets, streaming music and video boxes and an assortment of laptops, Sound Decisions will provide the copper and fiber cabling needed to connect all of your data, voice, and video to the fastest broadband possible, wired and wireless. We wire for cameras, smart locks, lighting, motorized shades, audio, video and control systems.
One of the best-loved conveniences for your home is music on-demand that plays wherever you are. Music makes a house into a home. We can bring the pleasure of music at the touch of a button everywhere, indoors and outside, with the latest gear from the world’s top manufacturers. Our advanced audio systems deliver sound that fits a range of environments. You can have concealed sound in any room, at high levels of quality. Speakers can be hidden in walls and ceilings, in gardens and by the pool. That means no clutter and no special furniture. The system is housed in a closet – each room merely contains a pair of visible or concealed speakers. Artist and album information can be displayed on a TV or your phone.
Sound Decisions specializes in creating audio and video solutions for your outdoor spaces. A movie projector in the back yard? Outdoor sound that fills the grounds with your favorite music, but doesn’t disturb your neighbors? Cool lighting scenes around the BBQ grill? Wi-Fi at the pool? Yes! All this and more. Sound Decisions designs and installs outdoor entertainment systems to meet your requirements and budget. Our systems are simple to operate with programmed settings that match your landscaping and your entertaining needs. We have marine-grade outdoor-rated equipment to ensure years of trouble-free service even in the harshest of conditions.
Centrally controlled lighting lets you create the perfect settings for your home while saving on energy costs. With the touch of a single button, you can select scenes for different scenarios, such as “reading,” “cocktail party,” or “movie viewing.” Imagine hosting a dinner and pressing one button to set all lights (and window coverings) both inside and outdoors. Yes – it’s that simple. Lighting also creates a more secure home. As you approach your driveway, exterior lights automatically turn on, illuminating the pathway from your garage to your home. Should you hear a strange sound in the middle of the night, you can turn on all the lights in and around your home from your bedside. When you leave for vacation, you press one button so that the lights turn on and off during pre-set times (TV’s too!) to create a lived-in look. And you can check settings and make adjustments from your mobile device from anywhere in the world.
Expansive windows require motorized shades and drapes. Our motorized shading systems allow you to monitor and control the light and privacy of your home from a simple smartphone app or a touchpanel – whether you are home or away. We set your home shades to allow morning light in and reset in the afternoon to protect furniture and art work from harsh sun, all the while minimizing energy usage from heating and cooling. Your window coverings can open and close at your command, according to a program, or the time of day and available sunlight – all of which reduces your carbon footprint. We also interface with smart thermostats that gives you comprehensive light, heat and cooling control to make your home more comfortable and efficient. The overall environmental system then integrates with our other controls allowing you to take command of all home systems, from security, to lighting, to entertainment. There is no reason to waste energy when technology can do the thinking, and the legwork, for you.
Cable TV, Satellite, Streaming, Roku, AppleTV… home entertainment options are ever-increasing. We create simple solutions for all your video sources. All that’s needed in each room is a wall-mounted or cabinet-enclosed flat TV. You can then watch any source on any TV at any time, no matter who else is watching. We also send your security and door cameras through the system so you can check on who is at the door, or if the baby is sound asleep. In addition to sources, we have a full assortment of high-resolution video displays. From water-resistant TVs for the outdoor spaces shower to the biggest and clearest home theater screens, we have the selection, expertise and fair pricing to cover all of your needs.
Sit in your cinema recliner, touch a button, and let the show begin. Select a movie or concert from your library. Our media rooms can be concealed and tailored to any interior decoration. Your media room can deliver more than just movies and shows. It can easily convert to an unbeatable Gaming system utilizing the entire 100″+ screen and digital surround sound. Our media room and theater designs take into account your listening and viewing environment, available light, and the shape, size and acoustic nature of the room. Our background in professional video ensures you of the highest performance. We are also your source for dedicated theater interiors and build-outs. From theater seating and risers, to stages, drapes and lighting, we work with your designers to construct the themed theater of your dreams.