What is a “smart” system? How would you like to be able to ‘control’ your lighting,motorized shades, security, surveillance, sound, video, heating and air conditioning, hot tub, pool, entry points, or any other electronically controllable device, from a wall mounted or handheld device like an ipad/iphone, at home or remotely via any wifi network? Perhaps you want your system to perform certain tasks automatically; under certain pre-set conditions. La Scala can integrate and/or automate any of your electronic devices, and create a straight forward and simple to use ‘app’ for you.

Systems for music, video, lights, climate and security have become more intelligent enabling you to easily operate them from a smart phone, tablet, keypad, or touch panel. Effortlessly listen to your favorite music from any area of the home with a single button press or set the lights and shades to create ambiance for entertaining in your open concept kitchen and living area. From your mobile device while at home or away you can view surveillance cameras, unlock the door if your child forgets the key, or set the temperature. Smart home technology adds convenience, comfort, and peace of mind. It’s pretty cool too! Solutions available for new construction and existing homes.

Choices: There are many choices for control systems in the marketplace – some manufacturers and installation firms make lofty promises and boast great value. Essentially there are only two levels of choice for control: ‘In the box’ solutions, and custom solutions. ‘In the box’ solutions take the perspective that the average homeowner will accept pre-specified control capability. These solutions do not include specific control over certain equipment, can present some difficulties in terms of simplicity, and are not as elegant in execution or often in quality. Should custom control elements be required, such as a specialty spa or unique feedback or monitoring, fully customized open architecture systems provide far more flexible and user-friendly solutions. Custom solutions are typically offered by more experienced firms like La Scala. Most importantly, La Scala can handle the complexity on the ‘back-end’ so that in contrast there is simplicity for you the user on the front-end.

We offer both levels of systems depending on your needs and tastes, and we believe each solution has its place, as long as the quality of the equipment used is not compromised. That’s why we do not offer entry level systems, ones that are fraught with deficiencies. Depending on the goals and expectations of the homeowner, an open-ended system might make the most sense. As long as it is professionally designed, installed, and supported, it can provide greater functionality and be more adaptive to changes as they occur. We work closely with our clients from concept to creation to provide a system that best suits one’s individual needs. We work with you after installation through our in-house service department, should you want to add or change anything, or simply want a refresher.