The Best Smart Technologies for Beachfront Homes


Embrace Smart Home Automation in Your St. Augustine Property

Every home is different, and the smart technologies that are essential in one area of the world might be far less valuable in another home. For beachfront homeowners in Florida, there are a lot of exciting smart home automation features that can add value and convenience to your property. Whether you’re in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or somewhere else along the north east coast, keep reading to learn about the best tech for your needs.

Outdoor Entertainment

A dedicated home theater system is often considered a must-have for luxury properties. With the gorgeous view of the ocean and wonderful weather, many Florida residents opt to take their theaters outside. An outdoor theater requires strategic planning to mitigate ambient light and ensure that the area has great acoustics, but the end result is an amazing movie-watching experience.

Beyond home theaters, your beachfront property should be equipped with the best outdoor audio system for entertaining friends and family. Special weather-resistant speakers and high-end audio equipment are the way to go. Combine your audio system with fully automated landscape lighting, then create a “Party” scene that crafts the perfect atmosphere for a fun evening.

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Motorized Shades

The hot Florida sun might feel great when you’re relaxing in the pool, but there’s no denying that it has a negative impact on your energy bill. Motorized shades allow you to balance energy usage with the beautiful ocean view. You could set the shades to be completely hidden by default, but if subtle heat sensors identify that the sun is causing the temperature to rise in the room, the shades will automatically lower to prevent solar heat gain.

Security and Surveillance

Beachfront properties are often considered a high-value target by burglars because many people treat them as vacation homes and leave them vacant for extended periods of time. Whether St. Augustine is your primary residence or a way to escape the winter months each year, a security and surveillance system is a good idea. Modern smart security systems go far beyond the basic grainy CCTV footage and alarms. With these security solutions, you can view high-definition footage of your home in real-time right from your smartphone.

You are also able to connect your security system to other smart technologies in your home, such as automated lighting and motorized shades. This allows you to create a “mock occupancy” setting in which the shades rise and lower and the lights turn on and off throughout the day. It makes your home look like someone is there even if you’re halfway around the world.

These are just a few of the technologies that can improve your home, but for a more in-depth and tailored approach, contact us today for a free consultation.


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