Business Spotlight: Modern Home Systems can help you create a ‘Smart Home’


Getting smart at home can mean far more than just controlling energy and water use. With the smart home technologies offered by Modern Home Systems, homeowners can control multiple tasks and functions for their homes with the touch of a button.

“We take pride in offering the latest in smart home technology that can help you control heating, air conditioning, lighting, doors, irrigation systems, home security, audio-video and more,” said spokesperson Danielle Ryan. “The possibilities are endless.”

Evolving smart technologies continue to introduce new features and creating instant ambiance for your home theater — or your home — is one of them. “If you’d like to create a movie night scene, you hit a button and your lights will dim, the sound will go up on the TV, and the Blu-ray player is activated,” Ryan said. “Instead of having to hit multiple buttons to create that scene, smart home technology does it all for you.”

Creating a date night scene is equally easy. At the tough of a button, lights will dim, music will play softer, and a Pandora Internet Radio station will come on.

Out of town but hoping to create the perception someone is still at home? Smart technology can set up lights to go on and off at different times of the day.

Modern Home Systems has developed new relationships with builders and contractors to install smart technology products. “We’re doing a lot more custom homes from the ground up,” Ryan said. “We work directly with the builders and go through all the different phases of the entire construction.”

One such partnership is with the M Theory Record Store in Del Mar. “We’ve started selling turntables out of our Rancho Santa Fe location, and we’re planning to do a record-release party with the M Theory Record Store in March,” Ryan said. “Vinyl is coming back in popularity, and we want to offer receivers, amplifiers, and speakers so listeners will receive a full vinyl listening experience. Smart home technology is getting more affordable to the average homeowner and we think in the next few years, it will take over the market.”

Modern Home Systems opened as La Jolla Home Theater in 2007. A second location was opened in 2012, and Modern Home Systems was acquired in 2013.

• The Modern Home Systems headquarters at 7007 Carroll Road in the Miramar area of San Diego features a full showroom of TVs and audio systems, as well as a golf simulator. (858) 554-0404.

Modern Home Systems also has a Rancho Santa Fe location, 16081 San Dieguito Road, specializing in Apple-controlled systems. (858) 756-5606.

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