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Some of our designer and architect friends

Schrader Design is a Charlotte based architecture firm that was established in 1999. Our office is located in the original 1920’s Packard Automobile showroom, a preserved historical structure that was sensitively transformed into a creative work environment for us to dream, collaborate, and craft the architecture of our clients. Check them out here.

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Controlling your smart home from beyond the front door

Security companies, of course, for years, have provided remote monitoring of our homes to those willing to pay for it. Many companies like ADT, FrontPoint or AT&T Digital Life are expanding into at leastoffering some home automation gadgetry.
With the advent of affordable home automation, people are looking for more than just “security.” We want to be able to monitor and adjust their smart homes, themselves, even when remote. Want to look in to see how the puppy is doing, from work? Turn on the lights before you get home… You get the idea. That means that WE need the ability to do our own monitoring, even if we are paying a company for security monitoring. And we want to be able to make sure we locked the door when we left, or closed the garage. Or turned down the thermostat.

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