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Commercial Environments

Scalable Technology Solutions for a Smarter Workplace

Our consultants help set your organization apart with intuitive audio and video technologies that aid growth. 

Elevate Your Business with Leading-Edge Technology Systems

From corporate buildings to classrooms, smart automation puts your company or institution above the rest in overall efficiency and experience. Explore the possibilities below.

Integrated Building Control

Monitor and operate technology from a central hub to automate daily tasks.

Centralized Distribution

Streamline your Chicago business operations with remotely located equipment racks and automation gear.

Custom Window Treatments

Optimize natural light while managing any resulting heat gain or UV damage.


High performance cameras with cloud or local storage help mitigate threats.

Distributed Audio

Deliver quality sound throughout your Chicago or New Buffalo, MI facility that is effortless to control.

Lighting Control

Improve employee morale and reduce costs with intuitive lighting control systems.

Professional Office

Improve business operations and morale with integrated technologies that help facilitate the success of your company.

Common Solutions

Lutron Lighting · Hunter Douglas Window Treatments · HVAC Control · Sound Masking · Access Control · Smart Building Control · WiFi

Sample Solutions
office automation, skylights, HVAC system above windows

Motorized Window Treatments

As a leading building automation company and proud Lutron and Hunter Douglas dealer, we optimize comfort for your Chicago staff and reduce sun glare on monitors and TV displays with custom motorized solar shades that rise and lower in unison on your command.

HVAC Control

Program your thermostat to maintain a comfortable environment during work hours and automatically adjust to an energy-saving temperature once you and your staff leave.


Our consultants provide secure and reliable connectivity indoors and outdoors through systems engineered for scalability and enterprise-grade performance.

Fitness / Spa

Craft an invigorating exercise environment with dynamic light scenes and rhythmic audio that keeps your visitors motivated and coming back.

Common Solutions

Lighting Systems · Distributed Audio · Video Displays · Distributed Video · Lutron Motorized Shades · HVAC Control · Hidden Audio Video · Network Infrastructure

Sample Solutions
commercial automation, gym with white walls and black mats and television

Lighting Control

Transform the ambiance of your Chicago business for high or low intensity exercise classes with dynamic one-touch scenes. Use vacancy sensors to turn lighting off when any space is not in use.

Video Displays

Engage your visitors with state-of-the-art 4K HD displays mounted from the ceiling or walls and present stunning media content indoors and outdoors.

HVAC Control

Maintain proper air conditioning and gym ventilation for a healthier environment with smart climate control that adjusts on its own and sends alerts when conditions reach undesired levels.

Hotel / Hospitality

Deliver an exceptional experience to your guests as they enter your property and navigate through common areas and their personal suite.
Common Solutions

Lutron Lighting · Custom Window Treatments · HVAC Automation · Hidden Audio Video · Entry Systems/Access Control · Smart Building Technology · Company-Wide WiFi · Lighted Mirrors

Sample Solutions
Hotel lobby, large windows, clean

Lighting Control

Create a welcoming environment when guests arrive with dynamic scenes that brighten and dim throughout the day on your command or on a preset schedule.

Motorized Window Treatments

Complement your interior decor in common areas while regulating light and temperature with beautiful solar shade solutions that automatically adjust in unison based on time of day.


Guarantee fast and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity throughout your property with optimized accent point placement, robust firewall protection and separate networks for guests and staff.


Create excitement and facilitate transactions with centralized building control of architectural lighting, digital signage, audio systems and more.

Common Solutions

Lighting Control · Motorized Window Treatments · HVAC Control · Hidden Audio Video · Distributed Video · Surveillance · Facial Detection · Access Control

Sample Solutions
retail space, white walls and floor, large screens

Lighting Control

Visually enhance your displays and merchandise with strategic, dynamic lighting for striking designs that draw the eyes to sales items and new products.


Analyze traffic patterns throughout your store to determine any inefficient shopping areas or foot congestion. Remotely monitor live or recorded footage for loiterers, intruders and vandals.

Access Control

Protect your Chicago or New Buffalo, MI store with PIN or biometric entry for authorized users only. Receive alerts in real time when access is attempted and remotely manage entries to proactively maintain security.

Classroom / Auditorium

Cultivate a more engaging learning experience in the classroom with smart solutions that encourage collaboration and increase productivity.

Common Solutions

Lighting Control · Presentation Technology · Motorized Window Treatments · Interactive Whiteboards

Sample Solutions
Classroom with large whiteboard at front, tables in rows

Presentation Technology

Communicate effectively to any-size audience with a sophisticated, fully equipped audiovisual system that is perfectly tailored to the dimensions and acoustics of your space.

Custom Window Treatments

Cut sun glare and maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your Western Springs, IL school with automated solar, translucent, or audiovisual blackout shades that meet the needs of any classroom.

Interactive Whiteboards

Promote active learning with interactive displays and whiteboards that encourage tangible connections and better collaboration among students.

Condo Theater

Set your Lake Geneva, WI or Chicago development apart from the rest with a dedicated theater that delivers a truly cinematic experience for residents.
Common Solutions
Lighting Control · High-Performance Audio · Acoustic Treatments · Surround Sound · Projection System
Sample Solutions
condo theather, red walls, car on screen

Lighting Control

Incorporate intuitive lighting control that sets the scene when it’s time for a movie and automatically brightens when the film ends.

High-Performance Audio

Create an auditory haven for residents with a concealed, multi-channel speaker system for sharp, dynamic sound during every movie.

Projection System

Stunning visual clarity will be realized with 4K projection systems matched with the proper screens to deliver uncompromising entertainment experiences.

Get Started

Whatever your vision in your Chicago commercial building, r:home is the automation company that can make it happen.
Contact us today for more information and next steps.

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