Home Automation, Lighting, Shading, Audio & Video

Optimal Tek provides complete, turn-key home automation systems for residential and commercial customers who reside in Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Brevard, Asheville and surrounding areas in Western North Carolina.

We are passionate about installing only the best, most reliable and easy-to-use systems. Technology should be something that just works...not a point of frustration!

As you will see, we go through great lengths to build your system from the ground up with quality components and integrated systems that will leave you wondering how you ever got along without it!

Whether you need work done to an existing home or are planning a dream home, we are here to help you and guide you through each step.  With any new project, we have the expertise that can save you from a costly add-on later.


Control4 brings everything in your home into one easy-to-use system


Lighting Control by Lutron

Optimal Tek is fully certified by Lutron for installation of Lutron's Homeworks QS & RadioRA2 lighting control system.  Lutron is the market leader in lighting control systems.  Both Homeworks QS & Radio RA2 system can be installed in new or existing homes without requiring any special wiring. Best of all, our lighting control system is seamlessly integrated into the Control4 Home Automation Control system.


Optimal Tek | Lutron RA2 Dealer serving Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Brevard, NC

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Optimal Tek | Lutron RA2 serving Asheville, NC

independent or together!

Optimal Tek partnered with Lutron Lighting because of their market dominance and that the system can work as a complete stand-alone system for those that do not want a full home automation system.  Lutron provides a mobile app that allows the system to be fully controlled from a mobile device anywhere you have an internet connection.


The Lutron system is equally suited to be integrated into many different home automation systems, from Elan, Savant, Crestron, and Control4, just to name a few.

Optimal Tek | Lutron Triathalon Shade Dealer Lake Toxaway, Brevard, Cashiers, NC

automated shades by Lutron

Automated shades are just cool (some pun intended)!  Those that have had automated shades understand that having motorized shades goes well beyond simple convenience. They help control and shape the natural light that enters your home and work in tandem with overall energy savings. 

wired or wireless

Whether you're planning a new home or have an existing home, our shades can be pre-wired or battery powered with battery life expectancy of 3-5 years.

types of shades

The Sivonia Triathlon shades come in dozens of fabrics and styles, ranging from honeycomb single and double insulating cell, roller shades, light filtering and light blocking shades...all custom installed and integrated.

independent or together!

As with our lighting control, we chose to partner with Lutron for shading because of their commitment to quality, incredibly quite motors and attention to details.  The shading systems we offer work in tandem with the lighting control system and are equally happy working in a standalone system or as part of an integrated solution.  All our shades work seamlessly with our Control4 Home Automation system.  

Optimal Tek | Nest Pro Dealer near Asheville,N

Climate & Safety Detectors

Nest thermostats

It's no secret that the Nest thermostat is fast becoming one of the most popular "smart" thermostats in the world. The reason is simple: they are simple, intuitive and easy to use!

Nest thermostats differ from the traditional thermostats in that they "learn" your schedule and adjust to it accordingly. It's smart enough to know when you're not home, so it adjusts to your pre-defined settings for "Away" mode, saving you energy.

The problem with traditional thermostats that define a fixed schedule is that, well, it's fixed!  What if you're home because of a holiday or leave an hour early for work?  Traditional thermostats don't account for these variables and thus become harder to use because there's always an exception to the rule!

Optimal Tek | Nest Pro Smoke Detector Instaler Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Brevard, Hendersonville, NC
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Nest Smoke Detectors

Did you know smoke detectors have an expiration date?  They do, and they should be replaced every 10 years, regardless of brand.  As a Nest Pro, we looked long and hard at all the safety detectors that were on the market today that offered more than just a loud alarm. We found that Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors have some of the most advanced technology in the market. What's even better is that it can alert you to a problem, even if you're away from home.  We think that's invaluable information to have, so we recommend installing Nest Smoke Detectors in your home today! 


audio/video distribution

When it comes to audio and video in your home, you want to be able to see and hear what you're watching!  We fully design, implement, test and support a variety of displays and home theater sound systems.

wired or wireless

Whether you're planning a new home or have an existing home, we have the expertise and experience to get beautiful sound exactly where it needs to be.  We install a variety of architectural in-wall speakers, surround sound systems, all top-shelf quality.  Many times, especially in retro-fit installations, wired speakers isn't an option.  In those cases, we install Sonos wireless speakers.