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'Wow’ Your Holiday Guests With Smart Technology

Brighten Your Holiday Season With LED Lighting

'Wow’ Your Holiday Guests With Smart Technology

Think back to your earliest memories of the holidays. What do you remember? The smell of gingerbread cookies wafting from the oven? The sound of Christmas carols sung around the tree? Whatever you're picturing in your head, lights are most likely an undeniable aspect of this memory. Hung around the tree and throughout the house, both inside and out, lights turn a home into a shimmering winter wonderland, which helps sell the season when there’s no snow in St. Petersburg.

 

As you welcome guests into your home for your holiday gatherings, you can use smart lighting technology to astonish them with rich LED lighting that you control with the push of a button on your smartphone. Keep reading to learn how this smart home feature can enrich your holiday festivities.

 

Gift Guide: High-End Speakers for the Audiophile in Your Life

Elevate the Audio in Your Belleair Home

Gift Guide: High-End Speakers for the Audiophile in Your Life

Music is an integral part of our lives, and there’s never been a better time to be an audio enthusiast. Whether you’re an active member of the vinyl revival or taking advantage of millions of songs on loss-less streaming services like Tidal, you have a wide variety of ways to listen to music, and technology is evolving to deliver high-fidelity audio without requiring an unwieldy array of components.

 

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we’ve assembled a gift guide of the hottest high-end speakers for the audiophiles in your life. Excite the college student in your house with a sound bar that will dramatically enhance the sound quality in their dorm room. Treat yourself by having Santa leave you that perfect integrated amplifier.

 

Keep reading to learn more about these high-end speakers, and no one will judge you if you want to get one as a gift and one for your Belleair home.

What Is The Best Way To Control Your Home Media Room?

Upgrade Your Belleair Home Entertainment with Control4

What Is The Best Way To Control Your Home Media Room?

How does your family like to enjoy its entertainment? Do you nest in the living room for hours, binge-watching the latest Netflix shows? Do you invite people over for big movie nights that turn into late-night gatherings? Do you have gamers in your house that blow through an afternoon competing online with their friends while their siblings watch?

There are a lot of different ways to engage with media, which is why you want a multi-purpose home media room that is optimized for top-quality audio and video performance while still functioning as a relaxed, flexible gathering space. A smart home control system like Control4 can significantly enhance how you engage with your media room, bringing all of your smart devices and A/V technology together in a streamlined interface customized for your household’s needs.

Read on to learn how Control4 upgrades the entertainment value and functionality of your Belleair home’s media room.

Smart Technology Upgrades To Help Keep Your Business Secure

From Conference Room Audio Video Control to Surveillance Cameras

Smart Technology Upgrades To Help Keep Your Business Secure

Your office is the central hub of your business, and it’s filled with valuable technology and sensitive information that can make it a target. How secure is your Tampa office? Do you have security measures in place to protect both physical and digital assets? Are you able to access your security technology from your personal smart device? If your answer is no, you’re not taking full advantage of what modern technology offers when it comes to safeguarding your commercial property and information.

Read on to learn about smart security upgrades that can improve the safety of your Tampa office and increase the functionality of commercial automation technology and conference room audio video systems.

Enhance Your Home with Smart Lighting Control

Set the Perfect Mood for Your Clearwater Home with LED Lights

Enhance Your Home with Smart Lighting Control

The lighting in your home plays a huge part in the aesthetic of each room, and it’s become easier than ever to make your lighting an active design element thanks to smart home automation. Lighting control allows you to change the atmosphere with the push of a button, and smart LED bulbs open up the entire spectrum of color to illuminate your space.

These features beautify your home, and they also help you save money and minimize your carbon footprint by cutting down on energy consumption. Keep reading to learn about the various benefits of a lighting control system for your Clearwater home. 

How Does A Control4 Dealer Optimize Your Smart Home?

Learn the Benefits of a Professional Control4 Installation

How Does A Control4 Dealer Optimize Your Smart Home?

You recently visited a friend’s house and saw them using a Control4 smart home control system to set their lights, adjust the thermostat, and control their media from their smartphone. Impressed by the functionality of the system, you're now considering giving your own Clearwater home a smart automation upgrade, but where do you start? The individual devices can be tricky to set up on their own, and bringing them all together on the same network is a formidable endeavor.

A Control4 dealer like AV Specialists has the experience and knowledge to create a smart home control system customized to your specific needs. Read on to learn how a professional Control4 installation gives you the best long-term performance.

Safeguard Your Business with Security Cameras While You’re Away

Office Surveillance Allows You to Keep Watch of Your Tampa Business

Safeguard Your Business with Security Cameras While You’re Away

Having a successful business often means a lot of traveling as you seek out new professional opportunities and fly out to make new connections, but how do you ensure that your office is secure and functioning appropriately while you're away? Is your restaurant moving smoothly during the Friday night rush or is your kitchen a mess and dining room full of angry customers? Are retail employees sitting around while you’re gone or actively engaging with customers?

Office surveillance can give you easy access to security cameras from your smart device, allowing you to monitor your Tampa commercial space from home or from halfway across the country. Read on to learn how an office surveillance system can give you peace of mind while you're traveling, whether it's just for a few days or an extended period.

Considering A Smart Home Company? Ask These 4 Questions

Get Informed Before You Commit to a Smart Home Company

Considering A Smart Home Company? Ask These 4 Questions

Giving your home a smart technology upgrade isn't a simple process. And while corporations like Google and Amazon might offer DIY solutions, their products don't provide the functionality, reliability, and security of a custom system from a smart home company.

A home control system like Control4 unifies all the automated technology in your home for easy access from any smart device with an internet connection, and a professional installation ensures that your system is built for your exact needs.

Before you choose a smart home company for your Clearwater, FL project, there are some important questions to ask. Read on to find out more.

How to Choose the Right Amplifier for Your Space

What is the Right High End Audio Solution for Your Home?

How to Choose the Right Amplifier for Your Space

Music plays a big role in many homeowners’ lives. It’s used to set the scene when guests are over — by acting as either background noise or if you have a favorite album you want to put on for everybody to enjoy. As such, having the best high-end audio technology for your Florida home is essential to hearing your music at its optimal quality.

One of the ways to achieve this is to utilize an amplifier in your setup. Many options are available, including integrated amplifiers to function as the foundation for your home audio system. These combine your amplifier and pre-amp, saving you space and money. Another option is having two separate components so that you can customize each individually if preferred.

In this blog, we’ll look at one of our trusted brand partners that offers amplifiers and how to determine what type of amplifier setup may be best for your space.

How to Improve Your Video Conferencing System

Take Meetings to the Next Level with Smart Technology

How to Improve Your Video Conferencing System

If you have been dissatisfied with the quality of the video conferencing system in your business, you’re not alone. Many companies throughout the Clearwater, Florida area are relying on conference systems that, quite frankly, should have been retired ten years ago.

Why are so many of these systems outdated? It’s usually simply a matter of not realizing what’s possible with modern technology. We hope this quick guide to improving your video conferencing system will help open your eyes to the available options.

SEE ALSO: The Upgrade Your Conference Room Audio Video Needs

Before we get into different technologies, let’s start by talking about some simple steps you can take to improve things no matter what system you’re using.

New Home or Remodeling? Control4 is the Smart Home Upgrade You Need

Why A Smart Home Automation System is A Great Investment

New Home or Remodeling? Control4 is the Smart Home Upgrade You Need

If you’re looking to add a spark to a new home or unique remodeling ideas for your existing one, smart home technology is a great place to start. Renovating doesn’t have to mean new furniture, tearing down walls, or changing your room’s color palette. Making a technology upgrade using Control4 can immediately make your Clearwater home more beautiful, comfortable and fun.

As your local Control4 dealers, we’d love to show you how a home automation system can completely transform your space. Maybe you're looking for new ways to entertain guests, or you want to streamline your home's style. Everyone can find unique ways to take advantage of intuitive and automated control of their technology.

SEE MORE: What to Expect from AV Specialists as Your Smart Home Company

The Upgrade Your Conference Room Audio Video Needs

Enhance Your Work Environment With This Essential Smart Feature

The Upgrade Your Conference Room Audio Video Needs

Is your business space in need of a facelift? It may be time to consider upgrading your business’ AV system. From keeping the energy up in meetings to distributing information in an engaging way, conference room audio video can enhance any office space. If you already have an AV system set up — or are just now considering installing one — you’ll want to make sure that it is equipped with the right features.

We’re confident that your Florida business will benefit from having one touch automation and control within your audio video system. See your conference room benefit fully from commercial AV technology by incorporating automation.

In this blog, we’ll look at what exactly one touch automation and control allows you to do with your conference room’s audio video system.

See Also: 7 Signs That Your Conference Room Equipment Needs Updating

Can Your Building Benefit From Acoustic Treatment?

The Answer Is Yes, It Probably Can

Can Your Building Benefit From Acoustic Treatment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a great example of the difference a properly treated room can make. In the first video below you can hear multiple slap back echo’s. In the design the room previously had, conversation was very unintelligible. In addition to that, the slap back off the hard surfaces limited the amount of volume you could put through the microphones before a feedback situation occurred.

SEE ALSO: How To Improve Noise Levels In Open Concept Business Spaces

What to Expect From AV Specialists as Your Smart Home Company

Learn More About What it Means to Partner With AV Specialists

What to Expect From AV Specialists as Your Smart Home Company

If you are looking to make a smart home technology upgrade to your property, you might be seeking some help from a professional installation source.

But how do you choose the right partner? Here in the Tampa area, we know several companies offer smart home installation services.

Our team at AV Specialists is here to help you.

As a smart home company proudly serving the greater Tampa area for over 20 years, we keep your best interests as our top priority.

We detail what you can expect from our dedicated team of custom technology experts when you partner with us to install your smart home system below.

3 of the Best Technologies to Feature in Your Home Theater Installation

Enhance Your Home Cinema With These High-End Devices

3 of the Best Technologies to Feature in Your Home Theater Installation

When you add a home theater system to your house, you are building a setup designed for delivering the ultimate on-screen entertainment experience.

Regardless of whether you plan to place your home cinema system in a dedicated theater or a hybrid media room, you still can achieve a top-of-the-line viewing setup.

Our team at AV Specialists has been helping homeowners in St. Petersburg and throughout the Tampa Bay area achieve their cinematic goals through diverse and skillful home theater installations.

In this post, we share three of the best technologies you can include in your home cinema, from projectors to seating and more.