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How Does Background Music Affect Customer Buying Behaviors?

Strategic Use of Your Building Sound System Can Impact Sales in Restaurants and Retail

How Does Background Music Affect Customer Buying Behaviors?

Customers aren’t always paying attention to the music playing overhead while they dine at your restaurant or shop at your retail store, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect them. In fact, the music you play greatly impacts perception and can influence what your customers buy and how long they stay.

Strategic use of your building sound system can offer a notable return on investment if you pay attention to how music enhances feeling and brand messaging. Plus, having the tools to effortlessly change songs and adjust volume in various zones from a single controller means less time operating your audio and more time tending to customers.

Are you using music to your advantage in your Clearwater, FL business? Read below to learn how to harness its powerful effects, as well as how a Crestron multizone audio system can help you manage your music.

Take the Fun Outdoors with an Immersive Backyard Sound System

Partner with a Pro Outdoor Audio Installer like AV Specialists for Your Dream Backyard Soundscape

Take the Fun Outdoors with an Immersive Backyard Sound System

With warmer weather on the way, it’s almost time to take the fun outdoors again. Poolside parties and alfresco dining are just a few activities that families in Clearwater, FL can enjoy this spring and summer in their waterfront backyards.

When planning your outdoor activities, don’t forget the most important component: the music. A dedicated backyard sound system can elevate any party or evening of relaxation, especially when you partner with a professional outdoor audio installer like AV Specialists. We use high-quality audio solutions that withstand the elements, blend into your landscape, and are easy to control.

Read below to learn what to expect when you call on AV Specialists to design and install your backyard sound system.

Motorized Shades Bring Style and Convenience to Your Florida Home

Give Yourself – and Your Windows – Versatile Upgrade Options

Motorized Shades Bring Style and Convenience to Your Florida Home

How long does it take you to walk around your living spaces to open or close every shade or drape in your Belleair home? If you have several windows, taking the time to open every window to invite the bright Florida sun inside may be a large part of your morning routine! Adding motorized shades to your home can significantly lower the amount of time it takes to open and close window treatments. The addition also brings increased energy savings, added safety, and improved style.

If the thought of upgrading every window in your home is particularly daunting, then consider a strategic approach to motorized shading upgrades. Select a few rooms to improve now and allow yourself the flexibility to upgrade later easily.

Read on to learn the basics of motorized shading solutions, plus learn about one of our favorite offerings from QMotion that can help you strategically upgrade your Belleair, FL home’s window treatments.

Don’t Call the TV Guy. Call the AV Guy for Installation!

One-Stop Shopping for All of Your Florida Home’s AV Needs

Don’t Call the TV Guy. Call the AV Guy for Installation!

It happens often. Someone bought a TV at the nearby big-box retailer, but they need a professional to mount it in their Clearwater, FL home. So, they call us. Unfortunately for the customer, they didn’t necessarily save any money, and the TV isn’t an excellent match for their home theater or media room setup.

If the customer had called AV Specialists first to buy their TV, we could have provided a TV that matches perfectly to their entertainment needs. Plus, we’re experts at installing TVs as well as accompanying components like surround sound, receivers, wiring, and more.

Keep reading to learn why it’s best to call the AV guy, not the TV guy, for superior TV installations in your Florida home.

Two Smart Technologies that Require a Robust Home Network

Your Belleair, FL Home Runs Smoothly When Connected to a Powerful Network

Two Smart Technologies that Require a Robust Home Network

Smart technologies have taken the world by storm and have been infiltrating our homes in recent years. As your home gets smarter, your home network must be able to support an increase in internet-connected devices so that your systems remain reliable in speed and performance around the clock.

Sure, you could go the DIY route and add a modem and router to your Belleair, FL home and call it a day, but would that be enough? Would you have an intelligently designed home network custom to your property, ensuring certain types of traffic are prioritized over others? Would your home theater, lighting control system, and personal smart devices work without a hitch? With a DIY home network installation, the answer is probably not.

Keep reading to learn about two smart home technologies that benefit from an expertly designed custom home network with quality products from Pakedge.

Not Your Average Soundbar: High-End Audio from Leon and Paradigm

Create a Stunning Audio Experience in Your St. Petersburg, FL Media Room or Home Theater

Not Your Average Soundbar: High-End Audio from Leon and Paradigm

Whether you have an immersive home cinema or a media room in your St. Petersburg, FL home, you will undoubtedly improve your experience with a high-end audio upgrade. Many homeowners are design-conscious and have a desire for their technology to blend seamlessly into their interior design plan. Soundbars are an excellent solution for these homeowners because they deliver powerful audio without calling much attention to themselves.

Leon and Paradigm are two of our favorite audio brands for quality soundbars. Each also pairs beautifully with McIntosh or other brands of audio components you may already have at home. Keep reading to learn about a few notable soundbars by Leon and Paradigm and why they’d be perfect for your Florida home.

Wow! Check Out These Outdoor AV Solutions from Sonance and Coastal Source

Bring the Music Outdoors on Your Clearwater, FL Property

Wow! Check Out These Outdoor AV Solutions from Sonance and Coastal Source

Even though it’s gotten cooler, it’s not too cold to enjoy our outdoor entertainment spaces in the late and early part of the year. Just think, our friends in the north don’t have that luxury. To make the most of your year-round outdoor AV spaces, consider wowing your guests with an outdoor audio upgrade.

We want you to hear these speakers so much; we’ll bring them to your property so you can listen to them for yourself! We are happy to demo the Sonance and Coastal Source speakers on your Clearwater, FL property at no cost. We trust in these brands so much, and we know they’ll serve our customers and their outdoor AV systems for years to come.

Keep reading to learn more about Sonance SONARRAY and Coastal Source speakers you can incorporate into your property in Clearwater.

Top 3 Things to Consider Before Installing Surveillance Cameras

A Professional Installation Always Beats the DIY Route

Top 3 Things to Consider Before Installing Surveillance Cameras

Big-box retailers have begun selling out-of-the-box surveillance cameras on their shelves but offer no support in the installation or service of the cameras themselves. DIY seems like an inexpensive solution, but inexpensive doesn’t always mean painless.

When you work with a security and automation professional like AV Specialists, you can rest assured that someone with years of technical experience will expertly design and service your surveillance camera installation for years to come. Plus, we can integrate your cameras with your smart alarm and home automation systems.

Keep reading this blog to learn three things you should consider before choosing DIY over a professional installation for your St. Petersburg, FL surveillance camera installation.

Amplify the Potential of Your Church’s AV Installation

Your Florida House of Worship Will Sing with These Key Components

Amplify the Potential of Your Church’s AV Installation

Make sure the entire congregation can hear testimony, the organs, the choir, and the band by including a professionally designed church AV installation and design in your Palm Harbor, FL house of worship. Your AV system should at least include microphones, speakers, and amplifiers, and the technology should blend seamlessly into your space so as to not distract the congregation visually or audibly with unwanted feedback or distortion.

You’ll need an amplifier in your AV design in order to power your loudspeakers and distribute your AV sources to key places within your house of worship. Keep reading to learn more about the functionality made possible by power amplifiers from brands like Bosch and Dynacord.

Save on Energy Costs with Motorized Blinds & Shading Solutions

The Perfect Smart Solution for Your Florida Home This Winter

Save on Energy Costs with Motorized Blinds & Shading Solutions

While Florida isn’t known to be a wintry wonderland, Floridians certainly experience a temperature drop in the months leading to the winter holidays and into the new year. With that temperature drop comes additional heating costs to warm your home to a comfortable level.

By keeping your curtains and blinds open during sunny winter days, you can maintain warmth inside your Tampa home without turning on your HVAC system. Plus, you’re able to keep your stunning beach views visible. Instead of walking throughout your home to manually open each and every window treatment, simply tap a button to operate your motorized blinds and shading system.

Keep reading to learn about QMotion – the longest-lasting battery-operated window treatments available for your Tampa, FL home.

Considering a Home Theater Installation for Your Florida Home?

Choose an Award-Winning Sony TV for Your Home Theater

Considering a Home Theater Installation for Your Florida Home?

If you’ve considered the possibilities of a home theater installation for your St. Petersburg home, you’ve probably come upon the issue of what type of TV or projector and projection screen to choose from. While there are many options available on the market today, we’ve had many successes with installation of Sony TVs from their MASTER and BRAVIA lines.

Sony has long been part of the television and cinema industry, and their home theater offerings knock it out of the park. In 2000, Sony’s TV team began collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment on Theater Mode. Theater Mode brought the cinema experience into viewers’ homes. Together, the TV and cinema teams of Sony work together to standardize formats like HDR and 4K. This teamwork helps to bring the cinema experience to your very own home theater.

Keep reading to learn about three different Sony offerings that you can consider for your very own future home theater installation.

Zoom Rooms Make Your Florida Business Run Smoothly

AV Specialists Designs Conference Rooms Meant to Impress

Zoom Rooms Make Your Florida Business Run Smoothly

The modern workplace thrives on collaboration, and with collaboration comes meetings, often with off-site workers or clients in different parts of the world. Video meetings and conference calls can be a hassle for the modern workplace if your conference room isn’t built to support the plethora of smart technologies the modern worker uses – smartphones, tablets, laptops, and high-definition video meetings with several attendees.

Imagine walking into a conference room designed in such a way that all the technologies work perfectly together. With just a tap, you can connect and begin presenting in no time. Your entire team can join or instantly run video meetings without lag or fumbling for cables to connect. Isn’t that the dream of the modern workplace?

Keep reading to learn what makes a Zoom Room with high-quality hardware the most exceptional meeting space you could have in your St. Petersburg, FL business.

Summertime Is Almost Over. Are You Prepared for More Time Indoors?

Make Sure Your Network Is Ready for the Influx of Connected Devices.

Summertime Is Almost Over. Are You Prepared for More Time Indoors?

Summertime activities are winding down, and as the days become shorter, you just may find yourself spending more time indoors. While you’re indoors and not busy playing outside with your family, everyone may find themselves using their devices more. While your wireless home network may be able to handle the network load of just your immediate family, will it be able to handle the demand as relatives bombard your Belleair, FL home network during the holidays?

Increased device load requires increased network capability. Is your wireless network able to handle the influx? Keep reading this blog to learn how you can be sure your home can perform its best for your visiting family.

The Sound Will Hit You Before You Ever See These Speakers

Bring Sightless Sound to Your Whole-Home Audio System with Sonance Invisible Series

The Sound Will Hit You Before You Ever See These Speakers

So, you want bigger and better sound in your St. Petersburg home, but the thought of adding several speakers to your interior design aesthetic just doesn’t seem enticing. We don’t blame you. Luckily, there are invisible—yes, invisible—options available so you can install a whole-home audio system without sacrificing valuable space or a great design.

Over the last 30 years, Sonance has improved both speaker performance and design

since their first in-wall architectural speaker was created in 1982 by founders Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer. Truly state-of-the-art, their Invisible Series is mountable in both ceiling and wall spaces.

Keep reading below to learn how Sonance’s Invisible Series can seamlessly integrate into your new or existing whole-home audio system.

Building Automation Systems Streamline Your Florida Business

Room Scheduling Software Makes Your Employees More Productive

Building Automation Systems Streamline Your Florida Business

An automated smart control system lets business owners monitor and manage a variety of functions in their office suite, warehouse, or other types of commercial endeavors. From HVAC to lighting, security to room scheduling, AV Specialists works with Crestron to integrate all of these functions into one easy to operate building automation system. Whether you prefer touch panel or smart device operation, or even a remote control, you and your employees can become more efficient during the workday with the tap of a button.

Your conference rooms serve as the hub of brainstorming and collaboration in your business. Every employee is vying for a time slot to reserve the room, but currently, there’s no system in place to schedule reservations or show if or when a room is in use. Help your employees easily connect and collaborate with one another by integrating room scheduling solution into your existing building automation system.

Keep reading this month’s blog to learn how this building automation solution can increase the productivity of your employees and Tampa, FL-area business.