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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.

Bluesound vs. Sonos: Which One is Winning the Wi-Fi Speaker Race?

Upgrade Your Sound System Installation with Bluesound

Bluesound vs. Sonos: Which One is Winning the Wi-Fi Speaker Race?

If you’re in the market for a new sound system installation in St. Petersburg, you may have shopped around a bit in the big-box stores to see what’s out there. Sonos speakers are available in big box retailers and have been around the wireless sound system space for almost two decades. While Sonos does offer a good sonic experience, many people aren’t aware of how great a wireless speaker experience can be if they’re willing to invest in a proper sound system installation.

At AV Specialists, we’ve had several customers ask us about Sonos speakers, and we’ve decided to level with you in this blog. Keep reading to learn more about how Bluesound wins the race against Sonos with extra features, higher fidelity sound, and more.

The Basics of Tunable Lighting for Your Tampa Home

Learn the benefits of tunable lighting control for your home this summer.

The Basics of Tunable Lighting for Your Tampa Home

Tunable lighting is a newer innovation in the lighting industry and can improve the livability of your home by enhancing your comfort and wellness and boosting your productivity throughout your day. Our team at AV Specialists offers a variety of smart home solutions for properties in the Tampa area, and tunable lighting is a newer technology we’ve been quick to add to our service offerings.

Both brightness and color temperature can be adjusted with tunable lighting, syncing with your circadian rhythm. Brightness and color temperature shifts also bring the benefits of the Florida outdoors inside, without the extra summer heat!

Keep reading below to learn the basics of tunable lighting and how this home lighting control solution can help improve your life.

Why Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 Was Worth the Wait!

Your Control4 smart home installer shares OS 3’s many benefits.

Why Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 Was Worth the Wait!

In case you haven’t heard, Control4 just released their hotly anticipated operating system a few weeks ago. Integration professionals and homeowners alike have raved about the new level of personalization, user-friendliness and control options of this new system, and you’re about to learn why.

Though there are more than 1,000 (Yes, you read that right!) new updates to talk about, we’ll give you a rundown of the coolest features that we hope to help you enjoy first hand in your Clearwater, FL, homes soon. As your smart home installer, we’re excited to share how this upgrade could help you and your family: Keep reading to see why you don’t want to miss the new Control4 operating system!

How Well Is Your Wireless Home Network Connecting Your Devices?

Let’s explore how Control4’s new wave of Pakedge updates can help you get the fast, interruption-free system you deserve.

How Well Is Your Wireless Home Network Connecting Your Devices?

In case you haven’t heard, our partner Pakedge, by Control4, recently announced some new wireless home network updates that we can’t wait to share with you. With the release of their unique wireless access point, the Wave 2 access point (which we’ll call the WA-2200), Pakedge showed their dedication to giving residential customers (like you!) enterprise-grade internet connections within your own homes.

The Pakedge WA-2200 may look small, but it’s Control4’s most robust access point available. We’ll discuss why and explain how it will help Tampa, FL, customers like you build a stronger network, so keep reading!

What Components Make for a Strong Video Conferencing System?

We outline the two equipment secrets that can boost your boardroom instantly

What Components Make for a Strong Video Conferencing System?

As you hold important meetings about your industry, we’re sure you host at least some video conferences. No matter which vertical you spend your weekdays innovating, AV Specialists has an inside look on some overlooked elements that will vastly improve your success before the next quarter.

Much of your business success starts in the conference room. Every Tampa, FL, boardroom needs efficient and high-performance video conferencing to impress stakeholders and employees and drive the results and revenue your business needs.

Want to Increase Productivity? Add These 3 Elements to Your Conference Room Design!

Keep reading to see some A/V components that make a difference in employee satisfaction and efficiency.

Want to Increase Productivity? Add These 3 Elements to Your Conference Room Design!

When you’re managing a successful St. Petersburg, FL, business and multiple employees, we understand that efficiency and productivity are vital metrics to track. Are you optimizing your labor time, as well as employee and client satisfaction? If not, you could partly blame your boardroom!

It might seem hard to believe at first, but outdated technology alone might keep your meetings from reaching their true potential. On the flip side, well-planned conference room design streamlines meeting time, encourages brainstorming and impresses clients.

AV Specialists will let you in on our secrets with the key A/V additions that will enhance your office. We think you’ll consider an update after reading this!

How Can You Customize Your QMotion Shades?

You’ll Enjoy the Nearly Endless Possibilities!

How Can You Customize Your QMotion Shades?

AV Specialists installs QMotion shades in our Tampa, Florida, homes. Their certified shading solutions boast eco-friendly benefits, childproof features, are easily integrated with Control4, and more. But did you know that they also carry nearly unlimited customization options to fit your unique home’s every need and design specification?

Whether you want a particular fabric, opacity level or texture, AV Specialists won’t stop until we find the ideal shading solution that suits you. Keep reading to explore the customization level that you can achieve by working with us.