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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.

4 New Products for Your Audio Sound System

Discover the Coolest Gadgets for Your Inner Audiophile

4 New Products for Your Audio Sound System

The audio technology world is always evolving, and it can be difficult to know what’s worth checking out. Maybe you’re getting into vinyl again or for the first time. Perhaps you’re looking to give your movie marathons better, upgraded speakers. As home technology experts, we’re always reading up on the latest audio equipment and have noticed four exceptional products you shouldn’t miss.  

Whether you’re looking for a loved one or shopping for yourself, consider our picks below for fun and useful ways to enhance your home audio system in Clearwater FL.

Would You Prefer a Home Media Room to a Theater?

Keep reading to see which would better suit your home and what equipment you need for each.

Would You Prefer a Home Media Room to a Theater?

Keep reading to see which would better suit your home and what equipment you need for each. 

When you’re planning your home’s entertainment, you have so many options – should you go for single-room or whole-house audio? Do you want screens everywhere or just in one or two specialized entertainment spaces? If you want to dedicate a room to your favorite entertainment, we can’t recommend a more enjoyable solution than a home media room or a theater.

But which one should you choose? If you want the short answer, it depends. Home theaters have long served families who want that movie theater experience at home, where the lights dim, the screen appears and the sound immerses them as soon as the movie begins. Media rooms take a more family-centered approach and use various modes of entertainment.

5 Questions to Ask About Office Surveillance Systems

Consider This Your Crash Course in Commercial Surveillance!

5 Questions to Ask About Office Surveillance Systems

As the St. Petersburg, FL-area experts, AV Specialists would love to help you with installs and integrations -- or just with general information regarding anything security or automation. We believe surveillance is one of the first security investments you should make in your business, so we want to help you get it right. We partner with brands like Pakedge and Lilin to ensure that nothing but top-quality surveillance equipment makes it into your office.

If you want to harness the power of office surveillance and protect your business and employees, there are a few points to address first. We’ve outlined five quick questions to ask before choosing an office surveillance system.

The Freshest Ideas in Home Energy Management

Go green and control heat this summer with Control4!

The Freshest Ideas in Home Energy Management

If one of your resolutions for the year was becoming more mindful of your environment and resources, it’s never too late to start. As the weather gets warmer, it’s even more vital that you control your energy expenditure. We’ll explore some of the tips to stay cool while conserving vital resources.

Let’s look a little more closely at some of the top home energy management trends that affect your Palm Harbor, FL, home. With a little assistance from AV Specialist and leading technology from Control4, you can implement these tips as summer approaches.

Transform Your Business Aesthetic with Boardroom Audio Video!

Build a conference room that will inspire clients and employees

Transform Your Business Aesthetic with Boardroom Audio Video!

In today’s business world, our personal lives and work lives are converging, and Tampa, FL, companies like yours are feeling less “corporate” in response to this cultural shift. It’s no surprise that we’ve received countless requests for collaborative, design-focused offices. We’d argue the most important room to demonstrate your style is your boardroom, so let’s start there.

How? Rethink the boring, traditional office environment of mismatched chairs and clunky audio-video equipment, and start considering boardroom audio video that inspires employees, clients and prospects. Employees want to enter a workspace that encourages them to brainstorm new ideas, and clients usually prefer joining business relationships with more forward-thinking partners. You can accomplish both with your boardroom.

Keep reading to see how AV Specialists can retain your sense of style while installing or updating this essential equipment!