Smart Home Automation and Alexa are a Perfect Match
The Amazon Echo really is an amazing device—just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and enjoy having your own voice-controlled assistant! The smart device hit more than 10,000 unique skills in February of this year, so there certainly are plenty of things you can take advantage of.
But get this: late last year, Experian did a survey to find out exactly how people were using Amazon Alexa. The most commonly tried skills were setting a timer (84.9%), playing a song (82.4%), and reading the news (66%). Those are useful skills, but if you want to do more with your Alexa in your St. Petersburg, FL home, then it’s time to explore smart home automation. Keep reading to learn about these creative ways to put voice control to work.
Learn about the ROI of Surveillance Cameras
A home surveillance system is something that few Clearwater, FL homeowners would object to having, but the main thing holding them back is usually cost. However, what you may not know is that it’s quite easy to recoup the cost of surveillance cameras. Unlike a traditional security system, surveillance cameras don’t have to come with recurring monthly costs, which means the benefits quickly outweigh the initial investment. So what are those benefits, and are they worth taking the leap and upgrading your home? Read on to find out.
An Outdoor Sound System is the Perfect Option for Florida Businesses
Last month on our residential blog, we talked about how to avoid common mistakes when setting up an outdoor sound system. Of course, homeowners aren’t the only ones who can benefit from outdoor sound. The residential guide is still applicable for business setups, but today, let’s go one step further to talk about the best ways that businesses throughout the Palm Harbor or Tampa, FL area can use outdoor audio to their advantage.
5 Steps to Superior Sound in Your Belleair Home
There’s a lot more to producing high-quality audio than simply plugging in some speakers. A great many factors can affect how music sounds, and each one of these things needs to be considered during the installation process. If you’re considering adding a sound system to your Florida home, then keep reading. We’ll go over our process as audio video installers for ensuring that your system is set up for success.
Learn Our Process for Designing and Installing One-of-a-Kind Theaters
Private theaters are a wonderful addition to any home in the Belleair, FL area. As much as we wish home theater installations happened at the snap of a finger, the process of creating truly exceptional theaters is a complex one. Fortunately, we’ve honed that process over the years to get a high-quality result without any hiccups along the way. Keep reading to learn our approach.
Embrace Outdoor Audio at Your Florida Property
Spring is right around the corner, and Tampa is already experiencing gorgeous weather that makes us all want to head outside. What better way to enhance your patio or backyard than with an outdoor sound system? Before we get into all the ways that outdoor audio can improve your life, let’s talk about the importance of setting it up the right way. Below, we cover three common mistakes that people tend to make when adding an audio system to their outdoor spaces.
Put Your Smart Home Automation System to Work
Smart home automation technology is amazing. It’s fully customizable and can do so many different things. But the big question is this: are you taking advantage of your system’s full capabilities? If you’re ready to go past simply turning off the lights using your phone, then read on. Below, we cover some fun ideas for going beyond the basics with the automation system in your Palm Harbor, FL home.
Explore the Possibilities for a Home Theater Installation
If you’ve been looking for a way to make your home stand out, there’s no better upgrade than adding a dedicated home theater. A home theater installation gives residents in the Tampa, Florida area the opportunity to enjoy movies and shows in the highest quality possible without ever having to leave home. To learn about the possibilities for creating that perfect environment for movie-watching, read on.
Add Motorized Shades to Your Smart Home Automation System
The modern smart home can do so many things. You can control the lights throughout your home, adjust the volume on all televisions simultaneously, and access real-time surveillance footage while you’re halfway around the world, to name a few. So how do motorized shades fit into your Belleair, FL smart home? Keep reading to learn how smart shades can make your life easier and more comfortable.
These Video Tutorials Show You the Best Ways to Use Smart Home Technology
Smart home automation technology is incredibly complex. Everything from your window shades to your televisions is all connected to a single system that manages your Tampa area home flawlessly. However, just because you have intricate technology running your smart home doesn’t mean that it has to be confusing or difficult to use. We design our systems so that you can adjust each room’s settings with a push of a single button.
Marantz is a Must-Have for High-End Sound Systems
Choosing an audio brand is a big part of adding a high-quality sound system to your home. The right brand can make your home feel like a concert hall or amphitheater, with you sitting center stage for the performance. Here at AV Specialists, one of our favorite audio brands is Marantz. Read on to learn more about this innovative audio company and how their AV equipment can enhance the listening experience in your Clearwater, Florida home.
Make Your Home Security Smarter with Cameras from LILIN
Belleair, Florida is known for its gorgeous homes and beautiful views. The unfortunate truth is that areas with high-value homes are often seen as valuable targets for thieves. Is your home’s security system prepared against that risk? One effective way to keep your home safe is with surveillance cameras. In this blog, we cover three main ways that surveillance cameras help enhance security for luxury homes.
Why You Should Add Lighting Control to Your Smart Home
Have you been considering turning your Tampa, Florida home into a “smart home”? If so, you’ve probably looked into all the ways to upgrade the different aspects of your home: HVAC, smart security, home audio video…the list goes on. Here at AV Specialists, we believe lighting control is a great starting point for smart home automation. Continue reading to learn why.
A Home Theater Installation Guide for 4K Ultra HD
There are a lot of factors that go into a high-end private home theater installation. Room acoustics, seating, décor, lighting, and more all combine to create that cinematic experience right within your Clearwater, Florida home. One of the key components that differentiates a high-end theater from any basic media room is the video display. In this blog, we’ll show you how to set up your theater to make the most of your 4K Ultra HD display.
McIntosh Provides the Quality and Versatility You’re Looking For
Audio equipment brands play a huge role in the quality and type of sound systems. Generic stereos may cut it for some people, but for true audiophiles, nothing beats the crystal clear tones of McIntosh. In this blog, we will cover the background of why McIntosh sound systems are held in such high esteem in the A/V community, then discuss which McIntosh products are a good starting point for your home in Tampa, Florida.