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.
3 Smart and Unique Features from Control4
Since 1995, AV Specialists has been bringing the residents of Clearwater, Florida and beyond the best smart home automation solutions and services the industry has to offer. We’ve built our business on passion for home technology and incredible customer service. Control4 is certainly our top-recommended manufacturer for smart home systems. Not only are they easy to use, but they are also leading innovators – always offering new and improved products that are relevant to today’s generation. Here are a few of their newer features that we think you’ll love.
A couple of us here at AV Specialists, were recently were given the opportunity to take a trip to Binghamton NY and tour the McIntosh Audio factory. Being able to see how this product is made as well as formal training on how the circuits work was eye opening indeed. Also valuable was the explanation on why they have so many different models.
The home network has come a long way from it's simple beginnings. From even as recently as a year or two ago, the AV related data we move over the network has increased significantly. At first, the home network was used mostly for accessing the internet or downloading music files. Then as time moved on and technology progressed we started seeing streaming music and video services such as Pandora and Netflix.
I came in early today to meet one of the crew for a job they had to start early. Once I got them going for the day and because I was already here at 5:30 a.m., I decided to stay and get some work done. Also, because I knew the phone wasn’t going to ring at that hour I could turn up the music and get lost in it.
So you've got your home theater set up perfectly; impeccable surround sound speakers, first-rate audio receiver and amp, and integration with all of your input sources. But with every high quality component that you've purchased comes a remote. It's not uncommon to have more than five electronic components that are remote controlled, so if you're using five different remote control devices, you’re likely feeling frustrated and annoyed.