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Articles tagged with: Smart Home Automation

4 Critical Features to Look for in a Smart Home System

You Deserve a Smart Home That’s Truly Connected, Customizable, and Simple to Use

4 Critical Features to Look for in a Smart Home System

What does it mean to have a smart home? It’s more than installing a few smart devices and managing them from multiple apps. A true smart home is an experience: It makes every interaction with your technology simple and fun. It connects your devices to work in unison and adapts to your needs.

Unfortunately, not all smart home systems are created equal. As you start your smart home journey in St Petersburg, FL, be sure to look for these four critical features if you desire a truly connected, customizable, and intuitive smart home experience.

Has Your Smart Home Company Left You High and Dry?

A Better Support Experience Awaits with AV Specialists

Has Your Smart Home Company Left You High and Dry?

Too often, homeowners in Tampa, FL are left to their own devices when something goes wrong with their smart home system because their installer is nowhere to be found. They don’t answer support calls or even offer aftercare services. Why should you be responsible for troubleshooting your technology?

When you hire a smart home company like AV Specialists, you can brush that responsibility and frustration off your shoulders. Rather than saying goodbye after installation, we offer service plans that ensure around-the-clock support when you have questions or when your technology needs a checkup.

Learn what these service plans entail below!

5 Qualities of a Trustworthy Smart Home Company

The Integrator You Hire Can Make or Break Your Smart Home Experience

5 Qualities of a Trustworthy Smart Home Company

You’ve decided to turn your St. Petersburg, FL house into a smart home. Congratulations! That’s the first step toward a simpler, safer, and greener lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in smart lighting, multiroom music, or whole-home automation, you should hire a smart home company for the best results.

While product quality matters greatly in building a reliable and easy-to-use smart home system, the company you choose to design and install that system matters even more. But how do you know you’re choosing the right team to bring your smart home dreams to life? Look for these five qualities below.

3 Ways to Get Started with Smart Home Automation in 2021

Build Your Florida Smart Home Your Way With These Key Features

3 Ways to Get Started with Smart Home Automation in 2021

These days, there’s a smart device for nearly everything. With so much variety, homeowners looking to make their homes smarter can approach the idea very differently than their neighbors. Some may be interested in energy-efficient solutions like automated lighting and shading while others may care more about simplifying the control of their audio-video equipment.

One of the many notable benefits of adding a smart home automation system like Control4 or Savant to your property is that you can start in one area, like smart lighting control, and integrate more devices and systems later if you so choose. There’s really no wrong way to begin. Read below for three ideas on how you can start building your smart home this year in Clearwater, FL.

Did You Know Motorized Shades Can Do This?

Get More Use Out of Your Motorized Window Treatments!

Did You Know Motorized Shades Can Do This?

When you think of the benefits of motorized shades, convenience and energy efficiency are at the top of the list. While these benefits alone encourage homeowners to ditch their manual window treatments for motorized solutions, they aren’t the only advantages that motorized window treatments offer.

If you have motorized window treatments in your Palm Harbor, FL home or are considering the switch, make sure you make the most of this smart home solution! Below we explore three more benefits of motorized shades that you probably haven’t thought about.

Discover the Luxury and Convenience of Savant Home Automation

The Home Automation Brand for the World’s Most Sophisticated Homes

Discover the Luxury and Convenience of Savant Home Automation

One of our core commitments at AV Specialists is to educate our clients on the wide varieties of technology and AV solutions we offer and then assist them in making the right choices for their home. We don’t try to sell you anything you don’t need. Instead, we find the solutions that fit you best.

With that said, we’re excited to add Savant to our home automation system solutions for those looking for a sophisticated and intuitive way to personalize and control their home. As a leading smart home company in Clearwater, we work with only the best of the best in home automation technology, and that’s why we trust Savant as one of our close partners.

Read more to discover the difference of Savant home automation for your Florida home.

Integrating Video and Audio Servers with Smart Home Technology

Get Immediate Access to the Music and Movies You Enjoy

Integrating Video and Audio Servers with Smart Home Technology

Your life moves to the sights and sounds of movies and music. Whether you enjoy watching movies in your home theater or listening to songs from your favorite playlist, you probably couldn’t see your life without them. Why not upgrade the experience by having your own video and music servers? When you integrate them with smart home technology in your Tampa, FL, home, you will have immediate access to the audio-visual entertainment you love – with no downloads, no commercial ads, and no lag time. Find out how owning video and music servers is better than streaming content.

SEE ALSO: The Best Way To Manage Media In Your Home Theater System

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.

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 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.

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.

Introducing the AV Specialists Support Program

Ensure That Your Tampa, FL Smart Home Operates Smoothly with Support Services

Introducing the AV Specialists Support Program

At AV Specialists, we understand that installation and programming are just the first steps in a homeowner’s experience with their smart technology and automation systems. These devices and control systems are always evolving, which is why smart home support and customer service are so important to us as a technology integrator. This year, we’re reinforcing our commitment to helping clients get the most from their smart home with our upgraded AV Specialists Support Program. This includes access to 24/7 support, different levels of membership plans, and an advanced ticketing system that lets us resolve issues with your technology quicker and gives us with a reference point to provide you with more personalized, comprehensive support.

In this blog, we break down our different membership plan options to help you understand the scope of the AV Specialists Support Program. Keep reading to find out how these services can help you get maintain maximum performance for your Tampa, FL smart home right now and in the future.

Every Member Of Your Family Can Enjoy Whole Home Audio

Voice Control Enriches The Audio System Of Your Clearwater, FL Home

Every Member Of Your Family Can Enjoy Whole Home Audio

Whole home audio is a smart technology blessing for audiophiles, but it can do much more than just play music. A Control4 system enabled with Amazon Alexa voice control opens up a brand new world of possibilities for your whole home audio system that goes far beyond listening to music in different rooms. In this blog, we look at how every member of your family can take advantage of this technology to enhance the entertainment and convenience of your Clearwater, FL home.

4 Must-Have Devices To Integrate With Your Control4 System

Unify The Smart Technology In Your Clearwater Home With Control4

4 Must-Have Devices To Integrate With Your Control4 System

Smart home technology has experienced a dramatic rise in popularity over the last few years as manufacturers create devices that offer convenient automated features at affordable price points. As more people add smart devices to their homes, there’s a need for control systems that bring all of these separate components together in a streamlined interface that is easy for everyone in the household to use. Enter Control4, an industry leader in smart home automation that delivers a high-performance, comprehensive system that is customized for your family’s unique needs.

In this blog, we look at four must-have devices to help you get the most out of the Control4 system in your Clearwater home. Keep reading to learn which technology is right for your space and your family.