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How Audio Video Upgrades Revolutionize Your Home

Learn How to Choose Smart Solutions That Are Right for You

How Audio Video Upgrades Revolutionize Your Home

Whether you are getting ready to experience a binge-worthy TV show, your favorite action film, or a new album, expanding AV throughout your home might seem like a difficult undertaking. Creating quality audio video distribution in each room in your home is important so that you can experience the best your media has to offer.

So how can you view your movies and hear your music the way they’re meant to be?  That’s where whole home audio video comes into play.  Integrated audio video in your New Jersey home will transform how you enjoy your entertainment!

But what is whole home AV exactly and how do you know which solution is best for you?  In this blog, we’ll take you through what this innovative smart concept is and how it can benefit you and your entire home.

Read on below to find out more!

TAGS: Distributed Audio Video | Integrated Audio Video

Soundproofing for Your Home and Windows

Create a Quiet and Private Environment in Your Home

Soundproofing for Your Home and Windows

Soundproofing may sound simple but is actually a surprisingly intricate and expensive topic. Are you ever frustrated by a loud upstairs neighbor coming home at 4am? Do your next-door neighbors have young children that like to play noisily outside? If you are struggling to find creative and effective solutions to soundproof your home, look no further.

Soundproofing and acoustic treatments will not only raise the value of your home but will also improve the quality of your life. Furthermore, acrylic window inserts can be the perfect complement to other soundproofing techniques to block out sounds from the outside world.

In order to set up any room for a perfect auditory ambiance, you need the proper installation and personalized features. In this blog, we’ll walk you through some sound-enhancing features and how you can maximize your Hudson County, NJ home to continually create a better auditory environment.

Keep reading below to learn more about these exciting solutions.

TAGS: Acoustic Treatment | High-End Audio | Surround Sound

Quick Guide to Home Automation for Architects and Builders

Integrate Smart Technology Seamlessly into Your Next Construction Project

Quick Guide to Home Automation for Architects and Builders

These days modern homeowners are looking for their new properties to have smart technology incorporated into the build.  And if you’re an architect or designer, that might seem a bit daunting to take on.

What does smart home automation mean for you?  If your clients are looking for these smart solutions in their homes, then it’s vital you learn about these features and how you can include them in your constructions and plans.

In this blog, we’ll go through the basics of home automation, and how you can bring this tech to your Bergen County, NJ clients.

Read on below for more!

TAGS: Home Automation Installation | Smart Home Control

What’s So Great About Smart Home Technology? #C4Yourself.

Visit Either of Our Showrooms to See the Possibilities of Home Automation

What’s So Great About Smart Home Technology? #C4Yourself.

The season for warmer weather is here, which means (hopefully) more time spent outside enjoying the reprieve from the harsh cold of New Jersey. And what better way to enjoy it than with smart technology to make your property luxurious, convenient and efficient?

Home automation can turn a house into a home — a smart home at that. So what exactly does that mean? As a Control4 certified showroom dealer, you can see for yourself in any of our showrooms as we participate in the #C4Yourself event on May 31 (RSVP below).

In this blog, we’ll look at what exactly smart home technology is capable of, what home automation can do for your property when set up correctly, and the importance of working with a Control4 certified showroom dealer.

TAGS: Certified showroom dealer | Control4 | Smart home technology

Sound Masking: Technology Builders & Architects Should Embrace

Can You Muffle Noise by Creating More Noise?

Sound Masking: Technology Builders & Architects Should Embrace

Open-concept floor plans have definitely hit it big in recent years. Homes and businesses are saying no to walls and yes to open-concept. If you’re a builder or architect in the Manhattan, NY area, you’ve likely already adjusted your building plans to accommodate this trend, but have you put plenty of thought into the result?

The result of open-concept layouts is, simply put, noise. Without walls to muffle sound, the noise from electronics, footsteps and most importantly, speech, are all amplified within the space.

So what can builders and architects do to deliver home and office building designs that your customers will love for years to come? Incorporate acoustics into construction (in this case, sound masking in particular).

TAGS: Acoustic Treatments | AV Installer | White Noise

Top 3 Mistakes Made with Motorized Shades (and How to Avoid Them)

Do Your Motorized Shades Installation Right the First Time Around

Top 3 Mistakes Made with Motorized Shades (and How to Avoid Them)

Motorized shades are definitely hitting it big in Manhattan lately. It’s quickly going from a rare sight to something I see in most properties.

You know what else I see a lot? Smart shading installations done the wrong way.

You don’t want to look back at your installed window treatments and wish you could have a do-over. So let’s avoid the time machine and dig into the most common problems I see on a regular basis – if you know what they are upfront, you can take steps to avoid them!

TAGS: Automated Shades | Motorized Window Treatments

How Surveillance Cameras Have Evolved

Today’s Surveillance Tech has Come a Long Way

How Surveillance Cameras Have Evolved

The home remodeling site Houzz conducted a study last year, and the results were pretty neat: nearly half of American homeowners want to add smart technology during their next renovation. And guess what the most popular type of smart device was? Yep, that’s right – security and surveillance.

Sounding Smart: The Benefits of Soundproofing

Ensure Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Listening Spaces

Sounding Smart: The Benefits of Soundproofing

One of the most requested custom home installations is a dedicated home theater. Homeowners love the idea of being able to watch their movies with optimal audio and video quality. But if you’re an experience builder in Bergen County, NJ, you know that the way a theater sounds is about more than just having the best gear. It’s about the acoustics of the room and the construction of the building. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the benefits soundproofing can bring to your construction process, so you won’t have to spend time on costly re-work.

The Energy Saving Benefits of Motorized Shades

3 Ways Automated Window Treatments Help Homeowners Go Green

The Energy Saving Benefits of Motorized Shades

If you’re looking for a new way to help reduce the carbon footprint of your Morris County, NJ area home, you may not be thinking about what’s on your windows. However, how you manage the sun’s influence on your home can significantly impact the amount of energy you use. Motorized shades allow homeowners to easily control when the shades are open or closed. The effect can be a more efficient home that not only benefits the environment but helps your family save on monthly electricity bills. To learn more about these benefits, continue reading.

What is Life Like with Home Automation?

The Benefits You Can Expect from Intelligent Technology

What is Life Like with Home Automation?

There are many reasons to invest in home automation, but perhaps the best one is how it will impact your daily life. By placing your technologies under one control system, you will find yourself in a more efficient and convenient environment that intuits your needs. But how specifically will automation affect your interactions with your Essex County, NJ home? In this article, we’re highlighting three benefits you can expect once you’ve installed your smart home system. Continue reading to learn more

TAGS: Lighting Control | Motorized shades | Whole Home Audio

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