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FAQ: How Can You Optimize Your Home Theater Audio?

Finding the Ideal Home Audio System for Your Dedicated Theater

Cinemas in Salt Lake City and around the country remain closed or at limited capacity, which has led to a massive surge in home theater installations. With this newfound interest come a lot of questions. What does it take to craft a stimulating viewing experience in the comfort of home? How do you know if you have the right components or design?

With this in mind, we are starting a three-part series on common home theater questions ranging from the correct flatscreen display to the best theater seating. We are kicking things off with one of the most critical components of your favorite movies: audio. From the sinister strings that give you goosebumps during your favorite scary movies to the resounding explosions that shake the ground in action movies, sound carries the narrative forward just as much as the images on the screen.

That's why it's essential to ensure your home theater has an immersive home audio system that places you in the middle of the action. Below we outline what immersive audio is and what you need to accomplish in your own dedicated theater.

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How to Integrate Audio, Video, and Everything Else with Control4

Let Control Orchestrate Your Smart Home

While you are undoubtedly familiar with many of today's smart devices, do you ever wonder how home automation started? It began with audio and video systems control. Back in the 1990s, we had many single-purpose devices - VCRs, DVD players, CD players, turntables, TVs, projectors, etc. Getting all those to work together usually led to picking up and deciphering many button-festooned remote controls. 

Brave souls would purchase and program universal remotes, but even those could be very frustrating affairs. Many people in Salt Lake City turned to professionals like us to install systems that would actually work, ones that could understand that a device was on or off and could execute your wishes reliably. From there, other controls could be added to manage lights, motorized window treatments, and other accouterments of modern home theaters and living areas.

Today, not only are there a myriad of smart home DIY devices for many functions, but there are also full-fledged smart home control platforms like Control4 for not only audio-video integration but a host of other smart home functions too.  

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How to Choose a Video Surveillance System

Look for These Three Critical Features

How do you go about choosing a video surveillance system for your property? With many devices and ecosystems to choose from on both the professional and DIY sides, it's not a simple proposition. 

No one solution will fit everyone's needs. A high-rise Salt Lake City condominium's surveillance needs will be quite different from those of a Park City mountain chalet. While it's tempting to go with a consumer DIY solution, you should know all the pros and cons.

Show and Tell AV Solutions works with Luma Surveillance for monitoring solutions for various reasons that include stability, privacy, and performance. Keep reading to learn more and see if Luma solutions are right for you.

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Optimize Your Smart Home System with Remote Access

Never Leave Your Home Behind with the Control4 App

Many people invest in smart home technology because they can manage devices through apps. Having a smart home system further optimizes your space by placing all your technology—lighting, climate, security, and more—under a single app. Everything lives under one umbrella for easy access—even when you are not home.

Get access to your smart technology even when you are across the globe through our Control4 home automation systems. While on vacation at Salt Lake City’s ski resorts or at the office, you’ll be able to pull up an app on your laptop, tablet or smartphone to make any necessary changes to your home. Read some of the ways this on-the-go feature boosts your security, energy efficiency and comfort.

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Master Natural Light in Your Home with Motorized Shades

QMotion Automated Shades Manage Light, Beautifully

Your first thought about motorized shading might be about convenience. After all, what’s more convenient than pushing a button and having your window shade go up or down?  One of the beauties of adding automation to a straightforward function is what you can do with it in concert with other automation. That’s when you start reaping the benefits of smart home control.

Have you heard the term “daylight harvesting?” Just as it sounds, it's about making the most of natural light. Fortunately, in Salt Lake City and the Utah Wasatch mountains, sunshine is abundant. Motorized shades can help you make the most of natural light in any season, saving energy, increasing comfort, and enhancing your interiors. Keep reading to learn how to master natural light in your home.

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