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Four Ways to Maximize the Performance of Your Outdoor Sound System

Good Outdoor Sound Requires Good Planning

To get excellent sound quality indoors, most of the effort revolves around choosing the right equipment and matching it well. If you go with a good source component, well-built amplifier, and high-quality speakers, you are highly likely to end up with enjoyable sound.

When you do to take your sound outside, the right equipment also counts. But proper planning and installation will also make a huge difference in the end result. For example, in your indoor setup, the speakers can reflect sound off of walls and ceilings, helping to emphasize bass and other notes.  In wide-open areas outdoors, you won't have that and may need to have multiple speaker pairs and subwoofers to obtain the sound quality you expect.

How do you get an outdoor sound system for your home in Salt Lake City, UT, or the surrounding areas that sounds as good as your indoor setup? Keep reading to see four ways to get the most from your outdoor audio.

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Get Peace of Mind with Smarter Home Security

Go Beyond the Alarm with Smart Home Technology

You likely remember traditional home security alarm systems – so many homes still have them. The system had a siren, window and door sensors, and wall panels to arm and disarm them with a code. Who doesn’t remember the times when the alarm went off because your hands were occupied and you didn’t disarm the system in time entering the house?

Those systems are still around, but we believe that today’s smart security systems can do much more for your Salt Lake City, UT home. Instead of just sounding an alarm when a sensor is tripped, you can get better information on what's happening at home through smart devices. Not only that, but you can take action when you need to, with just a smartphone and an internet connection.

Let’s take a closer look at a smarter approach to keeping your home safe.

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Beyond Convenience: How Motorized Blinds Help Save Energy

Go Green in Comfort and Style Year Round

Some years ago, power windows were a feature found only on luxury cars. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find any production automobile that has the old style manual windows. You might think that motorized shades are somewhat of a non-essential luxury, but once you think through all the practical aspects, you will see why the benefits of motorized shades go far beyond the convenience factor - and we think they’ll be as prevalent as power windows in cars someday.

Perhaps the most important benefit of motorized blinds and shades is the energy efficiency they can bring to your Salt Lake City, UT, home. Let’s explore some scenarios to see how that happens.

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Monitor Your Home from Anywhere with a Security Camera System

Always Know What’s Happening at Home

Do you worry that you forgot to lock your door when you left the house in a hurry? Or that you neglected to hit the garage opener button in your car as you took the kids to school? It often happens to many people, especially with hectic family schedules and work demands.

The good news is that today's smart security technology has come to the rescue. There's no need to fret, as a security camera system can easily keep an eye on what’s going on in your home in Salt Lake City, UT and the surrounding areas

While the cameras can give you a bird's eye view (or whatever view you want) of your property, indoors and out, other smart features will put your mind at ease too.

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3 Reasons You’ll Want Tunable Lighting for Your Home

What to Know About the Latest Trend in Home Lighting Control

You may have heard about smart lighting and lighting control systems. You might think it is a non-essential luxury. Perhaps it’s not a must-have feature, but when you look at the benefits of smart lighting, they make absolute sense. Think about it this way – your home has a dishwasher, right? It is not an absolute necessity, but you might be hard-pressed to think about giving it up and washing all your dishes manually.

Lighting control has incredible benefits in convenience, efficiency, and aesthetics. But with advances in the latest types of LED lighting, there’s another unexpected one – wellness. A new trend in home design and technology is Biophilic design. Biophilia, according to Webster’s dictionary, means “a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life and nature.” Applied to light, it means employing new technology to make artificial light more natural, allowing us to bring a little more of nature indoors.

You might ask at this point: Don't we get plenty of natural sunlight in Bountiful and all over Utah? Perhaps, but in our modern lives, we spend a considerable part of our lives indoors. And with LED tunable lighting technology, we can make the indoors feel a bit more natural.

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