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How to Choose A Smart Home Company

Make Sure to Ask These Four Questions Before Embarking on Your Next Project

In many fields, it isn't easy to choose the right professionals. When you're looking for a doctor, you will often rely on the referrals of family, friends, and other doctors you may know. In some cases, you may have seen a professional's work – perhaps an exceptional landscape design – and decide that firm is a fit for you.

When looking at integrating smart home technology into your home in Park City, UT or the surrounding area, you may do much the same. A friend might make a recommendation based on a good experience, or you may admire what they've done at your friend's home. But it's equally likely that you may want to survey several technology integrators in the same way you might interview contractors for building your new home. You want to ensure that they understand your needs, what you want, and if they work with the technologies and solutions you are looking to get in your home.

Regardless of how you are introduced to a smart home company, there are some critical questions you should ask to help choose the right partner for your project.

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Four Reasons Motorized Shades Are a Smart Investment

It’s Not All About Convenience

You might remember a few things that weren't as easy as they are today if you are of a certain age. Automobiles are a great example. Did you learn to drive with a manual transmission? Do you remember the thrill of learning to launch the car on a hill with the clutch and try not to go backward? Or how about a car without power steering? No need for weight training if you learned to parallel park muscling a heavy steering wheel.

When we talk about motorized shades, your first thought might be, "why do they need motors?" In cars, we've gone far beyond those manual days toward machines that almost drive themselves. There are many good reasons why adding power to motorized shades goes beyond the convenience factor, although it's hard to deny the convenience.

In this blog, we'll continue to make the case why motorized shades are an excellent investment for your Bountiful, UT home. Keep reading, and don't be surprised when one day, manual windows shades will be as rare as manual steering is in cars today. 

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Elevate Your Home’s Appeal with Outdoor Lighting

Shine a Light on Your Home’s Best Features

We’ve written on these pages before on the effect of light on us. It can energize and relax us, and the right light is necessary to do most of our tasks well. But we'd like to turn to a different side of lighting now, the aesthetic one. Much like in photography, you intuitively know that the right light is essential to get the best image. In the same way, the right light can make a huge difference in the outside appeal of your home.

If you’re not making use of landscape and outdoor lighting for your Salt Lake City, UT home, you miss out on an excellent opportunity to add beauty and appeal to your outdoor spaces without a considerable investment. Ready to see how? Keep reading.

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Spice Up Your Outdoor Spaces with Video

What You Want to Know about Outdoor TV and Video

It’s not uncommon for many homeowners in the Salt Lake City UT area to invest in outdoor sound systems for their outside spaces. Music easily adds mood and ambiance to relaxation in the fresh air. Surprisingly, many people don’t think about the next step - outdoor video. We say TV and movies do not need to be exclusively an inside sport.

As outdoor spaces become more of an extension of home living areas, it’s only natural to consider video entertainment as well as sound. Think about summer family movie nights outdoors, a Netflix guilty pleasure, or catching a favorite team game al fresco. With equipment specifically made for outdoor use, it’s not a difficult proposition. Read on to learn what you’ll want to know about adding video to your entertainment repertoire outdoors. 

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Is Your Home Network Keeping Pace with Today’s Demands?

With the Current Importance of Staying Connected at Home, Your Network is More Critical Than Ever

Our world is hyper-connected, and the current health crisis has demonstrated that acutely. We have come to depend on always-on connectivity, whether from smartphones, smart home devices, for audio and video entertainment, and much more.

In the current health crisis, many people are at home doing more than ever - work, school, staying in touch through video, and relying more on home-based entertainment options. With all that happening all day with multiple family members, many home networks are stretched to their limits.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure your family has the connectivity it needs for all your activities. Show and Tell AV offers home network installation services in the Salt Lake City area and throughout Utah with professional-grade equipment and software tools to keep you connected through this period and well beyond. Keep reading to learn more.

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