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HOW TO BUILD A HOME THAT’S SMART & SECURE

Alpha Dog AVS and D.R. Horton Bring Simpler, Smarter Security to Homeowners

HOW TO BUILD A HOME THAT’S SMART & SECURE

These days, people want their new homes to come with smart home technology. However, sometimes builders aren’t sure what direction to go when it comes to today’s technology. Is pre-wiring the way to go, letting the customers choose equipment and systems? Should they install specific smart thermostats and door-locks? What kind of hub or control systems should they use? With so many smart home options available, these questions and many others often leave builders unsure of the best route for their customers.

This is where Alpha Dog can help! As experts in home technology, we help builders and homebuyers in St Augustine FL simplify smart technology choices by choosing a solution from our smart home security packages. Read on to learn more about how Alpha Dogs AVS and D.R. Horton make smarter home security easy.

Why You Should Be Using Visual Video Verification

Alarm.com smart security helps you avoid false alarms

Why You Should Be Using Visual Video Verification

Did you know that up to 90 percent of the home security alarms police respond to are false? It’s a waste of time and resources for the city, plus it puts your Jacksonville home in even greater danger if there’s a real emergency. But you should be able to enjoy the benefits of smart security, which means not having to deal with systems that don't work correctly. In this blog, we'll show you how Alarm.com avoids false alarms so you can rely on your system to keep you safe.

Top 5 Smart Technology Gifts for a Happy Holiday Season

From smart TVs to home security systems, here are the perfect technology presents

Top 5 Smart Technology Gifts for a Happy Holiday Season

Now that the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts. But is another apron or necktie appropriate? No! Instead, give the gift of integrated technology. Not only will you surprise your loved ones, but you’ll enjoy the benefits all year long. So, what are the perfect gifts for the technology-inclined members of your family? Learn about all the AV, home security system upgrades, and more you can enjoy this year from our Jacksonville, FL company and store.

Dolby Atmos: How It Works

A quick overview of the immersive surround sound system

Dolby Atmos: How It Works

If you're reading this, chances are you love movies. Not just the way they look, but the way they sound. Until recently, if you wanted to enjoy a film in a custom home theater, it'd be through a surround sound system that didn’t quite sound like the one at the local megaplex. But now, thanks to Dolby Atmos and other immersive audio formats, you can enjoy the same quality in your Ponte Vedra Beach, FL property. Sounds exciting, right? There’s just one question: how does it work?

Don’t Get Stuck With a Single Ecosystem in Your New Home Build

Customize your technology with Alpha Dog and D.R. Horton home security

Don’t Get Stuck With a Single Ecosystem in Your New Home Build

In August, Google overhauled how its Nest line of products works within smart home ecosystems. Users are now stuck using the popular, energy-saving device only with other Google products. According to the LA Times, that's caused many homebuilders to ditch Nest all together -- which can have a significant impact on the technology used in new home construction. In this blog, we'll show you how you can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to smart technology by partnering with Alpha Dog and D.R. Horton for your Saint Augustine, FL home security, smart automation, AV installation, and more. Keep reading to find out more.

Ultra-Short Throw Projector: A Large-Format Display That Doesn’t Waste Space

Enjoy a bigger picture that won’t dominate your home theater installation

Ultra-Short Throw Projector: A Large-Format Display That Doesn’t Waste Space

A modern home theater doesn't have to be a stuffy space. It can be a versatile way for your entire family to enjoy their favorite content. From sports to movies, video games to YouTube, a contemporary theater delivers the best AV quality no matter where you put it. If you have limited room in your Jacksonville, FL property, or you want to enjoy a big picture without the hassles of a large-format TV, consider adding an ultra-short-throw projector to your home theater installation. What's that, and how does it work? Find out here.

Holiday Party Panic? Stream the Perfect Playlist with Just One Touch

A whole-home stereo system delivers high-quality audio to all your rooms

Holiday Party Panic? Stream the Perfect Playlist with Just One Touch

The holiday season is just around the corner, and there's plenty to be stressed about. From finding the perfect gifts for each of your family members to decking the halls, you don't have time to slow down. And things become even more hectic when you're preparing to host your friends and family for an unforgettable holiday party. At Alpha Dog Security, we can't help you with everything, but we've got you covered in at least one aspect: ensuring incredible and easy-to-access audio. With a whole-home stereo system, you can select a playlist and stream it anywhere throughout your Jacksonville, FL property. Ready to learn more? Keep reading.

Be a “Cool Mom” with Alarm.com

Integrated smart home automation and security features make protecting your family easier than ever

Be a “Cool Mom” with Alarm.com

Raising kids is hard work. On the one hand, you always want to be there for them when they need you. On the other, you want to give them the space to grow and learn from their mistakes. It’s a delicate balance, and it can cause plenty of anxiety if you’re not careful. Thankfully, Alarm.com security and smart home automation features simplify all aspects of protecting your family and Ponte Vedra Beach property -- even when you’re miles away. From unique access codes to simplified energy management, here’s how you can be a “cool mom” without the stress. Keep reading to learn more.

5 Tips for a Safer, Happier Holiday Season

From securing deliveries to installing home surveillance cameras, here are some smart ways to stay safe this year

5 Tips for a Safer, Happier Holiday Season

some smart ways to stay safe this year

It might not feel like it in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, but fall is finally upon us. That means major holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are just around the corner. And that means additional foot traffic hitting the streets in and around your property. So, it’s time to consider how you’ll stay safe this holiday season. From best practices to technology like home surveillance cameras, you'll find some easy-to-follow tips to help you stay safe and enjoy a happier time of year. Ready to get started? Keep reading.

Start Wiring for Home Security Before Completing Your New Home Construction

Thanks to Alpha Dog and D.R. Horton, a home security installation is efficient and safe

Start Wiring for Home Security Before Completing Your New Home Construction

If you’re about to start building a new home in the Jacksonville, FL area, you’ve got a lot on your mind. You need to find a trusted building partner, decide on the amenities you’ll love, and find the right styles to work with your vision. Thankfully, D.R. Horton is available to help. As America’s largest home builder, you can trust them to craft the experience necessary.

That’s why we at Alpha Dog partner with them to deliver the best home security experience to your property. We recommend that you start wiring for your security system before the walls go up, so you don’t have to waste money on inefficient after-the-fact installation. Want to learn more about D.R. Horton, home security, and how we can help you achieve your goals? Keep reading.

A Home Theater for Wellness?

One company is re-thinking the private cinema. Here’s what it means for your home entertainment system.

A Home Theater for Wellness?

The CEDIA Expo is a wonderful time of year for the integrated technology industry. Not only do you get to scope out the next great solutions, but you also occasionally enjoy out-of-left-field surprises. One of the biggest this year comes from a company that’s hoping to combine home entertainment and modern wellness practices to revolutionize your AV experience. How are they bringing health and wellness to home AV? And how will it affect your Saint Augustine, FL home theater installation? Find out here.

IKEA Goes All-In on Smart Home Devices

The furniture company is looking toward the future. But with Alpha Dog Audio Video Security, you can enjoy smart home benefits right now.

IKEA Goes All-In on Smart Home Devices

If you’ve been looking for the tipping point in the smart home revolution, this may be it. International furniture giant IKEA announced last month that they would be investing heavily in smart home devices moving forward. It’s a big step for the integrated technology market but is it a smart move to buy into the Swedish-founded company’s offerings? As your Jacksonville FL home technology experts, we’ll take a look at what IKEA is offering and show you how you can already enjoy the convenience of smart technology in your home today. Keep reading for more.

5 Reasons Home Access Control Is Essential for Back-to-School Days

Ensure Your Child Arrives Safely at Home, Even When You’re Not There

5 Reasons Home Access Control Is Essential for Back-to-School Days

The summer is coming to an end, and it's time to start preparing. That means getting ready for back to school with your kids. But as life pulls you in all different directions, you can't always guarantee that you'll be home at the same time your kids get out of school. Thankfully, smart technology can help. With a smart home access control system, you can know who comes and goes from your Saint Augustine, FL home the moment it happens. See below for five important ways integrated access control helps your family stay safe.

3 Benefits of a Professional Smart Thermostat Installation

Save Energy and Stay Cool This Summer

3 Benefits of a Professional Smart Thermostat Installation

As the season winds down, you'll start to notice the sun setting a little earlier. But if you're lucky enough to live in sunny Jacksonville, the cool weather is still months away. That means you'll be getting plenty of work out of your AC unit. In our last blog, we showed you some of the surprising ways a smart security system from Alarm.com could help you save energy. With a professional, smart thermostat installation along with your security system, you can enjoy energy savings and simplified comfort all year round. Want to learn more? Check out the top three benefits below.

Can a Smart Home Security System Help with Energy Management?

The Unexpected Benefits of an Alarm.com System

Can a Smart Home Security System Help with Energy Management?

If anything's true about Florida, it's that there's always a need for air conditioning. In just about any building you walk into, you'll find an efficient (and overworked) central AC unit. And, while the ocean breeze may keep Ponte Vedra Beach temperate most of the year, residents are still relying on their HVAC systems to beat the late-summer humidity. But did you know an Alarm.com smart home security system can help you manage energy usage? Find out more about one of the unexpected benefits of integrating your security controls.