Stay Safe and Have Fun This Summer and Beyond
We're well into summer, and if you haven't stepped out to enjoy the warm weather, you're in danger of missing out. Whether you want to hang out by the pool or impress your Ponte Vedra Beach, FL neighbors with a backyard barbecue, there's plenty of stuff to do this season. And the fun doesn't have to stop once the sun goes down. In fact, with the right home lighting design, you can enjoy the great outdoors for hours after dark. Want to learn how? Keep reading.
Consider Updating Your Home Networking Installation
Building a smart home is more complicated than it may seem. After all, isn't smart technology all about simplicity? With the touch of a button, you can use multiple systems, like lights, shades, AV, security, and more. And you can set timers or sensors to prompt your system to act without lifting a finger. Of course, while smart automation is designed to simplify, the systems themselves are quite complicated. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects is your home networking installation. Is your network strong enough to support every device? Keep reading to find out.
Keep Your New D.R. Horton Home Safe with Smart Home Security
There’s nothing better than the peace of mind that comes with knowing your Saint Augustine, FL home is safe and sound. With a smart security system for your new D.R. Horton home, you can get the most out of your day-to-day activities, while keeping an eye on your property. One of the best ways to ensure your home is safe is with an access control system. And the benefits go beyond security! In this blog, we'll show you precisely what you can do with access control. Keep reading to find out more.
Enjoy a Surround Sound Installation Like Never Before
When you consider adding a home theater to your Jacksonville, FL property, you most likely think about how it will look. From the size of the screen to the clarity of the projection, you can plan for a bright, flawless picture. But a custom theater needs to do more than look good -- it needs to sound incredible, too. In fact, an effectively built theater is optimized for audio as much as it is for video playback. And with an immersive surround sound installation like Dolby Atmos available to make your private cinema sound like the local multiplex, there’s plenty to learn. Want to get started? Keep reading.
Here’s When to Consider a Professional for Your Home Automation Installation
Popular smart home platforms like Google Home and Amazon Alexa are leading a rising wave of disparate consumer technology trends designed to make living easier. Just walk down to your nearest big-name store in Jacksonville, FL and you’ll find smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, smart door locks, and more sitting on the shelves at affordable prices.
This growing accessibility to smart home technology poses the question: Can homeowners install their own robust smart home automation systems without the help of a professional? If you think so, you may have left out some important considerations. Below, we list a few significant questions you should ask before diving into the world of DIY smart homes.
We Provide D.R. Horton Homes with Professional Security Solutions from Alarm.com
At Alpha Dog, we understand how important it is to stay connected to the people and place you value most—whether you’re home or away. That’s why we’ve partnered with American homebuilder D.R. Horton to bring new homeowners in the St. Augustine, FL area a fully integrated suite of smart home technology powered by Alarm.com.
Designed for your peace of mind, the Home Is Connected smart technology package offered in partnership with our team at Alpha Dog and D.R. Horton boosts home security measures and keeps you connected to what matters most. Read on to explore what else you’ll enjoy under the Home Is Connected package.
Get the Most Out of Your Favorite Movies with These Audiovisual Solutions
The heat in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL packs quite the punch during the summer, so we’re always looking for creative ways to stay cool. With the whole family home, why not spend peak heat hours enjoying your favorite summer blockbusters in the comfort of your home theater?
Cutting-edge audiovisual solutions from Sony and Dolby Atmos can make any movie experience truer to life when you incorporate them into your home theater design. Our team at Alpha Dog can upgrade your cinema with the latest technologies so you can swim with Nemo, fight with Iron Man, and sail with Jack Sparrow all summer long. Explore these must-have home theater solutions below!
Build an Alarm.com System for Total Home Security
Home security is essential to maintaining peace of mind, whether you’re falling asleep in your own bed, or you’re miles away from your Jacksonville, FL, property. You want to know you can keep an eye on your home, adjust your technology, and communicate with your loved ones quickly, easily, and efficiently. There’s good news: an Alarm.com system can do it all. Not familiar with the worldleader in smart security systems? In this blog, we’ll show you what you need to know about Alarm.com.
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Don’t Take Our Word for It—See the Stats for Yourself
These days, homeowners have plenty of options to consider when looking for ways to protect their property from potential intruders. Deadbolt locks, gated entries, alarm systems, motion-activated lights, security cameras—you name it. Any of these extra measures of protection is better than none at all.
In fact, one of the largest growing markets in smart home technology is surveillance. More families in St. Augustine, FL and beyond are investing in robust home security cameras to grant them peace of mind and to better secure what matters most.
But just how effective are home security cameras? Are they an investment worth making? Do decoy cameras offer a similar layer of protection? Read our answers to these questions and more below.
We Partner with D.R. Horton to Simplify Smart Security Cameras
If you’re building a new home -- and you’re new to smart technology -- you may have considered adding a smart security system to your property. In fact, you’re not alone; 62 percent of Americans claim that security is the top benefit of owning a smart home system. So, if you want to protect your property while you’re away, ensure the kids are home safe after school, or keep an eye on things at any time, you should start by upgrading your system.
That’s why we partner with D.R. Horton, Ponte Vedra Beach’s premier homebuilder, to provide the best smart home security solutions for your property. But knowing where to start can be a challenge. Together, we offer a comprehensive Home Is Connected package to simplify the process. Want to learn more about where to start? Keep reading.
Illuminate Your Spaces with Thoughtfully Crafted Lighting
Unless you’re an interior designer, you probably don’t think much about the lighting in your home beyond its purpose to help you see. But there’s a lot more to lighting than your standard overhead lights and lamps.
When thoughtfully designed, lighting can highlight your artwork, accent architectural features, and add life to your hallways and staircases. What’s more, today’s smart lighting solutions make adjusting and controlling each fixture in your home a breeze.
Kick your home lighting design up a notch in St. Augustine, FL with these three tips from our smart lighting control experts at Alpha Dog.
From Stereo to a Surround Sound Installation, Your Dream Soundscape Awaits
It’s that time of year again for poolside parties, alfresco dining, and star gazing as the weather warms and the entertainment moves outdoors. Don’t throw lackluster get-togethers by forgetting one of the most important ingredients for fun outdoor hangouts: the music.
With a dedicated outdoor audio system, it’s easy to bring your favorite tunes to your backyard in Jacksonville, FL for any weekend party or evening of relaxation. From landscape speakers to a stereo setup on your patio and even a surround sound installation, we can deliver the perfect soundscape for your outdoor space. Explore three creative ways below.
Keep an Eye on What’s Happening Outside Your Home
The most important items you possess likely live inside your home, which is why having indoor surveillance cameras is crucial in the event of a burglary. But what about your home’s perimeter? After all, a property break-in always starts from outside.
Integrating outdoor home security cameras into your surveillance system does much more than help prevent break-ins before they happen. Read below to learn four advantages of using outdoor security cameras to keep an eye on your home in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, or Jacksonville, Florida.
Give yourself peace of mind by letting someone else keep an eye on your home in Northeastern Florida
We’re big believers in smart home security at Alpha Dog, particularly solutions from Alarm.Com. Alarm.com’s powerful tools and easy integration features make them a leader in smart security solutions, but there’s one particular service we wanted to highlight today: Their remote monitoring capabilities.
While Alarm.com’s systems put a great deal of power in your hands, it’s simply impossible for you to monitor your security system all day, every day. But remote monitoring services are expressly designed to keep an eye on your home when you are otherwise engaged. Here are four ways Alarm.com monitoring can help homeowners in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra stay safe.
We Partner with D.R. Horton to Bring Homeowners Smarter Security from Alarm.com
We’re always looking for solutions that make life easier, and smart home technology is a high-rising trend. In fact, more than half of U.S. homebuyers say smart home technology—such as thermostats, sensors, alarms, and lighting—is important for their current or next home, according to the Coldwell Banker’s 2018 Smart Home Marketplace survey.
That’s why Alpha Dog has partnered with American homebuilder D.R. Horton to bring new homeowners throughout Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Ponte Vedra, Florida unparalleled smart home and security solutions powered by Alarm.com.
So, what are the benefits of a smart home powered by Alarm.com? Read below to learn how our partnership with D.R. Horton boosts home security measures and offers ultimate convenience for your lifestyle.