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What You Need to Know About Alarm.com

Build an Alarm.com System for Total Home Security 

What You Need to Know About Alarm.com

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 homeadjust 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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Want to Protect Your Home the Easy Way? Start with Cameras.

We Partner with D.R. Horton to Simplify Smart Security Cameras

Want to Protect Your Home the Easy Way? Start with 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.

3 Tips for Brilliant Home Lighting Design

Illuminate Your Spaces with Thoughtfully Crafted Lighting

3 Tips for Brilliant Home Lighting Design

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.

3 Ways to Bring Your Favorite Tunes Outdoors This Summer

From Stereo to a Surround Sound Installation, Your Dream Soundscape Awaits

3 Ways to Bring Your Favorite Tunes Outdoors This Summer

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.

4 Reasons You Should Have Outdoor Home Security Cameras

Keep an Eye on What’s Happening Outside Your Home

4 Reasons You Should Have Outdoor Home Security Cameras

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.

4 Simple Ways Alarm.Com Monitoring Keeps Your Home Safe

Give yourself peace of mind by letting someone else keep an eye on your home in Northeastern Florida

4 Simple Ways Alarm.Com Monitoring Keeps Your Home Safe

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.

What Are the Benefits of a Smart Home Powered by Alarm.com?

We Partner with D.R. Horton to Bring Homeowners Smarter Security from Alarm.com

What Are the Benefits of a Smart Home Powered by 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.

3 Smart Home Upgrades for a Boost in Health & Happiness

Learn How These Smart Technologies Can Support You and Your Family’s Wellness

3 Smart Home Upgrades for a Boost in Health & Happiness

We all know that with even the best intentions, healthy habits can be hard to keep. Our work and family lives are just as stressful as they are gratifying and often result in sleepless nights, skipped workouts, convenient junk food, and overall fatigue. Luckily for the busy homeowner, smart home automation is working to help get us back on track.

While your healthy lifestyle cannot depend on a smart home alone, these technology upgrades can significantly help aid the healthy life you strive for. Read on to learn what they are and how they can help you take the next step toward better health and happiness in your Jacksonville, FL home.

Which Types of Surveillance Cameras are Best for Your Home?

We Lay Out the Basics of Three Popular Types of Security Cameras

Which Types of Surveillance Cameras are Best for Your Home?

Spring is officially here, which means we’re one step closer to the long summer months that switch up the traffic in and out of our homes. Kids are back from school, and we take extended time off for fun vacations. Before the summer chaos in Jacksonville, FL begins, now is the best time to get an early start on ensuring your home is properly protected with a robust surveillance system.

With the wide variety of options available for homeowners today, selecting the right equipment for your home security can be a daunting task. So, to help ease the process, we’ll discuss some popular types of home surveillance cameras as well as their characteristics below.

3 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade to Surround Sound

Discover why surround sound might be a better choice than your existing speakers.

3 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade to Surround Sound

We’re living in “the Golden Age of Television” with shows like Game of Thrones and Stranger Things returning soon to eager audiences-in-waiting. And the only way to truly experience the sights and sounds of Westeros or the ‘upside-down’ is with the highest-quality audio. If you’re still using your television built-in speakers, it may be time for a new audio system in your Ponte Vedra Beach, FL home.

But what is the best choice for your home’s audio? You have probably heard of surround sound systems, but is it any better than assembling regular speakers in your living room? The short answer: yes, it is better.

Curb Your Security Concerns with these Smart Home Solutions

We Partner with D.R. Horton to Bring You Better Safety While at Home or Away

Curb Your Security Concerns with these Smart Home Solutions

A home provides a safe space for you to be close to the ones you value most. A smart home helps keep it that way by offering you and your family peace of mind with robust security measures and seamless integration of all of your devices so you can stay connected no matter where you are.

As our team continues to deliver unparalleled smart home solutions for properties around Jacksonville, FL, we have partnered with American homebuilder D.R. Horton to boost home security measures in new-construction projects around Florida as part of the Home Is Connected package.

Below, discover some of the enhanced security solutions you’ll receive for your new home when you work with Alpha Dog and D.R. Horton.

4 Reasons You Need a Mounted TV for March Madness Season

Take Your Sports Entertainment Up a Notch with the Right Viewing Experience

4 Reasons You Need a Mounted TV for March Madness Season

The time is near for collegiate basketball fans around the nation to turn their hearts and souls to the nearest television for three weeks of NCAA frenzy. Popularly dubbed March Madness, this event steals the screens of homes, bars, and restaurants around the country and exists as the center of many parties and get-togethers.

If you’re planning to enjoy some March Madness excitement at your St. Augustine, FL home, we recommend you prepare beforehand to create the best viewing experience for you and your guests. First suggestion? Mount your TV. Though it may seem trivial, here are four reasons why a mounted TV will significantly improve the game-time fun.

What’s New with Control4?

Know the Latest Tricks of Your Home Automation System

What’s New with Control4?

Anyone with a Control4 home automation system can speak to the world-class solutions it brings to properties around the globe. From its network foundation to the personalized touches that make your house a dream home, Control4 truly adds a magical touch to your everyday life in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

But are you enjoying the latest and greatest features that Control4 has to offer? Don’t fall out of the loop when it comes to system updates that are created to make your experience even better. If you missed the many product announcements that came out late last year, we’ve got you covered. Get a glimpse of them below.

3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Distributed Stereo System Now

High-Performance Home Audio with One-Touch Control

3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Distributed Stereo System Now

Music plays a role in everyone’s life. Some use music to wind down after a long day while others use it to ramp up for a workout. Some listen to melodies to encourage better sleep, and others confide in music for self-expression. The list goes on, but it remains clear that music is integral to nearly every lifestyle.

Whether you use music for entertaining, reflection, or other creative activities, enhance your experience with a distributed home stereo system that floods high-fidelity audio through any and every room of your home at just the touch of a button.

Read on to learn why you should upgrade to a distributed audio system for your home in St. Augustine, FL today. The benefits speak for themselves.

The Future of Your Smart Lighting Solution is Bright—and Healthier, too

Learn What to Expect with Smart Lighting from Control4

The Future of Your Smart Lighting Solution is Bright—and Healthier, too

In the smart home, lighting is not just a utility. Instead, it’s an aesthetic used to create ideal experiences for family and guests. It adds cheer during the holidays, provides ambiance for dinner parties, and sets the mood for date night. What’s more, smart lighting today adds unparalleled convenience with voice control capability, one-touch control, and even hands-free automation.

But that’s not all that a smart lighting solution from Control4 can offer your home and wellbeing when incorporated into your property. Keep reading to explore the many ways Control4 lighting can elevate your lifestyle in Jacksonville, FL now and into the future.