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3 Ways a Connected Home Transforms Your Living Experience—for the Better

We Partner with D.R. Horton to Put Home Security in Your Hands

3 Ways a Connected Home Transforms Your Living Experience—for the Better

It’s no secret that more homebuyers every day are requesting accessible, reliable smart home integrations that offer better convenience and safety for their families.

That’s why our Alpha Dog team has partnered with American homebuilder D.R. Horton to deliver an unmatched Home Is Connected smart package to new homes in Jacksonville, FL and beyond for a transformative living experience.

Intrigued? Read below for three ways our smart home services combined with the Home Is Connected package by D.R. Horton can boost home security and offer more daily convenience.

4 Ways Smart Lighting Significantly Improves Your Lifestyle

Experience Bright Possibilities with Home Lighting Control

4 Ways Smart Lighting Significantly Improves Your Lifestyle

Lighting is one of the most crucial considerations when it comes to your Florida home’s interior design and functionality. And in today’s world of IoT, smart lighting has significantly widened the possibilities of what it can do for our homes—and our lifestyles.

Keep reading below to discover how home lighting control can significantly improve your lifestyle in Jacksonville, from added convenience and energy savings to better sleep, enhanced ambiance, and more. You may just rethink your home’s current lighting setup.

4 Shocking Burglary Facts You Need to Know

Keep Criminals at Bay with a Smart Home System

4 Shocking Burglary Facts You Need to Know

A burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the United States. That adds up to roughly 4,800 burglaries a day. You may be startled, but it’s helpful to know the facts behind how and when burglaries occur in order to better combat them and keep your home secure.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of important (and surprising!) facts about burglaries as well as how your smart home system can help keep intruders in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at bay. Read below for more!

3 Home Networking Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Don’t Risk Cybersecurity with a Poor Home Networking Installation

3 Home Networking Mistakes and How to Fix Them

If you’re a homeowner, chances are you have a wireless home network. And as consumer technologies continue to grow in waves, more and more devices are finding their way to that network, creating a world of convenience as well as risk if your network isn’t properly secured.

As you grow your smart home in St. Augustine, Florida, it’s important that you consider the safety of your network and avoid granting access to potential hackers. In this blog, we’ll cover three common home networking installation mistakes and how to avoid them. Just keep reading for more.

Is Control4 Right For Your Jacksonville Home?

Increase Comfort And Security With Control4 Home Automation

Is Control4 Right For Your Jacksonville Home?

Are you considering a smart technology upgrade for your home this winter? There’s a lot to consider in terms of individual devices, but you also want to make sure that you have a centralized control system that allows you to access all of those different parts without having to juggle multiple remotes and smartphone apps. That's where Control4 home automation is a huge boon, unifying your individual devices in a streamlined interface customized for your home and easy for everyone in your family to use. 


In this blog, we break down the key benefits of a Control4 home automation system, spotlighting why it’s an immensely valuable addition to your Jacksonville property. 

Top Home Stereo System Gift Ideas For 2018

Give Your Friends And Family The Gift Of High-Performance Audio

Top Home Stereo System Gift Ideas For 2018

The holiday season is upon us, and you’re running out of time to think of great gifts for your family and friends. With the rise of smartphones and streaming music services, you probably have a lot of audiophiles and music aficionados in your life. What better way to show them you know what they like by giving them the gift of rich high-performance audio with two products that are quick to install, easy to control, and sound outstanding. 

Our brand partners, Sonos and Yamaha, are two of the biggest names in home stereo systems, and they offer wireless smart speakers that are perfect gifts for people that want to start smaller for their home audio without sacrificing quality. Keep reading to learn more about these audio gifts that fit easily under the tree. And feel free to give your Ponte Vedra Beach home some presents this year to take your personal listening to a new level.   

Prepare For 2019 With the Latest Home Security System Updates

Protect Your Jacksonville Home In The New Year With Alarm.com

Prepare For 2019 With the Latest Home Security System Updates

Making a new year’s resolution is easy, but keeping it throughout the entire year is the real challenge. That’s why we suggest your resolution for 2019 be something that you’ll be able to stick to for the next 12 months and beyond: protecting your home and family. A home security system gives you peace of mind that what is most important to you stays safe, and with the rise of smart home technology, security systems have become more comprehensive and interactive than ever before.

Keep reading to learn about smart home security system upgrades that fortify your Jacksonville home and keep updated in case of an emergency.

The Best Features to Look for in Home Security Cameras

The Advantages of Smart Surveillance

The Best Features to Look for in Home Security Cameras

With the holidays right around the corner, there will soon be a lot of people coming and going from your Ponte Vedra Beach property.

That means good tidings and good cheer -- but it also means an increase in potential threats to the security of your home.

Enhancing your security measures during the winter is a good idea to keep your family and friends safe. If you’re looking for a place to start, you can’t go wrong with home security cameras.

In this blog, we’ll show you some of the interesting features that a modern surveillance system does to help make your property safer during the holidays and year round. Keep reading to learn more.

Discover the Dynamic Duo of Surround Sound Systems

This Surround Sound Team-Up Elevates Your Home Theater Audio

Discover the Dynamic Duo of Surround Sound Systems

Superhero movies are all the rage nowadays, and there’s no better way to enjoy the latest Marvel or DC movie than in a dedicated home theater customized to your family's needs. And nothing pulls you into the fantastic worlds of these films like a surround sound system that immerses you in high-fidelity audio. Sure, millions of dollars are spent on visual effects, but those are coming at you from one direction while sound completely immerses you, pulling you even deeper into the Avengers’ fight against Thanos or Wonder Woman’s World War I intrigue.

How do you get the most powerful surround sound system for your St. Augustine, FL home? Keep reading to find out.

3 Questions To Ask About Your Home Theater System

Enrich The Entertainment of Your Jacksonville Home

3 Questions To Ask About Your Home Theater System

Few things are quite as satisfying as enjoying a cinema experience from the comfort of your own home. No lines, no overpriced tickets and snacks, no strangers interrupting the movie by talking or checking their phones. A home theater system is the ultimate entertainment luxury for your Jacksonville home, but there are a lot of things to consider when creating a dedicated space for media viewing.

Read on to learn three questions you should consider when beginning a home theater project.

Elevate Your Outdoor Audio Video For Football Season

Watch The Big Game Outdoors With These A/V Solutions

Elevate Your Outdoor Audio Video For Football Season

One of the best things about living in Jacksonville is that you get to enjoy outdoor space year-round. In the fall, the intense heat of the summer dissipates to make spending time outside even more pleasant. We don’t get hit hard with seasonal signifiers like northern states—the Pumpkin Spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and if it’s cold enough, the leaves might start to change color around November—but just like everywhere else, fall means one big thing in Jacksonville: the return of football.

Whether you’re watching professional or college ball, the fall is when you get the football fix you’ve been waiting for all year long. With outdoor audio video technology, you can take your viewing party outside the house, allowing you to have even more people over for game days and nights.

How To Make Your Security System Intelligent

Upgrade Your Ponte Vedra Beach Home Security System

How To Make Your Security System Intelligent

Security is one of the top draws for smart home automation systems, giving homeowners unprecedented control of locks, sensors, cameras, and other smart technology that can help them make their property more secure. Automated technology opens up new opportunities for protecting your home when you’re away, and actively works as a deterrent for criminals that might be scoping out your house by storing footage in the cloud.

Read on to learn how an intelligent home security system can safeguard your Ponte Vedra Beach home.

The One Technology You Don’t Want to Overlook in Your Home Theater System

Optimize Your Theater for the Ultimate Viewing Experience

the one technology you don t want to overlook in your home theater system

When you think about adding a home theater system to your Jacksonville property, you probably think about the quality of your projector, or how immersive the audio sounds.

It makes sense: those are the most exciting aspects of enhancing your entertainment. After all, what’s the point of building a system that’s not going to offer you the very best picture and sound quality?

But while you may optimize your projector and screen combo for crisp 4K HDR presentation and configure your speaker channels for realistic sound reproduction – and even add acoustical treatments and custom seating to your space to enhance the experience – there’s one aspect of theater design that often goes overlooked.

What is your theater missing? How can you improve it dramatically? Find out here.

What You Should Know for Your Home Theater System Installation

How to Make Your Next Home Theater Project Successful

What You Should Know for Your Home Theater System Installation

If you want your home theater project to go off without a hitch, you need to know much more than which 4K HD projector you want to view the new Star Wars movie on, or what big game you want to watch this Saturday. To create your dream home theater, you need to bring in the experts so that you can get the most out of your audio and video experience.

If you consider all the little details first, it will be much easier to have a seamless project and design your perfect home theater. So, if you’re thinking about updating your home theater in the St. Augustine, FL area, take a look at some of the ways you can elevate your home theater installation project.

The Pros and Cons of Multi-Layered Smart Home Systems

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match Brands for Your System

The Pros and Cons of Multi-Layered Smart Home Systems

You may be loyal to one brand of smart home system equipment, but is it hurting the seamlessness of your technology? You find a brand that works, and keep buying new products from that brand until they stop working. And even then, you might still stick with that same manufacturer because it’s so ingrained in your buying habits.

There’s a lot of value in exploring new manufacturers and creating a multi-layered smart home system that takes advantage of various brands and their unique technology to give you optimal performance. Keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of a multi-layered system for your Jacksonville home.