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How Your Home Automation System Cuts Your Energy Bills This Summer

Explore the Energy-Saving Technologies You Can Feature in Your Home

How Your Home Automation System Cuts Your Energy Bills This Summer

We here in Florida are no strangers to hot summer afternoons. And we all know that warmer weather means increased energy bills as you spend more attempting to keep your home cool.

At Alpha Dog AVS, we love working with local homeowners along the First Coast to optimize their energy output through smart home technology.

In this post, we explore how the home automation system in your Jacksonville, Florida house can limit your energy consumption this summer.

Interested in learning more? Keep reading below.

Dolby Atmos: Why is it the Best Surround Sound System Setup?

Get to Know What Distinguishes Dolby Atmos Surround Sound

Dolby Atmos: Why is it the Best Surround Sound System Setup?

When it comes to achieving the best audio experience in your home theater or media room, you might initially think of surround sound.

After all, surround sound goes far beyond a two-channel speaker system and delivers audio from five, seven or nine channels.

This drastically adds to the listening experience –sound fires from multiple directions instead of from just two.

While a surround sound system unquestionably is the way to go for your Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida home’s entertainment center, a traditional setup no longer is the premier option.

For the ultimate listening experience, you should opt for Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Below, we explain the basics of Dolby Atmos and what distinguishes it from standard audio. Just keep reading to find out more!

The 3 Most Important Benefits of Mounting Your TV

Explore How Wall-Mounted TVs Enhance Your Viewing Experience

The 3 Most Important Benefits of Mounting Your TV

If you’re considering upgrading the TV in your home, we strongly believe there’s no better time to do so than now.

After all, it’s March.

That means some of the most prominent sporting events are approaching, from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament to the start of the Major League Baseball season and – at the beginning of April – the Masters.

But you don’t have to buy a brand-new television to enjoy an improved viewing experience. In fact, TV mounting might just be the perfect solution for your home in St. Augustine or throughout Northeast Florida.

How might mounting your television onto a wall improve your viewing experience? Just keep reading to find out.

Monitoring Your Home Security Cameras: What You Need to Know

Keep Your Property Secure with an Alarm.com Surveillance System

Monitoring Your Home Security Cameras: What You Need to Know

Keeping your family and property safe is always a top priority.

That’s why we strongly recommend Alarm.com security and surveillance systems to our residential clients.

When it comes to smart home security, Alarm.com is the industry leader in delivering easy-to-maneuver and intelligent technology dedicated to monitoring and protecting your family.

One of the most significant ways an Alarm.com system can enhance your property’s security presence is through its video-monitoring capabilities.

Below, we explore how Alarm.com can drastically improve your access to the home security cameras throughout your Jacksonville, Florida-area property.

When Might a Wireless Speaker System Be Right for You?

Find Out Whether You Can Benefit from a Wireless Audio System

When Might a Wireless Speaker System Be Right for You?

If you’re a music-lover, are you taking advantage of the listening opportunities available to you?

Perhaps you’re considering adding multi-room audio to your house. If so, this is the perfect blog for you.

You’ve likely heard of a wireless speaker system – an arrangement of speakers from which you can listen to throughout your home.

But how do you know whether a wireless audio setup might be the right addition to your property in the St. Augustine, Florida area?

Below, we explore the signs that indicate a wireless system could be the best choice for you. Just keep reading to find out more!

Wireless vs. Wired Multi-Room Audio: What Do You Need to Know?

Find Out What Might Be the Best Solution for Your Property

Wireless vs. Wired Multi-Room Audio: What Do You Need to Know?

Are you interested in providing your family with a brand-new listening experience?

Perhaps it’s time you consider a multi-room sound solution, with which your family and friends can listen to their favorite music from several areas of your property.

A multi-room audio solution can provide plenty of benefits.

Not only can it bring a new realm of entertainment to your property, but it also can be a versatile solution for everyone – allowing you to play multiple streams simultaneously in different areas of your St. Augustine, FL home.

When it comes to the basics of speaker systems, though, many of our clients don’t know where to begin.

Should they choose wireless speakers or opt for a wired system?

Below, we’ll share the basics of both, so that you can have a more informed idea before you decide.

All you need to do is keep reading to find out more.

3 of the Best Ways You Can Use Your Voice to Control Your Home

Here’s How You Can Benefit from Control4 and Amazon Alexa’s Partnership

3 of the Best Ways You Can Use Your Voice to Control Your Home

If you have a home automation system, you likely know of the wide range of ways you can control your system.

Most systems include remotes, in-wall keypads and touchscreens and even smartphone, tablet and computer applications. From that interface, you can press a button and maneuver your control system.

But what if you didn’t need to touch anything to control your home’s technology?

What if you simply could speak a command and watch as your lights turn off or your TV changes channels?

Introduction to Home Network Installations: What You Need to Know

Explore How You Can Get the Most Out of Your Home’s Technology

Introduction to Home Network Installations: What You Need to Know

Home networks are a critical component of any modern residence.

They not only serve as a gateway for you to access the internet but also as a tool for your devices to operate at their best.

This begs the question: Are you getting the most out of your network?

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Video Distribution System?

Consider Upgrading Your Equipment With Sony 4K Products

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Video Distribution System?

If you own a home video distribution system, you likely already know some of the most important benefits they provide.

All you need to do is connect a media source such as a satellite or AV receiver, Blu-Ray player, streaming device or gaming system to a matrix switch. The switch then connects to each TV within your home through cabling.

From there, you can have access to your home’s video sources from any TV you desire. 

But how do you know whether your video distribution system is producing the best content quality possible? Well, it could come down to the products you’re using. 

Below, we’ll share some Sony 4K-compatible devices that instantly can improve the distribution network within your St. Augustine, FL home.

Yamaha MusicCast: Get to Know Its Best Features

Learn More About Yamaha’s Smart Wireless Speaker System

Yamaha MusicCast: Get to Know Its Best Features

Whether you already have a home audio system or you’re just beginning to think about buying your first speaker, your top consideration should be this:

Your sound system should be simple enough – and convenient enough – for you to use often.

Of course, you also should want your audio equipment to provide a high-quality listening experience.

Yamaha, one of the top audio distribution manufacturers in the industry, provides a technology that balances both of those factors. MusicCast enhances already first-class Yamaha products with wireless connectivity, allowing you to revolutionize your listening experience.

In this blog, we’ll share some of the best MusicCast features that you can incorporate into your Ponte Vedra Beach, FL wireless speaker system. Keep reading to find out more.

 

The Top 4 Benefits of a Sonos Wireless Music System

Discover a New World of Music with Smart Technology

The Top 4 Benefits of a Sonos Wireless Music System

Whether you are a casual music listener or consider yourself an audiophile, you need a way to organize your music. Most people collect songs from a variety of places, like iTunes, Amazon, or at their local music store in St. John’s County. But how do you unite all of your music sources into one organized library and play your favorite albums in every room of your Florida home? A wireless music system is perfect for playing music wherever you want simply and easily. Our partner Sonos has different size speakers to meet your unique needs. Keep reading this blog to learn more. 

Protect Your House From Every Threat with Home Automation

Use an Emergency Response System to Keep Your Family Safe

Protect Your House From Every Threat with Home Automation

When most people hear “security system” they think of blaring alarms, custom codes, and perhaps surveillance cameras as well. But believe it or not there are even more ways to protect your home from all kinds of threats, and home automation is a great way to unite all of your systems together into one cohesive solution. Read this blog to learn more about our emergency response systems.

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Security and Surveillance

How to Use a Smart Security System in Your St. John’s Home

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Security and Surveillance

What do homeowners really want and need in a home security and surveillance system? Speaking from experience, we can tell you that families want their system to be strong, easy to use, and reliable. Today’s security technology is very sophisticated, but that doesn’t mean it’s also too complicated to operate. We install Alarm.com systems in St. John’s, Florida homes because people can easily use the controls and stay connected to their property at all times.  Read this blog to learn more about what is included in our security systems and how easy it is for anyone to protect their home.