Top Home Automation Solutions to Enhance Your Projects

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Add more luxury and convenience to your projects with home automation systems!

When you design, build, or remodel a home for your clients, you are not just creating a building. You are designing a lifestyle, an experience, a sanctuary for relaxation, a place where they can retreat after a long day and spend unforgettable moments with family and friends.

Let your projects offer a luxurious way of living by integrating outstanding solutions only home automation systems can offer. Keep reading our blog to learn more about the systems we can incorporate into your Tampa, FL projects.

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4 Critical Features to Look for in a Smart Home System

4 Critical Features to Look for in a Smart Home System

You Deserve a Smart Home That’s Truly Connected, Customizable, and Simple to Use

What does it mean to have a smart home? It’s more than installing a few smart devices and managing them from multiple apps. A true smart home is an experience: It makes every interaction with your technology simple and fun. It connects your devices to work in unison and adapts to your needs.

Unfortunately, not all smart home systems are created equal. As you start your smart home journey in St Petersburg, FL, be sure to look for these four critical features if you desire a truly connected, customizable, and intuitive smart home experience.

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3 Ways to Get Started with Smart Home Automation in 2021

3 Ways to Get Started with Smart Home Automation in 2021

Build Your Florida Smart Home Your Way With These Key Features

These days, there’s a smart device for nearly everything. With so much variety, homeowners looking to make their homes smarter can approach the idea very differently than their neighbors. Some may be interested in energy-efficient solutions like automated lighting and shading while others may care more about simplifying the control of their audio-video equipment.

One of the many notable benefits of adding a smart home automation system like Control4 or Savant to your property is that you can start in one area, like smart lighting control, and integrate more devices and systems later if you so choose. There’s really no wrong way to begin. Read below for three ideas on how you can start building your smart home this year in Clearwater, FL.

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5 Qualities of a Trustworthy Smart Home Company

5 Qualities of a Trustworthy Smart Home Company

The Integrator You Hire Can Make or Break Your Smart Home Experience

You’ve decided to turn your St. Petersburg, FL house into a smart home. Congratulations! That’s the first step toward a simpler, safer, and greener lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in smart lighting, multiroom music, or whole-home automation, you should hire a smart home company for the best results.

While product quality matters greatly in building a reliable and easy-to-use smart home system, the company you choose to design and install that system matters even more. But how do you know you’re choosing the right team to bring your smart home dreams to life? Look for these five qualities below.

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5 Things You Can Do With Motorized Shades


Add Motorized Shades to Your Smart Home Automation System

The modern smart home can do so many things. You can control the lights throughout your home, adjust the volume on all televisions simultaneously, and access real-time surveillance footage while you’re halfway around the world, to name a few. So how do motorized shades fit into your Belleair, FL smart home? Keep reading to learn how smart shades can make your life easier and more comfortable.

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Control4 Home Automation: The Possibilities are Endless


Control 4 offers the ultimate in home automation navigation. With several advancements and additional products becoming available, there are countless ways you can use this technology to make your life more relaxing, organized and secure. And let’s not forget about the fun you can have with Control 4 automation. With the ability to create different “scenes” that pair together the automation of several devices at once, personalized home automation is becoming reality. Here are some of our favorite ways to indulge in one of the great luxuries of the present, and future.

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Control4 Expands Smart Home Automation Solutions


3 Smart and Unique Features from Control4

Since 1995, AV Specialists has been bringing the residents of Clearwater, Florida and beyond the best smart home automation solutions and services the industry has to offer. We’ve built our business on passion for home technology and incredible customer service. Control4 is certainly our top-recommended manufacturer for smart home systems. Not only are they easy to use, but they are also leading innovators – always offering new and improved products that are relevant to today’s generation. Here are a few of their newer features that we think you’ll love.

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Did You Know Motorized Shades Can Do This?


Get More Use Out of Your Motorized Window Treatments!

When you think of the benefits of motorized shades, convenience and energy efficiency are at the top of the list. While these benefits alone encourage homeowners to ditch their manual window treatments for motorized solutions, they aren’t the only advantages that motorized window treatments offer.

If you have motorized window treatments in your Palm Harbor, FL home or are considering the switch, make sure you make the most of this smart home solution! Below we explore three more benefits of motorized shades that you probably haven’t thought about.

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Discover the Luxury and Convenience of Savant Home Automation


The Home Automation Brand for the World’s Most Sophisticated Homes

One of our core commitments at AV Specialists is to educate our clients on the wide varieties of technology and AV solutions we offer and then assist them in making the right choices for their home. We don’t try to sell you anything you don’t need. Instead, we find the solutions that fit you best.

With that said, we’re excited to add Savant to our home automation system solutions for those looking for a sophisticated and intuitive way to personalize and control their home. As a leading smart home company in Clearwater, we work with only the best of the best in home automation technology, and that’s why we trust Savant as one of our close partners.

Read more to discover the difference of Savant home automation for your Florida home.

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Entertaining Friends, Family and Yourself with Control4


The variety of devices that can be used through Control 4 technology is increasing exponentially.  As demand grows, appliance, technology and entertainment producers are taking note.  The statistics don’t lie.  The average Control 4 home has 40 devices connected and some larger residences have over 250.  Those that are new to home automation may not be aware of all of the devices that can be connected through Control 4.  This technology is at the cutting edge of the industry and the options that consumers have will continually increase.  Home entertainment, security and basic time savers are all becoming much easier with Control 4. Here are some of the features available in regards to entertainment and some new products you can purchase to take advantage of Control 4 home automation.

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Has Your Smart Home Company Left You High and Dry?

Has Your Smart Home Company Left You High and Dry?

A Better Support Experience Awaits with AV Specialists

Too often, homeowners in Tampa, FL are left to their own devices when something goes wrong with their smart home system because their installer is nowhere to be found. They don’t answer support calls or even offer aftercare services. Why should you be responsible for troubleshooting your technology?

When you hire a smart home company like AV Specialists, you can brush that responsibility and frustration off your shoulders. Rather than saying goodbye after installation, we offer service plans that ensure around-the-clock support when you have questions or when your technology needs a checkup.

Learn what these service plans entail below!

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Improve Your Tampa Home with Smart Home Automation


Why You Should Add Lighting Control to Your Smart Home

Have you been considering turning your Tampa, Florida home into a “smart home”? If so, you’ve probably looked into all the ways to upgrade the different aspects of your home: HVAC, smart security, home audio video…the list goes on. Here at AV Specialists, we believe lighting control is a great starting point for smart home automation. Continue reading to learn why.

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Integrating Video and Audio Servers with Smart Home Technology


Get Immediate Access to the Music and Movies You Enjoy

Your life moves to the sights and sounds of movies and music. Whether you enjoy watching movies in your home theater or listening to songs from your favorite playlist, you probably couldn’t see your life without them. Why not upgrade the experience by having your own video and music servers? When you integrate them with smart home technology in your Tampa, FL, home, you will have immediate access to the audio-visual entertainment you love – with no downloads, no commercial ads, and no lag time. Find out how owning video and music servers is better than streaming content.

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Is a Home Surveillance System Worth It?


Learn about the ROI of Surveillance Cameras

A home surveillance system is something that few Clearwater, FL homeowners would object to having, but the main thing holding them back is usually cost. However, what you may not know is that it’s quite easy to recoup the cost of surveillance cameras. Unlike a traditional security system, surveillance cameras don’t have to come with recurring monthly costs, which means the benefits quickly outweigh the initial investment. So what are those benefits, and are they worth taking the leap and upgrading your home? Read on to find out.

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Learning to Use Your Smart Home System Just Got Easier


These Video Tutorials Show You the Best Ways to Use Smart Home Technology

Smart home automation technology is incredibly complex. Everything from your window shades to your televisions is all connected to a single system that manages your Tampa area home flawlessly. However, just because you have intricate technology running your smart home doesn’t mean that it has to be confusing or difficult to use. We design our systems so that you can adjust each room’s settings with a push of a single button.

But if you want to go beyond the preset options in your smart home, you don’t have to wade through a 100-page user manual! We want our clients to be completely comfortable with their new home technology, which is why we have just unveiled a library of helpful training videos. These tutorials are designed to help you get the most value out of your investment in smart home automation technologyand better visualize all the possibilities for personalizing your system.

In just a minute or two, these quick videos show you how to perform everyday actions with your Control4 or Sonos system. Here are some of our favorites:

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New Home or Remodeling? Control4 is the Smart Home Upgrade You Need


Why A Smart Home Automation System is A Great Investment

If you’re looking to add a spark to a new home or unique remodeling ideas for your existing one, smart home technology is a great place to start. Renovating doesn’t have to mean new furniture, tearing down walls, or changing your room’s color palette. Making a technology upgrade using Control4 can immediately make your Clearwater home more beautiful, comfortable and fun.

As your local Control4 dealers, we’d love to show you how a home automation system can completely transform your space. Maybe you're looking for new ways to entertain guests, or you want to streamline your home's style. Everyone can find unique ways to take advantage of intuitive and automated control of their technology.

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Setting Up a Home Office the Right Home Way


Without a doubt, setting up a home office can be a pleasure or a chore depending on how one decides to use it. In either case, however, setting it up properly will make it more productive and less stressful in the long run. Here are a few suggestions for setting up your home office in the right manner:

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Setting Up an Outdoor Sound System? Avoid these 3 Mistakes!


Embrace Outdoor Audio at Your Florida Property

Spring is right around the corner, and Tampa is already experiencing gorgeous weather that makes us all want to head outside. What better way to enhance your patio or backyard than with an outdoor sound system? Before we get into all the ways that outdoor audio can improve your life, let’s talk about the importance of setting it up the right way. Below, we cover three common mistakes that people tend to make when adding an audio system to their outdoor spaces.

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The Basics of Tunable Lighting for Your Tampa Home


Learn the benefits of tunable lighting control for your home this summer.

Tunable lighting is a newer innovation in the lighting industry and can improve the livability of your home by enhancing your comfort and wellness and boosting your productivity throughout your day. Our team at AV Specialists offers a variety of smart home solutions for properties in the Tampa area, and tunable lighting is a newer technology we’ve been quick to add to our service offerings.

Both brightness and color temperature can be adjusted with tunable lighting, syncing with your circadian rhythm. Brightness and color temperature shifts also bring the benefits of the Florida outdoors inside, without the extra summer heat!

Keep reading below to learn the basics of tunable lighting and how this home lighting control solution can help improve your life.

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The Freshest Ideas in Home Energy Management


Go green and control heat this summer with Control4!

If one of your resolutions for the year was becoming more mindful of your environment and resources, it’s never too late to start. As the weather gets warmer, it’s even more vital that you control your energy expenditure. We’ll explore some of the tips to stay cool while conserving vital resources.

Let’s look a little more closely at some of the top home energy management trends that affect your Palm Harbor, FL, home. With a little assistance from AV Specialist and leading technology from Control4, you can implement these tips as summer approaches.

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