A Glance Into a Control4-Powered Home

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Experience the Ultimate Comfortable Living with Control4 Smart Home Systems

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the remarkable and continuing advancements smart home technology has unleashed upon the world. But, the truth is, unless you've experienced this exceptional automation first hand, it’s hard to explain and harder to grasp.

That’s why we’ve dedicated this blog to describing a Control4 automated home from the homeowner’s perspective, sans the technical jargon. As leading providers of smart home services in St. Augustine, FL, we’ve witnessed the incredible looks on the faces of our clients when they find themselves controlling their homes with just one touch.

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Is Your Yard Ready for Outdoor Entertainment?

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Discover How to Take Your Multi-Room AV Experience Outside

Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching! Your home in Atlanta, GA, is waiting in expectation for outdoor entertainment. Since you have a beautiful pool, an expansive patio, or a lovely backyard, why not make it even more inviting? Now that we’re in 2021, life is starting to return to a level of normalcy. So, it’s time to create an outdoor space that is welcoming for your family, friends, and guests. 

Southern Cinema can design a robust outdoor entertainment system that increasesthe enjoyment of your home with ultra-bright 4K TVs, an immersive sound system, and yard-enhancing landscape lighting. Keep reading to learn more about installing a state-of-the-art outdoor AV system. 

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The Latest from Control4

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Your Sandy Springs Control4 dealer introduces the Chime Video Doorbell, Red Neeo Remote, and T4 Touch Panel

Control4 is a leader in home automation for a reason: they deliver the best smart home performance and continue to innovate with the latest products. And in 2020, they show no signs of slowing down. 

The company has recently released some exciting new products -- just in time for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a new way to command your tech or interested in simplifying communication, Control4 has a solution for you.

As your local Control4 dealer, we want to show you how the Chime Video Doorbell, T4 Touch Panel, and Limited Edition Red Neeo Remote can transform your smart home here. Keep reading for more.

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3 Reasons You Should Invest in Multi-Room Audio

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Explore scenes, zones, and more

Music helps you with the little things; cooking, cleaning, and spending time with the family. Music is the soundtrack of our lives, said Dick Clark. So, why wouldn’t you want it in every room?

multi-room audio system can transform the soundscape of your Alpharetta, GA home. Individual zone control, recurring scenes, and smart integration mean you can enjoy a custom music experience anywhere on your property.  

Want to find out more? Keep reading.

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Finding the Right Speakers for Your Home

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Multiple options, fromfloor-standing units to invisible ceiling speakers, let you enjoy music the way you want to

Audiophiles know why the right speaker choice is essential to their listening experience. But if you're not an expert, you might not know which speaker is suitable for what. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the best experience possible, though! Instead, you can find higher-quality components when you understand basic speaker types and when to use them. At Southern Cinema, we've put together this simple guide on identifying speakers, from floor standing to invisible, ceiling speakers. And we simplify connecting each device and streaming lossless music through smart controls. Keep reading to find out more.

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5 Reasons You’ll Love Working With a Control4 Dealer

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Simplify Your Technology With a Reliable Professional

There are plenty of questions to ask when you invest in a smart home system. First of all: which one will work best for you? Control4 allows you to combine control of many of your favorite devices under a single, intuitive interface. And when you work with a Control4 dealer, you can enjoy expert guidance on the solutions that are right for your Buckhead, GA property. Want to learn more? Here are the reasons you’ll love working with a Control4 dealer.

 

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Control4 OS 3 Makes Streaming AV Easier Than Ever

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There are a ton of entertainment devices in your St. Augustine, FL home. And thanks to the latest update from Control4, OS 3, they’re easier than ever to use. Whether you want to play music anywhere in your house, control the system from your TV, or engage with your other connected devices, you can do it from a single, intuitive interface. Here’s why you should get excited about the latest features from the smart home leader -- and how you can work with a certified Control4 dealer on your next technology installation.


See Also: Are All Your Smart Devices Working in Harmony?

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4 Ways Smart Technology Streamlines Your Daily Routines

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Get All Your Devices Working Together for a Seamless Lifestyle

Navigating through your day-to-day is a breeze when your technology is always there to lend you a helping hand. The most significant benefit of a whole-home automation system is that all your devices work together to enhance your lifestyle. Once you experience the luxury of seamless control of the technology in your St. Augustine, FL, home, you’ll never want to go back.  

What if at the press of a button you could get ready for work in the morning, prepare dinner, or relax after a long day at work? Optimize your day with scenes that include preset settings for a variety of activities. Reading this blog, you’ll see some of the most common ones our clients use for an effortless day from the moment they wake up in the morning until it’s time to call it a night. 

SEE MORE: The Latest Trend in Smart Home Automation: Voice Control  

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How Can You Optimize the Seating in Your Home Theater?

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Furnishings Play as Big a Part as AV in Your Overall Viewing Experience

As you envision your dream home theater, you’re likely focusing on that huge projector screen and the powerful speakers surrounding you. Since it’s going to be the focus of the room, it’s no surprise the AV equipment takes center stage from the start. Seating takes a back seat, no pun intended, even though the type and positioning you choose may be the most crucial part of your installation. 

Everyone is likely going to give you an opinion on where to place your speakers, but what about the ideal layout for your seats and rows? Specs for your speakers and display abound, but how do you know which fabric, size, or model of home theater furnishing is the best fit for your Cummings, GA space? We’ll guide you through the process to help you create the ultimate viewing environment.

SEE MORE: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your new Home Entertainment System

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How to Find the Ideal Technology Partner for Your New Construction

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Enhance Your Next Project Without Sacrificing Your Budget or Timeline

Expectations are high for 2019 with the National Association of Homebuilders predicting higher buyer demand for new homes due to lower mortgage rates. This comes on the tails of rising sales in 2018 with the last numbers from the Department of Housing showing a 3.7 percent sales increase in December. How can builders entice these new buyers?

As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog, builders and architects can use smart technology to bring in high-end buyers. Not only does home automation in new constructions boast a more streamlined lifestyle for future owners, but it streamlines their décor as well.

During your next construction, bring in a home technology partner to help you dip into this emerging market. Ask the following questions when seeking out the right company to work with in Cumming, GA to ensure you can add these features without having to delay your project timeline or risk going over budget.

SEE MORE: Smart Home Automation: What Builders and Architects Need to Know

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Are All Your Smart Devices Working in Harmony?

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Avoid a Disjointed Solution With Total Home Automation

Do you want to take advantage of the many smart home devices that have hit the market? Knowing which you want to include –from smart thermostats to motorized shading—is only the first step. The next one is figuring out how to get them all working together for more convenient and efficient control of your St. Augustine, FL home.

Even though the advertised simplicity of some of these devices makes a DIY installation temping, it’s easy for your smart home installation to go wrong. Do you want to end up in a situation where you have to use ten different apps to go about your day? Total home automation not only helps you centralize control, but it even gets these devices communicating with each other for optimal results.

SEE MORE: Some Unbelievable Benefits of a Control4 System

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How Can You Get More Out of Your Brand-New Home Technology?

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Find a Smart Home Company to Help You Bring It All Together

How did you fare during the holiday season? As the excitement dies down, it’s time to take stock of all the great gifts you got to close out the year. Go ahead and try on that new shirt, cash out that Amazon gift card, and install all those brand-new tech gadgets. Unfortunately, those brand-new smart speakers, lights, and thermostats aren’t quite as easy to install as advertised. Getting them set up might be easy but getting them to work together is another matter.

Offload the work to a smart home company, so all you have to do is sit back and relax until your gadgets are all ready to work as one from an intuitive app or dedicated touchpad. Do you want to integrate voice control through Amazon Alexa, that’s possible too! Since there may be a variety of smart home companies to choose from in the Alpharetta, GA area, we’ve created a guide to help you gauge which to trust with your brand-new holiday gear.

SEE MORE: Is a Smart Home System Right for You?

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What to Get the High-End Audio Lover in Your Life

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, you’re likely scrambling to purchase gifts and make this time of the year a memorable one for your entire family.

But finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be hard, especially if your family loves great-sounding music.

High-end audio gear is always welcome in homes across Buckhead and beyond. In this blog, we’ve chosen some of our favorite devices that you can add to your system this year.

Just keep reading for more.

 
See Also: The One Technology That Will Make or Break Your Home Theater Design

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How To Get the Most From Whole Home Audio

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From your favorite music to the soundtrack from a beloved movie or the roar of the crowd during a big game, sound is an essential and inescapable element of your home life. A whole house audio system can help you merge all those disparate outputs into one interface while also adding new options for entertaining and relaxation. But where do you start, or how can make sure your system is working as well as it could be? We have some ideas for homeowners in the Alpharetta area of Georgia, and we invite you to read on to see if these tips can improve your home audio experience.

 

SEE ALSO: Are You Hearing All of Your Music?

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Some Unbelievable Benefits of a Control4 Kitchen

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The kids may be upstairs and locked in their rooms. Your spouse could be working hard in their home office. And you might be enjoying a movie or two in the comfort of your custom theater.  But there’s one place everyone gathers everyday: the kitchen.

Your kitchen is the heart of your home – where your family comes and goes throughout the day. But it can be the source of some of the day’s biggest disappointments – at least when you don’t find what you’re looking for in there.

A Control4 dealer can help you prevent that and design a system that controls your other connected technology. Want to find out how? Just keep reading.


 
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The Best Way to Control Your Home Entertainment System

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Imagine: you’re ready to sit back and relax for a movie showing in your own home theater or comfortable media room.  Everything is at your leisure, but the numerous remotes and individual media devices can leave you stressed and tired before the film has even begun.

Now imagine controlling every aspect of your media all from one connected and centralized source.  With an integrated home entertainment system, it’s not only possible but also incredibly easy.  Soon, your Alpharetta, GA home will become your number one choice over any commercial theater in town.

SEE ALSO: WHICH TYPE OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM IS BEST?

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The Latest Trend in Smart Home Automation: Voice Control

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See How Amazon Alexa can Make Life Easier for You

Technology is always changing, and smart home technology in particular has been advancing at an incredible pace. The biggest innovation that has been taking the Cumming, Georgia area by storm recently has been a new way to control your home’s technology using just your voice. So if you haven’t upgraded your smart home automation system in the last few years (or are just starting out and want to make sure you have the latest and greatest tech), then keep reading to learn about how to take advantage of Amazon Alexa in your home.

SEE ALSO: What is Smart Home Automation? Learn the Modern Definition

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Get Your Home Ready for Summer with Outdoor Audio and Video!

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Enjoy the Georgia Weather with Outdoor Entertainment

If you’re searching for your next home improvement project, now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your patio or backyard with an entertainment system. Now that the weather has started to warm up, you can start enjoying the great outdoors again. Below, we talk about the best ways that Alpharetta, Georgia homeowners can take their backyards from good to great with outdoor audio and video. 

SEE ALSO: A Brief Guide to Setting up an Outdoor Audio System

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Home Theater Installation Guide: 5 Must-Have Features

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The Elements That Will Take Your Theater from Good to Great

One of the best things about a private home theater installation is that it is completely unique to each homeowner. The room can be customized to fit the personality and lifestyle of your Alpharetta-Milton, GA home. However, as unique as each home theater is, there are still some elements that remain the same for high-quality home theaters everywhere. Below, we cover what those elements are and how to incorporate them into your private theater.



SEE ALSO: What is Smart Home Automation? Learn the Modern Definition

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Which Smart Home Control System Should You Choose?

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Control4 Programming Makes Smart Home Automation Easy

In our previous blog on smart home automation, we discussed the different possibilities for how you can automate your home, such as lighting control or whole home audio. But when getting started with a smart home, there’s another choice to make: which control system will you use? Below, you can read about why Control4 programming is the smart choice for your Cumming, GA smart home.

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