Is Your Home Ready for Outdoor Entertaining?
Ready to Get Outside? Here’s the Tech You’ll Need
Now that winter is finally behind us and the sun is shining in Westchester County, NY, you’re probably ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather. But if you’re thinking about spending time in your backyard this year, you’re going to need to upgrade your outdoor entertainment gear to get the most out of it.
Thankfully, there have been plenty of cool new upgrades in the outdoor entertainment space, and we’ve got the rundown on the most exciting ones — plus something special in store for our customers. Ready to upgrade your backyard, pool, or patio area and wow your guests?
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The Latest in Outdoor Entertainment
If you’re a fan of outdoor AV, there’s plenty in store for you this year. From advanced audio solutions from the world’s top manufacturers to upgrades for popular video display brands, now’s the perfect time to invest in a new system.
For instance, fans of stylish, wireless sound systems will be happy to know that Sonos has partnered with outdoor audio giant Sonance to produce their first outdoor speaker. The speaker integrates seamlessly with Sonance indoor and outdoor systems, so you can enjoy the interface you already know and love anywhere on your property.
SunBrite also upgraded its line of premium outdoor TVs, featuring 28 models, sizes from 32-75 inches, and three different colors. Their latest, the Veranda, is a 4K UHD unit that’s best enjoyed in a shaded environment. Featuring LED backlighting that’s up to 30 percent brighter than your average TV, the Veranda is completely weatherproof and can withstand temperatures as low as -24 degrees.
Keep Everything Safe and Secure
Smart technologies can elevate your property, but make sure you protect them with a good video surveillance system that allows you to access live surveillance camera footage from wherever you are, right on your smartphone or tablet. Pull up your live feed and watch the real-time video that your cameras are capturing. You can check the exterior of your home and landscape, and even adjust your cameras right from your device. Pan, zoom, and tilt your cameras around to the desired position so you can see every last corner of your property. Save videos to your phone to view later, and set your alarms to alert the authorities if any suspicious activity is caught on the footage. You’ll have better peace of mind whether you leave home for a day or a week.
If you’re going to be spending more time outside, you want to make sure you can always stream your favorite music to your outdoor speakers, play a movie on your weather-proof TV, or monitor your surveillance cameras. But, the requirements for a successful network installation are much different when taking your signal outside. Since your outdoor signal will always be more unpredictable due to external factors, you need a strong foundation. From the ideal antenna and cable placement for your network to wireless access points and the right number of routers, you need a professionally-installed Wi-Fi solution. Forget unreliable solutions from cable companies. Get a real network installed and serviced by Westchester Audio/Video Design Group.