Tips for Entertaining with Outdoor Audio Video in Charlotte

Tips for Entertaining with Outdoor Audio Video in Charlotte

Chances are you may have already seen school supplies in the aisles at the store. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy before the fall hits. And an added benefit of living in Charlotte, North Carolina is that the weather never gets too cold, and you can enjoy your backyard all-year round. In this blog, we have some tips on how to entertain friends and family outside with outdoor audio video. Keep reading to start getting ready for your next fun gathering. 

SEE ALSO: Prepare for Summer Fun with Outdoor Audio Video

Pool Controls

First off, there’s nothing more fun than jumping into a cool pool on a hot summer day. And taking a midnight swim is equally fun when you’re with friends. We can integrate your pool and hot tub controls into your smart home so that you can adjust the settings with a mobile device. Change the temperature of the pool to make it cooler when it’s sweltering outside, and give your guests a convenient remote to change the hot tub settings so they can enjoy the jets and soothing hot water. If you do decide to take a swim in the evening, automated lighting will brighten your activity. Turn on lights inside and outside the pool to stay safe and get those laps in. We can tie in sensors so your pool area automatically illuminates when someone walks up to it too. Easy and convenient controls will certainly enhance your summer plans and get-togethers.

Movie Nights Under the Stars

Take advantage of the summer nights by enjoying a movie under the stars. We can set up an outdoor projector and screen, or install a flat-screen TV on your patio so you can watch your favorite movies and gaze at the sky at the same time. Our outdoor TVs prevent glare with special technology, and also resist water and extreme temperatures. So you can rest knowing they won’t get damaged by the elements and your investment is protected. Whether you simply want to be able to watch a baseball game on the patio by the pool, or if you want a large screen for big events, we can install a solution that matches your unique needs.

Dance or Relax to Your Favorite Tunes

It definitely takes a professional AV installer and a high-quality audio system to truly make your backyard sound beautiful. We’ll create plans to lay out the speakers and subwoofers in exact locations so you can hear the sound full and loud no matter where you are standing outside – or swimming in the pool for that matter. Our team can even install speakers in the water so you can hear the music as you do the butterfly. We can also hide your speakers in the foliage and pick colors that blend in with the surroundings so you won’t even notice the equipment amidst your outdoor haven. Your music system will be integrated into your smart home so you have complete access to your entire music library, radio stations, and streaming platforms. Anyone will be able to easily change the tune, adjust the TV, or increase the jet power in the hot tub with the same app on a mobile device.

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Prepare for Summer Fun With Outdoor Audio Video in Your Lake Norman Home

Prepare for Summer Fun With Outdoor Audio Video in Your Lake Norman Home

There's nothing more relaxing that enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail outside by the lake. Even if you don't live in the Lake Norman area, hanging out by the pool or resting on the patio is a fantastic pastime of North Carolina springs and summers. Add a relaxing music playlist to your R&R time, and you'll just feel all your troubles melt away. And then when it's time to party with friends and family, you can play the sports game on an outdoor TV and turn on a hit radio station. But what is the best way to add audio and video to your outdoor areas? We recommend hiring a professional that has the right speakers and TVs – and of course you can always trust The Integrated Home to deliver the best solutions. Continue reading to learn more about our outdoor audio video solutions.

SEE ALSO: Transform the Soundscape of Your Home With Whole House Audio

Watch Movies and Sports Outdoors

If you love the great outdoors, then it's nice to have entertainment available on those days you want to get some vitamin D and catch up on the latest news or sports games. The summer is also a wonderful time to organize movie nights for the kids.

Seura TVs have been designed to live in your backyard all year long. They have a triple lock seal to block out moisture and protect against extreme temperatures. The best part is they still deliver incredible picture. Whether there isn't a cloud in the sky and the sun is shining super bright, or it's shaded and cloudy, your ability to see the video won't be affected. The Storm Ultra Bright TV uses luminoptics technology so that you can see it in direct sunlight. Seura also just released a line of Storm TVs that are in 4K UHD, so you can experience the best picture quality outside as well.

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Elevate Your Outdoor Audio Video Setup This Spring

Elevate Your Outdoor Audio Video Setup This Spring

As the weather begins to warm up in the next few months, now is the best time to host your parties and get-togethers outside. Why keep everyone cooped up indoors? Your patio and pool are calling.

But how can you bring the entertainment and festivities that your media room or home theater have, to your Charlotte, NC backyard? Upgrading your outdoor audio video system can elevate your whole space while keeping your family and friends entertained through the entire event.

Want to find out more about this system’s features and technologies? Just keep reading on below.

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An Expert’s Guide to Outdoor Video

An Expert’s Guide to Outdoor Video

Spring and summer are great times to catch up on your favorite TV shows, sports games and movies. We have spring break to look forward to, as well as summer vacations and parties. A great way to entertain friends and family in your Charlotte, NC home as well as enjoy your outdoor spaces is to add a TV or home theater system to your backyard. Initially, outdoor audio video may sound more involved and complicated than it is, but you can trust us to install the right system that works for your family and lasts years into the future. Keep reading to learn more.

SEE ALSO: Light Up Your Porch, Pool, or Patio with Professional Landscape Lighting

Outdoor TVs

A typical TV would never survive outside. The sun, wind and rain would destroy the device. However, audio video installation companies have exclusive relationships with dealers that provide weather-resistant audio/video. Our partners Seura and Sunbrite have TVs that can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures, moisture and an ultra-bright sun. Take for example Seura’s Storm Ultra Bright Television. Created for super sunny areas on your deck or by the pool, this TV plays crystal clear images in vivid color in the brightest sun. It has a triple lock seal to protect the device from all kinds of contaminants and rain, and can also operate in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit. We know it never gets that cold in Charlotte, but it does show how these TVs can survive abnormal temperatures. Since it comes in a variety of sizes and can be mounted onto virtually any surface, you get to decide how big you want this incredible TV to be and where you want it to go. Imagine yourself catching a football game while you’re in the hot tub or enjoying a cocktail on your outdoor patio while watching a movie.

Outdoor Projectors and Screens

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3 Tips for Adding Music to Your Backyard

Setting up a music system outside isn’t as simple as placing a regular speaker on your patio. For a fully immersive experience in your backyard, you are going to need to work with a local expert like us. Why? In this blog we are going to share some basic tips with you on renovating your Charlotte, NC home with outdoor audio video.

SEE ALSO: An Expert’s Guide to Outdoor Video

#1 Use Weatherproof Speakers

Some wireless speakers you see in the store may be marketed as travel friendly, but that doesn’t mean they can withstand the rain, sun, and wind. You need speakers that have been engineered to survive nature’s elements. But you can’t pick up high-quality weatherproof speakers in your run of the mill storefront. That’s why working with a local dealer is so important. 

The Integrated Home has relationships with speaker manufacturers like Sonance that have been designing and making these smart outdoor devices for decades. Sonance Landscape Series Speakers are waterproof, can withstand the harmful UV rays of the sun, and still operate in freezing temperatures as low as negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Their color-molded composite construction also won’t chip, peel or fade over time.  

#2 Use Wireless Technology 

Running wires over your patio or pool area is first and foremost not safe because someone could trip over them, and it’s also an electrical hazard. Today, we get to enjoy the convenience of wireless technology so you don’t have to worry about connecting all of your speaker with wires. 

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