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.

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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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Expand Your Clients’ Home Audio With Outdoor Entertainment


Assembling and Installing Outdoor Audio

Today’s luxury homeowners are all about convenience and experience, and that extends to home audio. Whole-home audio shouldn’t be limited to the indoors only. If you’re an architect, designer, or builder, an outdoor entertainment system may be precisely what your clients are looking for. But how should outdoor audio be arranged and installed? Do you have the knowledge and resources to do so? 

As audio video experts in Charlotte, NC, we at The Integrated Home can assist your residential (and commercial) projects with an outdoor entertainment design and installation. You can learn more about outdoor audio and how it works in our guide below.   

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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. 

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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.

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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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