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How a Professional Helps You Optimize Your Smart Home

Avoid Headaches by Reaching Out Before Adding Any Smart Devices

How a Professional Helps You Optimize Your Smart Home

Visualize the ideal smart home environment for your family. As you go about your day, you interact with smart speakers, thermostats, lights, and shades for a more efficient lifestyle. If you’re interested in all of these technology features, you’re likely wondering what’s the best way to get started.

Sometimes it’s difficult even to know which smart devices to purchase. Not only do you want to find the best ones, but you need to make sure they’re compatible with each other. One of the perks of smart devices is getting them to communicate with each other – but not all of them speak the same language.

We recommend partnering with a smart home company early on who can advise you on the devices to get and how to enjoy them all from one easy-to-use mobile app. Let the experts at SoundWaves lead you through the journey to get the top features and seamless control in your Center City, PA home.

How to Embrace Summer With an Outdoor Sound System

Combine the Right Tools and Design for the Ultimate Entertainment

How to Embrace Summer With an Outdoor Sound System

The sun is shining, the breeze is flowing, and the temperatures are perfect. The cold is just a few months away, so why would you waste the summer cooped up inside? It’s time to dust off that patio furniture and head outside! Entertain your family and friends for hours with a professional outdoor audio video installation.

Make the most of summer with an energizing playlist by the pool or some old-school tunes by the grill. Are you a big sports fan? Listen to the Phillies game while you bask in the sun and add some outdoor TVs for Eagles tailgates once fall comes around. As you read this blog, you’ll see what it takes to get an immersive sound system throughout your Chestnut Hills, PA, property.

3 Things You May Not Know about Tunable Lighting

True color, dimmable, human-centric lighting will improve your Main Line, PA home this summer.

3 Things You May Not Know about Tunable Lighting

You may already be familiar with lighting control systems, but are you familiar with the finer points of tunable lighting? Tunable lighting allows you to align your smart home lighting with your natural circadian rhythm, provides incredible flexibility in creating the perfect atmosphere for your artwork, and allows for true color lighting throughout your Main Line, PA home.

Ketra’s lighting control system can be integrated into popular voice control tools such as Google Home and Amazon Echo, and works seamlessly with the Elan smart home automation systems installed by SoundWaves Custom Home Integration.

In this blog, we’ll show you the lesser known ways a tunable lighting control system can transform your life and your Main Line, PA home.

New Monitor Audio Gear Perfect for Your Home

Enjoy unparalleled audio performance while maintaining your home’s décor with Monitor Audio’s newest products

New Monitor Audio Gear Perfect for Your Home

It’s never been a better time to be an audiophile. Audio reproduction technology is more advanced than ever, and manufacturers are finding new and unique ways to install these speakers in your home without needing to disrupt your existing aesthetic. With both style and function available to you, these new speakers have everything you need to create a perfect soundscape in your home.

One of the leaders in high-performance audio systems is Monitor Audio. They’ve spent 40 years developing and refining high-fidelity (“hi-fi”) speakers while making sure everything they make can be discreetly deployed in your home. Monitor has several new products that are perfect for Main Line, PA residents looking for the latest in whole home audio systems.

Want to know more about how these amazing products can easily blend into your home? We’ll be looking at a few of these amazing products today.

3 Must-Have Smart Home Upgrades for Spring

Make your home more comfortable and get ready for outdoor entertainment with these essential systems for your home

3 Must-Have Smart Home Upgrades for Spring

Now that we are well into spring and the temperature is rising, it’s time to start getting your home ready for warm weather festivities. It’s also the season of spring cleaning and home renovations, so you may be looking for ways to make your home a more relaxing, enjoyable place to relax.

It’s time to get your living spaces in shape for backyard entertaining and make some helpful improvements by installing new home automation systems. Whether you’re a home automation newbie or are looking to improve your existing technology, we at SoundWaves are ready to bring these convenient, powerful devices into your life. Here are three essential smart home automation upgrades you’ll want for your Main Line, PA, home this spring.

4 Powerful Home Surveillance Cameras Perfect for Homeowners

These devices will bring added security and peace of mind to your Main Line, PA home this spring

4 Powerful Home Surveillance Cameras Perfect for Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner, you know how important it is to protect your property and family. The demand for smart security systems is growing steadily each year. According to industry forecasts, demand for smart security products in the United States is expected to grow by 10 percent per year through 2025.

If you’re not up-to-date on the latest security innovations, how do you know where to start? And if you’re heading out of town for your spring and summer vacation do you have the latest technology to arm yourself?

Never fear; we’ve put together this guide to help you as a homeowner choose the right security cameras for your needs. Here are four basic camera types that would fit well in your Main Line, PA home.

Hide Your Speakers for a More Beautiful Interior Design

New technologies let you enjoy high-quality sound while preserving a clean home aesthetic

Hide Your Speakers for a More Beautiful Interior Design

Finding a balance between function and pleasing design is one of the major challenges in any home automation project. You want the best performance possible from your components, but speakers, receivers and similar devices can take up quite a bit of space in a room, and the devices themselves are rarely built to match your home’s aesthetic.

The solution to this dilemma is fairly simple, however: Hide your speakers and wires. There are several methods and devices available to disguise your home A/V equipment, and we’ll walk through a handful of them in this blog. Read on to see how easy it is to hide your high-end speakers in your Center City, PA home.

SEE ALSO: Upgrade Your Home Audio Experience

Simple Guide to Soundproofing Your Home Theater

Proper soundproofing is crucial to enjoying a genuine cinema experience at home

Simple Guide to Soundproofing Your Home Theater

Enjoying a movie in your custom home theater is not only a visual experience, it’s an auditory one. What you hear is almost as important as what you see when it comes to watching a movie, and that means you don’t want outside sounds intruding on your viewing experience. Likewise, you don’t want to irritate your family or your neighbors with loud sounds when you’re watching something and they aren’t.

So how do you create the ideal audio experience in your home theater? You soundproof your home theater. Of course, proper home theater soundproofing isn’t as simple as it sounds, but that’s why we at SoundWaves have put together this blog to help Wayne, PA residents enjoy a better home theater installation.

Builders: Work with a Smart Home Integrator to Save Time, Money, Headaches

Bringing in an automation professional early in the building process can provide huge benefits

Builders: Work with a Smart Home Integrator to Save Time, Money, Headaches

As smart home technology becomes cheaper, easier to install, and more common in our lives, home buyers are now expecting many of those systems in their new or remodeled homes. If you’re a homebuilder, whether you primarily work on new construction or renovation projects, you could be losing customers because your properties aren’t outfitted with the smart features buyers are looking for.

You could install these systems yourself, or pay an electrician to do it, but you really need an automation expert to make sure you get the best result possible and keep your buyers happy. Not only that, you want to work with an integrator as early as possible on a project to ensure smooth sailing as construction commences. Here are three reasons why you want a smart home automation professional on your next building project in the Malvern, PA region.

5 Cool Ways to Make Your Home Theater Stand Out

Make your home theater a unique place to enjoy your favorite movie

5 Cool Ways to Make Your Home Theater Stand Out

Why should your home theater look like everybody else’s? The answer: It shouldn’t.

If you’re committed to building a home theater, it should reflect your personality, style, and individual needs. That’s why we at SoundWaves work with you to create a custom-designed space tailored to your home.

All that said, there are still some good general guidelines to follow when it comes to laying out your home theater. Here are some home theater design tips for Gladwyne, PA homeowners.

3 Reasons to Pick Lutron for Home Lighting Control

Bring Comfort, Efficiency, and Style To Your Home

3 Reasons to Pick Lutron for Home Lighting Control

As one of the earliest designers and manufacturers of home lighting control systems, Lutron has long led the way in the industry. Today Lutron lighting control systems can be found in homes across the country and in large commercial buildings, including the New York Times building, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field, and the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

We at Sound Waves think Lutron is the best choice for home lighting control in the Wayne, PA area. Read on to learn why.

Upgrade Your Home Audio Experience

High-End Speakers for Every Room and Budget

upgrade your home audio experience

The equipment you want for a quality listening experience depends a great deal on where and how you’re enjoying your music. A wireless speaker won’t do the job in a dedicated media room, and standing speakers will take up too much space in your bedroom. We at SoundWaves want you to get the most from your music, so we’ve put together this guide to help residents in Pennsylvania’s Main Line region find the best high-end speakers for your needs.

Are Smart Window Treatments Right for Interior Designers?

Motorized Shades Can Bring a Room Together

Are Smart Window Treatments Right for Interior Designers?

Have you made the shift from manual shades to motorized window treatments for your interior design projects? If the answer is no, you’re probably reading this because you’ve heard it’s a good idea. And we wholeheartedly agree! There are a lot of reasons why interior design firms throughout Center City, PA are embracing motorized shades, drapes and blinds. We walk through three of the most popular reasons below.

SEE ALSO: Frequently Asked Questions About Motorized Window Treatments

Which AV Gear Is Right for Your Space?

The Logic Behind Home Theater Installation

Which AV Gear Is Right for Your Space?

The idea of a home theater installation is exciting. Finally, you can watch your favorite movies with crystal clarity and resonant sound without leaving your Pennsylvania home.

But in all the excitement, it’s easy to lose sight of what your space will need. Every theater is different, and you don’t want to waste time, money, and manpower on installing components you’re not going to use.

In this blog, we’ll make it easy to determine what kind of space you have and how to maximize it.

To find out more, just keep reading.

Remodeling an Old Building? Hire an Integrator Right Now!

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until the Last Minute for Smart Technology

Remodeling an Old Building? Hire an Integrator Right Now!

Philly is a city that’s going through a big face lift. Even though it boasts some of the oldest buildings in the country, locals can’t help but notice new construction and remodeling on just about every corner.

But the renovations don’t stop at the city limits. The Main Line is enjoying the revival just as much as the City of Brotherly Love.

If you’re a builder or building manager currently updating an old property, this blog will help you understand why it’s important to start partnering with a smart home integrator right away.

Want to learn more? Just keep reading.