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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

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.

SEE ALSO: Step Out and Enjoy the Spring with Home Lighting Control


Make your next get-together, backyard cook-out or pool party that much more fun with outdoor audio and video. This type of system can take many forms, from a few speakers connected to your existing home audio setup to a network of devices sprinkled throughout your yard. If aesthetic purity is a concern, we can install speakers that blend in with your yard’s features.

If you’re worried about your TV or speakers being affected by the elements, fear not. Our outdoor TVs and speakers are built to withstand all kinds of weather, and the TVs are extra bright to reduce glare and maintain image quality even on the brightest days. Now you can watch the game, enjoy your favorite movie or fire up your party playlist to make your yard your neighborhood entertainment destination.


Why should your backyard party stop just because the sun has set? With outdoor lighting control, it doesn’t have to.

With outdoor lighting control, you can highlight architectural features or outdoor elements of your home to showcase your home’s unique features. You can even use colored LEDs to add some visual flourish to your exterior aesthetic.

And of course, outdoor lighting control systems give you the same benefits as their indoor counterparts. You get simpler, centralized controls using your phone, a dramatic increase in energy efficiency and the ability to customize your home’s lighting to a much finer degree.


Installing motorized shades in your home is more of a practical improvement than a way to have more fun, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore what these devices have to offer.

For starters, motorized shades offer tremendous energy savings. By setting your shades to raise and lower themselves and adjust the angle of the blinds according to the angle of the sun, you can make the most of the available sunlight hitting your home to maintain a stable temperature. Less reliance on your HVAC system will result in a substantial drop in your energy usage.

Secondly, motorized shades can greatly improve your privacy and security at home. Using automated schedules, you can set your shades to lower automatically whenever you leave home to make sure nobody gets a peek inside. Or, if you’re on vacation, set your shades to adjust themselves throughout the day to give the impression someone’s still at home and discourage would-be thieves. Best of all, the shades are all controlled from one device instead of needing to adjust each window manually.

Ready to give for a home automation installation or tune-up this spring? Give us a call at (484) 412-8108. You can also reach us by filling out our online contact form.

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