An Upgraded Home Security System Gives You Peace of Mind

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How Up-to-Date Is Your Home Security?

Whether you’re headed out of town or want a peaceful night in, you should feel assured that your entire Bentonville, AR property is in good care. So how can you gain peace of mind while you’re trying to enjoy a vacation or even just sleep soundly at night?

An upgraded home security system can keep your family safe day in and day out. Keep reading below to find out more about the features and benefits of this advanced setup!

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3 Brands We Love Incorporating Into Home Theater Installations

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Top-Tier Products Lead to Best-In-Class Performance

At AV Design Consultants, we’re proud to bring customized home theater installations to our clients in Rogers, AR, and beyond. Our team of highly-trained technicians and designers knows what it takes to design, calibrate, and support stunning audio and video experiences in our clients’ homes. 

Read below to discover three of our favorite home cinema brands and how you can incorporate them into your personal movie-watching oasis. Keep scrolling!

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Perfecting Room Acoustics the Easy Way with Professional Installers!

Perfecting Room Acoustics the Easy Way with Professional Installers!

Why Room Acoustics Matter

Before we go into the nuts and bolts about room acoustics, first, we have to explain why it matters so much. Yea, room acoustics give you better sound, but what does that mean?

With a well-thought-out speaker setup and good acoustics, you'll be able to immerse yourself more into the content. So, if you're watching an intense film, the sound will have you feeling like you're a part of the experience. If you don't have good acoustics that balances the direct to reflected sound, you'll miss out on hearing clear and well-articulated sound in the way the creators intended you to hear it.

Minimize Reflections

Reflections are the first things your professional custom integrators will consider. Minimizing reflections is essential because they can cause sound waves to bounce off surfaces and create an echo. If the reflection separates from the sound signal by a single second, that's enough to cause a reverberation or an echo.

And because sound covers a large spectrum, from the tinkling of glass to the rumble of an explosion with human voices in the middle, finding all the reflections is a tough job — especially if you're dealing with a smaller room. But a professional installer knows how to keep the room dimensions and reflections into account and strategically use acoustic paneling to minimize the reflections.

Sound Absorption

Sound absorption is another crucial element of room acoustics. Absorption and diffusive materials regulate how much sound penetrates through the walls and ceilings and help control the noise.

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How Voice Control Can Maximize Your Smart Home

How Voice Control Can Maximize Your Smart Home


One essential advantage of voice control is convenience. You can voice-manage any feature of your home automation system with only one accessory when using voice control.

Imagine arriving home in the dark after just returning from the grocery store with your hands full. But with voice commands, you can easily switch on the lights without having to juggle what you have in your hands!. And if you have a smart fridge, you can verbally create a note if you run out of milk and set up a notification reminder.

Voice control can especially help those who are elderly or disabled and have limited mobility as they can easily control any system that is hooked up to the home automation controller via their voice.

Home Security

Another benefit of voice control is how much it’ll improve your home’s security system and effectiveness. A voice control system can integrate with your surveillance cameras, alarm system, smart locks, and motion sensors, allowing you to keep a close eye on what's occurring on and around your property and effortlessly adjust what you need.

Increased Energy Efficiency

When your home is voice-connected, you can have excellent control over the little things like your energy use. Being able to manage your home's lights and temperature with your voice is not only handy, but it can also conserve energy and save household expenses. This will also make it simple for you to stay informed about the general climate in your house and make adjustments.

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