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How Home Lighting Control Can Brighten Your Daily Life

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Improve Your Home and Lifestyle with Premium Lighting Solutions

Considering all that lighting does—impact our mood, affect home security, and more—it’s no wonder that it’s such a crucial element to every home, vacation or otherwise. However, controlling all the lights in your Ellicottville, NY, property can be challenging. That’s why home lighting control systems are such important technologies; they let you control the entire lighting system with just the touch of a button. Keep reading to learn more about lighting control.

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Make Stronger Connections Through Collaborative Conference Room Design

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How Modern Workplace Technology Enhances Meetings

Have you considered an update to your conference room design? With the integration of new modern workplace technologies, it might be time to assess if your conference rooms are ready to meet the needs of today. In addition, virtual collaboration is becoming the new normal in business – is your facility prepared to support these changes?

We understand that only some businesses in Western New York have chosen hybrid or remote workplace structures. However, your clients and vendors may want to communicate in these new virtual ways to reduce travel budgets and utilize time more efficiently.

Continue reading to learn about the conference room updates we provide to businesses from Buffalo to Ellicottville. 

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See the World through a Kaleidescape Movie Player

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Give Your Smart Home AV System the Gift of Kaleidescape

What movie are you going to watch tonight? You could browse Netflix, rent a movie from Prime, or check out the Disney+ releases, but your options are either limited, or the movies don’t offer the viewing quality you want. Fortunately, at Sound & Theater, we have a solution - one that will take your entertainment thrills to new levels in your home theater. 

A Kaleidescape Movie Player is an essential ingredient in the recipe for a state-of-the-art AV system. It boasts 4K, not-compressed, better than Ultra HD Blu-Ray quality video, Dolby Atmos audio, and offline storage for up to 1500 films without the inconvenience of streaming or connectivity issues. That is industry-leading image quality and lossless audio in one package. What’s there not to like? 

Here is a brief overview of the Kaleidescape products and installation you will need to get your smart home AV system ready for your next movie viewing! 

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3 Advanced Features of School Security Camera Systems

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Keep your campus and students safe with our top-level surveillance systems!

Your school should provide a healthy and safe environment that encourages growth, development, and learning. One essential part is having a school security system. It creates a space where it's easy for your students to remain focused and comfortable while making your work environment safer for educators and staff members. 

Nowadays, there are many technologies available to make this happen, but it goes without saying that one of the most useful is school security camera systems. Day and night, these installations work to mitigate threats at your school property in Buffalo or Western New York. Keep reading our blog to learn more about this advanced technology!

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Get Ready for Some Sporting Action with a Home Theater Design

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Prepare your home for exciting nights rooting for your favorite teams with all your friends!

There's nothing better to enjoy the fall and winter seasons than bringing all your friends and family together to experience the fun and excitement of sports. From the thrilling matches on the ice of the Buffalo Sabres to the staggering passes of the Buffalo Bills during the NFL playoffs, these next few months will give us a thousand reasons to have an amazing time with our loved ones. 

However, in order to provide the ultimate entertainment experience for your guests, you need to integrate the right technology solutions at home. The experts at Sound & Theater are ready to create a stellar home theater design and completely transform your viewing space. Keep reading this blog to learn how our experts can elevate your home entertainment whether you’re in Clarence or elsewhere in the Western New York area.

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Prepare for the Holidays with a Whole-Home Lighting Control System

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Smart Lighting Can Enhance Your Holiday Events and Decorations This Season

The weather is getting colder, and the holiday season will be upon us in the blink of an eye. The winter months typically bring holiday activities such as parties, dinners, baking cookies, and much more. But, no matter what your family holiday traditions are, decorating is one of the best ways to incorporate holiday cheer into your home. 

Your home lighting can also help get your family in the holiday spirit and add another layer to your decorations. With Control4 OS 3.3.0, you can tune your lights to any color on the color wheel. Keep reading to discover how a whole-home lighting control system like Control4 can elevate the holidays at your home in Amherst, Orchard Park, or Western New York.

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Control4's Latest Smart Home Automation Announcements

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Home Automation Goes Next Level With Control4 Halo Remotes 

Each year the smart home automation industry gathers with designers, homebuilders, and technology enthusiasts to share their newest and most exciting advancements in smart home technology. At this year's CEDIA event, which was held September 28 - October 1 in Dallas, TX, Control4 came to impress, announcing a new line of smart home control remotes and a new linear lighting solution.

Continue reading about these exciting new Control4 products and how they will enhance the smart technology lifestyle for homeowners from Amherst to Orchard Park, NY.

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Conference Room Design

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Improve Efficiency and Employee Satisfaction with Premium Technology

Conference rooms are arguably one of the most important spaces in any office. They are where you pitch proposals to new clients and meet with key employees to find ways to grow your business. In your conference room, that’s where the big decisions are made! It’s an important room, so it needs to be outfitted with the best technology. Here are a few key tips to help your conference room design meet its full potential to help your business, whether you’re located in Buffalo, Williamsville, or Orchard Park, NY.

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Top 3 Soundbars to Use in a Surround Sound System

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Start your surround sound journey with these Sonos speakers!

A surround sound system is one of the most important elements of a good entertainment experience. Whether you are enjoying a film, a sporting event or your favorite TV show, high-definition speakers can create a unique content-watching experience. 

At Sound & Theater, we partner with Sonos, a world-leading brand in the audio industry. Together we can incorporate the highest quality installations to help you create the audio experience you and your loved ones deserve. 

Many homeowners like to use a soundbar as the center channel speaker in their surround sound system. While a real surround sound experience requires more than a soundbar, here’s how you can get started with the highest quality soundbar in Buffalo, NY, or anywhere else in the Western New York area.

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Reach New Heights with Stunning Landscape Lighting Design

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Learn How the Right Outdoor Lighting Can Elevate Your Life

Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a home, and everything about it is perfect, except one thing. In all of the hustle to ensure the interior was just right, you forgot to address the exterior of your home. Every home needs a high-quality landscape lighting design. 

With the proper outdoor lighting to complement your existing setup, spending time in your backyard will suddenly be much more enjoyable. Want to host a party? With integrated lighting solutions from Control4, you can let it go on as late as you’d like. 

We’re proud to help customers in Western New York design the homes of their dreams. So whether you’re in Williamsville, NY or Orchard Park, NY, Sound & Theater can service you. 

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What’s Trending: Home Theater Design

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Create a Multi-Use Space for Entertainment 

Not long ago, home theaters weren’t a trending design feature for homeowners, but today they are quickly becoming more popular than ever. After the pandemic, which kept the entertainment world at home, and the launch of new innovative home technologies, there is now a growing demand for home theater spaces. 

If you’re considering a home theater in Buffalo, NY, Clarence, NY, or anywhere else in Western New York, here are some of today’s top trending items to include in your home theater design.1

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4 Reasons to Invest in Outdoor Audio Video This Summer

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Experience Premium Entertainment in Your Own Backyard

Soon, the summer heat will cool as we approach the fall season. Many people associate summer with backyard parties, but fall is an equally great season to spend time in your outdoor space. Nothing beats breathing in the cool autumn air while spending time with family and friends, except for enjoying their company while watching a movie or listening to music on outdoor audio video equipment. 

By installing outdoor entertainment tech like an outdoor TV and speakers, you’re bound to spend more time in your backyard than ever before. Whether you live in Amherst or Orchard Park, NY, you will love being able to watch your favorite shows or listen to your favorite music in your backyard. Keep reading to find out why you should invest in outdoor entertainment systems!

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3 Smart Home Features You Can Enjoy with Control4

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Enhance the comfort and luxury of your lifestyle with a Control4 smart home system!

Imagine a home where everything around you is crafted to satisfy your needs; a home where you can experience comfort, convenience and luxury by simply tapping a button or giving out a voice command. This is all possible with the right smart home installation! 

Let our experts integrate a Control4 system into your home and start experiencing more welcoming and exciting spaces in your home, whether in Amherst or elsewhere in the Western New York area!

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Enjoy the Convenience and Comfort of a Smart Lighting System

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Discover the 3 Distinctive Features That Lighting Automation Brings to Your Home

Everybody needs electric lights in their homes; however, that wasn’t the case over 100 years ago. Only half of the homeowners throughout the United States used electrical light. The rest depended on lamps and candles. In today’s world, the question for you is, “Are you still depending on an old way to illuminate your home?”

Your home’s lighting system is an essential feature, but instead of opting for conventional solutions, a modern home needs smart, automated lights. There’s so much that can be done with your lighting control system. Whether you want to enhance the aesthetics of your home or improve the way you interact with the technology, you can achieve all benefits with the smart lighting system.

Read on to learn the three benefits of automated lighting at your home in Buffalo or Orchard Park, NY.

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Make Your Home More Entertaining with Home Audio Installation

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Enjoy music in every room with a whole-home audio system

Do you consider yourself an audiophile - someone who loves audio purity when listening to music? Or maybe you enjoy listening to podcasts and Ted Talks through a speaker system or your earbuds? A whole-home audio system can fulfill all your audio requirements to the fullest!

Whether you want high-end speakers for the home theater or want to listen to music throughout the home, everything is possible with home audio. The possibilities are endless, and wireless options offer easy installation with no obtrusive wiring. 

So, are you still contemplating whether to opt for home audio installation at your residence in Buffalo or Orchard Park, NY? Read on to discover all the reasons you need more audio in your life. 

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The Outdoor Speakers That Will Enhance Your Alfresco Fun

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Turn up the music and host unforgettable gatherings for your family and friends!

Music is the first step to creating the perfect environment for a fun gathering with your loved ones, and now that we are approaching summer, you shouldn’t be afraid of moving the party outside! So, whether you play smooth jazz at a fancy dinner party under the stars or some energizing tunes while your kids play at the pool, our outdoor speaker system solutions are ready to set the mood for an unforgettable reunion.

Keep reading our blog to learn more about the outdoor speakers Sound & Theater can install in your home, whether you are in Buffalo or anywhere else in the Western New York area.

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The Top 4 Benefits of Using Motorized Shades

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how Motorized Window Treatments Elevate Your Life and Home

Home automation has become more mainstream in recent years. Today’s smart home technologies include smart lightbulbs, video doorbells, voice assistants (like Alexa), and others. While there are many innovative features you can add to make your living space smarter, motorized window treatments are an essential part of luxury homes that can't be overlooked. 

If you don't already have an automated shading system, read on to learn the top four benefits of adding motorized shades to your home in Amherst, NY, or Orchard Park, NY.

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The Importance of Updated Video Conferencing in Your Office

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Create a much more productive and enjoyable work environment with our video conferencing solutions 

Good communication is the key to every successful interaction between team members. In today’s world, this often relies on up-to-date technological advances such as a customized network or high-definition audio and video for conferences. 

At Sound & Theater, we want to help you create a workspace where your team feels inspired to speak up, participate, and share ideas to reach goals together. Keep reading to learn how video conferencing solutions can help you achieve just that, whether you are in Buffalo or anywhere else in the Western New York area.

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Why Choose Sound & Theater As Your Home Audio Consultant

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Provide the best sound solutions to homeowners by working with an expert when installing speakers 

Home entertainment has become a primary requirement for most homeowners and sound systems are often a top priority. Luxury homeowners expect professional home audio systems that differ from the conventional plug-and-play solutions from companies like Sonos. So, as a home contractor, you should work closely with a professional audio consultant to ensure your client gets the best solution possible. 

Sound & Theater is a leading home automation company that offers entertainment solutions befitting high-end spaces from Orchard Park, NY, to Williamsville, NY, or anywhere in Western New York. Read on to learn why you should choose us as your home audio consultant on your next project. 

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3 Ways to Celebrate Spring with an Outdoor Audio Video System

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Elevate your outdoor entertainment and enjoy the warm weather with your family and friends

Spring is here! This means the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the sunshine is brighter. Enjoy all these weather goodies with a customized outdoor audio video system and elevate the experience for your family and friends in Buffalo, from Orchard Park to Amherst, or anywhere in the Western New York area. Find out how a professionally installed system helps you get the most out of your outdoor spaces during the warmer months. 

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