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Miss Tailgating? Bring Entertainment Outside with an Outdoor TV

Take the Stadium Experience to Your Backyard

Miss Tailgating? Bring Entertainment Outside with an Outdoor TV

It’s an Iowa State season unlike any other. Tailgating has been banned, and fans are not allowed into the stadium to cheer on the Cyclones. As we wait out the pandemic, many of us yearn for the traditions and community of football games in previous years.

But your fall season doesn’t have to forfeit fun. Imagine watching the game on a large flat screen with a bonfire, drinks, and burgers on the grill. A weatherproof outdoor TV and speakers can bring festivities to your Des Moines, IA backyard all year long, even in winter. Learn how outdoor AV works below!

How Every Member of Your Family Will Use Multi-Room Audio

The Many Ways to Enjoy a Whole Home Speaker System

How Every Member of Your Family Will Use Multi-Room Audio

Have you ever noticed that when you turn on your home’s speakers, suddenly everyone starts talking more and feeling good? While preparing dinner and listening to music, you may even start singing along or dancing.

A multi-room audio system can bring that feeling to every corner of your house. Now when you walk from room to room, you’ll still hear your favorite artists. Whether it’s through floor-standing, bookshelf, or in-wall speakers, a professionally installed setup will connect every room to one system, accessible through your phone.

As audio and video professionals based in Davenport, IA, we’ve seen the many ways people use their multi-room audio system. Read on to see how each member of your family might use yours.  

3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With a Fully Automated Home

See How Smart Your House Can Get

3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With a Fully Automated Home

As an independent Control4 dealer in Des Moines, IA, smart home technology is our bread and butter. We know how to build sophisticated, stylish systems that merge lighting, audio, and security.

But what makes a fully automated home? Maybe you own an Alexa voice assistant speaker and a Ring video doorbell that connects to your phone. That’s great, but you can achieve so much more with a “level three” smart home.

If you’re new to home automation, get ready to be in awe of your own home. Read on to see the unexpected ways Control4 can enhance daily life.

Are You Ready for A Level 3 Smart Home?

What is Level 3 Home Control? Find Out What Makes a Complete Smart System

Are You Ready for A Level 3 Smart Home?

There are many shades of smart home control. Earlier this year, we asked our readers, “What is your smart home control level?” Some folks only dip their toes into smart technology with one or two devices like a Nest thermostat or Amazon Echo—level one. A next step up, at level two, might mean someone dabbles with a surveillance camera, maybe adds whole home audio to their house, or installs smart lighting. But that’s still not a fully integrated, comprehensive smart home.

That brings us to level three. What makes a ‘real’ smart home? We share the answer below so you can get inspired for home control in your Iowa City, IA property.

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