Some Benefits You’ve Never Considered
Voice-activated devices like Amazon Echoes are joining Edina, MN homes like yours in droves. According to a report by Strategy Analytics, Q4 sales of smart speakers reached 12 million units worldwide. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if many of them were wrapped in holiday paper right now.
Many smart home owners enjoy the novelty of hearing weather updates, playing music, getting recipe assistance and more, but some individuals and households ask Alexa to simplify their lifestyles, too. She isn’t just for fun: Alexa provides many time-savings and stress-relieving benefits. We’ve identified some people who might need her help next year.
How to Adapt to Today’s Changing Business World
Everything we know about business is changing as office structures change, remote work rises and new technology emerges. Not everyone in the office operates the same way, and some employees don’t even work within a central office. As tech integrators, Lelch Audio Video has researched some of the trends behind flexible office spaces and the role that commercial automation plays. Have you thought about how smart business automation could transform your Wayzata, MN company?
A Hybrid Conference Room Design Boosts Company Efficiency
There are generally two primary approaches when it comes to your conference room design. Software-based systems like Zoom and Skype for Business can be pulled up by members of the team on any web browser or through a mobile app. Hardware-based systems offer up high-end audio, video, and collaborative technology to make it easier to communicate with clients and employees.
The real secret, though, is that this doesn't have to be an either/or proposition. To optimize your conference room design, you can go with a hybrid that combines the best of both worlds. In this blog, we highlight two partners we work with and showcase some ways to bring them together in your Wayzata, MN office.
Control4 Lets You Choose, From Buttons to Voice Control
With so many smart devices around us, from smart thermostats to lighting, how we interact with them is important. In fact, human interface design is so important it’s a prime reason why people choose one product over another, especially when it comes to technology. Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh? IOS or Android? These are some systems that have significant differences in how you interact with them, and many people have strong preferences about one or the other.
Control4 is a clear leader in smart home automation. One significant way it leads is with the number of choices the system provides to control your home’s functions and smart devices.
The best way to see all the interface options for your Eden Prairie home is to visit our showroom. Lelch AV is a Platinum Control4 dealer in the Twin Cities area, and our showroom is a great way to learn about all the possibilities with smart home automation.
But first, let’s tell you a few ways Control4 enables you do smart home automation your way.
Follow These Tips to Get High-Quality Sound that Will Boost Sales
There are a lot of reasons businesses want to bring in high-quality audio. Hospitality establishments like hotels, restaurants or spas may wish to play relaxing music to create an ideal atmosphere for guests. A church or retail store may also want to use their commercial sound systems to share essential messages or sales. This blog highlights some questions you need to answer to ensure your Minnetonka, MN business has a sound system designed to meet any needs.
Lelch AV Wins Prestigious Trillium Award for a Smart Home Technology Project
It’s always nice to be recognized. Lelch AV was recently honored with a Trillium award from the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities. The awards go to projects that builders are particularly proud of with their trade partners and subcontractors – like us – getting the Trillium award.
The winning project involved a significant remodel and finish-out of a large basement space. The client had several objectives, and we listened carefully to their needs. They wanted a home theater room, but it was to be design-focused and minimalist, both in terms of equipment and operation.
They wanted access to music and video entertainment from various sources across the home theater and an adjacent exercise room. While they desired excellent audio and video quality, they did not want speakers and subwoofers visible. The client was not technology-focused, and wanted simple, intuitive control of the whole system. They also wanted a system they could grow with to add future capabilities. Finally, the client wanted to adhere to a budget as well.
We’re happy to report that the projected succeeded at all these levels. Read on to learn more details about this smart home technology showcase in Plymouth.
Commercial Security Systems Can Keep Your Property Safe
Vandalism costs so much time and money and intimidates the employees working in your office. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, one single vandalism incident costs more than $3,000 to fix? That’s a huge hit to your bottom line, especially if you’re a new business.
How can you prevent vandalism? We have a few pointers and equipment suggestions to protect your Lakeville, MN office building from this crime and help you invest in the best commercial security system for your Lakeville, MN property. Keep reading for some of our tips!
Are Motorized Shades Right for Your Home or Office? Let’s Look at the Benefits.
At Lelch Audio Video, we work with Lutron’s wide range of wired and battery-operated products to install the perfect motorized shades for your Woodbury, MN home. The quality of their versatile, motorized shades highlights their dedication to improving customer’s lives through design and science.
We’ve explored the benefits of motorized shades before. They can save on energy by harvesting light and regulating temperature, they can streamline control, and even enhance your home’s security. But how do you know whether you should opt for wired or battery-operated shades when reviewing their catalog?