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St Paul Home Security Design and Installation Professionals

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St. Paul Home Security - Professional Design and Installation

Your home should be a place of safety and refuge. Your place of residence should be the one place in the world where nothing bad can ever happen. Sadly, that is not a reality and one must take measures to ensure the protection of your home and all that resides within. A security system is one way to maintain your family’s peace of mind. Most units are customizable to exactly what you need and can afford.

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Early Warning of Impending Disaster

The first alert of a smoke alarm or water leak indicator can mean the world to a homeowner. Having a smoke alert will give you extra time to gather your family and pets and escape safely. Just a few more minutes could be lifesaving! Early indicators can also save you money. Imagine coming home and discovering your home completely flooded because your water heater broke. A water leak sensor could have saved you from costly repair bills, as it would have let you know that there was a malfunction in the home thereby allowing you to get the water shut off quickly.

Burglars and Prowlers Don't Want to be Announced!

Homes should also have a siren or strobe light as part of the security unit. Most intruders won’t stick around with a lot of noise and lights calling unusual attention to a residence. Most families will sleep sounder knowing that measures have been taken to keep them safe inside, and also because they will be alerted should anything or anyone tamper with the house.

Possessions can be replaced, but the lives of your family members cannot. However, there are some tangible treasures that you don’t want to have to replace. Antiques, pictures, jewelry, and other priceless memorabilia should be protected as well. It doesn’t diminish the value of the people around you, but these things shouldn’t be overlooked. Having a security system can protect everything from family heirlooms to the family goldfish.

Modern Alarm Systems have many Integrated Components

There are many components of the typical alarm unit. Some previously mentioned are smoke/fire detectors, water leak indicators, sirens, and strobe lights. Other devices you might want to consider are door and window sensors, glass break sensors, motion detectors, main panel, and the keypad. Some of the features will work even if the unit is not activated, such as the fire detectors and water leak alerts.

Call Lelch Audio Video - We'll Help Increase Safety and Security of your Home

The safety and welfare of your home and family is something that just cannot be taken lightly. A high quality burglar alarm system will help homeowners sleep a little easier each night. You can rest assured that a home security system will protect everything within or around your residence.

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Home Security and Surveillance Systems

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Residential Security and Surveillance

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With crime and vandalism increasing, many homeowners are safeguarding their homes. Arming their houses with the latest advancements in home security and alarm systems is one way families are feeling safer.

The GE Simon XTi Wireless Security Kit is the perfect solution for many homes, and Lelch Audio Video is currently offering a special on the installation of this unit. Their Smart Touch package is $299, and is the best value for many families.

The Simon XTi kit is the leading wireless system in the industry. This coupled with the state of the art monitoring service from NextAlarm, and you will sleep easier at night. This system is not only uncomplicated to install, but it is very uncomplicated. The unit can also be accessed from anywhere. Simply log on to your account from your computer or smartphone, and you have access to the entire system, including arming or disarming, alerts, and so much more.

Simple, Wireless Security Systems

GE’s Simon XTi system offers burglary and fire protection, carbon monoxide warnings, water leak detection, and temperature freeze alerts. There is a back up power supply to keep things secure should there be a power failure. The display contains a microphone for live communication with personnel at the monitoring station. Knowing that they can speak with a live person in real time in an emergency is one of the top features for many homeowners. The unit is also ABN compatible, thus eliminating the need for a home phone line. Complete protection can be achieved with a broadband connection.

Having a home security system will increase the value of your home as well. Potential buyers appreciate these units as a feature on prospective homes. Alarm systems can also save you money. Many insurance companies offer discounts on homeowners’ policies for those having security units. Check with your insurance company to see if some of these savings may be applicable to you. The savings offered may just offset the cost of the unit.

Should You Risk DIY or Have A Pro Install?

Homeowners are choosing the Simon XTi Wireless Kit because it offers premier security features, and Lelch Audio Video is the leading installation company in the Minneapolis area. Their technicians will design, install, and even test your unit. They will also make sure you know how to arm and disarm your system, as well as educate you on all the features available.

When you are ready to secure your home, family, and future, call Lelch Audio Video and choose the Smart Touch package. Your peace of mind depends on it.

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Mounting Your Large Screen TV

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Large Screen TV Mounting

You have dreamed about watching the game on a screen that makes you feel like you’re really there, and that dream is almost a reality.

Mounting a Large Screen TV

You have planned, budgeted, and saved, and now it’s time to purchase that large flat-screen television. You have already decided that Lelch Audio Video is the best option for your needs, because you know they not only have a huge selection, but they will install your unit with professionalism.

Do You Risk DIY? Or Hire THE Pros?

Maybe you got an awesome deal on a television on Black Friday or in an after Christmas Sale, and now it just sits in your home waiting for installation. The big-box super-store where you made your purchase does not offer installation, so what do you do? Do you rustle up some of your buddies and attempt the project yourself? That could be a serious disaster. If not properly secured and installed, your screen could fall, causing serious damage to the unit or someone. You definitely do not want that. Lelch Audio Video can handle it for you, even if you purchase the equipment from another store. Now, how’s that for service?

With Lelch Audio Video, the installation of your flat-screen television will be done safely and with accuracy. Their technicians have the knowledge and expertise to mount your equipment in the way that best fits the structure of your home. They will also make sure the esthetics of your home are not compromised with visible wires and plugs. Proper installation will not only ensure safety and security of the unit, but it can also increase the value of your home. Should you decide at a later time to sell your home, just the setup for a large television will be a perk for potential buyers.

We Know TV Mounting Hardware and Flat Screen Mounting Procedures

Lelch AV has access to the best techniques and mounting brackets in the industry. They will work with you to find the perfect placement of your television for optimal viewing pleasure. Whether it’s a party for the big game or family movie night, you will be glad you trusted the installation of your TV to the experts at Lelch. There is just not a better company in the Minneapolis area.

Ready to purchase that giant screen? Call Lelch Audio Video. They will walk you through the entire process, from purchase to installation. Their expert technicians will make sure that your home is still beautiful and safe, just enhanced with an awesome screen to watch your favorite programs on.

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Home Theater Systems with Networked Media

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Adding Networked Media to your Home Theater Systems

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These days, many families are improving the technology of their homes. Home theater systems, smart homes, and security systems are just a few of the ways that our residences are becoming more automated and media driven.

We have numerous avenues of accessing programs and broadcasts for viewing, such a cable, satellite, and even internet. And while all these advances are amazing, it can send a homeowner into technology overload if not properly educated on the options available.

Get Your Home Theater Systems Components To Communicate

Adding high quality smart TVs, networked gaming consoles, and streaming devices to a home’s media center means the introduction to the wide variety provided by the internet. The World Wide Web is becoming the leading source of entertainment for most people. With this advancement in technology, many are interfacing all of their media devices to work together. This means your smartphone can talk to your television, and your computer can send information to your home theater system. You can stream movies and programs to your smart TV from your phone. You can also access your social media venues from your television. Streaming programs to your TV from the internet gives you access to much more variety than before.

As with any upgrade on your home, you need to know that installation of media centers will increase it’s value. Homeowners know that enlarging the value of the dwelling is a great investment. The real estate market is more favorable for those who have added technology systems to their home. Potential buyers are drawn to houses which have media/security devices and systems that are included, much like traditional appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers. This return on investment is why many homeowners are upgrading their houses.

As Complexity Grows, Rely on Experts in Home Theater Systems

Of course, any advancement of this kind means you will need professional help. Lelch Audio Video is Minneapolis’ premier home theater installation company. They will not only help you find the system that fits your home and lifestyle the best, but they will walk you all the way through the installation process. But what good does it do you to have all this amazing technology put in, if you have no idea how to access it? The professionals at Lelch will never leave you in the dark. They will make sure you know how to use every aspect of your system.

So when you are ready to upgrade your home media system, give the technicians at Lelch Audio Video a call or click our "contact us" button below and complete a request form.

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Multiple Screens for Home Theater Systems

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Multiple Screens for Home Theater Systems

Home entertainment has come a long way over the last century. Once upon a time, families gathered around transistor radios to hear news, programs, and music. Then came the introduction of televisions in the homes. At one time, only the wealthy families had a television in their home.

Installing Home Theater Multiple Screen Systems

Today, there is a TV in practically every room of most houses. Many homes are even having home theater systems installed, with the ability to view several screens at once! Family entertainment has never had so many options.

There is a growing trend in this industry. Now, many are choosing to have two or more flat screen televisions installed together in a media room. Why more than one screen? Some do not want to be limited to a single selection of programming. Sports fans can follow more than one game without having to follow a score ticker or flip between channels. Or even have a music channel playing in the background while watching the weather or news. Another option for the multiple screens is to have a flat screen mounted for regular viewing, and a larger front-projection screen that comes down for movies and sporting events. The sky's the limit!

Multiple Screens Help Keep Families Close By

Families can spend more time together with these media systems. From family movie night to social gatherings and sports parties, your home will be the place to be. But these home theater systems will not only give families endless hours of entertainment, but they can increase the value of your home. Should you decide to sell your home, the real estate market will open wider for those who have invested in electronics, specifically if those devices come with the home. Since not all homes are going to have these media centers, the ones that do will become more appealing to prospective buyers.

Making Sense Of All The Jargon - Putting It All Together

In order to get the maximum benefit from one of these home theater systems, you will want to hire a top notch company. Lelch Audio Video is exactly the company you should call. Their professional technicians will help you choose the perfect media system for your home and will walk you through the entire process. The highly skilled installers at Lelch will give your house the best home theater experience that you could ask for. There just isn’t a better installation company in the Minneapolis area. Call Lelch Audio Video for all your home entertainment needs.


Minneapolis Smart Home Control Systems

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Your Minneapolis Smart Home

It’s one of those mornings. You’re running late, trying to get everyone fed and out the door, and on your way to work it hits you. “Did I turn off the stove? Is my curling iron still plugged in? Did I lock the front door?”

You could turn around and go back home to check, which would make you even later. Well, now you don’t have to worry! Technology has taken us beyond home computers that take up a large desk, cell phones that you carry in a bag, and VCRs that still blink 12:00. Now you can control your entire house with your cell phone. From anywhere you have service, you can lock doors, turn on lights, adjust your thermostat, and the list goes on. We give you, the smart home.

Complete Home Automation

You can have complete home automation with the help of Control4 and Lelch Audio Video. Integrate lighting, climate control, security systems, video, music, even your hand-held devices, to give your home the specialized touch you need. You can push a button to turn your living room into a home theater. If you go on vacation, you can set your home to function just as if someone was there. You can even check doors and windows from a mobile device. You can unlock the house for children or maintenance people without having to leave work. Control4 gives you the security and peace of mind that every homeowner deserves.

Total Control AND Energy Savings!

You can even save energy with Control4. Set your thermostat to be at a certain temperature when you arrive home from work. Home automation allows you to have your home at just the right climate all day long. You can even receive text alerts when the system detects a problem at home, such as a water leak. This increases the efficiency of your home (and you), thereby reducing your utility bills. Which means money back in your pocket.

Time for Expert Advice?

Lelch Audio Video is an authorized Control4 dealer. The experts at Lelch will help you find the solutions that fit your home and budget. They will guide you with the planning and design of your automated home. It is of utmost importance to have a qualified individual to create the perfect whole house smart home system. Lelch is just the company to call. Our professionals are expertly trained in specialized fields to ensure they are the top of their game. You do not get a “jack of all trades, master of none” at Lelch Audio Video. Each technician is skilled in a particular area and keeps up with all the changes, advancements, and knowledge of his/her respected field. Lelch specialists will give you the home system that will have you resting comfortably. Call Lelch Audio Video today for a consultation to have the Control4 system installed in your home. [sc:insertbutton]

The Top 5 Uses and Conveniences of Home Technology Integration

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Top 5 Benefits of Home Technology -Uses and Conveniences

Having your home connected to a home automation system enhances your sense of personal security, not to mention all of the convenience aspects a connected home technology solution can perform.

The fact that both of these issues can be accessed via your smartphone, tablet or other technological device is, for many people, almost impossible to believe. Research indicates that 62 percent of consumers appreciate the security aspect because it enables them to keep tabs on their home from another room or from a remote location.

Studies also suggest that users will reap an estimated 30 percent savings on utilities! In our tech-savvy world, it is hard to fathom that even small appliances such as that coffee maker can be programmed to function within the home automation setup.

Given all the accounts in the news regarding Internet hackers, when integrating WI-fi into the home automation system, we can be configure it to prevent these cyber-criminals from accessing your personal data. Home automation can even save the time and effort needed to perform less desirable tasks such as pool or spa maintenance since these tasks can be activated by a finger swipe over a smartphone screen.

Home Entertainment and Home Technology Meet

Not only can live streaming activation add to the enjoyment of music, television and movies to areas inside your home and even on the patio, it can alert you to more serious issues such as approaching weather conditions. Your home automation system can be programmed to trigger voice-alert warnings while you are sleeping or away from home. Live streaming enthusiasts appreciate the capability of a single control unit at their fingertips as they move from one room to another. It is no longer necessary to experience feed interruption associated with turning off a unit in one area and missing something before being able to turn on that TV or stereo in another room.

Home Security Integration

In terms of home security, automation systems currently have the capacity to make your home key-less. It is now possible to create codes for access to your home without the need to use a physical key. Temporary codes can be created to allow a repair person limited access time and to record their entrance and exit time. This code usage can be monitored from a mobile device.

The highly-trained staff of Lelch Audio Video have the expertise to upgrade the wiring of existing homes to facilitate and improve the usage of new age technology. Lelch experts can develop a structured wiring plan based on the home's basic floor plan. Once their task is completed, you will be able to experience the joy of having cable, internet service wherever you desire.

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How Can Your Family Benefit from Home Technology Systems

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Family Benefits of Integrated Home Technology Systems

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Today, technology is everywhere. And the ages of the users are getting younger and younger. Tablets and iPads have all kinds of apps, some even for babies! So parents need to be aware of the different home technology systems and the benefits of integrating them.

It is also important to know about network and wi-fi security. Our company can provide the solutions tailor-made for your family.

Minnesota home owners are having security systems installed. One of the newer systems has WiFi connected cameras. One of the benefits of these cameras is that there aren’t cables running all over your house. Another perk is a simple app on your smartphone will enable you to watch everything going on at your house from anywhere you have cell reception or WiFi on your device. How’s that for security?

Other home technology systems that has the attention of families is connected and shared printers, scanners, speakers, and storage/backup drives. This enables everyone to work from whatever computer, tablet, iPad, or other device they have and send it to a single printer. This saves the family money not having to buy peripherals for each individual. Shared and connected storage drives enable for network access to all the devices.

Shared Music Collection and Movies

With these advances in connectivity and technology, comes more ways to access music and video. Now in addition to radio and television, you can stream videos and music on your smartphone or other hand-held device. With the addition of a streaming device connected to the internet, you can download your favorite music or video to watch on your television. There are many choices in streaming devices you can purchase. These boxes can also give you access to television channels you may not have had before. Lelch Audio Video helps you make sense of it all.

Endless Choices in Home Technology Connectivity Solutions

There is no end to the possibilities when it comes to technology. Every day there’s another advancement. Don’t get left behind! Our company can facilitate the needs of any family. We can meet with you to determine what is most important for your home. We offer solutions for design, equipment, and install. We will walk with you every step of the way, from consultation to installation.

For an in home demonstration and custom quote, call us or complete our request form.