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How to Avoid Christmas Tree Fires

Nothing lights up a home around the holidays than a bright, festive Christmas tree in your living room. While everyone wants a beautiful tree, it is important to take safety precautions for setting up real and fake trees. Did you know that between 2007-2011, U.S. fire...

Tech Tip: New Construction Boxes

  Which box do we use?   The good-old blue box is standard, but is difficult when running multiple wires, particularly A/V wires. It is important to note that a Volume Control will NOT fit into a blue box with the wires attached.  The orange box is m our...

Tech Tip: Use of IR Flashers

When I used an IR repeater kit for the first time, I was amazed at the “magic” of how it works. Many of our customers are as well, and our consultants use this to impress them with our ability to hide all of the boxes to clean up a room. This simple little box can be...

Safety Tip: Securing Sliding Doors

Sliding doors, also known as French doors are a very popular rear entrance that we see on many homes. A lot of customers want to know the best way to secure them. The best deterrent is of course a security system with motion detectors but we always say that if a...

Stampedes, Safety, and Savings

Well we hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now on to the shopping right? Are you waking up at 3 am to get all the good deals and be the first in line??? While Black Friday can be overwhelming for the inexperienced shopper, it can also be dangerous too! But...

Tech Tip: The Wire we Need and Use

When our techs are stocking their trucks, they should have a small supply of coax, cat5, and speaker wire. The intention is that if you are on a service call, you will be able to get out of a pinch. They shouldn’t be full boxes. Our trucks aren’t big enough to house...
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