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Do You Need to Hire an Audio Video Company for Your Next Smart Home?

If you are in the process of designing or building a home in Bellevue, WA, chances are you've looked at a few local AV installers. Some of them may be good at their jobs. Others, not so much. It is normal to have your doubts about which audio video company to partner with, especially considering where they will be working: your dream home.

At Elite Automation, we have a proven track-record in designing, instaling, and integrating technology systems for clients across Washington state. Whether you are in Kirkland, Bellevue, or Redmond, chances are you’ve driven past one of our smart homes. In fact, you may have even visited one yourself! How can you tell? Just listen to the music in the background, or the surround sound system in the home theater, or the backyard’s speakers impeccable audio. 

Read on to learn more about us and why we are the perfect audio video company to help you create your next smart home. 

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Experience the Ultimate Surround Sound System

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The Latest Technology Creates a Blanket of 3D Audio

Interest in custom home theaters has grown exponentially over the past few years. And for a good reason! Our clients want to experience the same high-performance images and sound that the best movie cinemas in Seattle, WA, offer - only in the comfort of their homes. The good news is, today, that’s possible. 

The best brands offer an immersive cinematic experience. Handcrafted movie screens and the latest native 4K laser projectors deliver breathtaking, lifelike images that take the viewer to the center of the scene, whether climbing the Alps or racing through city streets. 

But to experience the ultimate realism that suspends one's disbelief for a few hours requires the latest surround sound system. Let’s look at what these systems offer and the benefits they bring to homeowners looking for the ultimate entertainment.

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3 Reasons to Include a Home Theater System in Your New Build

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A Custom Home Theater Offers the Perfect Home Entertainment Space

Building a home is an exciting experience. In a new build, you get a say in every design choice, from the unique layout to the custom counters in your kitchen. It’s the perfect opportunity to construct your dream home with all the technology and features you love. 

If you appreciate home entertainment and want the best experience possible, then now is the time to include a new custom home theater for your new build in Redmond, WA. Custom theaters bring a lot of value to your home and your lifestyle. You’ll get a luxurious entertainment experience and a place to bring people together. Check out these three reasons you should consider installing a home theater system in your new home.

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Motorized Blinds Offer Effortless Control of Daylight and Privacy

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Bring the Beauty of Diffuse Sunlight Into Your Home with Motorized Blinds

Home automation has transformed how we manage our homes. Gone are the light switches in every room and the cords dangling from shades and blinds. Now, with one touch on an in-wall keypad, touchscreen, or remote, your shades raise and lower, your lights dim and brighten, and your “Good Morning” playlist streams through your home. 

Smart homes, however, offer much more than one-touch control of shades, lighting, climate, entertainment, security, and more. These homes are automated, operating throughout the day without any effort on our part. One example of this remarkable technology is motorized blinds

Let’s explore how smart blinds and shades make life a little easier and more enjoyable in Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas.

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A Whole-Home AV System Offers Immersive Sound and Video

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Why Settle for AV in Just One Room? Enjoy Audio and Video throughout Your Entire Home!

As many of you know, a smart home provides unrivaled ease of living. It offers one-touch control and automation for lighting, shades, climate, entertainment, security, and more. But, with all it offers, you may wonder where to start. Some of our clients jump into home automation full force, integrating all its incredible features and functionalities. Others appreciate the scalable opportunities and start with one system, adding on as their needs and family changes. 

One of our clients’ favorites, and where many begin, is an audio-video integration system. A whole-home AV system offers unparalleled entertainment that's effortless to control. Let's explore its many features and how the system is transforming homes in Kirkland, WA, and the surrounding areas.

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4 Key Choices to Elevate Your Movie Watching Experience

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How a Custom Home Theater Installation Makes Home Entertainment More Enjoyable

If you've already decided to install a home theater, congratulations! That's one thoughtful choice already made. Next, you'll come to the big decisions to determine the quality and comfort of your home movie-watching experiences.

Continue reading for advice on four key choices you'll make during your Seattle, WA, home theater installation. If you choose wisely, these items can elevate the enjoyment and thrill of bringing the cinema into your home.

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Protect Your Home and Loved Ones with a Luma Surveillance System

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Keep a Watchful Eye on Your Property, Whether You’re at Home or Halfway Around the World

We’re fortunate to live in a beautiful city known for its high-tech companies, incredible music scene, and residents who love the outdoors. Unfortunately, this land of intense beauty also attracts people without the best intentions. 

According to the Seattle, WA, Police Department, from January - August 2022, criminals committed about 29,745 property crimes, including over 5,900 burglaries and 19,424 thefts and larceny. The Seattle Times reports that robberies are up 30% in 2022.

The good news is that there are ways to protect your home and loved ones, whether you work in the city or abroad. Today’s smart video surveillance system provides remote access, crystal-clear images, and AI technology that detects when the unusual occurs. 

At Elite Automation, our team of experts offers customized state-of-the-art security and home automation solutions for luxury homes. Add greater peace of mind to your property by integrating solutions from Luma Surveillance and Control 4. Let’s explore what these systems offer and how they protect homes and families.

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What a Discreet Sound System Can Bring to Your Home

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Experience Premium Audio from Invisible Speakers

Are you tired of tracking down your portable speaker whenever you want to listen to music in your Seattle, WA, home? A whole home sound system is a great addition to any smart home. It allows you to listen to your favorite audio entertainment from anywhere in your home without needing to track down or charge a portable speaker.

And don’t worry about this meaning bulky speakers throughout your property! We work with Stealth Acoustic Invisible speakers to deliver high-performance audio without the clutter. Keep reading to see how a discreet home audio system can benefit your home.

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Bring New Dimensions with Home Theater Speakers

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Discover How Surround Sound Elevates the Music and Movies You Love

Why is it that movies have the power to stir the soul, excite all our senses, and even cause us to introspect? Psychologists postulate that an engaging storyline's visual stimulation and thrill act as cathartic agents, offering us a chance to suspend ourselves in the moment.

Whether you’re thrilled by the high-octane Marvel superhero franchise or swoon at the golden age of Hollywood classics, it is the home theater speakers that help to generate the intimacy, anticipation, and suspense. Robert Bresson, the notorious and provocative French film director, believed the audio is its own character, stating: “Cinematography is a writing with images in movement and with sounds.”

Are you curious about experiencing more of the movies and music you love? Keep reading below to discover the possibilities for your smart home in Seattle, WA.

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3 Ways Your Home Benefits from Architectural Lighting

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Enjoy the undeniable perks of stylish and sophisticated lighting control with Lutron

Lighting does much more than light your way in the dark. It impacts your mood and your home’s aesthetics in ways you may not realize. Though most homeowners overlook or place minimal emphasis on lighting systems when designing their new living space, it plays an essential role in how your rooms feel and how you feel in them!

Architectural lighting completely transforms your home in more ways than one. While different brands offer architectural lights, Lutron remains the top choice for homeowners. Read on to discover the benefits of adding Lutron lighting control to your Seattle, WA, residence.

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4 Essential Benefits of Roller Blinds

4 Essential Benefits of Roller Blinds

Enjoy the perks of Lutron blinds in your luxury home

Motorized window treatments are an essential part of luxury homes. After all, what could be better than controlling blinds and shades with the tap of a button or icon? In addition, today’s high-end models can instantly upgrade the aesthetics and functionality of your entire living space.

While many brands offer automated blinds befitting smart spaces, nothing beats the quality and consistency brought by Lutron. Read on to discover the top four benefits of adding Lutron’s roller blinds and shades in your Seattle, WA, home.

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Are Laser Projectors Really Better Than Lamp Projectors?

Are Laser Projectors Really Better Than Lamp Projectors?

Comparing Laser vs. Lamp Projectors to Find the Best Visual Quality 

So, you’re building a home theater or media room. You know where the screen and speakers will go. Now all you need is a projector. Which model do you choose? 

Much of the decision may come down to budget. But if you desire the best picture quality possible in 4K or even 8K, most home theater professionals (us included) recommend using a laser projector. 

You may be wondering: what’s a laser projector? And how is it any better than a regular video projector? Below, we’ll share how both laser and lamp projectors work and the difference they’ll make in your Seattle, WA home. 

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