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When you want your music to be heard and not seen, use these clever concealment techniques and types of products.
Small room got your audio hopes down? Perhaps there’s no good place to locate those killer speakers you’ve been dreaming of. Or maybe, like many of us, you have a very significant other with very significant needs—as in “don’t even think about bringing that big speaker near my family room.”
PowerBridge In-Wall Power and Cable Management kits are simply the best cable management systems for flat screen TV wall mounts. All PowerBridge products are easy and safe to install. They are installed behind your TV and next to your audio video equipment where no one will ever see them.
No need to pay an electrician hundreds of dollars. This guide will teach you everything that you need to know how to install PowerBridge In-Wall Power and Cable Management kits.
A home intercom system enables you to communicate clearly and easily from room to room throughout your home, as well as from outside areas like gates and entranceways. Intercoms help make your home more secure by allowing you to:
• Know who’s at the door before answering it;
• Monitor a child’s room remotely; or
• Stay in touch with a sick family member in another room
Intercoms may be wired systems, which are typically installed when a home is built and often included as part of a home networking/ structured media solution, or wireless systems, which function using radio waves.
This buying guide will explain the different types of intercoms, so you can feel confident you’re making the best selection for your lifestyle, home and family.
One of the most common needs of IR TV remote control extenders is to remove clutter. We want a beautiful room with tables, couches, and paintings; however when mounting a flat screen TV on a wall the last thing we want is a table full of A/V equipment and cables running up the wall to the beautiful new TV.
We’re constantly asked, “With modern technology, why can’t I control my hidden DVD player or cable box inside a closed cabinet, separate room or closet?”
Structured wiring is a general term that refers to a whole-house network of audio, video, data, telephone, television, home automation or security signals. Structured wiring begins with a structured networking panel (SNP), which accepts cables from outside providers and distributes the signals directly to each room in your home. These direct lines, called “home runs”, ensure the strongest possible connection and signal to each of your electronic devices.
Structured wiring can be installed while a home is under construction, retrofitted during a remodel or added on its own. This buying guide will explain what to look for in structured wiring systems and networking panels, so you can feel confident you’ll receive the highest level of performance from your electronics.