3 Reasons You Should Invest in an Outdoor Entertainment System

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As we move into the dog days of summer, find enjoyment at home with outdoor audio and video entertainment

Summer has arrived in Dallas, TX, and you’re itching to take advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outside. At Multimedia Solutions, Inc., we know just the solution you need to enjoy limitless entertainment anytime you want it: an outdoor AV system.

Outdoor speakers and TVs are a great long-term investment because you’ll always have entertainment at hand, even if you can’t leave the house. The kids will have movies, music and fresh air to occupy them all day, and the adults can unwind after work with soft lighting and slow music on the patio.

If you’re not convinced already, keep reading to learn 3 reasons you should invest in outdoor entertainment this summer.

 

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Protect What’s Important with a Smarter Security System

Protect What’s Important with a Smarter Security System

Given the extraordinary circumstances of the past few months, it’s natural to feel a heightened sense of anxiety. In uncertain times, the world may feel less secure. But we have some good news. If you are concerned about the security of your home and family, the latest technology can go a long way to alleviating your concerns.

If you’re stuck with a security system installed ten or even five years ago in your Dallas, TX home, you're missing out on a wide array of innovation in home security. Older security systems tend to be reactive versus proactive - they tell you something that happened after the fact. You might know a sensor for a door or window was tripped, but you don’t know how or why.

Let’s explore some of the latest security options for greater peace of mind to know your family and home are protected.

SEE ALSO: Why You Need to Invest In Smart Home Automation

 

Smart Locks

Smart locks have advanced significantly in the past few years. One simple way they can enhance security is by going keyless. If you copy a key for someone, there's no way to know if it has been copied. Rekeying locks is also a tedious and expensive proposition. Smart locks can operate with codes and secure smartphone access, which can be revoked at any time. If you need to grant access to your home for service when you're not there, you can do so temporarily. You can also let someone in remotely from anywhere with just your smartphone.

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Your Home Network is More Critical than Ever

Your Home Network is More Critical than Ever

With the current health crisis and shelter-at-home directives, everyone is spending far more time at home. And with workplaces, offices, schools, and venues temporarily closed, the house is now the center of a much higher volume of activity for work, play, and entertainment.

We already lived in a connected world, but now those connections are more important than ever. Your home already depended on fast internet connections for computers, laptops, smartphones, gaming devices, TVs, smart automation, and more. With everyone at home working, learning, and playing, home networks are increasingly strained.

How do you ensure the home networking performance in your Austin, TX, residence is keeping pace with all the traffic? Keep reading to see how to optimize your network for all of your family’s activities.

SEE ALSO: Why You Need to Invest In Smart Home Automation

Weak Wireless

Many homes have weak or dead spots for Wi-Fi in their homes. Sometimes just moving a few feet in one direction can make the reception bad enough that your device starts freezing on loading web pages or with apps not functioning. If you are relying, as many households do, on the router/modem supplied by your internet provider, you may not be getting the range you need.

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Multimedia Solutions, Inc. is Still Safely Serving Our Customers

Multimedia Solutions, Inc. is Still Safely Serving Our Customers

As businesses close throughout the country to aid in social distancing and halting the spread of COVID-19, we have been designated by the government as an essential business that may remain open to support our community during this time. That being said, we’re not conducting business as usual. Your safety is greatly important to us, which is why we’ve implemented special steps to protect clients and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak in the US.

Technology integrators have been labeled an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) in large part since we’re vital to homeowners setting up home offices and learning environments. Integrators are also recognized for their role in keeping a strong networking infrastructure throughout the country as other essential organizations also need support during this challenging time.

During this critical period, we are committed to helping our clients stay connected, support remote learning for the nation’s children, and protect our clients’ properties and families.

Though networking and communications infrastructure are the primary reasons for our essential business designation, we will also be available for any service, support, and installation of vital home technology systems including security, surveillance, lighting control, entertainment, and more. A strong network is essential for much of the country right now, and we are here to support your needs.

While the DHS has provided these general recommendations, it is still up to the states to set their own regulations and restrictions. While Governor Abbot has left it up to local municipalities to set their own status in Texas, the Dallas metropolitan area has “Shelter in Place” restrictions in effect, meaning all non-essential businesses will be forced to close. As an essential business Multimedia Solutions, Inc. will remain open with some restrictions (like office personnel working from home).

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