MAKE YOUR HOME AN EDUCATIONAL POWERHOUSE
With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, it’s a great idea to ensure that your home technology systems are ready to handle it!
As you well know, home technology systems that aid with home schooling or homework assignments from public schooling are essential for the modern student. Anything from a simple internet search to virtual meetings between students, teachers and parents cannot happen without a solid internet connection and an optimized home network.
So the first step in making your home an educational powerhouse is to ensure that your home network is optimized. At AV Enthusiast, we can perform an end-to-end check-up of your existing home network to ensure that the network itself and all connected devices have been updated with the latest software revisions. And we can inspect all devices for any abnormalities such as worn cables or other signs of wear and tear. In fact, very soon you will have the opportunity to subscribe to our new touchless support service, called AVE Care, which will provide 24-7 secure remote monitoring of your network, in addition to instantaneous fixes of any software issues detected. Please contact us to schedule a check-up and to receive further information about AVE Care.
The next step in achieving the best educational home environment for the kids may involve renovations or new construction. Either way, it’s of utmost importance to involve us in the planning process from the beginning, due to the complexities involved in home automation technology.
No matter the situation and no matter if you are considering simple upgrades to your existing smart technologies, or more complicated renovations or even new construction, our team of professional AV Integrators will be there every step of the way to guide you through the planning and selection process.
BLENDING EDUCATION INTO YOUR SMART HOME
It’s very important to you as professionally-minded parents to prepare your children for a full life in the rapidly-advancing world around them, while also providing them the benefits of a dedicated, one-on-one education that home-schooling and private tutoring can offer.
The home learning experiences of your children can be greatly enhanced with the use of modern smart home technology, and it can all be scaled to available spaces in your home.
Last year, you found that your children were prone to a myriad of distractions while using their bedrooms for learning and study. To remedy that situation, you want to convert an unused wing of your home into a dedicated learning environment for the kids, while also upgrading existing spaces, such as the arboretum and the music studio, into areas more amenable to educational purposes.
As you brainstorm ideas with your spouse about what types of learning environments could effectively blend into the existing architecture of your home, the two of you come up with a tentative plan to discuss with your AV Enthusiast Integrator. When he arrives at your home for your consultation, you have that plan ready to discuss with him.
Though many, if not all, of the smart technologies that you want in the educational wing of your home already exist in the rest of your home, it’s a good idea to make no assumptions and to include them all in your planning agenda. You may come up with a list something like this:
Existing systems to be extended into Classroom, Dance/Exercise Studio, Science/Technology Lab, Art Studio, and Arboretum -
- An upgraded, fully-optimized network
- Fully optimized, voice-controlled home automation system
- Whole-house intercom and speaker systems
- TV-over IP System
- Video Conferencing System
- Climate Monitoring and Control System
- Surveillance System
- Fingerprint Access Control System
- Lighting Control System
- Automated Window Shades
- Sound-proofed Walls
Additions to the classroom area –
- Large-size 4K or 8K TV to enhance the feeling of “being there” when taking online courses or collaborating with students in other locations
Addition to the Arboretum
- Install an outdoor TV on a telescoping mount and speakers that can withstand climate changes (for example, from jungle climate to desert climate)
The possibilities are nearly endless for your list, of course, depending on your particular vision for the project. The important thing is to have a definitive plan to discuss with your AV Integrator.
For the best outcome, please include us early on and communicate with us frequently. We look forward to providing you with the knowledge and advice to successfully plan and implement the home automation technologies that will enable you to achieve your goals for an optimized education for your children.
We are a dealer for Crestron Home, Savant Home, and Josh.ai home automation control systems, in addition to numerous AV product lines such as SunBriteTV, Origin Acoustics, Totem Acoustics, Pro-Ject Audio, Denon, Marantz, Arcam, Wolf Cinema, Kinetics Noise Control, Acoustiblok, IC Realtime, and Kaleidescape Movie Service, among others.
AV Enthusiast is located at 514 Madison Street, Huntsville, Alabama, and our office hours are Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Please call us at 256.882.5081 to schedule a consultation with our Lead AV Integrator, Steven Douglas, for your AV technology project, or to schedule a one-time AV systems check-up or get more information about AVE Care.