Archive for October, 2014

With the Click of a Button: The Benefits of Custom Remotes

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Is something missing from your Baltimore home’s state-of-the-art home theatre system? You’ve got the big screen, the surround sound speakers, the comfy armchairs, and of course, easy access to movie must-haves like popcorn and soda. But you can’t shake the feeling that there’s some detail that could take your home theatre center from good to downright amazing. One thing you should be considering? A custom programmed remote control. Read on to find out more!

remoteImpressive and Intuitive, Custom Remotes Upgrade Your Home Theatre Experience

One complaint that many home theatre users have is that their remote controls are complex and difficult to operate. And this can be true- countless buttons and functions, as useful as they may sound, end up being a hassle to deal with. Custom programmed remotes are different. Instead of having to memorize complex sequences to get your home theatre in optimum movie-watching shape, our experts can ensure that a single click sets up your screen, sound, and accessories exactly as you want them. Sick of trying to figure out which inputs and modes are correct for a movie versus the TV? Your custom remote can do that for you, leaving you to sit back, relax, and watch. All of your necessary and frequently used functions can be implemented into your custom programmed remote; you won’t have to struggle to understand how to make your system work its best ever again!

Are you interested in having a Custom Programmed Remote Control as a part of your home theatre system? Get in touch with us today to learn more!

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Surround Sound and Fall Football: The Perfect Match!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

When it comes time to design your home theatre system, it is important to consider what kinds of purposes this room in your home will serve. While many people get a lot of use out of their home theatre for family movie nights, TV viewing parties, and home video screenings, there is one thing your home theatre is perfectly matched for, at least as long as it’s in season: Football games! Gathering up your friends to watch the top NFL competitors is a must during the fall football season. And if you are looking to recreate that stadium experience in the comfort of your own home, you’ll need snacks, beer, and of course, surround sound.

surround soundInstalling Surround Sound in Your Home Theatre

Surround sound systems can easily be integrated into your home theatre by a professional team from Down to Earth Communications. The specialized speakers allow the sound of the big game to completely fill the room: you won’t miss a single kick, catch, or fumble! Your surround sound speakers don’t have to stick out like a sore thumb in your home theatre, either; the speakers can be installed on the wall with the cables hidden behind it and out of the way, giving your home theatre an overall clean and well-organized appearance. Before the installation is complete, our professionals can calibrate them to the exact correct levels and ensure that your sound is tuned properly. All that is left for you to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the game in amazing surround sound!

Do you want surround sound speakers installed in your home theatre just in time for kick off? Call Down to Earth Communications today for more information.

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Benefits of CCTV Cameras for Your Baltimore Business

Friday, October 17th, 2014

CCTVKeeping your Baltimore business secure and adequately monitored is invaluable in today’s highly competitive market. CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras can help safeguard employees and company property, as well as assist in recovery of stolen materials and help bring the perpetrators to justice. But that’s not all! Read on to find out the many ways a CCTV system can benefit your Baltimore business, some of them may surprise you.

Employee Protection

It’s an unfortunate reality of doing business that sometimes angered customers, or wanton criminals may attempt to physically assault an employee. A visually apparent CCTV system acts as an excellent deterrent against this sort of behavior. People are far less likely to commit a crime, or behave violently if there’s a chance they will be caught on tape. Even if the crime isn’t prevented, a good quality CCTV system will make identifying and bringing the perpetrators to justice all the easier.

Theft Prevention

Theft is a risk not only posed by criminal members of the public, but also by employees. Employee theft can cost Baltimore businesses thousands of dollars a year. A CCTV system will not only discourage this behavior, but also protect innocent employees from false allegations while condemning the perpetrators. It’s a win for everybody!

Dispute Settlement

If an accident occurs while you’re away from your Baltimore business, or a customer has a dispute with an employee over a transaction, it can be a difficult process to get down to the truth of what happened. A CCTV system will let you monitor your Baltimore business at all times, allowing quick dispute resolution. Often merely mentioning the fact that you have a CCTV system will prompt the dishonest party to confess or back down.

A Better Workplace

CCTV systems help honest employees and customers feel safe. Secure-feeling employees are happy, and happy employees are better working employees. The same thing goes for customers. A sense of security will make your Baltimore business a place people feel comfortable being, leading to increases in repeat business.

Down To Earth Communications

Our clients have been utilizing CCTV surveillance camera technology to reinforce security measures in order to safeguard the life, safety and wellbeing of all building occupants or residents.  Down to Earth Communication offers surveillance and CCTV packages that can be for customized each location of your Baltimore business. We install reliable and higher quality resolution cameras which provide for a total situational awareness at a location, with digital pan-tilt-zoom, night vision, motion detection with auto-record and vandal resistant casings.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your home audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Finding your Man Cave Essentials

Friday, October 10th, 2014

They say that the clothes make the man, and if that is true, than the big screen TV definitely makes the man cave. After all, a tiny 20-something inch shoved into a spare corner of the house? That does not a man cave make. So how can you go about designing the perfect space that’s just for the guys, with all of the necessary accessories included? Read on to find out!

man cave essentials Designing the Perfect Man Cave from the Ground Up

Once you have secured a spot for your man cave (a finished basement or extra bedroom can make the ideal location), the next step is to fill it up! The perfect man cave has a wall devoted to your big screen TV, a home theatre system that doubles as your front row/dugout/ringside seats to all of the biggest games and matches you could possibly want to watch. With professional home theatre installation, you will be guaranteed a TV that not only works in the space that you have allotted for your man cave, but also one that delivers consistent, high quality picture. And what about the sound, you ask? Your speakers have to have as much impact as that big screen TV does; surround sound systems are the best way to ensure you’re able to hear every cheer, every grand slam, and every beer commercial that airs!

Once you’ve taken care of those man cave essentials, finish the room off with a few other “stations” for other activities: think card tables for poker night, a foosball or air hockey table, and a freestanding bar to keep the fun going all night long!

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

 

Source:

https://shopping.yahoo.com/news/your–man-cave–is-not-complete-without-these-most-searched-items-213540241.html?fr=mktg_sgr_streamads3

Home Theatre Installation: Why DIY is a Don’t!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Everyone can get enjoyment out of their very own home theatre system, but can everyone install their own? That’s a different story altogether. While many home improvement projects can be easily managed by homeowners on their own, home theatre installation can get complicated. So what are some of the common DIY home theatre installation mistakes, and how can a professional installer help you avoid them? Read on to find out!

 home theatre installationHome Theatre DIY Disasters: Stick with the Pros

One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when installing their own home theatre system is mounting the television at an improper height. Too low and you’ll miss that cinematic feel, too high and you might have to hold your head at an awkward angle in order to see your screen. Professional installers know exactly at which level your screen should be hung so that the picture is not distorted and you won’t have to contort yourself in order to see it!

When trying the “do-it-yourself” approach of home theatre installation, another issue that can come up has to do with the speakers. You want the highest quality of sound and the most impressive speakers possible, but this does not necessarily translate into massive, floor-standing speakers. The size of your room matters when it comes to speaker selection; professional installers can determine what size speaker will appropriately fill the space without becoming overwhelming.

A homespun home theatre system might seem, at first, as though it is going to save you money more than hiring professional installers would. Au contraire: what many DIYers don’t realize is that there are many more components to a home theatre system than the TV and speakers, and they end up blowing their budget on these items alone! Professional installers will ensure that you get the wiring, cables, and accessories you need, within the limits of your set budget.

 Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations. Our great working relationships with some of the best audio and video equipment suppliers allow us to provide our quality service and products that fit within your budget. We take the time to meet with our clients to ensure we design and install a system that is easy to use and meets our clients’ needs for years to come.

To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us via the website so we can help you with all of your commercial audio/visual needs!

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for more audio/visual info!

Source:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/10-common-home-theater-mistakes/