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Avidia Is Now a Distinguished Control4 Pinnacle Status Dealer

This Achievement Reflects Our Commitment to Delivering Superior Smart Home Solutions

Since our start in 2010, the Avidia team has served homeowners in Barrington and Chicagoland with a strongly held purpose: to empower our customers to enjoy the magic of technology through personalized smart home solutions and unparalleled service.

Through our longtime partnership with Control4 and proven expertise in designing and installing custom Control4 smart home systems, we’re proud to be recognized as a lifetime Pinnacle status dealer!

As one of just three Control4 smart home integrators in the Chicagoland area who have reached this achievement, we’re proud to represent Control4 and continue delivering superior connected homes for years to come. Read on to learn what Pinnacle status signifies and what it means for our customers!

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What to Consider When Finding the Perfect Home Projector Screen

Avidia Works with Stewart Filmscreen to Deliver Top-Tier Projection Screens for Any Environment

When it comes to large displays, it’s hard to beat the image of a projector. Today’s projector screens can soar to 300 inches (or more) to deliver truly immersive viewing experiences. But the best home projector screen isn’t based only on size. You must consider other factors, like seating arrangement and ambient light, before selecting the right screen for your entertainment space.

At Avidia, we’re proud to partner with Stewart Filmscreen, an award-winning manufacturer of handcrafted projector screens, to deliver the perfect solution for our clients in Northbrook, IL and the Chicago area. Stewart Filmscreen displays are trusted by Hollywood filmmakers and suit virtually any environment and style preference. No matter your needs, there’s a Stewart Filmscreen display for you.

Read on to learn which factors to consider before landing on the right projector screen for your home.

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Complete Your Backyard with an Outdoor TV Installation

Avidia Can Help You Select and Install the Best Option for Your Space

Family movie nights at home are a fun pastime, especially in colder seasons that encourage us to get cozy on the couch with hot cocoa in hand. Now that warmer weather is on the way, you can take your cherished movie nights to the backyard and under the stars with an outdoor TV installation!

Outdoor TVs are perfect for any backyard activity, at any time of day. From your morning yoga flow to an afternoon sports game to that beloved family movie night after sunset, the outdoor TVs we install for our clients in the Chicago area produce a superior picture even in the harshest elements.

For areas with full shade or no shade, we can help you find the perfect TV for your backyard. Read more to learn about the outdoor TV models we offer from leading manufacturers SunBriteTV and Séura.

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Spring into Warmer Weather with an Outdoor Audio-Video System

Whole-House AV Distribution Makes Entertaining Outdoors Easier Than Ever

It’s still cold in the Windy City, but in a few short months, the weather will turn. Before you know it, you’ll be greeted by warmer temperatures that lure you to the outdoors. That makes now the perfect time to spruce up your backyard spaces so that they’re ready to enjoy at the first sign of spring.

We don’t just mean manicuring the lawn and cleaning the pool. You can take your backyard to the next level with an outdoor audio-video system! Weatherproof speakers and TVs deliver high-quality content in rain or shine without distracting from your landscape.

Plus, when integrated with the rest of your AV equipment via whole-house audio-video distribution, managing your entertainment indoors and outdoors is simple for everyone. Read below to explore the possibilities of adding a backyard audio-video system to your home in the Lake Forest, IL area.

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Bring Movies to Life with MartinLogan Architectural Speakers

Discreet, High-Performance Audio for Luxury Home Theaters

We’ve boasted on our blog before about why we love MartinLogan: for their spellbinding electrostatic loudspeakers, commitment to lifelike audio accuracy, and vast range of high-fidelity audio solutions. You can read our introduction to MartinLogan speakers here.

In this blog, we’re writing to movie enthusiasts in Barrington, IL and the Chicagoland area who are looking for best-in-class speakers for their private home theater. MartinLogan architectural speakers are a winning contender for any homeowner seeking masterful sonic performance that brings their movies to life without taking up floor space.

Read below to learn more about why we love MartinLogan architectural speakers for luxury home theaters—and why we think you’ll love them, too.

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The Frame TV by Samsung: Blend Your TV with your Home Décor

Work with Our Media Room Designers for the Best Results

Today’s homes are full of technology devices. On your walls alone live thermostats, speakers, keypads for lights and shades, touchscreens, and the biggest of them all: TVs. While these devices have important purposes, their presence can be obtrusive and wreak havoc on your interior design. Fortunately, there are discreet and aesthetic solutions for these devices. We’ll start with your TV.

Rather than settling for the dead weight of a black screen on your wall when your TV is off, make it part of the décor in your Highland Park, IL home by upgrading to The Frame TV by Samsung. Keep reading to discover this revolutionary TV that transforms into artwork when not in use, and learn why you should work with the media room designers at Avidia for the best results.

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Secure Your Home Devices Against Modern Cyber Threats with Sophos

As a Leading Home Network Installation Company, We Care About Your Protection

The year 2020 saw a huge influx in remote work as businesses closed their storefronts and offices to protect staff and customers from COVID-19. As we turn the page to 2021, it looks like the trend will continue. In fact, according to a survey by Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of workers permanently working from home is expected to double this year.

If you’re conducting business from home, cyber security should be top of mind. Without proper network protection against digital threats, you could be putting your personal data—and company data—at risk. As a leading home network installation company serving Lake Forest and the Chicagoland area, Avidia puts your protection first. That’s why we trust Sophos for premium cyber security.

Read more to learn why Avidia partners with Sophos to monitor and protect our customers’ home networksand connected devices.

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Transform Your Home with Lutron Lighting and Shading Solutions

The Avidia Team Is Now a Certified Lutron Dealer!

At Avidia, we’re committed to helping our customers enjoy the magic of customized, high-quality technology. We partner with the best brands in home automation, entertainment, security, and networking to deliver curated technology solutions that meet our customers’ unique needs.

With that said, we’re thrilled to be a certified Lutron dealer for homeowners in Northbrook and the Chicagoland area. Lutron is a leader in smart home lighting and shading systems and offers an impressive selection of energy-efficient lighting control solutions, powered window treatments, and complementary wall control keypads that elevate your interiors.

Ready to feel inspired? Discover the sophisticated and flexible offerings from Lutron below.

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Say Hello to the New Chime Video Doorbell by Control4

The First Video Doorbell Designed for the Control4 Smart Home

If you haven’t heard the news, Control4 recently introduced Chime, a brand-new and first-ever video doorbell exclusively designed for the Control4 smart home. Chime features everything you’d expect from a video doorbell while going a step further by harnessing all the power of Control4 OS 3.

Not only can you see, hear, and talk to visitors from your Control4 mobile app or touchscreen, but you can control all your smart home features at the same time—from the same app. No other video doorbell offers this deep integration capability with a home automation system.

As a certified Control4 company serving the Chicagoland area, Avidia is excited to bring Chime to your home. Learn more about this standout video doorbell below.

 

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What Do You Need for an Epic Media Room?

Our Media Room Designers Have the Details

With the ongoing pandemic and frigid weather keeping you indoors, it might be time to reassess your home entertainment setup. The latest solutions in audio, video, and home technology can transform any mediocre hangout into an event to remember, whether you’re watching a film, having friends over for the big game, or enjoying some alone time with your favorite tunes.

To create the perfect entertainment escape within your Chicagoland home, you need the right components. More than that, you need to enlist the help of a media room designer like Avidia who can craft a beautiful, versatile, and easy-to-use space that suits your style and stays within your budget.

Ready to get inspired for your home entertainment upgrade? Keep reading to explore the key components that make up an epic media room.

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