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Will a Home Theater Improve Your Property’s Value?

Vancouver-based home automation experts shed light on this important question

Acquiring your own high-quality home theater is a tremendous personal achievement; however, there is a “bigger picture” to consider:  Will investing in a home theater increase your property value?  The answer is YES!  When a home theater system is integrated correctly, your home immediately advances to a higher value. Multiple top-tier real estate agents agree: For the right buyer, a home theater is a huge draw.  In certain markets, the addition of “smart” features, like home theaters, are seen as a must-have amongst high-end house hunters. There’s no question about it, once you experience an integrated home, you never want to go back!

Quality of components makes all the difference

Quality of components makes all the difference

Quality is Key

Buyers in this market are fully aware of the available brands.  They are looking for names like Control4, Lutron, Samsung and other top-tiers.  High-end brands are more likely to return their investment when it comes time to sell. It is slightly different at the mid-market level.  Having a home theater in a suburban home is less likely to dramatically increase your property values, but they are still excellent for making your home stand out in the market.  A fully-furnished home theater in a basement, for example, will give your home significant market appeal and opens the door for you to increase the asking price over comparable properties in the region.

In the Final Analysis…

For many situations, a well-outfitted theater can actively boost your property values and adds a great amenity to showcase when you are trying to make a sale! When you’re ready to learn more about home technology, give us a call or visit our showroom. We make it easy.

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Smart Retail Technology Review from CES 2013

The Consumer Electronics Show, the yearly tribute to electronic wizardry, has come and gone. CES 2013 has once again succeeded in generating buzz and unveiling new products and concepts for integrated technology. For this post, we are going to explore new retail product concepts revealed at CES 2013.

What does the future hold for retail technology? Check it out!

Sneak Peeks at the Future of Retail Technology from the CES 2013

  • Forget Wi-Fi: Computer Tables are the New Wave!   Moneual-Touch-Table-PC-588x598The tablet revolution has suddenly splintered. Even as Apple and Samsung struggle to see who can make the smallest feature-packed gadgets, others such as Moneaul are looking to design tablets the size of dining tables or larger! These are currently very proof-of-concept, but the applications of this retail technology for a high-tech venue (such as a café) are remarkable.
  • HAL… HAL… HAL?!?! Speech interaction with your computer is no longer a concept out of sci-fi. Apple’s SIRI system was just the beginning. Voice interfaces are now appearing everywhere. The anticipated time until voice-controlled menu ordering systems become standard for  everything from your television to restaurants to car parts is now months, not years, away.
  •  To App or Not to App? App it! This year, if it can have a touchscreen, it does. And if it has a touchscreen, it will run apps. We’re even seeing products like refrigerators with built-in Evernote app systems. Smart appliances are destined to help both homes and businesses run more efficiently.

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  • Bigger is getting better! Samsung’s gigantic 4,000+ pixel Super-High-Def screens shaking up the industry. They are sure to grab the attention of sports bar patrons who flock to watch the latest event on crystal-clear displays, or that sports aficionado who wants to bring the game home.

Key Takeaway:

With new technologies on the horizon, the technological possibilities for retail stores are endless.

WestCoast Audio Video Gallery has been operating out of Yaletown, Vancouver for the past 6 Years. We are experts in residential and commercial Audio-Video Systems as well as control systems and automation. This includes lighting control. We offer business to business turnkey audio video solutions for designers, contractors, architects and developers.control-4-automation

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