TAGS: Dolby Atmos | DTS:X | hi-res audio | sound system | Soundbar | surround sound | TV speakers
As the choices in mounting options for TVs grows, so do the challenges in speaker placement. Today’s thin, lightweight displays can be mounted virtually anywhere; above the mantle, above an entertainment console, or on an open wall. So, where do you place the speakers? While in-walls offer an elegant solution, installing them is not always an option. Enter the soundbar and its versatile installation and feature options.
Today’s Inventive Integration of home automation and healthcare is life-changing
TAGS: Aging in place | home automation | home healthcare | voice control
We’re just beginning to realize the enormous potential of home automation. For years, we’ve recognized the elegance, comfort, convenience, and safety aspects of a fully integrated home, but we’re learning that those attributes are just the tip of the iceberg. Smart homes of today can aid the disabled, monitor the ill and enable our West Michigan residents the opportunity to stay in their homes longer.
The infrastructure and environment requirements for today’s remote workforce
TAGS: collaborative technologies | home network | home office | mobile device | remote worker | remote workplace | video conferencing
According to a recent survey, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. By 2020, projections estimate that mobile workers will account for nearly three quarters (72.3%) of the total U.S. workforce. Mobile devices and simple, yet sophisticated, collaborative tools have enabled today’s workforce to effectively work from anywhere – an airplane, a hotel room or a well-appointed home office. Remote work is a boon to productivity and can lead to higher efficiency and lower turnover. Not only does it attract younger workers, it keeps older workers in the workforce longer. So, the benefits are many but establishing a remote environment that represents the employer’s brand while providing a productive, collaborative space for the employee requires more than plugging in a laptop.
What you may not know about smoke alarms
TAGS: fire prevention | fire safety | home security | smoke alarms | Smoke detectors
You made a wise decision years ago to install smoke detectors throughout your West Michigan home or business, keeping your family and property safe in the event of a fire. As the seasons passed, you’ve changed the batteries as recommended, but did you know that those trusted detectors actually have a shelf life?