Home Theater Without the Hassle: Set Up Your System for the Super Bowl

Home theater systems make watching your favorite movies — or the upcoming Super Bowl — way more exciting. With the right screen and sound system, you feel as though you’re part of the action.

This time of year, many people try to install their own home theater systems. While the process seems easy enough, like many DIY projects, it can be harder than it looks. Here are three fantastic reasons to call Secur-Tek’s team for help:

1. No hassle. The day before the big game, you’ve got cables and cords all over the place. Hours later, you’ve tested one way, tested another. You can avoid the hassle by calling on our team to make sure the connections are not only correct, but stowed away attractively and neatly. Plus, our team can answer any questions you have about the system and how it all works. You can then spend more time basking in the glow of the amazing system before your friends arrive. 

2. Better picture and sound quality. You just spent good money to buy the best quality products. Great! But setting up the system wrong means you won’t get the best quality audio or video. Why spend that money only to lose out due to an error? Proper calibration, set up, and the room acoustics all go into the right system. Our team can make sure your home theater impresses friends, visitors, and even you! 

3. Peace of mind. Many people can help you hide cables or mount a TV so that it won’t fall off the wall. Installing a good home theater system requires more than construction knowledge. Hiring experts who spend their days drooling over home theater systems will ensure you’ve got the best system for your space and budget. Plus, you don’t have to worry about making mistakes that leave holes in the wall or cause electrical problems. (Your spouse will appreciate that peace of mind, too.)

What questions do you have about home theater systems? The team at Secur-Tek is happy to help. Contact us to get your system installed before your next party.

Upgrade Your TV Room – Superbowl 2015 is Coming!

Football Fan Watching GameYou get three hints: (1) Glendale, Arizona…. (2) February 1, 2015…. (3) Home of the Arizona Cardinals…your final answer? If you replied, “What is the Super Bowl?” give yourself a high-five!

There’s little doubt you had difficulty knowing the answer to those hints… after all, football is America’s favorite pastime. As we approach Super Bowl XLIX, you’ve probably already cleared that entire Sunday, have a list of buddies you’ll have over, and made plans for the kids to be just as entertained as you surely will be.

Football is a huge part of American culture. Scroll through the news online, turn on the TV or the radio, and there’s news, commentary and articles about the game or the players on or off the field. We can’t get enough of the sport or its athletes. Come Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, life comes to a standstill while you sit in front of your television set watching as your favorite team tries to move 80 yards down the field to score the winning touchdown.

Here’s another countdown for you: there’s less than 2 weeks ’til Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year with sales on everything from apple pies to zebra-striped socks and everything in between, including large-screen, ultra high-def TVs. What better time to indulge and update your entertainment system?

If you take advantage of the upcoming holiday sales, and bring home new components for your TV room, but find that you may need a hand getting everything set up, Secur-Tek can help with the placement, the wiring and the overall set-up of your new television and any other equipment (even projectors for full-wall viewing) so that you can get the most viewing pleasure from your new devices.  Most importantly, you’ll get the experience of watching your favorite football team take down its competition and take it all the way to Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX!

Call 919-387-1800 for more information on how Secur-Tek can take care of all your TV and Media Room installation needs.

Boost Your Network Signal!

Smart TV

First the laptop, then the smart phone, then the tablet, even the newer refrigerators, and now the smart TV. Technology and the Internet have become entwined with so much of our lives (and electronics). If you’re a smart TV owner, you can appreciate the beauty, the ease, the reach of your technologically savvy television. You can stream movies and videos, watch Netflix and YouTube, check your email, update your social media accounts, and surf the Web, all on a large screen. Convenient, easy on the eyes, crisp and clean clarity… unless you get the message that you cannot connect to the Internet.  However, a smart TV’s inability to connect to the Internet through a poor network signal, even though all our other wi-fi devices are connected, defeats the whole purpose of having one.

 

There are several reasons why your smart TV may fail to connect to the Internet or have a poor network signal.  Most homes with wi-fi can accommodate standard devices (smart phones, computers, laptops) getting online; but smart TVs require more bandwidth than your standard devices. And multiple devices drawing from the same network signal source could affect the speed of the signal. Other obstructions to your smart TV gaining access to the Internet can be metal objects or walls in the house.

 

Fear not. There is a solution. You can boost your signal strength using a range extender, which can extend the range of your wireless network by 10,000 feet by repeating and amplifying the signal. The increased strength not only allows you greater distance, eliminating those dead spots in your house, but also allows the wireless signal to penetrate walls and other obstructions.

 

With a range extender, your smart TV should have no trouble getting a signal; and, of course, once online, you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the wonderful features of the TV.

 

For more information on signal boosting, call Secur-Tek today at 919-387-1800.

Secur-Tek Provides Professional TV and Projector Installation!

TV and surround sound
TV and surround sound

At Secur-Tek in Apex, serving the entire Triangle, we handle every type of electronics’ upgrade or installation imaginable, at home or in the workplace.  From central vac systems to total security, and everything in between, we’ve got it covered when it comes to upgrades!

One service Secur-Tek provides that some homeowners and businesses don’t know about is our flat panel TV and projector installation!  From setting up a home theater, or designing an office board room, Secur-Tek can handle all the details of wiring and mounting.  For any type of visual media display, we are the team to set you up!

Here are four specific installation services Secur-Tek provides:

  • Moving.  Yes, Secur-Tek will take care of getting all elements of the installation into the building and ready to be positioned.
  • Mounting.  We’ll find the best placement for each element based on the stability of the mounting area, necessary spacing between screen and seating, and ease of wiring.  You can rest assured that once the system is mounted, it won’t be moving until you want it somewhere else.
  • Wiring.  When the system is positioned, the wiring will be put in place.  Secur-Tek will make sure that all wiring is organized, arranged properly and tucked away. We know that a lot of disorganized wiring can be an eyesore, and we’ll do our best to make sure the final result of the look of your system is as attractive as possible.
  • Calibration.  When the system is mounted and wired, we’ll turn it on and make sure it’s working properly.  Any adjustments that improve the viewing experience will be done, so that the system’s functioning is optimized, leaving only the entertainment for you to enjoy. 

For every installation need, Secur-Tek will take care of the details quickly and efficiently so you can begin enjoying your new media hub.  And DON’T FORGET!  Secur-Tek installs sound systems too, a great compliment to any viewing experience!  Call us today for a free assessment of the job, and get the ball rolling on upgraded technology!