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5 Slightly Unusual Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Audio

Beyond the Party, Here’s How Outdoor Sound Can Enrich Your Life

A person enjoys a serene outdoor audio setup in a wood-paneled fire pit area with string lights at dusk in Birmingham.

At GHT Group, we love outdoor living solutions. One of the best things about them is how they can make your outdoor space an extension of the rest of your home. But many people think outdoor entertainment, like audio, might just be used only for, well, entertaining, and may not want to make the investment if outdoor gatherings are an infrequent occurrence. We’re going to go outside the box a little here. Music and audio go quite well with a wide range of activities beyond throwing a party. Let’s explore some unusual things you can do with an outdoor audio system in your Birmingham home. Who knows, it might spark a whole new project to transform your outdoors!

Our Favorite Multi-Room Music Setups

Experience a Harmony of Design and Sound with Whole-Home Audio

 A modern dining and kitchen area in an Atlanta home showcases a multiroom audio setup with nearly invisible speakers on a green wall.

As a home technology company, we love technology, but never for its own sake. Rather, we love how it can simplify our client’s lives and bring more enjoyment to everyday living. That’s why we love whole-home audio systems; they can bring music to every corner of your Atlanta home, including outdoors. Today’s technology brings amazing ease of use and audio quality to multi-room music setups, making it easier than ever to enjoy the mood-enhancing effects of music in your space. Let's explore some of our favorite solutions for multi-room audio solutions and how they blend seamlessly with your decor and lifestyle.  

GHT Group Attends HTSA Spring Conference in Fort Lauderdale GHT Group Attends HTSA Spring Conference in Fort Lauderdale

What is HTSA, and Why Does GHT Group Participate?

As a leading technology integrator across the Southeast, GHT Group always wants to stay ahead of the curve. By the way, did you know where the phrase  "ahead of the curve" came from? No, it's not baseball; it means staying ahead of the bell curve, the statistical curve that describes the normal distribution of a set of data. Staying ahead of the curve means performing better than average or anticipating and adapting to trends and changes before everyone else does. That's exactly what HTSA is about, and that is why we recently attended the Spring conference in March. Now, if you're wondering what the heck is HTSA and why should you care, we're glad you asked! And we hope you keep reading below as we explain all that.

Enlightening the Outdoors Enlightening the Outdoors

Explore How GHT Group Transforms Outdoor Spaces with Lighting

As outdoor spaces become extensions of homes, the role of outdoor lighting is increasingly important in enhancing the functionality and the allure of these areas. At GHT Group, we recognize the transformative impact of well-designed outdoor lighting solutions and specialize in designing and integrating these systems to complement your lifestyle. With our extensive expertise in building outdoor living solutions for clients, we've gathered the most common inquiries we receive about outdoor lighting. In this discussion, we share our insights and practical experiences to help you understand the many ways sophisticated lighting design can elevate the beauty and security of your outdoor environments.

Why Motorized Window Shades are a Smart Choice for Your Home Why Motorized Window Shades are a Smart Choice for Your Home

From Comfort to Security, Smart Shades Do It All

Imagine waking up in Birmingham to the soft morning light gently filtered through intelligent shades that adjust themselves to greet the day. Motorized window shades are an incredible convenience for your Alabama home, yet there is more to them than meets the eye. Integrating smart shades can be your next step towards modern living, a lifestyle where your home is responsive to your needs day after day and season after season. Let’s explore the options and advantages of smart window shading and why GHT Group should be your partner on the journey to smart home living. 

Motorized Window Shades: A Q&A with GHT Group Motorized Window Shades: A Q&A with GHT Group

GHT Group’s Experience with Custom Automated Shading Solutions

As homes in Atlanta become smarter and more connected, motorized window shades are fast becoming a key feature in enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of modern living spaces. At GHT Group, we understand the value of integrating these sophisticated systems and specialize in customizing them to fit your unique lifestyle needs. Drawing from years of experience and a deep commitment to innovative home technology, we've compiled a list of the most common questions we encounter about automated shades. Here, we share our expertise and real-life experiences to help you understand how these solutions can elevate your home's comfort and convenience.

Enhancing Coastal Bliss with Home Automation Enhancing Coastal Bliss with Home Automation

Smart Home Innovations for Security, Sustainability, and Convenience

Spanning Florida's scenic Emerald Coast, the 30A area is renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant communities, and luxurious coastal living. For those fortunate enough to call this paradise a primary or second home, integrating smart technology offers a seamless way to enhance every aspect of coastal living. From blending natural elements with your property, fortifying your abode against unwelcome surprises, and championing eco-conscious living to optimizing your home for guests with ease, home automation is revolutionizing what it means to live and entertain on the Emerald Coast. Let's look at how smart home solutions make 30A homes more secure, sustainable, and simply sublime.

Experience Unrivaled Audio with the New McIntosh C2800 Preamplifier Experience Unrivaled Audio with the New McIntosh C2800 Preamplifier

Discover the Next Evolution in Vacuum Tube Preamplification

With legendary McIntosh audio components, the introduction of a successor to a groundbreaking model is a noteworthy event. As such, the C2800 vacuum tube preamplifier marks a significant milestone for audio enthusiasts. As the replacement to the highly acclaimed C2700, the McIntosh C2800 is not merely an update; it's another major step in the continuous pursuit of perfect sound. McIntosh has once again raised the bar, combining its legacy of sonic excellence with cutting-edge technology to craft a preamplifier that promises to redefine the listening experience. In this blog, we'll cover how the new McIntosh C2800 stands out in the world of high-fidelity audio and how it caters to the most discerning ears in Atlanta and beyond.

Unseen and Unparalleled: Sonance Visual Experience Speakers Unseen and Unparalleled: Sonance Visual Experience Speakers

Sonance Takes a Leap Forward in Audio Performance and Aesthetic Integration

Discerning homeowners in Birmingham have always prized a blend of aesthetic beauty and innovative functionality in their living spaces. The challenge of integrating high-quality audio without disrupting the carefully curated architecture and decor can sometimes be a difficult compromise. With the new Sonance Visual Experience Series, a symphony of design and sound comes together, virtually eliminating the compromise. Sonance speakers have always set the standard in architectural audio, and with the Visual Experience Series, they've outdone themselves. Drawing from decades of Sonance expertise in architectural speakers, this series marks a transformative advancement from the celebrated Visual Performance line. It allows Alabama homeowners to experience unmatched audio fidelity that complements their home's design—seamlessly weaving the extraordinary into the fabric of everyday life. Explore more about the Sonance Visual Experience line below. 

Why Power Protection is Essential for Today’s Electronics Why Power Protection is Essential for Today’s Electronics

Enhance Your Home’s Electrical Integrity with SurgeX Solutions

As in most places, homes in Birmingham are starting to resemble high-tech hubs. If you think about all the computers, smart appliances, audio and video products, and home automation devices in modern homes, you begin to understand that power protection has never been more critical. Essential for preserving the longevity and performance of home theater systems, smart home devices, and vital internet connectivity, robust power protection ensures your electronic investments are safeguarded against unpredictable power surges and interruptions. Stay with us below as we explore why Alabama homes need comprehensive power protection, the benefits of clean power for sophisticated electronics, and how SurgeX solutions are designed to keep your electronic world seamlessly powered and protected.

Take Your Security to the Next Level with Advanced Surveillance Solutions Take Your Security to the Next Level with Advanced Surveillance Solutions

Unlock Peace of Mind with Luma AI Cameras

In any city, safety and security is a paramount concern. While you might love the friendliness and safety of your Atlanta neighborhood, the reality is that securing your home goes beyond locking the doors at night. Fortunately, technology offers new intelligent abilities to watch over your spaces, just like a good neighbor would. Advanced surveillance solutions like  Luma AI cameras are leading the charge, unlocking new levels of safety and convenience. Let's explore how integrating these smart cameras into your home brings peace of mind, tailored perfectly for your lifestyle.

Transform Your Outdoors into a Dance of Color and Light Transform Your Outdoors into a Dance of Color and Light

Create Vibrant Nightscapes with WAC Colorscaping

As the sun dips below the horizon in 30A, FL, imagine your outdoor spaces coming to life in a vibrant display of color and light. With WAC's Colorscaping outdoor lighting system, your backyard becomes a backdrop for breathtaking nightscapes, where every beam of light is a brushstroke on the coastal canvas of your home. This system isn't just a progression in outdoor illumination—it's a revolution that promises to turn every evening into an enchanting experience. Continue reading below to explore how to transform your outdoor space with color.

Selecting the Right Smart Home Installer: The HTSA Advantage Selecting the Right Smart Home Installer: The HTSA Advantage

Why HTSA Is the Mark of an Expert Integrator

The search for a more convenient and luxurious living experience leads many homeowners to embrace smart home technology. In Destin, where many own part-time or vacation residences, features like intelligent lighting, climate control, and surveillance offer unparalleled convenience, security, and comfort. However, the key to unlocking the full potential of this intelligent technology lies in choosing the right smart home installer. As members of the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), technology integrators like GHT Group offer an unmatched level of expertise, access to the latest technologies, and a commitment to customer satisfaction that sets them apart. This blog explores why selecting an HTSA member as your smart home installer is a decision that promises to transform your home into a haven of modern luxury.

McIntosh Audio: Celebrating 75 Years of Sonic Excellence McIntosh Audio: Celebrating 75 Years of Sonic Excellence

Experience the Pinnacle of High-Fidelity Audio with McIntosh at GHT Group

From Gladys Knight to Usher and R&B to Hip Hop, Atlanta has a long history of influence in the music world. That's why audio enthusiasts in this city know McIntosh Audio, a brand with an equally long history of innovation and craftsmanship in hi-fi audio. This year, McIntosh is celebrating its 75th anniversary, a special mark in its long history. And while some brands sometimes stray from their roots and become a name, McIntosh has always been faithful to the vision of its eponymous founder—an unwavering commitment to the best possible sound reproduction. Let's explore the rich history of McIntosh Audio and why it's the ultimate investment in high-quality sound for your home. 

GHT Group Achieves Lutron Diamond Elite Status GHT Group Achieves Lutron Diamond Elite Status

GHT Group Demonstrates Continues Leadership in Lutron Lighting and Shading Solutions

At GHT Group, the only constant is change and moving forward. We pride ourselves on continuing to propel our business and people forward, expanding our skills, markets, and solution offerings. That’s one reason we are incredibly proud to have been named a Lutron Diamond Elite dealer in 2024. What does it mean? It signifies that we are in the top tier of Lutron integrators nationwide, not only for the dollar amount of Lutron products we sell but for the breadth of solutions we offer. Please keep reading to learn more about our Lutron solutions and overall investments in lighting, one of the biggest growth areas in smart home solutions.