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What is the Best Home Audio System Available?

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The Grand Strand area is seeing a huge influx of new residents.

People are drawn to South Carolina for many reasons, mostly economic reasons.

Taxes are fairly low, the cost of living is lower than in most states and the weather is great. Except for the occasional hurricane, of course!

Are you are looking to move to the Grand Strand, or have you recently relocated to the Myrtle Beach area and need to improve your home?

Did you purchase a newly constructed home, or are you in the market to buy an existing home?

Are You In The Market For A Home Audio System?

Most women buy a home based on the features of the kitchen, bathroom, as well as the location of the home.

Men buy a home based on the opinion of their spouse. 🤩

A few things men do love and look at in a new purchase is a home audio system, a man cave, and home theatre options!

Who wouldn’t want to watch all the games on a big screen with surround sound?

What Do You Need Your Home Audio System To Do?

Ask and answer the following questions:

  • Do you want complete control with one remote?
  • Do you need sound in all rooms?
  • Do you want to have surround-sound?
  • How about outdoor speakers?
  • Who will use the home audio system the most?
  • Do you own equipment that can be used?
  • Are you loyal to certain brands?

Once you have answered these questions, it’s time to move to the next part.

Where Do You Want Your Audio To Stream?

Wiring the whole house for a home audio system is a large job, made much easier if it’s new construction!

If you want outdoor speakers for your home audio system, you will need to make sure that the brands you pick have speakers and systems that accommodate your outdoor space. Rest assured, most do.

The biggest question is next:

Will You Install Your Home Audio System Yourself?

We understand wanting to save a bit of money.

However, installing a home audio system without the proper knowledge and understanding of how this works can lead to … home disasters.

We recommend you only attempt a DIY installation if you are a seasoned handyman or installation pro.

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Who Do Your Trust on The Grand Strand to Install Your Audio System?

Only one name should come to mind when you need a home audio system installation!

Chuck!

If you’ve ever met Chuck Bryant of Strand Security you know he’s got the skills and know-how to install your home audio system – and any other (security) system – in your home!

Give us a call and let us help you rid your home of the sound of silence!

 

Are You Interested in a Home Cinema?

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What You Need To Know Before Adding a Home Cinema To Your Home

Did you know that as many as 1400 people per month are now flocking to the Grand Strand area (in 2019)? We are experiencing growth like few other cities and areas in the USA.

With growth comes growing pains.

Growing pains like these:

  • Houses are popping up like mushrooms but experienced labor is hard to find.
  • Roads are built a neck-breaking speed but cause congestion.
  • Consumers have high demands for homes but finding the perfect home is tough.

You might be looking for a home with a home cinema.

If you can’t find what you are looking for along with all the other new residents to Horry and Georgetown County, maybe you should consider building the perfect home cinema.

What you need to know is that you need to find the most skilled person to design your home cinema, before you hire any contractor to do the work!

Who Will You Invite To Your Home Cinema?

As you think and start working with an expert in your home cinema design, the FIRST thing you will need to decide is who you will be invited to enjoy this home cinema with!

Before settling on a home cinema design you will need to know

  • maximum number of people you will want to watch movies with
  • the ages of the people you will want to watch movies with
  • other activities/functionalities that the room will be used for

Hold off on the invites until your home cinema is done..;)

Myrtle Beach Area Home Cinema Options

You know you have home cinema design and installation choices if you live on the Grand Strand.

We encourage you to do a few things before settling on whom to hire to install your home cinema.

  • check out websites of potential designers/installers
  • call around and talk to potential home cinema designers and installers to gage responsiveness
  • read online reviews (Google, Facebook)
  • ask your friends and neighbors for referrals
  • ask your Facebook friends for recommendations

In other words, do your due diligence so you don’t get taken advantage of.

You will want to work with a professional company who is insured, licensed and bonded, has years of experience, and puts its customers first.

Grand Strand Home Cinema Installers

No matter who you pick to be your home cinema designer and installer; be sure to know s/he designs something you love!

Communication is important for all aspects of this process.

If you’d like to talk with Chuck, please give him a call. We would love to be considered for your next home cinema project!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

Meet Honeywell’s LYNX Touch Control System!

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Meet LYNX for a Picture-Perfect Connected Home

Why Honeywell?

Why Lynx Touch?

This system supports up to four cameras, which can be displayed individually or in a quad configuration on the touchscreen!

Through the touch screen, you can control security and home automation functions, and view videos on up to four cameras.

Through mobile access, you can keep an eye on your home and stay connected to your family and home whether you are across the street, or across the world!

LYNX Offers a Brilliant Full-Color Touchscreen

The screen is a brilliant full-color touch screen, making the icons clear and easy to read.

The display also features two dedicated keys for easy access to the home screen as well as emergency functions.

Check it out in the video!


On-Premise Video Viewing with LYNX

No matter where you are or what you may be doing, with this system, you can view up to four indoor or outdoor cameras right on the touchscreen or anywhere on premises on your smartphone, tablet or another WiFi-enabled device.

Lynx is a great system to keep an eye on your family as well as your property.

Think about keeping an eye on your

  • teenager
  • nanny
  • elderly parent
  • housekeeper
  • gardener
  • landscape crew
  • pool area
  • garage
  • backyard
  • game room

and so much more!

Manage your Home and Energy with LYNX

With Honeywell Lynx Touchscreen, you are in complete control of your thermostats, lights and locks!

Even when at work or on vacation, you have control all of these home functions.

  • Rent your home with Airbnb?
  • Have a housesitter?
  • Need to turn on your AC due to a sudden heatwave?

All these actions can be taken from your smartphone or Wifi-enabled tabled if you are not anywhere near your home.

For our Grand Strand area, in particular, our customers have peace of mind with these systems when a hurricane rolls in!

A long as there is power to the home, or a generator is running, or the backup battery is functioning, even those who have evacuated can ‘see’ their home!

Get Garage Door Control with LYNX

If you have multiple drivers at home or you have children who might enter and exit the garage with bicycles, it’s good to have some added protection in place.

It is easy to forget to close a garage door at night, or close it behind you when leaving, therefore having remote access to close, or open, your garage door is a wonderful feature.

Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services

With Honeywell Total Connect™ remote services you

✔️Control your security system and home automation functions from anywhere in the world

✔️View live video and receive email notifications

✔️Can keep tabs on vehicles and assets via GPS tracking

✔️Get location-based weather, traffic and news delivered right to the touchscreen

✔️Receive tornado alerts delivered to your touchscreen, based on your zip code.

Lynx Touch Provides Families with Peace of Mind

What you get is complete peace of mind!

Total, constant access to those you love and those assets you care most about.

If you would like to know more, connect with us at Strand Security and will be happy to show you all the possibilities; we are happy to show you the options that work with your lifestyle and budget.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

Why Zwave is the Best Home Automation your Money Can Buy

Zwave is the best home automation

What Exactly is Zwave Home Automation?

Zwave home automation is a way to transform any home into a smarthome!

You can use Zwave for your home, but don’t forget, Zwave can also work for your business!

Zwave can take over reoccurring daily tasks like

  • turning lights on and off
  • locking and unlocking doors
  • drawing window shades
  • adjusting thermostats

Zwave is world-standard wireless technology that lets all your electronics devices talk to each other and to you via remote control!

How Smart Can Your Home Get with Zwave Home Automation?

How smart is Zwave?

Pretty darn smart, even if we say so ourselves!

Zwave control can be added to just about anything electronic in your home, even devices that you would not think of as intelligent.

By utilizing Zwave, you unify all your home electronics into an integrated wireless network without any complicated programming and no new cables. Any Zwave enabled device can be added to your existing network and many non-Zwave devices can be made compatible simply by plugging it into a Zwave accessory module.

Zwave Home Automation is Easy To Set Up!

Zwave control is easily added to almost any device.

As stated before, simply plug your device of choice into a Zwave module and ‘join’ it to your Zwave network.

You can add as many devices as you need.

Zwave can be added to one device, a whole room, a floor or an entire home!

Zwave Home Automation is Easy To Use!

Unlike whole-home control systems, no special wiring is needed to utilize Zwave. If you are handy and have tackled DIY projects before, installing Zwave should be an easy task. Of course, we at Strand Security understand that even if you can do it, sometimes you don’t have the time to do it.

No worries.

Our crew can set up your Zwave systems for you, saving you time and possibly a bit of frustration and some stress.

Zwave does ‘the thinking’ for you!

It understands the present status of any enabled device and gives you confirmation that your devices have received the automatic or manual commands you want!

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Zwave Home Automation is Affordable

Because there is no special wiring needed and Zwave can be installed by a do-it-yourselfer, Zwave remains affordable.

Last but not least, Zwave is brand-agnostic.

What that means is that you, the consumer, are not stuck having to buy from just one manufacturer or supplier.

Ready to Move Forward with Zwave? Request a Demo!

We have Zwave in our showroom, feel free to stop by to see us in Murrells Inlet anytime you are in the area.

While you are visiting, ask about other demos including

✔️ Sonos

✔️ BEAM Central Vacuum

✔️ Honeywell

and more!

We are located at 11810 Frontage Rd. Unit 10 in Murrells Inlet!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

Building a Home? Add a BEAM Central Vacuum!

BEAM Central Vacuum Dealer

The Grand Strand is Booming With New Construction!

In case you don’t live on the Grand Strand or you’ve not been keeping up with the latest news; the Grand Strand was named the second-fastest growing metro area of the United States for the third year in a row.

More than 1,400 people per month are moving to the area.

How does the Grand Strand keep up with this influx of people?

New home construction!

Are you building a new home in the Myrtle Beach area?
Read on!

Construction Cost vs Add-Ons Later

There are several ways to save money during home construction.

In a previous article, we noted that

We are a locally owned and locally operated small business, Strand Security. We live and work right here at the beach with you, in a neighborhood just like yours.

If you are investing in the Grand Strand area, by buying a new home or establishing a business, especially a new construction, we want you to get more bang for your buck.

We work with contractors, builders and home and business owners on a daily basis.

Here is what we learned: It pays to think and plan ahead!

Meaning; when building a home or a business building, it is a good idea to add wiring and pipes for certain add-on features you might, or might not, want at a later date.

Here are three adds-on features (we feel these aren’t really add-ons but we’ve learned they are) you might want to consider planning for BEFORE construction on your home or business building is complete!

These include

  1. Central Vacuum
  2. Security Wiring
  3. Home Theater

Get Your BEAM Central Vacuum Installed During Home Construction

As stated above, it is easier to install a central vacuum during home construction and easier often means cheaper (less labor involved!)

If you are ready to learn more about BEAM Central Vacuums and the options for your home, give us a call at Strand Security! We are an authorized BEAM dealer on the Grand Strand and we work with contractors, builders as well as homeowners on a daily basis. We’ve love to be your BEAM Central Vacuum provider.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

BEAM Central Vacuum Facts

If you own a home and you have any combination of the following:

  • pets
  • kids
  • spouse
  • visitors

you already know how quickly your home can go from clean to dirty! 

A BEAM central vacuum will allow for quick cleanup anywhere it is needed, at any time!

Not convinced you need one?

How about these FIVE amazing BEAM Central Vacuum Facts!

  1. The large motor on a BEAM Central Vacuum gives you 50% more power.
  2. A self-cleaning filter in the BEAM never needs to be replaced
  3. BEAM Central Vacuums are quiet enough to enjoy music while you clean!
  4. Central Vacuums are considered healthier and recommended by Allergists.
  5. BEAMs are lightweight, meaning anyone can vacuum as the hose and handle only weigh 7 lbs

Need More Info? Stop By For a Demo!

We have a BEAM in our showroom, feel free to stop by to see us in Murrells Inlet anytime you are in the area.

While you are visiting, ask about other demos including

✔️ Sonos

✔️ ZWave

✔️ Honeywell

and more!

We are located at 11810 Frontage Rd. Unit 10 in Murrells Inlet!

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