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Outdoor Video Cameras Increase Security and Peace of Mind

The Latest Outdoor Video Surveillance Offers an Integrated, Whole-Home Solution

Outdoor Video Cameras Increase Security and Peace of Mind

What was once a rare addition to a home’s security system is now becoming commonplace. Outdoor video security cameras have proven instrumental in protecting homes and, when integrated with home automation systems, provide an essential piece of the smart home ecosystem that enables all systems to work together. Today, high-tech home security systems are more accessible, effective, and affordable than ever.

Let’s look at what the best systems offer and what to look for when choosing an outdoor video surveillance system for your Camas, WA home.

Whole-Home Audio Brings High-Fidelity Music to Every Room

A Distributed Audio System Delivers Superior Sound to Every Corner of Your Home and Yard

Whole-Home Audio Brings High-Fidelity Music to Every Room

Can you imagine your “relaxing” playlist streaming through your home when you walk in the door after a long day at work? How about enjoying the big game on your patio with friends or swimming laps to Coldplay? In another part of the home, a family member tunes into their afternoon podcast while someone else is entrenched in a video game.

The remarkable part of this scenario is that all of these sounds are coming from your whole-home audio system—a system that distributes audio from the same sources to every room and into your outdoor space. This system consolidates your audio components, whether a turntable, streaming device, satellite receiver, or CD player, and allows you to control them all from one user-friendly platform. A distributed audio system lets you play any music in any room from any source.

4 Reasons to Add Outdoor Lighting to Your Smart Home System

Thinking about Lighting Control? Don’t Forget the Outdoors

4 Reasons to Add Outdoor Lighting to Your Smart Home System

If you’re installing a smart home system like Control4, you’ll likely plan to integrate your home’s TVs, speakers, lighting, and smart thermostats. But what about your outdoor spaces?

We work with homeowners in the Portland, OR area, and we see the most satisfaction when people include outdoor lighting in their smart systems. You may be thinking, “Can’t I just turn my outdoor lights on and off as I always have?” But here’s why automated landscape lighting is just as essential as indoor lighting control.

Have the Best Summer Possible with Outdoor Speakers

Let Encore Audio Video Transform the Entertainment Possibilities in Your Backyard!

Have the Best Summer Possible with Outdoor Speakers

Warmer weather in the Pacific Northwest brings a slew of fun entertainment options to your back patio and yard, but it takes more than traditional indoor speakers and TVs to last outdoors for any extended period of time.


If you’re in Lake Oswego, WA, Encore Audio Video is here to support all of your outdoor entertainment needs. Take a look at our blog below to discover the best outdoor speakers you can incorporate into your outdoor spaces.