Summertime backyard barbecues are a blast, but tech-powered backyard entertainment centers are even more exciting. There’s no better way to celebrate the summer than by dedicating some time to revamping your outdoor area. Custom integration isn’t bound by the four walls of your home, and there are a lot of options to bring your favorite tech into the wilderness of your backyard.Keep reading to make sure you’ve checked off each item in this list so your summertime backyard entertaining is as convenient and satisfying as it should be. [caption id="attachment_30713" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
Portrait of asian man looking at camera while other people focus on their own smartphone[/caption] Backyard Picture: Outdoor TV In much the same way that you wouldn’t just take indoor speakers, toss them outside, and call it a day, you can’t just stick an indoor TV outside. Instead, you’ll want something prepared to handle the sunlight, temperature, and other elements that it will get exposed to outdoors. But you also want it to be something that looks good doing that! Quality outdoor TVs can withstand many weather conditions, and you can shop for outdoor TVs that are designed for specific conditions, such as full sunlight or full shade. They are generally brighter than many indoor TVs, but be aware that outdoor TVs don’t usually come with the built-in speakers you expect from an indoor TV. This leads us to the next item on your backyard tech checklist: outdoor speakers. Backyard Sound: Outdoor Speakers Would you let anyone take one of your music room speakers and toss it into the backyard? No? Then you shouldn’t, either! It not only wouldn’t be good for the speaker, but it wouldn’t make sense. A speaker that’s designed for top-quality performance in the great outdoors, however, is the logical (and the only recommended!) choice. Why wouldn’t you opt for a speaker that was designed to be used outside?Backyard speakers from reliable, top brands are tough yet stylish, weather resistant, and sound great outdoors. When you work with professionals like us at ETC, we can set you up, no matter the size of your backyard or the climate you live in. Whatever you are looking for, there’s an outdoor speaker solution for you, and we’re here to help you find it!Wi-Fi Everywhere No matter the season, it’s always perfect weather for a blanket.[caption id="attachment_30712" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
Swimming pool border with water in motion, Mint plants and rocks. The Big rock is actually a speaker.[/caption]Well, not an actual blanket, but at least a Wi-Fi blanket. How do you expect all of your devices to stay connected in your new tech-friendly backyard if your Wi-Fi won’t reach out that far? What about your guests’ devices? What type of host would you be? Not one that we’d visit twice, that’s for sure.Make sure you have a robust networking solution that will allow an always-on connection throughout your house, pool area, patio, and entire backyard. It’s the little things in life, like having strong Wi-Fi everywhere. Whatever your dreams are for your outdoor space — amazing sound, a backyard movie theater, or just an area to entertain your family and guests, you’ve come to the right place! We want you to see your custom dreams come true, and we’re happy to help you get there. Give us a call today at (561) 881-8118 and we’ll help you complete the checklist of key tech your backyard is missing.