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5 Reasons to Hire an Integrator for Your Dedicated Home Theater [+1 Bonus!]

by Ann Ferguson

Do you dream of your home theater with the perfect sound and video that is decked out with the latest technology? You can almost picture it, can't you?

But before you do anything, you should consider hiring a custom integrator. Why? The main reason is their expertise — they know everything about home theaters inside and out.

What does that look like? We'll show you! Here are the top five reasons to hire an integrator for your dedicated home theater:

1. Saves Time and Money

Hard hat place on top of home theater plans

The first and most obvious reason is that hiring a custom integrator saves you time and money. You might not think it's possible, but with a team of professionals making a comprehensive plan for every stage, you won't need to muddle through planning yourself. Instead, the team of professionals will provide options that meet your budget and needs while also being up to date on the latest technology — no more costly mistakes!

Custom integrators will also work with you to create a custom design that perfectly fits your space and aesthetic, accounting for every little detail. So, you never have to waste time redoing the entire project.

2. Professional Acoustic Treatments

Another benefit of professional integrators creating your home theater from scratch is the acoustic treatments. While you could always try and figure it out yourself, finding every trouble spot in the room is difficult, especially if you don't have the expertise.

In a non-treated room, you'll deal with jarring, reverberating, and muddy sounds with echoed audio. But with custom integrators, they'll find every weak spot and reinforce it with sound absorbers or diffusers to control any reverberations or echoes.

3. Centralized Control

Man controlling home theater with one central control

Another advantage of working with an integrator is that they give you peace of mind by creating a centralized control system for your home theater. They know how to handle every facet of integrating all your complex systems into one control, from the lighting to your home security system. This means that all your devices — from the projector to the Blu-ray player — can be controlled from one central location, whether your smartphone, tablet, or universal remote!

So, if you want to turn off the lights, have access to your home's phone or intercom system, and easily adjust your HVAC settings without leaving your comfy home theater chair, a professional integrator is just what you need. You can even prep your home theater before you walk into the room, so planning movie night is better than ever!

A centralized control system makes it easier for you to use your home theater and makes it easier to make changes or upgrades in the future.

4. Customization of Design

Custom home theater with theme

One of the best benefits of working with a team of custom integrators is that they will create a custom design for your home theater that fits your space and needs. Do you want your speakers in a specific location or a specific brand of speakers? Do you want your home theater to have a theme?

Whatever you choose, your team of professionals will work with you to design your home theater to your exact specifications. They will also work with you to choose the right furniture and equipment so that everything works together seamlessly. So not only will your home theater be incredibly functional, but it will also bring the style and flair you love.

5. Calibration Services

Another way an integrator will benefit your home theater is the calibration services they provide. This is because AV equipment comes with factory settings that aren't tailored to your specific home theater. So a custom integrator ensures that all your equipment — from the projector to the audio receiver — is working properly.

They'll calibrate your display screen for contrast, brightness, whiteness, sharpness, and color for the best image possible. And they'll also calibrate the sound for volume, delays, and frequency distribution. Doing this process is time-consuming, but these professionals will ensure that you get the most out of your investment and keep it ready for future upgrades.

6. [BONUS] Easy Upgrades

Speaking of future upgrades, you'll want to ensure that your investment lasts, which means keeping up with the latest technological changes. So, rather than starting from scratch every time, your custom integrators can prewire your home theater for any future changes or additions, making it easy to add on in the future. And since they have a whole comprehensive plan and blueprint of your home theater, they can easily spot where upgrades are possible.

They can also help you choose equipment that is upgradeable so that you can keep up with the latest technology. This way, staying current and ensuring that your home theater always meets your needs is easy.

Your Dream Home Theater Awaits

Couple having date night in home theater

Now that you know the top reasons to hire an integrator for your dedicated home theater, the only question is: what are you waiting for? At Smart Automation Solutions, we'll help you create a home theater with audio and video equipment that'll make you the envy of the neighborhood!

Start your consultation with us, and we'll help you get started on planning your dream home theater!