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Is Your Media Room Ready for the Super Bowl on February 7th?

For Black Diamond screens and more, Echo Workshop is your Houston Screen Innovations dealer.

Is Your Media Room Ready for the Super Bowl on February 7th?

You have your Super Bowl party all planned out. You have a list of the food, the drinks, and a few of your closest friends and family. You are ready. The only question that remains, however, is regarding your media room. You may be ready but is your media room ready? Having the right technology in your media room can make the difference between just watching the game and immersing yourself in the experience of the Super Bowl. The right screen is the key to making your media room Super Bowl ready. Echo Workshop can help elevate your Super Bowl experience to another level and enable you to feel like you are right there at the game while still enjoying the comforts of home.

Your Screen—The Centerpiece of Your Media Room

The centerpiece of any media room is the screen. All eyes will be turned to the screen for the duration of the game and that makes the quality of your screen one of the most important aspects of your media room. One of the characteristics you will want in your screen is for it to be ambient light rejecting or ALR. This means that your screen will reject other light sources, such as the lights in the room or sunlight through a window. They will enable you to watch the game with the lights on without glare thereby allowing you the opportunity to fully invest and enjoy the game. These screens will also produce a higher level of contrast when they are compared with matte screens making every image more vibrant and crisp.

Fixed Screens

Before you embark on purchasing the perfect screen for your media room, you will need to decide if you would like a fixed screen or motorized screen. The choice you make will have an influence on the types of materials you have to choose from for your screen. The choice to go with a fixed screen enables you to choose from materials such as Black Diamond, Black Diamond film, Slate, Flex Glass, and many more. Many of these materials are usable both in a fixed or motorized manner. However, there are also some, such as Black Diamond, that is only an option if it is being used in a fixed capacity. Screens, such as the Black Diamond, communicate images that go way beyond simply watching a game or television show. They create an immersive experience that allows you and your guests to feel like you are right there in the thick of things. 

Motorized Screens

Motorized screens, on the other hand, can give your media room a wow factor that fixed screens may not. Screens such as slate screens, which can be found in either a fixed or motorized capacity, can create a hush that falls over the room when they drop from the ceiling. Slate screens are made from a special material that reject the light in such a way that makes it popular with many people, including astronauts. That's right, slate screens are the projection screen material used by the International Space Station. Slate screens make content quality good even in space so just imagine what they could do in your Houston living room and your Super Bowl experience.

You are prepared and ready for the biggest game in football. You have the food ready, the drinks ready, and the perfect people to watch the game with you. The only thing that remains to be done is making sure your media room is as ready for the big game as you are. The right screen, such as one from Screen Innovations, is the key to creating the perfect Super Bowl experience. Echo Workshop can help you choose the right screen to make your team, your friends, and you have an incredible Super Bowl experience. 

Purify for a Fresh Start in 2021

Stay healthy in the new year with pure air and water from Pure 365.

Purify for a Fresh Start in 2021

If there is one valuable lesson to learn from 2020, it is that our overall health, including the air we breathe, can make the difference between experiencing wellness and vitality or potential illness. This is why we are dedicating ourselves to providing the most outstanding air and water purification system available to our valuable clients. At Echo Workshop, we believe the Pure 365 Air & Water Purification System delivers the highest level of water and air purification processes available on the market today.

A Fresh Start

We commend those who make a New Year's resolution to improve their overall health. Committing to a health and wellness program is one of the most important measures a person can take to ensure they will remain active and vibrant for themselves, their family, and their employment. 

Pure Air — Of course, one of the most important lessons of 2020 that everyone learned, is that the quality of the air we breathe is of critical importance. Breathing clean and healthy air provides a number of benefits, including avoiding potential illness. It also reduces the load of dust, chemicals, and other allergens and irritants we would normally breathe in from unpurified air. This is especially important for asthmatics, as well as those who are sensitive to chemicals and/or have a dust allergy.

Pure Water — Part of maintaining good health means drinking plenty of clean, pure water. Keeping nasal, respiratory, and other vital tissues well-hydrated means our body will be better able to fight illness. When a person has access to pure, good-tasting water they tend to drink more of it. In turn, this will help prevent them from becoming dehydrated, which is a well-known detractor when faced with germs that can cause illness.

Benefits of a Purification System

A whole-home purification system is great for improving the overall quality of the air and water throughout the home, including key areas such as a home gym, a yoga room, or a meditation room. Family members will also enjoy improved sleep, as they breathe in purified air that is free of allergens such as dust mites, chemicals, and other irritants. 

Commercial spaces such as offices, restaurants, and other spaces where people congregate and need access to clean water and fresh air are all ideal locations for installing an air and water purification system. A purification system will allow inhabitants of these areas to maintain optimal levels of energy, health, and productivity.

Why Pure 365? 

Echo Workshop is committed to Houston health and wellness, which is why we are a proud Pure 365 Houston dealer. A Pure 365 system goes beyond simple purification and offers a complete package that includes the education, monitoring, and control of a building's air and water quality.

Purify — A premiere Pure 365 configuration provides a state-of-the-art hardware and software system. The hardware itself is designed to trap and eliminate 99% of volatile organic compounds, along with other potentially harmful microorganisms and ultrafine particles.

Monitor — The app that comes with a Pure 365 system allows inhabitants to compare their indoor air quality to the air quality outside and lets them know when their outdoor air is safe enough to open windows for ventilation.  

Control — The Pure 365 app can identify issues negatively impacting indoor air and water quality, so they can be addressed. The app can also help plan outdoor activities and travel by tracking air quality levels around the world.

 Education — Pure 365's app also provides useful information about pollutants and the harm they can cause, so interested parties can become more proactive about protecting the health and safety of their family and/or their clients.  

Summary

A New Year's health and wellness resolution for 2021 begins with a commitment to safe and clean air and water, whether at home or at work. Contact us today to learn more. 

From Family Time to Game Time, Take Your TV to the Next Level

Your Samsung Frame TV really is a work of art.

From Family Time to Game Time, Take Your TV to the Next Level

Imagine if you were able to have the stunning display, graphics, and technology you want and expect from your TV, while also possessing a piece of personalized and ever-changing art that can blend in and enhance any home decor. Imagine being able to display your most beloved pictures of precious family moments, right where you just finished watching your favorite new drama. Imagine re-watching the video of your daughter's dance recital you recorded on your phone, but for the whole family to see, mirrored and projected on your big screen. All of this, and so much more, is possible with the Samsung Frame TV in your Houston home. 

What Is It?

The Samsung Frame TV is a designer TV inspired by a picture frame. It features a QLED (quantum light-emitting diode) screen that enhances and improves color and brightness, 4K resolution, and highly customizable monitor bezels. When you're not watching your impressive screen, it transforms into a beautiful work of art. Let's take a closer look at what it can do. 

Design

The design of the Samsung Frame TV is meant to be versatile and personal, making it a great fit for any Houston residence. Available in multiple sizes, it's able to blend in or stand out in your space. First, choose your size and bezel, from a range of different colors and styles, and the ability to change with built-in magnets that attach and detach with ease. Then, easily hang your frame like a piece of art, flush against the wall with a clean, sleek finish. You'll be impressed with the beauty of your new TV before you even turn it on. When it's time to watch your favorite show, enjoy the brilliant color, adaptive picture, and active voice amplifier. This means your screen will adjust its picture due to the surrounding light and its sound due to existing background noise. When you have to change the channel to share the wealth with your family, you can always temporarily split the screen and mirror your phone's screen on the other side. Yes, that can even include checking scores on that game you're missing out on. Make everyone happy. As it is compatible with your other devices, you can easily enjoy the various features you expect from a Smart TV, such as voice recognition and app configuration. The Samsung Frame TV takes the features you already anticipate while adding and enhancing them. 

Art Mode

This is the exciting part. Improve your home's decor or showcase your best family moments by turning your TV into a work of art. Curate your own collection from an impressive archive of over 1,200 pieces that is constantly growing. Classics, modern, eclectic, eccentric, choose whatever works best for your space. You're even given a free trial to the Art Store, meaning you can play around and experiment before deciding what you like. Have a single classic you enjoy displayed at all times, or flip through a personalized list of pieces to keep your space fresh and exciting. You can even upload your own photography and family portraits to proudly display.  You also have the option to filter and edit the photos to truly make them your own. Whenever the TV isn't on, you can engage Art Mode in order to display your favorite art pieces and elevate the room. Then, when you leave the room, you can program the art to turn off and conserve energy. Don't worry, it will turn back on when you enter the room again.

With Samsung Frame TV, you don't have to settle. Watch the big game with incredible sound and quality visuals. You don't even have to worry about a glare. Then, elevate your space with fine art, or with cherished family moments. Echo Workshop is your Houston Samsung Dealer, so contact us before the holidays sneak by!

5 Ways Security Cameras Can Make Your Home a Safe Haven

Keep your family and your precious property safe and secure.

5 Ways Security Cameras Can Make Your Home a Safe Haven

Our homes are a safe and sacred place where we lay weary heads and enjoy personal or shared space. That's why keeping the feeling of trust and security is so important. Many people have security cameras monitoring their house, either as a warning to intruders or allowing for peace of mind, and those are only two of the many reasons why having a camera is something to consider. If you're on the fence about getting one, here's a list of the top reasons people invite these integral systems into their homes.

A Great Deterrent

Studies show that outdoor security cameras are a huge red flag for anyone considering a break-in. No one wants to risk their face being captured in the process of a crime, and it's much easier to find an alternative target than risk exposure. Avoid the worst-case scenario, and protect your valuables with the best and most effective deterrent on the market. The price of a security system is little in comparison to what could happen without one.

Keeping Track of Loved Ones

While it might be an invasion of privacy to spy on your significant other, keeping track of your pets has never been easier. We all worry about accidentally leaving a pantry door open for a ravenous feline or curious puppy. Instead of racing home or worrying all day, you can simply check the display of a Savant System. Technology has paved the way to keep your loved ones safe and allow you to take some stress out of your day. Even for children, you can feel good knowing they are safe in bed. With these systems in place, you never have to be kept up at night thinking about the things you can't control.

Answering Every Door Is Old School

Ever been disturbed while sitting down watching TV in the afternoon or had a knock in the middle of the night? One is an inconvenience, the other mildly terrifying; in both situations, a front door camera like DoorBird is the best way to alleviate any concerns of who is at the door. DoorBird is a door intercom and camera system. You can view and answer using the DoorBird app, or have it integrated with your Savant System so you can check your front door from a tablet and never worry about getting up for any unwanted solicitors again. 

Save Money on Insurance

Many homeowner's insurance companies offer discounts for homes that have security systems installed. Whether to protect from risks of fires or document any loss of property, a home security camera keeps your house safe in more ways than one. The discounts that companies offer customers vary depending on the system's features but even without a discount, these types of systems still protect your investment. 

The Little Things

Not everything is a dire situation, and sometimes you just want to monitor your homes in small ways. Making sure you didn't leave the lights on and being able to turn them off with home automation. Anxiety can rear up in many ways, and being able to see your property on live footage can help.  

Whatever your reason for getting a new home security system, Echo Workshop is here to help. With advanced technology, the world is your oyster, and the options are limitless. Having a DoorBird Intercom and Camera System is security access at your fingertips. If you're in the Houston area, contact our team to get set up for your complete home system and check all your cameras from one easy screen.