Modern Home Automation - Balaklava


Wall-to-Wall Wi-Fi is a Reality


Tired of dead spots in your home, back yard, garage, pool, or even your office? Then it is time to upgrade your network and enjoy the true potential of your internet connection.

Bottom Line First

Let’s cut to the chase and solve the problem. There are more details below, but here is the solution:
Balaklava Audio can visit your home or business, evaluate the…

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Lutron: Lighting Control Made Easy


Lutron Lets You Manage Your Lights Your Way

Lutron is a…

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Three Reasons To Install Building Automation


Don’t Leave Comfort, Safety, and Efficiency to Chance


Is your building as efficient as it could be?  Does it provide your tenants with…

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Make Your Home Smarter



Five Ways Smart Automation Makes Your Life Easier


Do you find yourself doing the same…

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Simplify Your Presentations with New Technology


Epson Wireless Laser Projectors Make Presentations a Snap



Have you ever been in a conference room meeting where the first ten minutes are spent helping the presenter figure out how to get the presentation…

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How to Stream 4K to Every Corner of Your Home



Ensure Coverage All Around Your Property


When homeowners consider an audio video installation for their Kitchener…

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Do You Need Smart Home Automation?



A Smarter Way to Approach Your Next Technology Upgrade


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Renovating an Old Apartment Building?



Ensure Your Residents Enjoy Modern Conveniences and Classic Looks


Cambridge is full of history. But if…

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What It’s Like Living With Smart Home Automation



A Simple Lifestyle Is Just One Touch Away


If you’ve heard it once you’…

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Enhance Your Boardroom With These Tech Upgrades

Enjoy Seamless Gatherings in Your Kitchener, ON Business

Meetings are a necessary evil when it comes to running a business.

They take time out of your busy production schedule. And if you’re not careful, they can…

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4 Essentials: Professional Home Audio Systems



From Smart Control to High-Quality Sound, Here Are the Reasons to Upgrade

Things around the…

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The Best Boardroom Technologies For Great Meetings


Explore the Best Ways You Can Include Technology in Your Conference Room

Boardrooms are a significant component of any office space.

It’s where you and fellow…

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Can You Benefit from a Building Automation System?


Building Automation Introduction


Explore How Commercial Automation Can Enhance Your Kitchener, ON Business


If you own a business, you likely are often trying to…

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3 Simple Ways You Can Control Your Smart Home


Save Time and Energy With A Solution That Fits Your Needs



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4K can wait....Save your $ for Ice Cream

May 16th, 2016


With the recent onslaught of 4K and ULTRA HD broadcast marketing, take a few minutes and get some TV education! Being a millennial I wasn't taught to wait, more like....check this out, it's new and it's great! One of the first…

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WIRE in wireless

April 13th, 2016

Wireless speakers are great, decent sound quality, extreme mobility but limited battery life and super limited range. Traditionally a wireless speaker is defined by 2 categories. Wireless speakers that need charging by plugging them in, and wireless speakers that are plugged into a wall socket 100% of the time. How can a wireless speaker be plugged in you say? Simple it needs power! The "wirele…

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Wi-Fi Signal: Breakdown

November 18th, 2015

By 2020 over 1 Billion homes will have a Wi-Fi enabled network. Technology is driving almost all products to be "connected", this is it's accomplished. Internet providers install a standard "combo" unit that is considered entry level at best. To get the best performance get a commercial grade router and Wi-Fi access point.  A router is the "manger" of your network that handles everything…

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Internet Streaming and Speeds

July 31st, 2015

AppleTV - Has the ability to adjust screen resolutions so that the content doesn't have as much data.  This is something that you would want to do at a cottage or remote home, if your internet signal is weak or not very fast.  Sometimes you will just experience the "spinning wheel" on the screen when trying to watch something, but the internet isn't fast enough to display it.  …

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Music Services (Summer 15')

July 31st, 2015

logo TUNE IN Radio - FREE music service. Tune IN Radio is availible on any device with an internet connection.  Smart Phone, Tablet, Computer etc.  Tune IN is also built right into the Sonos media sharing system. You can search radio stations from…

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Android TV

July 23rd, 2015

So what's all this talk about "free" TV and "some box" you hook up and you can watch anything ?! If something sounds too good to be true, it usually no it always is! These new android TV boxes are basically just a tiny computer doing a simple task, they just made it look like every other TV box out there so you would feel comfortable.

After getting a box home, you will then need to…

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Cord Cutting - 1st Attempt

July 23rd, 2015

Recently I approached my good ole' renewal date on my providers contract.  As I was happy with the service but not happy with the customer service I knew it was time for a change and I was also looking to save some hard earned cash, because really who wants to just donate money to the "cable guy".  

After all, most telecommunication is virtually free across North America so…

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NEST - Hydro One Rebate

April 9th, 2015

Hydro One and NEST thermostat's have paired up to bring you the ultimate in cash and energy savings.  When you purchase a NEST thermostat and sign up to the "Rush Hour Rewards" program you are essentially giving Hydro one control of your thermostat for 40 hours per calender year.  This means that when Hydro knows or sense's an in flux of power loading down the grid they will predict…

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"Smart Bulbs" in your home

March 6th, 2015

With the massive incoming of all things "smart" I thought I would take a second and focus on a generally new piece to hit the market the "smart bulb".  Right off the bat I will state that these products are going after tech savvy individuals who are on a budget or who like to play with technology. In the future most of these devices will be able to "play" together and work in unison with…

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Home Automation and NEST

February 25th, 2015

With "Smart-home" and "Smart Home Products" becoming more of the norm when talking about homes and the tech we put in them, it's good to get an understanding of what "Smart-home Automation" actually means. When we say something is "smart" that means it has the ability to act, react or in simple terms "think". These products are designed to "think" for you so that you can make your life easier…

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The OSCARS, Pipes and Rope and 2.7Ms

February 23rd, 2015

The Oscars is one of if not the biggest single night productions in the world! The video below gives you some insight into how much technology and people it takes to make this night come together.  From multiple installers, electricians, mobile communications and video centers the Oscars truly calls on them all!

I can't help but to mention the part where they say those with a…

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All the right things, for all the wrong reasons

January 28th, 2014

All to often we are sucked in to a package deal, or blow out price event that can't be beat. In most cases these scinarios are meant to benefit the manufacturer or retail location looking to make some quick and high volume sales, althought it certinly isn't presented that way. We get fixated on the idea of a deal or sale and seem to go to any boundry to get it.  I have followed some…

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Digital Media Player Comparison Review

December 8th, 2014

While browsing the web the other night I found the following article and I couldn't agree more when it comes to streaming devices. With so many options and different choices available today it becomes overwhelming sometimes to make a simple decision on what's best for you. One of the biggest mis-conceptions I hear today out in the field are people saying they would like to "use my smart TV" to…

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The worlds first Family Robot

November 24th, 2014

I remember years ago watching the Will Smith movie iRobot, where he plays an old school cop who is living in the futuristic world of robots. He has a strong hatred towards them and feels that robots aren't justified interacting with humans.  It all turns out in the end that one of the robots actually helps him in the fight and that he was correct, most of the robots were bad....sorry if…

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Speakers that last a lifetime....

November 19th, 2014

With all products in any category whether it be cars, books, pens or pencils you will always find different models and styles at different price points.  With so many different speaker companies and a growing list of models upon models every day, how can you make sure you are getting good value and performance for your money. Simple, invest in a quality…

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