Northern Lakes: Better than the Big Box

Northern Lakes Audio Video will help you maximize your home entertainment experience through custom and upgraded installations.  Our technicians are well-versed in high tech installations that put factory standard setups to shame.  As a private company, our specialized services greatly outpace those offered by major big box retailers.  For the most part, these retailers do provide excellent standard service, but that is precisely what they offer—standard service.  They can't offer customized services because they have to pay franchise commissions and other components of high overhead.

Here are the key benefits to choosing Northern Lakes Audio Video:

  • Our technicians are fully trained and certified through CEDIA.  We also keep our techs up to date on the latest technologies by offering them continuing education in their field.
  • We offer quality service at a price that's often as much as 30 percent lower than our competitors because we don't have to deal with high overhead like big box retailers do.
  • Our specialists will help you create a home entertainment system that is easy to use and convenient rather than just standard.
  • Complete residential and commercial service in Barrie and the surrounding area.

We can also help you get rid of that pile of remotes on your coffee table.  Entertainment should not be confusing, so by eliminating some of the remotes you have to use, we take the fuss out of electronic entertainment.  We'll get you set up with just one remote that controls all of your electronics.

Northern Lakes Audio Video carries the entire line of Universal remotes.  Our technicians will customize the remove for you so that you don't have to wonder how to get your entertainment center to do what you want it to do.  With some simple programming, the push of a single button can turn on the television or stereo and dim the lights at the same time.  Electronics also now have their place with your hot tub.  New remotes can withstand water, so there are no concerns about dropping it into the hot tub or pool if you need to change the channel or adjust the volume.

We'll even take care of all the little details you don't normally think about when it comes to your entertainment system.  We can customize the lighting in your home to maximize your experience and create the environment you really want for entertainment.  How many big box retailers take the whole picture of your entertainment space into account?


Why You Need a Professional Car Audio Installation

When it comes to car audio installation, some guys are just too macho to admit they need or want help.  Some think the job is a breeze, so they can save a ton of money doing it themselves.  But is it really worth the headache you make for yourself?  Here are three reasons you need a professional to take care of your car audio installation.

  • You just never know what’s going to happen.  It’s true that factory installation of any car audio system is generally standard, but you can’t know what that means for every vehicle on the market.  This one is especially true if you are dealing with a make or model of car that you’ve never worked on before.  Professionals have worked on every make and model of car, so they already know what to expect.  They’ll even be able to do a quick workaround in the event of something not being as it usually is.  For example, if you bought a used car, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve got factory standard installation on the car audio system in there.
  • Specialized car audio systems need specialized installations.  Sometimes it’s less of an issue about knowing what’s in the car and more of a problem with knowing precisely how the brand of car audio system you bought will actually hook into your car.  It is always best to leave it to a professional who works with these systems all day long.
  • Your car audio system will be operating at peak performance.  Professionals even know plenty of hints and tricks to maximize the system you purchase, so it just makes sense to let them handle the installation.  If you’re going the custom audio route, the process will probably be a major headache anyway, and the only way you can make sure that everything gets installed properly is to hire a professional to do it.  Car audio systems are quite expensive, especially if they are custom, and it’s not worth saving a few bucks on installation just to risk damaging such a pricy piece of equipment.

If you’re spending the money on a new car audio system, spend just a little more and have a professional do it.  There are just some jobs that should never be do-it-yourself, and car audio installation is one of them.  Northern Lakes will take care of all your car audio needs in the Barrie area.