Dolby Atmos vs. 7.2 Channel Systems

Dolby Atmos vs. 7.2 Channel Systems

By | Residential Solutions, Sound Systems, Surround Sound |

A great surround sound system can go a long way in enhancing your home’s entertainment capabilities. With many different options to choose from, Dolby remains a high quality choice. Their Atmos system has a lot to offer, but how does it compare to the 7.2 channel systems?


The Dolby Atmos system offers a superior and highly realistic sound experience. With the old channels, sound can only be heard from predetermined locations defined by the speaker setup, not how you would hear it in real life. But the Atmos system functions independently of channels, existing as individual entities called audio objects. This is a cinematic audio format which will fill the room unlike any other system.

7.2 Channel System

Because the Atmos is such an advanced system, you will need to upgrade your software, receivers, and speakers. Height speakers especially are important for creating the right sound. Also, some home theater equipment doesn’t support the Atmos system, and springing for equipment that does could be a big hit to your wallet. Overall, you need a lot of space both in your entertainment room and your budget to maximize the benefits of using the Atmos. The 7.2 channel system will have more compatible equipment for less money, but it won’t have the same cinematic sound quality.

If you’re looking for a custom and budget-friendly home entertainment option, Shore Home Solutions can help! We sell, service, and install a wide range of products that are sure to fit your needs. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!

Important Facts about Surveillance Cameras

By | Business Solutions, Residential Solutions |

Surveillance cameras have been around since 1942 when the first one, invented by Walter Burch, was installed at a rocket launch site in Peenemunde, Germany. It wasn’t long after that that banks installed them to help prevent and solve crime. Since then, the growth of the surveillance industry has been fast and furious, and they are now used in all government buildings and offices, as well as in high traffic areas in cities.

For businesses, including retail stores, and restaurants, surveillance cameras are necessary. Most shoppers and diners know that there is surveillance nowadays, and so crime prevention has been much better. But surveillance also helps in solving crimes by providing images of robberies, assaults, traffic accidents, and murders.

Surveillance cameras are also used in public places like airports, and train and bus stations. It is said that in the UK, for every 14 persons, there is 1 surveillance camera. Cameras are monitored in special monitoring stations 24/7 so there are images in real time of potential crimes.

Many times, surveillance cameras are used in industrial complexes, in places where it is not safe to enter, or entry is forbidden, like nuclear plants and chemical plants. In some of these environments thermographic cameras are also used to monitor the temperatures in these high-risk areas.

Unfortunately, criminals also use surveillance cameras to track the comings and goings of people in businesses, restaurants, convenience stores, and residential areas. So those businesses, homeowners, and industries have to do their utmost to stay several steps ahead of potential crime.

Surveillance is here to stay. Those who cry “invasion of privacy” will have to make their peace with this truth. The world’s emotional and political climates have forced this fact upon us. For businesses, due diligence is absolutely necessary for the prevention of crime.

The Benefits of a Surround Sound System

By | Residential Solutions |

A surround sound system is one of the most popular additions to homes these days. Having surround sound is just like being there, better than the movies, and makes home entertainment much more enjoyable and exciting.

Surround sound systems are for more than just watching television shows and playing DVD’s. When the big game is on, you have a better seat, and the true sounds of the stadium or arena, right in the comfort of your own home. Music is alive when you play it with surround sound. If you are listening to classical music, it sounds and feels like you are in the concert hall and the orchestra is there with you. And if you prefer more contemporary sounds, the clarity is incredible. You can almost hear each individual instrument.

Surround sound provides richer tone, treble and bass are more easily adjusted to your liking, and you get transported out of the living room without having to go anywhere.

The installation of a surround sound system is really best done by a professional. They can assess the room’s requirements, what equipment will best suit your needs, and what will fit your budget.

Installing a surround sound system on your own could take you the weekend or longer, while in just a couple of hours, a professional can get you up and running. Also, even if you have some electrical understanding, the pros really have the expertise to get the installation done correctly and quickly and will know where in the room to place each component. And for a system that is wireless, even more technical know-how is necessary.

Surround sound systems make you feel that you are a part of the action, whether you are watching sports, television dramas, or listening to music. Investing in one is an investment in your quality family time. And letting the professionals help you just makes good sense.