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5 Things You Didn’t Know About OLED TVs

Plasma, LED, Smart TV, LCD, – it’s hard to keep up with all the new technology on the market but as consumers, that’s part of the fun.   And as one of Calgary’s top audio visual companies, it’s our pleasure to give our take on the latest…

Amplify Your Knowledge of Amplifiers

Like most things, amplifiers come in various forms and sizes depending on their expected output and power.   Continue reading as Alberta Pro Group explains everything you need to know about amplifiers.   What is an amplifier? To put it simply, an…

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying a Home Theatre Systems

Buying a new home theatre system is very exciting. Wasting money on the wrong equipment is not so exciting. So we put together a list of the most common mistakes consumers make when purchasing a home theatre system to help you avoid them. …

Designing the Perfect Calgary Videoconference Boardroom

King Arthur and his knights held their meetings and made decisions around the infamous roundtable. Fast-forward to 2015, the modern equivalent to the roundtable is the boardroom. The majority of important decisions, pitches and meetings in corporate…

Which is Better? LCD, LED LCD or Plasma?

I have heard countless debates on which is better:  LED LCD, Plasma or LCD.   It’s just like the perpetual issue of iPhones vs. Androids.   The answer is quite simple, whichever one suits you the best, is the best!  However, there are…

Save Money By Investing in a Home Theatre System

So which is better, going out to the movie theatre or creating a movie theatre in the comfort and safety of your own home?   Alberta Pro Group, Calgary’s Audio Visual Installation specialists wanted to shed some light on this issue and explain…

Pros and Cons of Projector Screens

  We all love watching our favourite movies and shows in the comfort of our homes and typically the bigger the better when it comes to the screen that we’re watching.   For those of us that strive to create the perfect living room theatre,…

Reasons to Install Satellite TV in Calgary

It’s difficult for many of us to imagine only having 3 channels to surf in the evenings, but it wasn’t that long ago when people, like our parents, had even fewer options. We owe much of our living room entertainment to the invention of…

Choosing the Best Security Camera in Calgary

We all have items that we value, whether they’re personal belongings in our home, or business devices and equipment, we try to protect them as best as we can. Unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere at once and our efforts are often in vain. …

The iBeacon: Revolutionizing Consumers and How we Shop

Imagine you’re walking around the mall and suddenly you receive a notification that your favorite jeans just went on sale, then being able to purchase them immediately from your smartphone.   Due to your proximity to your favorite jeans, the…

Audio Strikes Back! The Key to Surround Sound

You’ve just installed a new curved screen television and invited all your friends over to watch a movie. Everyone is envious of your new big screen, that is, until the movie you’re watching sounds like an old 1960’s AM radio. In the home…

How Satellite Televisions Work

Satellite televisions have come a long way from the days of large-bulky backyard setups. In 2015, satellite technology has advanced to the point where equipment has sleek modern designs and requires minimal space with less invasive installations. At…

Axis Camera Success Story

If there was ever an industry that needs to be on the cutting edge of video surveillance, it’s the gaming industry, and in particular, casinos. Not only do casinos have to deal with liability issues, cheating, and theft, they also have to deal…

Projectors and Flat Screens: Your 2015 Boardroom

The iconic boardroom, there is nothing like it. For a brief period in the 90’s, decisions were being made on the golf course; however, the boardroom has once again become the key venue for business pitches and meetings. During any pitch or…

Office Space, the Final Frontier

Time and Space. It’s no longer an existential discussion. It’s become a spatial challenge for modern offices that require commercial audiovisual solutions. The archetypal view of offices has changed in the last decade, with cubicles and old…

Audio Video Corporate Conference Etiquette

Now that Alberta Pro Group has equipped your boardroom with state-of-the-art video conference capabilities, it’s time to have world class meetings from around the world. Discover the video conference etiquette that will act as the final piece to…

Keeping Your Home Network Safe

You’ve got to hand it to modern day thieves, they sure are tech savvy. Many modern day thieves prefer to steal valuable information from your home network, gain access to bank accounts and generally compromise other private information. Alberta…

Goodyear Canada: Another Axis Camera Success Story

The Goodyear manufacturing plant in Ontario is a mecca for tire production, and covers approximately 800,000 square feet of space. The plant runs 365 days a year and produces 1,900 tires on a daily basis. The facility is a major hub of activity with…

Audio Visual Setup for Your Calgary Conference

Is the slow Calgary economy taking a toll on your business? Either way, the show must go on! If you’re planning a conference, it’s absolutely key to hire professionals to run your event. At Alberta Pro Group, we have the experience in planning…

Audio Video Solutions: Data Storage

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to video surveillance as a deterrent for crime and vandalism for your home or business. You might have a misconception when it comes to video surveillance; it’s not as simple as setting up a few cameras…

Your Audiovisual Conference in Calgary

When Metallica plays the Saddledome, they don’t get the person in the concession stand to run the audio outputs - they have a professional run the show. On the flip side, if your business is having a conference in a hotel, you don’t want the…

The Many Uses of Axis Surveillance Cameras

The quality of the video surveillance camera you install is vital to protecting your business assets. When it to comes to installing security systems for businesses, the preferred product line that Alberta Pro Group in Calgary uses, is Axis cameras. …

5 Steps for Security Surveillance Systems

At Alberta Pro Group in Calgary, we are often asked what is involved in setting up a security system for your business, workplace or facility. Every security surveillance system that we install is unique from client to client; however, we do have a…

iBeacon Technology for Businesses in Calgary

You’ll see it everywhere – at grocery store lineups, on transit platforms, and at any hotel lobby – people using their cellphones. With online shopping continuing to be a juggernaut, businesses are utilizing iBeacon technology to connect with…

The Many Benefits of iBeacon Technology

Everything has moved online, including advertisements and coupons, and businesses needs to move with the curve of technology – simply having a website is not enough, it’s the standard. Furthermore, we are becoming an app-based world. We want…

iBeacon Technology in Calgary

At Alberta Pro Group in Calgary, we are always exploring the latest technological advancements in communication devices, to make memorable user experiences for your corporate conferences and events. One of the most anticipated, location-based…

Security Camera Success Story of the Week: A Hamilton Car Wash

It’s not often that a security camera success story can include a number like an 80% reduction in crime – but that’s been the case at a car wash in Hamilton, Ontario, since having an Axis security camera system installed. The Red Hill Car…

The Importance of Commercial Security Cameras

Businesses in Calgary are arguably more susceptible to crime than homes. For Calgary businesses and commercial operations, having security cameras installed is critical to the safety and well-being of your business, as well as the bottom…

Commercial Security Success Stories: Axis Cameras

At Alberta Pro Group in Calgary, our first choice in camera products for security systems is Axis. Axis produces high quality security cameras that have high-definition resolution, advanced network connection, pan/tilt/zoom capabilities and remote…

Boardroom Space Planning for Corporate Audio Visual Presentations

Your company or firm’s boardroom setup can greatly affect the effectiveness of your audiovisual presentations. Any boardroom presentation is greatly enhanced by audiovisual technology such as projection mapping, but without the right space…

Alberta Pro Group Announces Launch of Calgary Security Division

Calgary, March 5, 2015 – The innovators and industry leaders at Alberta Pro Group in Calgary, Alberta are launching their new security division. Alberta Pro Group’s mandate is to provide commercial and residential customers with security to…

Home Automation Trends in Calgary: Making Your Sprinkler System Work for You

So far, March in Calgary hasn’t brought on the spring-like weather we always hope for. Still, March is the right time for Calgarians to start thinking about the warmer months and how to save money – and help the environment – this year. One of…

App Based Home Security - The Pros and Cons

A new security app is giving back meaning and purpose to your spare smartphone by converting it into a home security system. At Alberta Pro Group, we know that installing a professional home security system is always preferred, but in a pinch, a…

Low Voltage Wiring in Calgary: Safety First

Want a telecommunications setup, high-speed data transfer capability or state-of-the-art home theatre system in your Calgary home or business? There are safety standards that should be addressed during the installation process, and going with an…

Home Theatre Installations: Your Home Is Your Castle

Screens. Speakers. Automation Control. They’re the Big 3 that your home theatre system needs. If you can imagine it, Alberta Pro Group in Calgary will design and install it! The current trend in home theatre systems is sleek-clean designs, no big…

Commercial Audio Visual Tips: How to Set-up a Video Conference Room

In the Stone Age, business meetings took place on the golf course. But ladies and gentleman, it’s 2015 and video conferencing is the preferred choice for connecting corporate offices and businesses around the world. Alberta Pro Group has a few…

Modernize Your Commercial Audio Video Set-up with Projection Mapping

Picasso style cubism was transformed and projected into an audio visual spectacle that was the Super Bowl half time show. At Super Bowl XLIX projection mapping had its coming out party and here at Alberta Pro Group, we believe that the technology…

Video Conference Installations: The Universal Boardroom

Overview: Video conference systems are advancing communications and making education more accessible. Read the following blog to find out how video conferencing is being used in universities and to learn more about its potential in other…

The Importance of Video in Commercial Web Conferencing

Overview: The rise of web and network conferencing is not only audio based – video now plays a huge part. But why? Sure it seems obvious that having both video and audio is better than just audio, but why is it such a big deal for generations…

Security Systems at the Ready: Retail Crime Expected To Soar in 2015

Overview: Theft and robbery have always been a problem for store owners and retailers, even since ancient times. For the most part, the main threat has normally been petty shoplifters looking to save a couple of bucks, but judging by the numbers…

How Your Electronics Can Save You Money – Audio Video Tips

Overview: All the new and exciting electronic gadgets you got over the festive period will no doubt keep you entertained for hours, but have you thought about how much they will cost you? “Nothing!” you say, “I got them as gifts!” and…

4K Reloaded & Connected - High-Definition TVs Gathering Momentum

Overview: Just like your living room, this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, televisions were front and centre with connected home systems not too far behind. Read the blog below for more information on the evolving 4K…

Completing the Home Theatre Experience: PS Now on Smart TV’s.

Overview: Home entertainment services are evolving fast. Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service is minimizing hardware and creating virtual libraries of games available at your fingertips. Read the blog below to find out how to complete…

Network Security, the Internet, and How To Keep Your Business Safe

Overview: We all know how important security is to businesses – security cameras, locked doors, keycards, guards and layered access should be all common features for any well protected business. But there's an aspect to business security that…

Calgary Security Cameras: Why You Need A Professional Installation

Overview: If you're in need of a Calgary Security Camera installation, then you may be interested to find out that there's plenty of things that can go wrong if you try and do the job yourself. In this blog we'll find out more about what…

Wireless Security Cameras Lead The Way for Home Surveillance

Overview: The smart device revolution has come to security cameras and a new breed of wireless and high-tech surveillance cameras are hitting the market. Among them are the Homeboy camera and most recently Netgear's Arlo camera. To find out more…

WARNING: You Need To Update Your IP Camera Password NOW!

Overview: The world of Internet Protocol Cameras, or IP Cameras, has been turned on its head recently after a site was discovered to be streaming footage from thousands of cameras from around the world. How can you make sure that your camera…

How To Set Your Home Cinema Up The Right Way

Overview: If you've got the space, then building your own home cinema can be a great idea. However, it's not as simple as it may first seem. Read the blog below to find out some tips and pointers on how to get started with your first home…

Is High Fidelity Sound The Future of Audio?

Overview: With the recent explosion of high definition visuals, it looks like sound could be the next thing to get the high definition makeover. But will it be a success? Find out in the article below. Every year our monitors, TVs and laptops…

Samsung Set To Boost WiFi Speeds By Up To 5X

Overview: Samsung has recently announced that it has discovered a new method to increase WiFi data transmission speeds by up to five times the current rate. Sound interesting? Check out the blog below to find out more. Do you think that your WiFi…

Satellite TV, Cable TV, or Internet TV - Which Is Right For You?

Overview: Not too long ago, there wasn't much choice when it came to TV. Since then a number of options have become available and it can be difficult to decide which one to go with. So how do you choose? In this blog we'll explain a couple…

How to Stay Safe When Using Public WiFi

Overview: Using public WiFi connections can feel like a miracle sometimes but they're not all good news. In addition to providing emergency internet, these free and public connections can also be make you susceptible to certain security…

Projectors Vs Widescreen TV: Which Is Best?

Overview: Have you been looking for a bigger TV recently? Can’t work out whether you should get a 50” or a 55” screen? If this sounds like you, then you may want to check out the world of projectors. Why, you ask? How about 100” + screen…

Home Automation - What It is, and What It Can Do

Overview: Gone are the days of turning on devices individually and trying to remember whether you locked the door or not – home automation is here! If you think the TV remote was a great invention then the chances are you’ll love the concept of…

4 Ways to Improve Your Home WiFi

For some, the quality of their home WiFi can deteriorate slowly without being noticed. For others, it is a constant struggle to make their signal as strong as possible and their connection faster. No matter which category you fall into, it is always…

Common Home Security Cameras

Home surveillance cameras are a great way of making your home a safe and secure place. From IP cameras to bullet cameras there’s something for everyone, but sometimes the sheer number of options available can make it hard to find the right camera…

IP Cameras: The Future of Surveillance

For many, the thought of surveillance cameras conjures up images of old bulky CCTV cameras that record grainy footage. If you ever needed to use the camera’s recordings you would have to search through this grainy footage only to find that the…

How To Record Skype Calls

Including audio/visual elements is a great way to make your meetings, presentations or events more engaging, eye-catching and effective. There are a number of different tools and tricks you can use to engage your audience. One popular technic is…

Why SECOR is so important

A Small Employer COR (SECOR) is issued to an employer whose audited health and safety management system meets or exceeds the standards that have been developed for the SECOR Program. A well-functioning system can demonstrate due diligence by the…

New Website!

Our new site is live! A few months ago, we teamed about with StyleLabs to deliver a new web experience to our clients, potential employees and enthusiasts. In addition to the standard scope of information, visit our site regularily for updates on…