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EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH
OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVE STUDY

▷ Competing with other trades for
the outdoor portion of the job,
especially in landscape lighting and
surveillance
▷ Wires being damaged and/or cut by
landscapers
▷ Inner-city dealers whose clients have
small yards, which makes containing
sound difficult
▷ Working with multiple other trades
who dealers don't normally interact
with such as landscapers, gardeners,
lawn-care company, concrete contractors and pool contractors
▷ Educating clients regarding budget
expectations, especially regarding
the cost differential for outdoorrated TVs versus indoor
▷ Finding exterior space to train your
technicians on how to do outdoor
work, especially exterior lighting
design; most dealers do not have
dedicated outdoor showroom spaces
where technicians can develop best
practices for trenching, positioning landscape lights, mitigating sun
reflection, etc.
▷ Equipment theft
▷ Temperatures, both heat and cold
▷ Getting wireless access points to correctly hand off between each other
PERCENTAGE OF OUTDOOR
PROJECTS COVERED BY SERVICE
AGREEMENTS
51% to
99%

7%

100%/All
Projects

13%

Zero/None

41%

21% to 50%

8%

11% to 20%

7%

6% to 10% 1% to 5%

10%

14%

Outdoor projects are tailor-made for
service agreements since the installations routinely get damaged by gardeners and are exposed to the elements.

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MOST COMMON OUTDOOR LIGHTING COMPONENTS
Percentage of Outdoor Lighting Projects that Include:

29%

Landscape plant/fountain lighting

28%

Pathway lighting

24%

Exterior wall-wash lighting

23%

Staircase/railing lighting

23%

Security lighting
Exterior motorized
awnings/screens/shutters

12%

Exterior motorized
shades/awnings/shutters demand continues
to grow. In 2018, it was
an element in just 6%
of outdoor lighting
projects.

Extreme TVs Will Transform Your Client's
Entertainment Experience
Stealth Acoustics delivered more Patio Theater TVs
in 2020 than ever before, and build slots for summer 2021 are filling up fast. You may be familiar with
Stealth Patio Theater (SPT) systems, but 2021 will be
a game changer for the solution. The upgraded and
expanded product lineup allows homeowners to
supercharge their outdoor living spaces.
The first SPT system launched in 2015 with the core concept of creating a selfcontained, daylight-viewable TV system that leverages the latest in LED technology to
overcome many of the problems homeowners and integrators face when replicating a
theater-like experience outdoors. The SPT display is stunning, even in direct sunlight¬
- where traditional weatherized TVs and delicate projectors and screens fall short.
Today there are three unique SPT systems, each of which has received fit and finish enhancements for 2021:
The original SPT Extreme (104- to 184-inch display) features a vertical lift system
ideal for recessing the TV below grade for a pop-up experience. Upgrades include an
all-metal structure in eight enamel colors and expanded integrated audio options.
Designed for luxury marine applications, the fold-out SPT Transformer (120
inches) is now available in a selection of yacht-grade gel coat colors and serves as a
compact option for any location.
SPT Megalith (137 to 274 inches and beyond) is a free-standing or wallmountable TV that features an improved soundbar design and custom-fabricated
support options.
Stealth Acoustics has remained focused on performance and technology to
leverage unique products that provide real solutions for our clients' needs.
-Brian Azzano, Vice President, Stealth Acoustics

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