smart home upgrades

Is Upgrading to a Smart Home a Wise Long-Term Investment? Between Alexa, Siri, and now Cortana, as Windows enters the Smart Home market, if you have not seen the effects of smart home automation in your own life, you know that it is shaping the homes of your friends and neighbors with increasing speed. When… Read More


Automated Home Systems make your home smarter and your life more simple and more fun! Automated home systems can mean a simple adjustment to your home’s lighting or the implementation of a whole-house automated system. Understanding how it all works can be challenging, but Nicholas Mark, the owner of DC Home Systems, with offices in Portsmouth… Read More


Outdoor Living Home Automation is an increasingly popular component of a complete home automation installation package providing fun, function and security. Jon Moore, Lighting Designer for DC Home Systems is putting the finishing touches on the outdoor elements of an extensive home automation project for a summer home situated in rural Maine. In addition to… Read More


The Crestron Lifetime Warranty. In a time when technology can be unreliable and instantly obsolescent, The Crestron Lifetime Warranty is fundamental to our reputation with clients, builders, architects and designers.… Read More


Take us with you for your Holiday Shopping! The best technology gadgets are always a huge hit for Holiday shopping.  We have compiled a list of 20 of the hottest values in trending technology for many of the people on your shopping list.  Every item on the list is priced under $200, many are under $100. The… Read More


3 Reasons Installing Automated Lighting in Your Workplace is a Bright Idea You may not believe this, but Southern Maine businesses can save thousands of dollars in annual expenditures just by installing automated lighting controls alone. According to Lutron, lighting uses about 40% of the electricity in an office building, so installing energy-efficient lighting will… Read More


Smart home technology

We have just returned from CEDIA 2015 in Dallas Texas full of ideas, innovations and excitement for our industry.  But despite the fact that we have been in this space for 35 (yes, 35!) years, it is still a difficult business to describe in a typical elevator speech.  Perhaps it is the nature of ever… Read More


DC Home Systems’ Solutions Simplify Seacoast Homes Smart homes are at the forefront of tech news today. Many people are interested in how to enter into the next generation of technology at home. You may wonder, ‘Will our house really be like the Jetsons?’ and ‘Exactly what is a “smart thermostat”?’ DC Home Systems can… Read More


Please think of the first few things that come to mind when someone says “stereo” or “home theater”. Likely somewhere near the top of your list will be: big speakers, ugly wiring, huge TV, stack of equipment, complicated to use. For something that is supposed to entertain us, the list of negatives can be quite… Read More