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


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


Lighting control can transform any area of your home with the touch of a button. Raising and dimming the lights at the right moment can tailor the mood of a space for any occasion. As the premier integrator of home automation in North Shore, Massachusetts we get a lot of questions about enhancing home theaters and media rooms with integrated lighting controls. … Read More


DC Home Systems is Your Local Seacoast Lighting Expert Remember the TV series Home Improvement? Tim the Tool Man Taylor would take on a myriad of home renovation projects, but seemed to always somehow destroy the house and injure himself in the process. When you attempt to install technology yourself, chaos can happen. We recommend… Read More


For the last 20 years I have walked around barefoot in my electronic home. All of my “stuff” has been a mishmash of older components strung together with left over patch cables and power strips. Quite a sight to behold for the home of an electronics “professional”.
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  It can be difficult to communicate the scope of the work that we do, but this article tells a big part of the story.  There were a number of exceptional houses featured in the current issue of New Hampshire Home Magazine.  We are thrilled that this particular home was included.  We loved being part… Read More


Adjusting the lights in your home through programmed controls is becoming more and more desirable, not only for the convenience but also for reducing energy consumption and costs.   This technology is more widely available than ever before.  Thanks to recent product innovations, retrofitting your current lighting to controllable lighting is as easy as replacing a light switch.   You… Read More


Automated and motorized window treatments will enhance your control of energy costs both in winter and summer. In winter, shades that automatically lower at dark will block heat from leaving your home. Conversely, in the summertime, shades that automatically lower during peak sunshine will prevent heat from coming in your home and straining your air… Read More