Every consumer audio/video product has a remote control and once you have 3 or 4 devices attached to your TV, you have a coffee table full of remotes. Do you have too many remote controls in your home? Each device will claim how easy it is to use but when combined with the other devices,… Read More


The explosion of technologies and internet connectivity is creating a dizzying number of choices for everyone. Some see this as an amazing opportunity while others feel overwhelmed and don’t know where (or if) they should start. Consider for example that: • CD’s and AM/FM radio have been replaced with streaming media from Spotify, iTunes and… Read More


Can an inexpensive iPad or mobile device app replace the need for a more expensive ‘purpose built’ control interface for your automated home systems. Great question, and the answer is, “Absolutely –your tablet or smart phone will work wonderfully-in most situations…” Tablets, like the iPad, or mobile phones are an excellent and cost effective tool… Read More


A few months ago our 14 year old son asked for a texting plan on his phone.  I know.  He’s 14!  Some of his friends have been texting since 4th grade or before.  When he asked last year, we said “no, if you want to talk to your friends, pick up the phone and talk.” … Read More


We are so pleased that the Fall 2011 issue of Coastal Home Magazine  features the home of one of our favorite clients.  The Archibald’s home reflects their warm, inviting lifestyle in every detail, right down to the Green Monster in the back yard.  We were referred to the couple by the builder, Ron Houghton, and… 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


One of our readers, Derek from Software Advice, sent me this link to an article regarding the benefits of energy management systems for apartment dwellers.  I am providing the link as a follow up to an article I posted a while back regarding Google PowerMeter.  I think the article is informative and emphasizes the point… Read More