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Finally: A Way to Blend Your TV Into Your Interior Design

You’re probably really excited about your new 65” Ultra HD television. For your interior designer, that TV is a design nightmare. When it comes to TVs, “bigger and better” is on the rise. When it comes to design, the more subtle the technology, the better. So how do you strike a balance in your Portsmouth, NH home? There are two primary techniques for incorporating your TV into your interior design: CONCEAL or ENHANCE. And, if you haven’t heard of Media Decor, then you don’t know about the best high-design solutions available.   Do you want to customize [...]

2017-12-21T22:43:47+00:00December 21st, 2017|

The True Payoff of Recognition and Awards For DC Home Systems

How does a little company based in Portsmouth New Hampshire rise to the top in a global competition with 158 project submissions, spanning 18 countries from Paris to Abu Dhabi? Because this company, DC Home Systems is a team that has persevered through tragic personal loss, a catastrophic economic slump and a subsequent balance sheet that would leave the boldest entrepreneurs running for the hills. But DC Home Systems tapped into the power of their passion by homing in on their target customer and core expertise, re-engineering their business practices, retaining, hiring and training a team of [...]

2018-06-13T11:31:18+00:00October 24th, 2017|

Leaders in Home Technology

Leaders in Home Technology Industry, DC Home Systems, Wins 2 National Awards Nick Mark, President of DC Home Systems, with offices in MA, ME and NH accepted awards for Best Home Cinema and Best Special Project at the national Home Technology Professionals Award celebration hosted by CEDIA, the industry’s leading conference in residential technology, on September 6th in San Diego. Entries for consideration are judged by acclaimed industry technical experts. The CEDIA Awards, which celebrate the many ways technology enhances the home, recognized the work of DC Home Systems on a national level as leaders in the [...]

2018-06-12T20:02:56+00:00September 12th, 2017|

CEDIA Home Integration Awards

CEDIA Home Integration Awards FinalistsDC Home Systems is very proud to announce that the hard work, professionalism and rigorous insistence on unparalleled performance by our team has resulted in being chosen as finalists in two categories of the CEDIA Home Integration Awards.The CEDIA Awards honor the best projects completed by home technology professional members in the past year. The Awards celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation and integration across the globe and represent the best in smart home installations. Each installation category is judged by a panel of industry experts to ensure the highest standards of [...]

2017-08-22T16:14:09+00:00August 5th, 2017|

Are Smart Home Upgrades A Good Investment

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 you think of wise improvements for your home that will keep your home competitive for selling later on, smart home upgrades may be the best way to go. How Does Smart Technology Work? The purpose of smart technology is to make your [...]

2017-08-02T22:40:15+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Automated Home Systems: 3 Ways to Make Your Home Smarter

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 New Hampshire, Pembroke Massachusetts and Portland Maine, is an expert in both automated home systems and explaining how to use them. “Technology should enhance your life,” he says. Putting the pieces together. Mark has been figuring out how things work and how [...]

2017-08-02T14:51:54+00:00June 6th, 2017|

Outdoor Living Home Automation For Fun And Function

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 a stunning main house, the property includes 2 guest houses, a playhouse complete with a bowling alley and dedicated home theater, a most unique mini-golf course, zip lines, a functioning carousel installation and a number of towering sculptures. Located lakeside and encompassing [...]

2017-08-10T13:12:32+00:00May 9th, 2017|

Dave Tkachuk Welcomed By DC Home Systems

Dave Tkachuk: DC Home Systems welcomes newest team member We are incredibly fortunate to have brought Dave Tkachuk on board as our Design and Engineering Manager. With DC Home Systems, Dave continues his life long contributions in the field of technology, design and engineering. A graduate of University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.S. in Physics, Dave spent his early years excelling at positions in electrical and audio engineering, eventually forming his own company, in 1978, Audy Instruments.  He designed, engineered and developed critically acclaimed professional audio mixing consoles . The following year, Dave started what would end up [...]

2017-04-25T18:02:11+00:00April 22nd, 2017|

Malware Alerts: Being Proactive and Protected

Malware Attacks Are Costly And Disruptive-Stay Protected! There are several new malware threats that have made their way into the public already this year. We will continue to see malware in 2017 that has never been seen before and more sophisticated file-less malware (RAM malware). Coders of these malicious programs continue to become more creative and skilled at their trade. 2017 malware will also be the year of MAC infections and public awareness that they are just as vulnerable as a PC’s. We have all heard “MACs don’t get viruses” which is not true and never was. [...]

2017-04-23T10:26:46+00:00April 20th, 2017|

Crestron Lifetime Warranty

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. Crestron Shading SolutionsThis limited lifetime warranty is applicable to Digital QMT® shade motors. Residential Lighting Control ProductsThis limited lifetime warranty is applicable to Crestron residential lighting controllers, control panels, control modules, dimmer devices, sensors and keypad devices. Crestron Speaker ProductsThis limited lifetime warranty is applicable to Crestron Essence®, Aspire®, Excite®, Saros®, AIR® and FS speaker products. Crestron, builds the technology that integrates technology. The automation [...]

2017-05-03T10:20:33+00:00April 15th, 2017|