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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|

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|

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|

Reflections on Baltimore Maryland

Baltimore Maryland in the summer is a hot, complex and uniquely beautiful city. We made it our home for 7 weeks as we upgraded and updated the home automation system of an incredible suburban retreat. Every time someone asks me how I’ve been or what I’ve been up to I have places to talk about. Traveling this year has exposed me to many new places and adventures. Baltimore Maryland, was a major part of my summer. Seven weeks of heat, south of the Mason Dixon and I’ve changed forever. Baltimore  is a big city with the homeless begging [...]

2015-11-05T22:56:22+00:00November 5th, 2015|

Tools to help you build a responsive and optimized wordpress website

<h1>There are many tools and resources available to help you build a Wordpress website</h1> <h3>Here are just a few of the tools I found available on the web for little or no cost</h3> <p>I just completed an over haul of our website. Along the way, I learned about and used some tools that were new to me that I want to share in the hope that you might find them useful in your own web mastering, particularly if you are a Wordpress website user as I am.</p> To start, we had a specific strategy for the features [...]

2015-10-23T14:14:37+00:00October 22nd, 2015|

Why Should you Invest in Smart Home Automation?

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 help you navigate the smart home automation world. We enjoy assisting families in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire—including New Castle, Rye, North Hampton, and Exeter—as well as the entire New England area to choose the best systems for their everyday lives. [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:24+00:00March 2nd, 2015|

Made In The Shade

DC Home Systems wins Crestron 2013 Home Integration Award

2015-10-15T15:06:24+00:00November 4th, 2013|

Hidden Gems – (invisible electronics)

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 daunting. Well, I am here to let you know that none of these things need to be true. A good system can be focused on its true purpose which is to entertain you. The rest, as they say, is history. […]

2015-10-15T15:06:24+00:00October 25th, 2013|