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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|

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|

Best Technology Gadgets For The 2016 Holidays

The top 20 best values in technology gadgets trends for the 2016 holidays. 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 best technology trends have to be easy to find so we have provided links to all of the providers. Just click on the image or the item title [...]

2017-04-15T12:10:02+00:00December 3rd, 2016|

Reap Big Benefits in Your Southern Maine Business with Lighting Control

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 help save your company big money in the long run. Not only will you be able to invest that extra cash in areas that really matter, but lighting can also help keep the building safe and secure, and it also improves efficiency [...]

2016-02-03T15:31:10+00:00February 3rd, 2016|

Smart Home Technology Is What?

Smart Home Technology, Home Automation, Integrated Home Systems... Ever wondered just what this business is ALL about? 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 evolving technology or the the vast array of home technologies and control systems that are available.  Either way, a simple sentence or even a picture [...]

2016-01-13T20:08:21+00:00October 23rd, 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|