Overcome Common Challenges for the Best Home Automation System

Overcome Common Challenges for the Best Home Automation System By Electronic House Preparation is the best defense against challenges that can occur when having a home automation system installed. When selecting and installing a smart home automation system you’re bound to run into a few obstacles. Often, you can avoid problems, or at least be…

The Holiday Benefits of Smart Home Controls

The holidays are a wonderful time for people of all backgrounds, as they bring together families, friends, and more to a joyous few months of celebration. With the season comes a great deal of issues, and they aren’t always in regards to family gatherings. Homeowners and businesses alike have to deal with several elements when…

Why Everyone Needs Music in their Home

Written by Heather L. Sidorowicz – President of Southtown Audio Video in Hamburg, NY “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato More than 316 million people live in the United States, and they can all use music throughout their homes and in…

Five Things To Know About Lighting Control

Lighting Control is more than just a light switch First off, unless you’ve been exposed to advanced lighting control at a friend’s house or in a dealer’s showroom, you probably don’t even know what the term refers to. For most people, lighting control consists of on/off switches and dimmers, placed at the entrances to rooms or…

Revit Files for Crestron Lighting Controls Now Available on Autodesk Seek Website

Rockleigh, NJ − It just got easier for architects, lighting designers, and engineers to incorporate Crestron products in their system designs. Crestron has announced that all-new Revit® files are now available on the Autodesk Seek website for many of its lighting control products including sensors, dimming and switching enclosures, and touch screens. The new files…

Netflix to Start Charging More for 4K Streaming

How much is 4K worth to you? If you satisfy your craving for 4K (Ultra HD) TV programs with Netflix, prepare to start paying more for it. Netflix is raising the price of its service from $8.99 to $11.99 for people who want 4K video. This, according to an article posted onVariety, is because producing…

Should You Insulate Your Home Theater?

Written by Freddie at 24-7 Home Theater Acoustics are an area that gets a lot of attention in the world of home theater and with good reason.  A poorly designed room can make an incredible audio system sound terrible.  But is it worth using insulation to dampen the sound coming from your home theater? There…

Solid Benefits of Custom Home Automation

Consumers are often times confused as to what is going to work best for their home’s automation components. For many, a quick search online states to go with DIY methodologies. That’s not always a good thing, and it is shown to be true when looking at it through the lens of custom home automation solutions.…

Convergence Technologies Wins Silver At CEDIA Expo 2014

The CEDIA Expo 2014 has come and gone, and the winners list has come through with some great names in the industry. Among the winners was Convergence Technologies. It was at the Denver, Co expo that Convergence Technologies was given the silver award for Awesome Audio. As more and more companies participate in the ceremony…

Crestron introduces brand new family of handheld remotes.

Crestron showed off a new family of remote controls at the CEDIA Expo last week. The top-of-the-line model is the TSR-302, a tablet-style design with a 2.8-inch color touchscreen and voice recognition. The step-down HR-150 (shown here) is a traditional handheld remote that combines a smaller touchscreen with 50 hard buttons. From Crestron Crestron introduced…