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Sound Masking: Builders & Architects

Can You Muffle Noise by Creating More Noise?

Open-concept floor plans have definitely hit it big in recent years. Homes and businesses are saying no to walls and yes to open-concept. If you’re a builder or architect in the Manhattan, NY area, you’ve likely already adjusted your building plans to accommodate this trend, but have you put plenty of thought into the result?…

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Motorized Shades in Manhattan

Top 3 Mistakes Made with Motorized Shades

Do Your Motorized Shades Installation Right the First Time Around

Motorized shades are definitely hitting it big in Manhattan lately. It’s quickly going from a rare sight to something I see in most properties.

You know what else I see a lot? Smart shading installations done the wrong way.

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How Surveillance Cameras Have Evolved

Today’s Surveillance Tech has Come a Long Way

The home remodeling site Houzz conducted a study last year, and the results were pretty neat: nearly half of American homeowners want to add smart technology during their next renovation. And guess what the most popular type of smart device was? Yep, that’s right – security and…

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Whole home audio video set up in Essex County, NJ

What I Love about Whole Home Audio Video

With Today’s Tech, All Media Really is in Your Hands

The idea of a smart home has changed a lot in the last decade. We might not have flying cars or robot maids, but we do have something that in my opinion is just as important: technology that makes life more enjoyable.

 With the holidays just around the corner, it seems…

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CEDIA Home Automation

CEDIA Recap: What’s New in Smart Home Automation

The Best Innovations of 2017

Earlier this month, I traveled from Manalapan to sunny San Diego to attend the CEDIA Expo. It’s the biggest trade show for home technology professionals. This is the place to be if you want to see the latest and greatest in home media and home automation technology, and the show did not disappoint!…

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Want Soundproofing? Make Sure It’s Done Right.

Learn What Goes into the Professional Soundproofing Process

There are a lot of good reasons to soundproof your home. Perhaps you want to enjoy stellar surround sound in your home theater without bothering people in the next room. Perhaps you have noisy neighbors or a musician in the family. Whatever the reason, professional…

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August 24, 2017

Email from Client

Keith, I wanted to follow up to express to you our complete satisfaction with our new music and video system…. The entire process from start to finish was handled professionally, efficiently, and with a tremendous attention to detail…..At the completion of each day’s work Glen and his team cleaned the entire area within which they…
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The Energy Saving Benefits of Motorized Shades

3 Ways Automated Window Treatments Help Homeowners Go Green

If you’re looking for a new way to help reduce the carbon footprint of your Morris County, NJ area home, you may not be thinking about what’s on your windows. However, how you manage the sun’s influence on your home can significantly impact the amount of energy you use.…

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What is Life Like with Home Automation?

The Benefits You Can Expect from Intelligent Technology

There are many reasons to invest in home automation, but perhaps the best one is how it will impact your daily life. By placing your technologies under one control system, you will find yourself in a more efficient and convenient environment that intuits your…

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Bang & Olufsen

Total Home is proud to now be selling Bang and Olufsen (B&O to most of us) a company that knows a thing or two about building beautiful products with a focus on great design.  Check out this article on their new artistic wall speaker system



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Interesting Phone Call

I got a call from a mid 20's man last Satureday, lets call him Bob.  Bob wanted 5.1 and subwoofer speaker system and a surround sound receiver to go with it.  His budget was about $2000 and he wanted it right away,  and yes he was calling around.  Bob had even picked…

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CE Pro Summit

I was fortunate to attend the CE PRO Summit in Atlanta, Georgia this year.  It is invite only for the top 100 home autiomation companies in the nation.  Much to my surprise as I am checking into the hotel I am handed a personal schedule that spans 3 days, starting from 8 AM to 10:59 PM.  Needless to say I was kept extremely busy and it was run very well.  There were some…

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Total Home Technologies & Control 4

Keith, I just wanted to say how pleased my wife and I are on the installation of the Control 4 audio in our home. My wife was skeptical because she gets frustrated with me when I've tried to "automate" our home theater experience. The Control 4 remote is absolutely hands down the best out there. She now can watch and listen to anything throughout the house. She is amazed…
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Catch Your Television in the Stream!

Streaming TV is changing the game for watchers, producers and providers. A monumental shift is occurring in the industry that is putting the power under the control of different players on both sides of the screen. We want to be able to watch programming from any source on any screen we are in front of, is that too much to ask? Apparently these wants are falling on the right ears because…

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Breaking the Old Content Molds

Traditionally, broadcast networks with peacock logos and recognizable jingles are at the beginning of the line. Historically, that's where many of our favorite shows and stars got a start. When cable came along it disturbed that equilibrium. Now there are even more content providers than ever before due to the many ways people get purchase or subscribe to content. Shows are getting…

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Control4 My Home for iPad

This video is a quick fly by of the new Control4 My Home App for iPad. For more information, visit

Control4 is the platform for todays digital home and is the first company to make whole-home automation a practical option for any residence. The company makes everyday life easier by providing one-touch control of both new and existing electronic systems in the…

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ihiji Article

I was quoted in Residential Systems magazine. Check it at this link.

Here's a preview of the article:

Ihiji Offers Compatibility with Control4

Ihiji has begun offering compatibility with Control4 home automation systems and ZigBee devices, enabling dealers to approach new or…

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Control4 CES 2011 Stage Demo

Check out our presenter Paul talk about Control4 during his live stage demo and presentation of the Control4 home automation system, and talk about our growing partner ecosystem.

It's a new year, and a new opportunity to introduce home control to more people around the globe. We hit the show floor running with excited chatter about which leading CE companies announced new Control4-certi…

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