Home Automation

Automation As We Know It

Automation, as We Know it, is Changing  [by Heather L. Sidorowicz.] Smart Home…Automated Home…Tech Home… Up until recently these terms have been held for the rich and famous…the upper echelon. Combining audio, video, lights, HVAC, and shades had been difficult, and that equated to expensive. Having a truly custom system always has been a challenging feat …

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Wireless Speakers: Home Network Streaming or Mobile Device Streaming

By Electronic House Staff When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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