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Top 5 Smart Security Cameras of 2017

Whether you’re protecting your jewelry collection or checking on your family, the best way to keep an eye on your home when you’re not there is to set up a security camera. Fortunately, there are a myriad of security cameras available to you to choose from so you can find the perfect fit to meet your needs and stay within your budget.

Before we get into the cameras themselves, here are a few things we considered while rating them:

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Outdoor Entertainment System Guide - Data Wire Solutions Westchester New York

Get Your Outdoor Entertainment System Ready For The Summer

Spring is on its way, and so is the warmer weather!

How do you plan to use that outdoor space at your Westchester home?

Maybe a BBQ or two, throwing a party, having a few guests over or just the family. Anyway, you choose to use it; we can help you make it more fun.

At Data Wire Solutions here in Westchester, NY, we can help supply your outdoor space with the audio, video, security and connectivity to turn a backyard, deck or patio into an extension of your home. Read more

Home Control and Automation

What Is Home Automation, Really?

Just a couple of years ago, the idea of an entire home that could be controlled with a single remote or a voice command was still science fiction.

With the pace of technology speeding up and the everyday use of tablets and smart phones, home automation is now as simple as a mobile phone app.

The Basics of an Automated Home

Most people have long become accustomed to the daily grind of flipping switches and starting appliances, but the strides in technology have changed that drastically in the last couple years.

By automating your home with smart switches and outlets, it is now possible to control lights, turn on and off appliances, and even heat and cool your home from a remote app on your smart phone or tablet.

The appeal of automation is rooted in the ease and control it provides, without the complication of rewiring your house or purchasing budget-breaking equipment. Read more

AV Receiver Setup Guide

How to Setup Your Shiny New Home Theater Receiver in 9 Easy Steps.

So, you got a home theater system? Awesome! Listening to music, playing video games or watching movies on a home theater system can be both magical and exciting. The most important thing when it comes to having a quality home theater is not only spending huge sums on buying it; properly setting it up is just as important. We will provide a step-by-step guide on how to best set up a home theater receiver.

How long will this take?

Actually, it doesn’t require long hours to set up a home theater receiver. To set it up perfectly, you’ll need about an hour in most cases.

What you need to get started

Before we go further, here is a list of what you’ll require

· Speakers

· Speaker wire

· A string or tape to measuring wire runs

· Wire cutters

· Speaker connectors

· HDMI and A/V cables

Planning:

Take note of the parts you will connect to the receiver (such as cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and Wii). Don’t stress yourself much on where to place your speakers, because receivers come with automatic speaker calibration, making it easier to get the perfect sound even if the speaker is not perfectly placed. Read more

CAT6 Cabling

Install Cat6 Cables for a Faster and More Secure Home Network

If you want top-notch security, speed and privacy with your home network, then going with a wired system that can assure high reliability and performance is your best bet.

With so much entertainment online, nowadays it is crucial to reap the benefits of wired networks that enable you to stream and download at lightning fast speeds.

With Cat6 Cabling, you can have a rock solid system that won’t drop out when you turn on the microwave or pick up your cordless phone.

Wiring the house using Cat6 cables

Cat6 or Category 6 network is considered to be the standard in the Ethernet world, and Cat6 has the potential to serve the growing demands of speed in the coming years.

A qualified technician can run Cat6 cables in every room of your house, eliminating the issue of slow WiFi speed due to the materials used in your walls for example.

You can install Cat6 cables as a DIY project, in case you are comfortable working with your house wiring.

However, in case you do not know much about wiring, be sure to call a local network installer.

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How to Choose CCTV Cameras for Home Security

Security cameras help you protect your house against theft and vandalism both inside and outside. However, because of the number of options available with security cameras today, it’s important that you get all the information you can on home security cameras before you make any purchases. Keep reading to find out more about what you need to look for in your home security cameras.

Buying Considerations

Every security camera you find will have different specifications and do different things for you, so you need to know what you expect out of your security cameras so you can find one that works for you and meets your needs. Ask yourself these questions before getting started.

Do I need cameras that will work at night?

Because the vast majority of crimes are committed at night, it’s a good idea to get security cameras that will be able to see even in complete darkness. Many of the security cameras that you can find today can see perfectly in the dark, and work during the daylight hours as well.

How many cameras will I need?

This will depend on how big of an area you need to cover and how much coverage you want in that area. For a small front yard, you may only need two cameras to give a broad view of the front yard and the street, and one to watch the door closely. But to cover the backyard as well or a much larger property, you will need a more expansive system. The good news is that most systems allow you to add cameras as needed and still be able to connect them to the same security system. Read more

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Installing a Wired Whole House Audio System

The days when people listened to music using 2.1 speakers or single speakers in their living room are almost over. These days, pretty much everyone seems to be upgrading his or her home audio system to something more fun and special – whole house system. Whole house audio systems have the ability provide audio in more than one room simultaneously. The installation process of such a system is not too hard; however, you must have definite answers to these 4 questions before beginning installation:

1. How many rooms does the system need to cover?

Essentially, this question is the most important one you need to tackle. Having the right answer to this question is absolutely crucial to take further steps. Do you want to listen to music only in your living room and your bedroom? Or, is it important for you to hum along with your favorite song in the kitchen, too? Do you like to listen to songs while bathing? If yes, then you may want to dedicate one speaker in your bathroom. Depending on your budget and needs, you can decide to cover only a few rooms with speakers or you can cover every corner of the house. Read more

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Remote Control Devices – The Logitech Harmony 650 Review

Logitech 650

The latest lines of the Logitech Harmony universal remotes have been much cheaper when compared to its earlier models.

2010 models like the Harmony 300 and Harmony 600 were sold for $50 and $80 respectively, while the Harmony 650 we’re trying to review here was sold for $100.

Apart from the color schemes which are totally different, the Harmony 650 (its gray  colored, but also comes with black buttons), has a similar chassis and button layout like  the latest model Harmony 700 (which is black) and its older model – the Harmony 600  which has a silver color with white buttons. Read more

4K TV Installation with a dash of Apple Mac Pro – Fun Day at Data Wire Solutions

The New Apple Mac Pro is a fantastic tower computer. The unique design makes you stop and stare for a while, it’s lighter then a standard desktop computer, but certainly much more powerful.

It comes with either a quad or a 6 core CPU and its configurable up to 64GB of memory. The basic configuration will run you 2.999$ while the highest configuration is just a little shy of 10.000$ yes that’s 10K, for that much money you could probably setup a small office with 5 Dell Computers and a server, but hey this is the latest and greatest from Apple.

We had our first installation today, our client had a beautiful 4K television and the Mac Pro looked absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to get one for the office but until then check out the pictures from today and some of the latest reviews below. Read more

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How to Find a Good Network Installation and Cabling Company

In today’s fast paced corporate world, without computers there would be no business. They aren’t just a helpful tool anymore, they are a necessity, and they need to be running at their optimum peak right around the clock to guarantee that your company is operating to the best of its ability and that you are staying ahead of your competitors. With most businesses requiring large numbers of staff to have access to the same programs and information, networking is vital to the short and long term success of any company.

Network cable installation is now an important aspect all businesses. It makes it easy for companies to communicate easily and extends their business outside the shore of their country. Most of these companies, especially, small and medium size business with functional cost as their main concern; now depend on IT solutions to advertise and market their products and services to reach their target market. They have harnessed the potentials of this powerful tool to share information and marketing their products and services to the widest possible audience online. However, unfortunately, despite all these appeal, the big question still remain; how can one find the best network installation company that guarantees a smooth network process? Read more