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Installing a Lutron Radio RA2 3-Way Switch

We recently filmed a video for training purposes on how to replace a set of standard three-way switches with Lutron Radio RA2 three-way switches. Let's start with the basics. What is a three-way switch? Three-way switches control lights and receptacles from two points. For example, a light in a hallway that can be operated from [...]

Agent and Integrator Partnership

As An Integrator... Being an integrator, we have our close-knit circle, which consists of builders, architects, interior designers, and clients. What do all of these trades have in common? Residential work. But, what about the realtors who may get in front of the homebuyers and sellers before we do? Home Technology Increases Home Value A [...]

01/18/2017|Home Integration|

Updated Residential Sound System

Project Description Starr Systems Design was hired to update the AV control and sound system for a home and nearby poolhouse. This client was looking for streaming music that could be zoned for existing indoor and outdoor locations with Savant control of TVs as well as Sonos. FEATURED TECHNOLOGIES Sonos Connect Amp, Play 1 speakers, [...]

01/05/2017|Home Integration, Music Systems|

Top Smart Home Products for 2016

Here at Starr Systems, we work with several different products on a daily basis whether we’re in the consultation, design, install/implementation, or service stage, but below are some of our favorite products that we worked with in 2016. Security and Surveillance Starr Systems is a Baltimore leader in smart home security, giving you solutions to [...]

12/07/2016|Home Integration|

Pre-Orders Have Begun!

“A picture on glass” design can be found on the new 77” LG Signature OLED 4K HDR Smart TV. Key features in a nutshell: OLED HR, picture-on-glass, infinite contrast, and cinematic color. This is the first time an ultra-thin OLED panel has been bonded to a transparent glass plate. Each pixel is self-lighting, which generates [...]

09/27/2016|Home Integration|

More Than Just Window Shades

Starr Systems is proud to be the provider and installer of Lutron motorized window shading systems. Lutron shades greatly reduce glare and heat during sunny days, while maintaining gorgeous views. And, best of all, they disappear at the touch of a button (or an iPad). https://youtu.be/hIyeqZqESbY Save Energy: Utilize your shading system to save additional energy beyond [...]

09/02/2016|Home Integration, Motorized Shading|

Key Drivers in Smart Home Adoption

The need and want for smart homes is rapidly growing, as Gartner Research “predicts that by 2020, there will be approximately 25 billion Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices. Out of these 25 billion, millions of them will be used to help consumers automate their homes.” How is this possible? Internet connectivity. Internet connectivity is [...]

08/05/2016|Home Integration|

Are there any maintenance requirements for home automation systems?

Electronic devices get smarter every day, and those devices are more connected than ever.  Remotes to control motorized shades, wall-mounted keypads to control lighting throughout the home, apps to control music and temperature, cloud based storage for security cameras – all of these developments have brought home automation to the forefront, and made it more [...]

12/28/2015|Home Integration|