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LiteTouch to Vantage Upgrade

If you have LiteTouch then you have no doubt enjoyed it as your lighting controls solution. However, a few years ago the company behind LiteTouch was bought out and now the LiteTouch product line has been discontinued. What does that mean for you? Well, one of the biggest issues is that parts are no [...]

Masterpiece Home Theater Concept

We have a "masterpiece" home theater in the works, using the ultimate in video, audio, and home automation technology! Customers often wonder what goes into large projects like this, so we wanted to highlight the hardware that will be used and our conceptual images before construction begins. Then, once the project is finished, we [...]

Client Care Plans

We want our clients to enjoy their smart home setup to the full, with as few technical issues as possible. Because of this, we created our Client Care plans. These care plans ensure the optimal performance of your smart home equipment through preventative maintenance, software updates, remote support and more. We highly recommend our Client Care [...]

SurgeX Power & TPD Line Protection

A smart home setup is cutting edge technology, finely tuned and configured to fit your exact needs. It's also a considerable investment. Outside equipment like cameras, satellite dishes, Wi-Fi access points, and incoming cable lines can destroy a whole rack of equipment. That won't happen, though, when our techs install your system. Protecting your [...]

Profile | Luxury Rural Retreat

This luxury rural home has been outfitted to also be a smart home! Here is an overview of what we did: Savant Automation Outdoor pool sound system with burial subwoofer Savant climate control integrated with their Bacnet controlled HVAC Lighting control using Savant Metropolitan Wi-Fi keypads and rockers Custom colored speakers from James Loudspeaker in [...]

Profile | Luxury Manhattan Apartment

This luxury Manhattan apartment is also now a luxury smart home. Here is an overview of what we did: Savant Automation Kaleidescape movie server Vantage Smart RF Lighting Top mount sound bars for TVs Audio and Video distribution to 8 zones Climate control through Savant thermosats Custom sized and colored James Loudspeakers Customer has "welcome home" [...]

Profile | 15,000 Sq ft Castle

We just finished upgrading this beautiful 15,ooo square foot castle into a smart home paradise! Here is an overview of what we did: Savant Automation Audio distribution to 15 zones 4K video distribution to 10 zones Custom sized and color matched interior James Loudspeakers Professional wired and wireless network to cover the whole property Fiber optics [...]

Profile | Outdoor Entertainment System

You've seen the commercials. The ones where the guy is so excited that he can stream the big game to his smartphone. Maybe you've done that before while grilling out on your patio, or relaxing in the pool. But now there's more to be excited about than the big game on the small screen. This customer [...]

James Loudspeaker Review: Audio + Aesthetics

There are literally hundreds of speaker brands available. They appeal to every demographic available, from the mass market to niche pursuits, from barely usable to the refined, and from the ugly to finely polished. How do you choose? Here at iQuarters, we have found that when home consumers want an audio system installed in their house, it's not just [...]

Jandy Pool Control with Savant

Controlling Your Jandy Pool with Savant Have you ever wanted to heat the hot tub to just the right temperature BEFORE you returned home?  Or maybe you're taking a trip to the weekend home and want the pool heated upon arrival. iQuarters can make your wish come true.  Recently we connected our customer with their pool and [...]

LiteTouch Lighting to Vantage Upgrade Program

LiteTouch Lighting and Savant Lighting Upgrade With the discontinuation of Savant wired lighting and LiteTouch lighting products, iQuarters is please to present a pain free solution for LiteTouch/Savant lighting to Vantage upgrades.  Here are some highlights: • No drywall repair – We can use the existing LiteTouch/Savant enclosure to install your system, leaving no need for drywall [...]

Profile | Savant Smart Home in Red Hook

Savant Smart Home We are finishing up a fully automated Savant smart home in Red Hook, NY.  This home is controlled using Savant Systems and features: WiFi keypads to control lighting Savant Thermostats for HVAC control Surveillance cameras Distributed audio and video QMotion Advanced Roller Shades Episode Speakers (Distributed, Invisible, Soundbars) Currently available for rent here [...]

Invisible Speakers Installation

Looking for amazing sound without actually seeing the speakers in your wall or ceiling?  We've recently completed an invisible speakers installation in a customer's living room and the results were amazing.  Not only do they completely disappear, but the sound is outstanding.  It's like you're listening to the instruments live.  Here's the reason, according to [...]

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LANDSCAPE SERIES- Your soundtrack for the outdoors!

Going to have a BBQ this summer? Going to have people over to enjoy a summer day in your backyard? Play some touch football or some baseball with the family? Ok so lets make the list... Meat-Beer- Music-  Wait! if you are thinking about dragging some speakers outside with wires, get real! We can design and [...]

Introducing the First Motorized Drapery Rods

What can your curtains do? Well they can open and close.That's all they do, yet we have them over every window in the house. So if your going to buy some...at least get some that can open themselves! Guys, we all know we have to buy them. Your wife will want them and you probably [...]

Smart Series is here!

 Calm down! Get a hold of yourself! I know it’s hard but try and act professional! It’s here and I’ll just cut to the chase. A new and affordable home automation system.  What is home automation? You have seen it. You know, when Eva Mendes controls the lights and music in Will Smith’s apartment in [...]

Savant – The Ultimate Interface

Ever seen anything like this before on your kitchen table? This was a real note left for a husband before leaving on a trip.  Check out #4... ...“Make TV instructions for girls.” C’mon, just admit it. We have all been there. That one embarrassing moment when your kids are teaching you how to work the [...]

iQuarters Adds KEF to Speaker Line

iQuarters is proud to announce its partnership with KEF as an authorized retailer. Here's a brief background on the Innovators in Sound from their website...   "Innovation is what sets KEF apart. It's why we were founded, and why we've always attracted some of the world's most gifted acoustic engineers. The results are plain to see, in [...]

Savant Lighting Controller Custom RS232 Cable

On our latest job, we are using a Savant SmartMediaPro 6 (SSP-06004) as the main AV matrix switcher and controller for the house.  We are using a SmartLighting 18 (SSL-P018) as the Savant lighting controller.  They are both mounted in an equipment rack.  The way we connected the two is using the RS-232 Integration ports on [...]