Entries by projects@coldspringdesign.com

Stay-At-Home Traffic Jamming Your Home Network?

The Stay-At-Home Advisory has really put a strain on… home networks. We’re only half kidding. Social distancing is really difficult. On top of that, people are realizing their home network can’t handle the sudden increase in traffic and activity, which is causing extra frustration. And no one needs added frustration right now. Today’s home networks […]

Telecommuting Technology: Help If Your Company Isn’t Ready & Tips for Remote Workers

Does your business have the technology for telecommuting in place? With more local corporations mandating that employees work from home, some of our commercial clients have reached out to ensure they are prepared for a similar situation, if need be. At ACT, like everywhere, we’re worried about people’s health and the economy. We’d like to […]

Staying Safe in a Connected World

The recent stories in the news about Ring cameras being hacked — or accessed — are scary. We feel this is a great time for some reminders about security. Take a minute to think about how many Internet-connected devices are in your home. According to research from Parks Associates, US broadband households now own more […]

Multi-Room, Hi-Res Music Made Easy with Bluesound Music Systems

ACT is happy to offer a new music system option for our customers: Bluesound hi-res sound systems. Bluesound was started by designers, engineers and other music lovers who spent their lives in the music industry. They set out to create a system that could deliver high-fidelity audio. The result is audiophile-grade wireless HiFi speakers and […]

How to Keep Your Home Electronics Up and Running Through the Winter

Winter is the season of power outages in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for home electronics to misbehave after an outage. If any of your electronics stop working — whether it’s after a power outage or any other time — the first step is usually to reboot the equipment. A reboot means turning the power […]

ACT Wins Two Awards from Local Builders’ Groups!

ACT was thrilled to win two awards this fall from two local builders and remodelers associations! In October, ACT was a gold winner in the Best Use of Smart Home Technology category at the 2016 PRISM Awards Gala. Hosted by The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (www.bragb.org), the PRISM Awards recognize the finest […]

Is Home Automation for “Real People?”

Home automation, smart homes, home control – there was a time when these terms made us think of The Jetsons. Today, home automation solutions are offered by cable companies, security companies, Home Depot and even apps on your smart phone or tablet. Although most people are familiar with the concept of home automation, there is […]