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did a wonderful job for us. We told him what we wanted and he really listened to us. He made suggestions to keep our project within our budget." He showed up right on time each day and left us a note with the information about what he had done. There were no surprises. He cleaned up everything so well that we would of never known he had been there working. He followed up with a phone call/text to let us know when the piece we needed would be in and to find out what day would work with OUR schedule to return. Very professional in all our encounters!

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Home automation

Home automation systems are the next generation of high-end consumer electronics. They allow users to program default settings for their home that match their own personal preferences and remotely manipulate certain appliances via smartphones and other remote technologies.

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Automating reviews in Boston

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I am very pleased with their knowledge and professionalism.
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's prices for equipment were competitive and he had already done the research on what the best equipment is to suit our needs. We told him what our desires were for our new home and he came back with a quote that was fair. The price listed in this review is the total for both installations. We just had them done at separate times.
He programmed our universal remote so anyone who is not tech savvy could still work the system (and he took the time to show us how to use it and to tweak the system to our preferences).
He set up 2 zones for the audio so we can have the surround sound speakers with the TV in the living room and listen to the audio from that or something different on the patio. My husband questioned whether we really needed the outdoor speakers when I asked to have them installed but I think that is probably one of his favorite features now :-)
Crescendo stands behind their work and are very service oriented. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I've known
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for several years because he has done many installations for my employer. Some people may not feel comfortable leaving contractors alone in their home doing an installation but with
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and his crew I know they are trustworthy and have them alone in my home on more than one occasion..
- Nyla W.
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It turned out fine and I had no problems. The installation was pretty
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and the monthly monitoring fee is $34.99. The customer reps were very pleasant and helpful. The customer service was excellent.
- Mary R.
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, the technician, arrived within the specified window. He was courteous, meticulous and knowledgeable. Although the job took much longer than he anticipated, he communicated with me and was extremely helpful. My husband and I were doing some work of our own around the house, when our drill broke he graciously offered to lend us his. We have used
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on our previous home - our experiences with them have always been top-notch & extremely responsive.
- Hang N.
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I was referred to
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from a neighbor after I had already met with another company. I was very impressed with their demonstration that they did to show me what the lights looked like on my house, the previous company did not do that. What really made me decide to use them was the "complete package", being able to add my porch lights and coach lights to the automatic timer and replacing switches in my home that I could control from my IPhone. I really felt like they were professionals with the quality of products and extra services. I was very happy with the installation and their employees were very polite. I feel like the price difference between them and the other company was justified with the professionalism, and I would pay for it again.
- holly H.
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Excellent. These guys were professional, efficient and fast. They offered great advice on tv placement and also reinstalled my mount which had been installed incorrectly. They were very tidy and when they left it was like they were not even there. They did not end the job until everything was perfect. Definitely recommending these guys and will use them again.
- Keeva B.
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and his partner preformed brilliantly encountering several obstacles both in the indoor and outdoor projects. They overcame the obstacles and did not raise the price. They even returned later to adjust and stabilize the outdoor lighting at no extra charge.
I would definitely use them for all my electrical needs and I would highly recommend them to all my friends.
- PAUL B.
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I spoke to the provider with our requirements and was steered somewhat into how things should be done. I did insist how I wanted things to be done and the provider accepted this. This is due to past experience in commissioning a home automation project.
The provider revisited my home with some colleagues to measure up and quantify the work required for the job. I then received an eye-watering quote of $72,000 which in my opinion was significantly overpriced. Upon scrutinising the quote, I discovered that many of the items included had a
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-up of 100% (doubled in price), and many around that figure. The items in question were easily available through websites or on Amazon.
The quote included items which I had explained we did not need, such as a media server, some internet switches and other equipment.
Upon contacting the provider by email, it became more and more apparent that the provider did not like the fact that his quote was being scrutinised (although at that price, I'd be amazed at who wouldn't question it). I explained to the provider that although I am happy to pay fairly for time and expertise, I'm not happy to pay inflated
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-ups on readily available products. I also then explained to the provider that we are now considering an alternative system from a well known automation manufacturer (on sales in Home Depot and Lowes) and would they be interested in installing it.
The arrogant response included the phrase 'We are not interested in a science experiment. It is nice to hear that with a little research on the Internet you are an expert at a trade that I have spent 15 years to become proficient at.' - I have retained the email thread for my records.
We still have a budget of $30,000 for this project which has now been downsized and I'm bewildered as to why a contractor would take this attitude with me and expect such a quote to not go through some form of scrutiny. I will be avoiding this provider for any future work at this, or any other home I may move to, and I will recommending to my friends and colleagues that they do the same.


- James L.
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This provider is an authorized
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and Home Connect authorized dealer. Most of my alarm and automation parts were purchased before I had a relationship with the company. This review is for the excellent service I received from
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. All of my dealings with this company has been with Sterling
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. Anytime (and I am talking quite a few times), Sterling has helped me get connected and with programming of my system. My system is a Vista 21ip with both wired and wireless sensors. I buy self monitoring from
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and completely monitor my system via Total Connect using SMS and Push notifications to my wireless devices (iPad, iPhone, etc.). Anytime that I encountered an error with my programming or need help adding devices, all I need to do is send Sterling an email and he replies promptly (must of the time in mins or hours). Just yesterday I had a problem with my wireless Ademco Smoke Detectors. If I would purposely set them off with smoke to test them, the detectors would sound an alarm, however it wouldn't activate my sirens and talk to my keypads. Sterling connected to my panel within an hour of sending my email and just fixed it, then emailed me back and told me exactly what I did wrong with the programming, and told me how to program it myself if I decide to add more detectors in the future. Let me say and I am totally be honest with you... I DO NOT WRITE REVIEWS. I DO NOT TALK TO TELEMARKETERS so me writing this review is because of my satisfaction with Sterling and business. If you need any alarm parts or monitoring for your alarm, I recommend you go with
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. I feel so blessed that I found this company. It was just by
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in searching the Internet. Oh let me mention something else, Sterling has several You Tube videos that walk you step by step in setting up various parts of the
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Alarm System. I have to say, I watch a lot of these videos. I found most to be very helpful.
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offers full monitoring and self monitoring packages. I purchased the self monitoring and automation package. I have total control of my system (which I love) and it is very reliable. By the way, good luck in finding a company that provides self monitoring. The plans are very reliable and you are billed monthly. There is no pressure and no contracts. This is an honest to god true review. Take my word for it. Try it. You can't go wrong.
I hate writing reviews! Thanks
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/ Sterling. I will be a customer from here on out.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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- Jeffrey S.

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A & S Electric, Inc.

4 Shadowbrook Ln Apt 30
Milford

A2 Systems

15 New England Executive Park
Burlington

ACCESS CONNECTIONS

PO Box 2426
Littleton

Accurate Concrete Cutting

7 Micro Dr
Woburn

Afriel LLC

5928 Hixson Pike

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm.com

8150 Leesburg Pike

All Modern Technologies

31 Booth Road
Dedham

Anytime Helper

Framingham

ARCO, LLC

51 Mount Alvernia rd
Chestnut Hill

Associated Tradesmen

62 Pawtucket Drive
Lowell

Audio - Video Alternatives, LLC

419 Andover Street
North Andover

AUDIO ANSWER

237 Riverview Ave
Auburndale

AUDIO CONCEPTS

90 COMMONWEALTH AVE
Attleboro Falls

Audio Dave

453 Common St
Belmont

Audio Video Connection

26 Pond St
Belmont

Aurora Lighting LLC

19 Verona Street

AV Connection

10 Stuart ave
Plymouth

Ayotte Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

108 MIDDLESEX ST
North Chelmsford

Back Bay Shutter Co Inc

169 Merrimac St
Woburn

BASCO SECURITY INC

143 PRISCILLA DR
Pembroke

BISESTI ELECTRIC & ALARM CO

PO BOX 447
Peabody

Bolt Security

10 Dorrance St

Bond Electric

161 Surrey Ln
Dracut

Boston Home Theaters, Inc

4995 Washington Street
West Roxbury

Boston Security and Alarm

54 Bridge Street
Beverly

Brendan P Sullivan Electric

16 West St
Pembroke

BRISTOW ELECTRIC CO INC

74 FOREST ST
Attleboro

Budget Theater 4u

13 Wilshire ln

Buttonwood Communications, Inc

27 Delmont St
Boston

Cabinet Tronix

290 Trousdale Dr

CARDOSO ELECTRICAL SERVICES

414 LOWELL ST
Wakefield

Cartunes ETC

2 Laconia Ave

CENTURY SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

42 FURNESS ST
Revere

CJ's Finish Carpentry

505 Maple St
Danvers

Compcustomz LLC

51263 Fischer Park Dr.

Connect AV, Inc.

61 Crescent Ave.
Melrose

CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS

36 GRINNELL ST
Berkley

Creswell Property Solutions Co.

106 tenth st
Tewksbury

CURRY AUDIO

91 MEDWAY RD
Milford

Custom PC

70 MARTIN AVE
North Andover

CUTTING EDGE SYSTEMS CORP

364 LITTLETON RD
Westford

D.M.S. Electric Incorporated

146 Winter St.
Whitman

DB SYSTEMS

Marlborough

Dean M. Sommese Electrical Contractor

9 Rolling Meadow Dr
Millis

DIGITRON COMMUNICATIONS

6355 TOPANGA CANYON BLVD

Dr. Home Service LLC.

955 Goffs Fall Road

Dracut Kitchen & Bath

18 Chuck Drive
Dracut

E F Winslow Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc.

8 Reardon Circle
South Yarmouth

ELITE MEDIA SOLUTIONS

9 FOREST ST
Wellesley Hills

Forest Street Builders

6 Atlanta Street
Haverhill

Friece Electrical Service Inc

596 Boston Providence Tpke Ste 3
Norwood

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

G Green Design Center

PO Box 493
Mashpee

G.Jones & Companies LLC

5 chickatawbut rd
Framingham

Gaia Worldwide

86a Sherman St

Halliday Construction

1408 Centre St
Roslindale

Home Theater Systems Boston

280 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Boston

Huntington TV / Huntington Home Systems

369 Boylston St
Newton Center

iHome Systems

PO Box 1270
Concord

ITHomeDesign

30 Newbury st 3rd floor
Boston

J F Kelly Electric

869 E. Broadway
Boston

JBS HOME INSPECTIONS

15 Vineyard St
Cambridge

JimAV LLC

1 Ragged Hill Rd.
Milford

JP McCurdy Electrical Services Inc

17 Walnut Rd
Swampscott

Kauffman Audio & Video

100 Cummings Center
Beverly

Kelly Electrical Services

32 Partridge Hill Road
Braintree

Kenney Electrical

12 concord street

Kreative AV Inc.

103 Willow St
Malden

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Maguire Company Inc

PO Box 600785
Newton

Matthew Johnson Construction

20 Adams Street
Medfield

Maven Audio Visual

172 Pollard st.
North Billerica

Missing Pieces

Cattail Circle

Monitronics Security

2350 Valley View Ln

MyDVDTransfer.com

731 Elden Street

Nationwide Lifts of Mass

231 Woburn St
Wilmington

New England Energy Concepts Inc.

2461 Maple Swamp Rd.
North Dighton

New England Home Theater

PO Box 335
Hathorne

New England Safety Systems, Inc

680 B Richmond St
East Taunton

NICHOLAS TOMASZCZUK ELECTRIC

89 LEBANON ST
Melrose

On Q Media Systems

16 Concord St
Malden

Peerless Audio and Video

842 Upper Union Street
Franklin

Perfect Sound

1053C Riverdale Street
West Springfield

Pete Wilcox & Sons, Inc.

22 Weston St.
Carver

Philip's Electric LLC

350 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington

PRO TECHNOLOGIES

PO Box 5404

Promethean Solutions

19 Indian Ln
Marlborough

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Puzzle Piece Technologies, L.L.C.

PO Box 77
Northborough

PW DiMasi Electric

63 Boynton St
Waltham

R & D Audio

550 Adams St
Quincy

Rapid Response Electric

4 Jade Walk
Medfield

Raydan Technologies Corporation

22 N. Main St., STE 8L
Randolph

Remodel Boston

516 East Second Street
Boston

Robert Downey

685 Boston Rd
Billerica

Ron Bongiorno Electric

23 Henry St.
Saugus

RT Construction & Remodeling

36 colby dr
Halifax

Sasson, Dr. J. Alan

12 Webster St
Brookline

Secure Lock, Safe & Alarm Co

54 BRIDGE ST
Beverly

Sentry Protective Systems

8 Irene Ave
Billerica

Smart Home Tech

11 76th Street
Newburyport

SONAGUARD

P.O. Box 301
Holbrook

Sonaguard

P.O. Box 301
Holbrook

SOUNDS GOOD CORPORATION

26 FOX RD
Waltham

Soundscapes

462 High Plain St
Walpole

SOUTH SHORE AUDIO VIDEO INSTALLATION

534 Main St
South Weymouth

Startec Communications

8 Pequot Way
Canton

Steven M Parker Electric

633 Riverside Avenue
Haverhill

Structured Solutions

26 Black Cat Rd
Plymouth

SULLECTRIC Inc.

PO BOX 550
Milton

SVI SYSTEMS, LLC

400 Bedford St

Systems Design & Integration, Inc.

4995 Washington Street
West Roxbury

The Holland Companies

519 Albany St # 200
Boston

The Home Theater Company

12 Alfred street
Woburn

The House Doctors

349 Marlborough St
Boston

Thomas Cosgrove

46 stewart st
Quincy

TOAD Inc

8 Harborlight Drive
Plymouth

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

Troymade

1 summerhill ave
Worcester

VMA Electric Inc

81 Maple St
Marlborough

Watts Control, Inc.

300 Eliot St.
Ashland

Westbrook Electric

3 Olympic Annex

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