Want a smart home? Here are some tips!

The buzzword lately in the home industry seems to be centered around “smart homes.” The first thing that should be address is the question of what exactly is a smart home. A smart home is defined as: a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic...

Why You Need a Central Vacuum

We’ve all experienced it at least once in our lives. Hauling a vacuum cleaner up and down stairs. Trying to navigate under and around furniture. Looking back at what you have accomplished and it turns out it isn’t that much. Worst of all, finding ourselves...

Tech Tip: Structured Wiring Checklist

 We have had several jobs recently that included structured wiring (Telephone, Data, and CableTV). While we want to be timely on our jobs, we also want to make sure the job is getting done right the first time. Hawkeye institutes the follow check list on all...

Tech Tip: New Construction Boxes

  Which box do we use?   The good-old blue box is standard, but is difficult when running multiple wires, particularly A/V wires. It is important to note that a Volume Control will NOT fit into a blue box with the wires attached.  The orange box is m our...

Tech Tip: The Wire we Need and Use

When our techs are stocking their trucks, they should have a small supply of coax, cat5, and speaker wire. The intention is that if you are on a service call, you will be able to get out of a pinch. They shouldn’t be full boxes. Our trucks aren’t big enough to house...