Lighting Control Is All About Style

Lighting Control Is All About Style

Add In Convenience and Comfort, And You’ve Got a Luxury Living Experience Decision-making is an essential skill for New Yorkers. Whether it regards your commute, what to wear for the day, or what to eat for lunch, making decisions is part of our daily lives. And...

Find Out Why We Love Stem Audio

Find Out Why We Love Stem Audio

The Conference Room Solution That Lets You Mix and Match to Fit Your Needs There’s no need to learn the ins and outs of a new or complicated AV system every time you step foot into a new conference room, huddle space, classroom, or other meeting space. New York, NY...

Here Are 4 Things You Should Know About Motorized Shades

Here Are 4 Things You Should Know About Motorized Shades

How do you currently operate the window treatments in your home? Walking around to every window in your living spaces can prove to be time consuming depending on the size of your White Plains-area property. And what do you do about hard-to-reach windows? If you leave them open or closed all the time for the sake of convenience, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better way.

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4 Must-Have Commercial Automation Features to Add to Your MDU

4 Must-Have Commercial Automation Features to Add to Your MDU

Property Owners, Here’s What NYC-Area Tenants Are Looking For Now When you first hear about home automation, we expect that most people conjure up images of sprawling, suburban homes with some acreage. Here in New York City, however, where the majority of our...

Top 3 Hi-Fi Audio Brands We Love

Top 3 Hi-Fi Audio Brands We Love

Cloud9 Smart Offers All of These – And More – For NYC Homes Just Like Yours As the saying goes, “music makes the world go ‘round.” But so do other audio forms – podcasts, audiobooks, movie soundtracks, you name it. There’s nothing quite like lounging at home after a...

New From Savant: Integrated Scenes & Zoom Rooms

New From Savant: Integrated Scenes & Zoom Rooms

A lot has changed over the last year and a half, and New York City businesses have had to adapt tremendously. On the one hand, there’s been the concern for employee safety; on the other, there’s been your company’s evolution and triumph in the face of unprecedented struggles.

Your Conference Room Design Needs an Upgrade

Your Conference Room Design Needs an Upgrade

There’s been a design trend over the last few decades to make commercial spaces feel more like home, reminding employees of the welcoming and design-centric comforts that await them at the end of the workday while they spend 40+ hours per week in a work building. Offices no longer need to be stark fluorescent rooms with bulky black speakers and TV displays.

Enjoy the Outdoors This Season with an Entertainment Upgrade

Enjoy the Outdoors This Season with an Entertainment Upgrade

It’s beautiful in the Tri-State right now, so why would you want to stay indoors to watch the game, catch up on your favorite Netflix series or view the latest episode of a podcast? If you incorporate outdoor entertainment solutions into your outside spaces, then you don’t need to stay cooped up indoors when the sun is shining and the weather is perfect.

Hide Away Your Tech Without Losing Grandeur

Hide Away Your Tech Without Losing Grandeur

Most homeowners want an impressive high-definition flatscreen in their home to watch their favorite movies and TV shows. They also want exceptional high-performance speakers and audio components to power the sound of their TV entertainment, podcasts, and music enjoyment. While there are plenty of beautiful pieces of equipment that can serve as a centerpiece of your entertainment room (we love us some Mcintosh), some people prefer not to have their innovative technology serve as the main showpiece in their living spaces.

Why We Like Ketra Lighting

Why We Like Ketra Lighting

There’s a reason why Cloud9 Smart utilizes Ketra lighting on many of our client projects. There is so much evidence suggesting that lighting makes a significant impact on our day-to-day lives. Ketra is the dynamic lighting system we trust to make a positive impact on your home’s or office’s atmosphere and your mood.

Networking Solutions for Your Remote Office Space

Networking Solutions for Your Remote Office Space

The last year was quite the whirlwind, to say the least. Life as we knew it transformed, setting all New Yorkers, and the world, along a path into uncharted territory. But we’ve found new ways to thrive amidst the “new normal,” notably in the business world.

Refresh Your Home for the New Year with Lighting Control

Refresh Your Home for the New Year with Lighting Control

Lighting control and new lighting fixtures can be one of the most convenient and energy-saving solutions you can bring into your existing home. Even when there’s nothing seemingly wrong with the lighting in your home, upgrading your existing lighting features and lamps can bring massive lifestyle improvements to the space you love and massive savings on your electric bill.

Conversation: Shira Charles

Conversation: Shira Charles

We had the opportunity to connect and chat with Shira Charles of Charles Interior. Shira's recent blog, "Smart Design Within Your Interiors," was truly appreciated, so we reached out to continue the conversation. You can read the...

Work from Home Reality Check

Work from Home Reality Check

You're working in your pajamas, chilling with your best pup, and avoiding the morning MTA rush! Sounds ideal, right? Yeah, so when did you realize working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be? Was it two or three months into quarantine? We usually separate work...

Recap: 2019 with Cloud9 Smart

Recap: 2019 with Cloud9 Smart

It was a spectacular year and Cloud9 Smart has seen tremendous growth and success, but most importantly we’ve grown as a team coming together to provide the best possible service.

Review: Extron Room Scheduling 

Review: Extron Room Scheduling 

There are many scheduling methods and software options, but the trick is finding the one that works best for your office. Calendars are great, but when you have multiple daily meetings and few conference rooms there are bound to be conflicts. Extron has created a room...

Conversation: Ate Atema

Conversation: Ate Atema

We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Ate Atema on a project for a unique non-profit organization in Chelsea. His work is absolutely inspiring and it was a pleasure having him stop by to discuss the project. Some of our favorite features from the project...

Our 2019 Lighting Summit

Our 2019 Lighting Summit

We had a great turn out for the 2019 Lighting Summit at the Savant Experience Center! We’d like to thank the Architects and design professionals who attended throughout the day. Many of the attendees were able to earn up to five AIA learning units, mingle with their...

Review: The Formation Series

Review: The Formation Series

Last week we got our hands on the brand new Bowers & Wilkins Formation Series, and have not been this thrilled over innovation in the audio space for a long time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOwqCnVzHX0 The first real competitor to the Sonos platform, The...

USAI’s Collaboratory in SoHo

USAI’s Collaboratory in SoHo

We paid a visit to one of the leaders in smart lighting. USAI gave us a look at their architectural lighting showroom and collaboration. There we discussed the state of LED lighting, as well as the advantage of USAI's inside-out design approach. Find USAI at our...

Ketra Lighting Explained

Ketra Lighting Explained

Ketra specializes in bringing natural light to indoor spaces. With the ability to generate a wider gamut of color via precision optics, Ketra’s technology allows light to be tailored to every room and its purpose. The result is a more comfortable atmosphere, and...

Review: ClickShare

Review: ClickShare

Our resident Engineer Brandon Carey walks us through the experience of using ClickShare. For any office that has struggled with sharing content, ClickShare is an incredibly handy retrofit solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyBjpFboO0I

Lutron Motorized Shades – Considerations

Lutron Motorized Shades – Considerations

In 2019, Lutron offers two styles of smart roller shades that our clients keep asking for. The key difference is how they are mounted. Standard Roller Shade (Sivoia QS) – Usually mounted out of sight. Palladiom – Mounted proud. The Trouble with Motorized Shades It is...

Savant Systems 2019

Savant Systems 2019

Savant is beloved as a smarthome platform for one crucial reason: It is incredibly simple to use. It takes complex tasks across un-connected devices, and brings them into a simple interface with a barely noticeable learning curve. That learning curve is around two...