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Unmatched Quality from a Home Theater Company

Hippo’s Home Entertainment has one of the best customer service guarantees in the business

In Columbia County, Hippo’s Home Theater Company is a local contractor specializing in installing indoor and outdoor smart home theaters for New York residents. We have a reputation built on being one of the best home entertainment installation contractors in town. We are known for our commitment to embracing the latest trends and innovations in the industry and have a high customer satisfaction rating.


Experience Home Automation Control With Crestron

Why Crestron is an Industry Leader and Top Homeowner Choice

Homeowners around the globe are discovering the convenience and ease of home automation controls. As an industry leader, Crestron is a top homeowner choice for providing unparalleled simplicity and luxury. Hippo’s is proud to offer Crestron to local homeowners because it’s a brand that means quality and innovation in the home automation market. 

Continue reading to explore what it would be like to experience Crestron home automation control in your Columbia County home. 


Ease of Living and Whole-Home Automation Systems

Explore the Latest Technology in Smart Home Living

Do you remember life before smartphones? If you’re one of the younger generations, there’s no such thing, but there was a time when there was no Internet, apps, or Google Maps. Astonishing. 

The point of this history lesson is that, someday, we’ll look back on whole-home automation systems in much the same way. New York’s younger generations will look incredulous when you tell them you had to raise the shades manually, turn off the lights via a light switch in every room, and get up from the couch to lock the doors. What?

Today’s whole-home automation systems have transformed everyday living, and we’re exceptionally grateful to be a part of our clients’ enhanced lifestyles. Let’s explore what smart home living and the latest technology bring to Albany.


The Benefits of Smart Office Automation for Commercial Spaces

Learn How Your Office Space Can Work for Everyone Who Uses It!

Smart office automation offers cutting-edge technology that transforms regular workspaces into connected hubs. This revolutionary trend is reshaping how commercial spaces operate all over New York, bringing many benefits beyond mere convenience. 

Keep reading to explore the advantages of office automation and how it’s redefining the modern workplace for many Lake George businesses. 


Enjoy Effortless Living With a Smart Home Automation System

A Smart Home Defines Luxury Living

At Hippo’s, we’re committed to creating customized smart home automation systems that exceed our clients’ expectations. How do we accomplish this? As your local technology experts with almost 40 years of experience, we’ve developed long and trusted relations with industry leaders in New York’s Capital Region and beyond. From the latest home entertainment to exquisite motorized shades and today’s LED lighting design, we’re equipped with state-of-the-art solutions and the knowledge to ensure reliable and easy-to-use integration. 

One of the brands we call partners is Crestron, a smart home company that’s been in business for over 50 years, positioning itself as a global leader in luxury smart home automation. 

Let’s explore what they bring to the table and how, together, we’re transforming homes in Albany and the surrounding locations.


Bring the Entertainment Outside with an Outdoor TV

A TV Can Be the Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Hub

Winter weather might be a bit rough in upstate New York, but the glorious summers attract people from all over for the comfortable temperatures that make spending time outdoors an all-day pleasure. Those lucky enough to spend the summer in Albany want to maximize their time outdoors, and that includes relaxing with their favorite entertainment. An outdoor TV is the perfect way to bring your favorite audio and video outside, from sports to movies under the stars. Read more below to learn what an outdoor TV can bring to your space. 


Transform Your Lake George Retreat with the Magic of Outdoor Audio 

Experience a Symphony of Nature and Music with Sonance Outdoor Speakers

Imagine the gentle lapping of Lake George’s waters, the rustling leaves of the Adirondack Mountains, and your favorite tunes filling the air. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? If you’ve invested in creating a beautiful outdoor space at your New York home, why not take it to the next level with an outdoor audio system? An outdoor audio system can provide the soundtrack to your spring, summer, and fall days and nights, making your outdoor living spaces even more enjoyable.


5 Real Benefits of Installing Landscape Lighting 

Landscape Lighting Adds Curb Appeal, Safety, and More

The Lake George area is a beautiful place for homeowners who enjoy the stunning natural surroundings and the tranquility of the lake. Whether upstate New York is a seasonal home or your permanent residence, you can elevate your Lake George home’s appearance and functionality by installing landscape lighting. Let’s explore five benefits that make landscape lighting an intelligent choice for you and your family.


How Best to Automate Your Motorized Shades

Integrate Lutron’s Smart Shades with Crestron for Unparalleled Home Control & Automation

No fully automated smart home would be complete without Lutron motorized shades, and if you are in Lake George or anywhere else in New York State, Hippo’s Home Entertainment can install them for you. We can also do a whole lot more, like automate lighting and shading through Crestron Home. And why exactly would you want to do that? 

Read on to learn how the combination of Lutron motorized shades and Crestron automation give you unparalleled control over your smart home. 


What to Look for in a Video Surveillance System

3 Essential Features You Want for Better Home Protection

Are all video surveillance systems alike? On the surface, they might share many of the same features. But there are significant differences that you should know about. Considering that many DIY surveillance cameras are available, you might be tempted to purchase one of these relatively low-cost solutions. 

But professionally configured and installed surveillance systems have some significant advantages. Keep reading so you can make an informed decision for your Saratoga, NY, home.