• Unmatched Quality from a Home Theater Company

    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.…


  • Do You Need Smart Home Window Treatments?

    Do You Need Smart Home Window Treatments?

    How Technology Can Redefine How You Relax and Work at Home When you embrace smart technology, you will find solutions that surpass the simple “cool” factor and impact the convenience and function of your home. Even something as simple as window treatments can go from something nice to look at to an item of convenience,…


  • Experience Home Automation Control With Crestron

    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…


  • Our Favorite Smart Office Automation Features

    Our Favorite Smart Office Automation Features

    Explore Which Elements We Recommend to Clients to Keep Their Workspaces Intuitive and Productive! Efficiency has always been one of the keys to success, and smart office automation is doing its best to revolutionize the way we work. When implemented, daily tasks become more convenient, streamlined, and productive.  At Hippo’s, we always recommend specific technologies…


  • Ease of Living and Whole-Home Automation Systems

    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…


  • The Benefits of Smart Office Automation for Commercial Spaces

    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…


  • Enjoy Effortless Living With a Smart Home Automation System

    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…


  • Bring the Entertainment Outside with an Outdoor TV

    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…


  • Transform Your Lake George Retreat with the Magic of Outdoor Audio 

    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…


  • 5 Real Benefits of Installing Landscape Lighting 

    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…


  • Is It Time to Update Your Backyard Entertainment Options?

    Is It Time to Update Your Backyard Entertainment Options?

    A Sonance Outdoor Speaker System Can Enhance Backyard Fun Like many homeowners, you probably enjoy spending time in your backyard during the warmer months. Whether it’s hosting barbecues, playing yard games, swimming in the pool, or simply lounging with a good book, your backyard can be a great place to relax and unwind. However, consider…


  • How Best to Automate Your Motorized Shades

    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…


  • Find Luxury with Lutron’s Lineup of Smart Switches and Dimmers

    Find Luxury with Lutron’s Lineup of Smart Switches and Dimmers

    Choose the Best Lutron Lighting Controls for Your Home Are you tired of looking at outdated and unappealing light switches in your home? Did you know that smart switches and dimmers from Lutron are beautiful and can match your home’s decor? When you’re ready to look at switch options, don’t let yourself be limited in…


  • What to Look for in a Video Surveillance System

    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…


  • 6 Reasons You’ll Love Lutron Motorized Shades

    6 Reasons You’ll Love Lutron Motorized Shades

    Lutron Motorized Shades Offer Style, Convenience, and Performance Motorized shades are a must-have solution for the modern smart home. Adding power to window shades and treatments makes them far easier to operate with the touch of a button. You can forget about pulls, strings, and other manual controls; a quiet motor does the work for…


  • Elevate Your Listening Experience with High-End Speakers

    Elevate Your Listening Experience with High-End Speakers

    Speakers from KEF, Bowers and Wilkins, and Magnepan Let You Hear All the Nuance and Detail in Music Some people are OK with listening to music on inexpensive headphones. Some rely on Bluetooth speakers or the convenience of Amazon Echo or Google Nest. Those are all expeditious choices, but if you’ve graduated from merely OK…


  • Simplify Your Life with a Smart Home System

    Simplify Your Life with a Smart Home System

    A Smart Home Should Make Things Easier Are you often frustrated by technology? Unfortunately, many people are, including the tech-savvy. Part of the problem is that technology is integral to our daily lives yet has become increasingly complex.  When it comes to smart home technology, we feel it should be simple. A smart home system…


  • 4 Ways to Control Your Smart Home

    4 Ways to Control Your Smart Home

    Control Your Home Your Way! How would you like to manage your smart home? Some home automation solutions only give you one or two ways to control your smart devices and systems. Don’t settle for a few choices. Home automation is all about comfort, luxury, and convenience. And like your cake, you ought to get…


  • How a Smart Office Can Improve Productivity

    How a Smart Office Can Improve Productivity

    The Remote Work Experiment is Over – Now Let’s Get Down to Business During the pandemic, employers sent millions of workers to log in from home to keep them healthy. Employers feared productivity would sink, teams would not talk, and revenue would tumble. But, they found a surprising result – some employees performed their jobs…


  • Get Ready For Game Day With An Outdoor TV Installation

    Get Ready For Game Day With An Outdoor TV Installation

    Entertain on your pool or patio with an outdoor entertainment system that responds to a tap Are you ready to entertain as sports pick back up? Your outdoor living spaces are perfect for hosting game day parties with friends and family. So take the fun under the sun, whether you want to hang out by…


  • Smart Thermostats Are The Ultimate Home Climate Control Solution

    Smart Thermostats Are The Ultimate Home Climate Control Solution

    Take the Guesswork Out of Living Comfortably With Automation Technology If you’ve ever had to get out of your cozy bed to turn down the thermostat a few degrees because you forgot to set it before heading to your bedroom, then this blog is for you. Or, if you’ve ever walked into your New York…


  • Add Drama and Flair to Your Home with Landscape Lighting

    Add Drama and Flair to Your Home with Landscape Lighting

    Don’t Let the Beauty of Your Property Go Unseen After Dark You put significant time, money and effort into your home’s outside appearance. From the architecture to the manicured landscaping and specimen trees, your property stands out. But what happens after the sun goes down? The beauty of many homes disappears after dark. But it…


  • Take the Music Outside with an Outdoor Speaker System

    Take the Music Outside with an Outdoor Speaker System

    The Sonance Landscape Series Transforms Your Outdoors with Audiophile-Worthy Sound After a long winter in upstate New York, spring is in the air, and the sun hangs around much longer. That signals that it’s time to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake George and get outside. But you don’t have to go far to enjoy…


  • Here’s How a Smart Home System Will Enhance Your Lifestyle

    Here’s How a Smart Home System Will Enhance Your Lifestyle

    Sit back and enjoy your home with the luxury and convenience only a smart home can bring Your home should be a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, where every little detail is customized to create a space that can satisfy your wants and needs. It should be a place where you can effortlessly control everything,…


  • 3 Reasons Why Motorized Blinds Are a Must in Modern Luxury Homes 

    3 Reasons Why Motorized Blinds Are a Must in Modern Luxury Homes 

    Elevate the comfort, luxury, and aesthetics of your home with high-tech shading solutions Window treatments are sometimes overlooked elements of a home, but they are vital in enhancing a room’s design and comfort. While manual shades are popular because of their affordable prices, they are only less expensive because they lack the features that provide…


  • Essential Elements for Creating the Perfect Home Theater Design in Columbia County

    Essential Elements for Creating the Perfect Home Theater Design in Columbia County

    Here’s How to Craft Cinematic Bliss  Feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle while living in New York? Well, here’s a little secret: you don’t need to go far to escape into the world of cinema. By partnering with a smart home integration company, you can create your own movie theater experience right in the…