Bethesda Systems Wins Two Electronic House Magazine Home of the Year Awards

Bethesda technology integration firm wins awards in “Best Home Theater” and “Best Master Suite” categories

BETHESDA, Md. – May 9, 2013 – Bethesda Systems, a nationally recognized top-100 technology integration firm, was recently named the winner of two prestigious technology design and installation “Home of the Year Awards” by EH Publishing and Electronic House magazine.

Integration firms from all over North America entered homes and projects into the annual awards competition, which drew Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 13 different categories. Winners were carefully selected by the Electronic House editorial and art staffs based on all aspects involved in an installation, such as project creativity, innovation, equipment incorporated, obstacles overcome, homeowner priorities met, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits.

“Each year, our Home of the Year Awards competition lets us see the most innovative and creative ways that custom electronics professionals have infused homes with today’s technology, and this year’s entries did not disappoint,” says Electronic House editor Arlen Schweiger.

“We are honored to be recognized by Electronic House magazine for our work on these two projects,” said Michael Wilson, owner of Bethesda Systems. “This recognition is a testament to our dedicated staff’s commitment to provide our customers the best in design, installation and service.”

Bethesda Systems earned Electronic House‘s Silver Award in the category of “Best Home Theater: $25,000 to $75,000” for an impressive installation that perfectly incorporated a 20-foot-wide projection screen into a modern living room to create a functional, family-friendly multipurpose home entertainment area.

To complete the home theater experience, Bethesda Systems equipped the homeowners with an Apple-based home control system from Savant, which allows the family to easily control the entertainment system and various combinations of lighting that include recessed lights, sconces, step lights, lamps and cove lights. Full details of the project can be found at

Bethesda Systems also received a Bronze Award in the category of “Best Master Suite” for a project that required the integration firm to design and install a true home theater experience in a homeowner’s bedroom. The award-winning project included the installation of a 96-inch drop down projection screen, hidden video projector, a 46-inch flat panel television and 5.1-channel surround-sound system—all incorporated perfectly into the master bedroom.

A Control4 control system serves as the bedroom’s “brains”, and offers multiple viewing options including: watch TV, watch Movie, switch from TV to Movie, and switch from Movie to TV. The system also allows the owner to select content accordingly (like cable for TV or Blu-ray for Movie), prep the room’s lights and shades and smoothly transition the associated audio to avoid any disturbance such as sound abruptly clipping on and off when the owner moves from the TV to the projection screen. Full details of the project can be found at

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About Bethesda Systems

Bethesda Systems is a leading technology integration firm specializing in advanced control systems, dedicated theaters, media rooms, audio distribution, lighting control, security systems, networks, electrical systems and more. Additionally, Bethesda Systems is committed to the growth of green technology, incorporating the latest advancements in LED lighting, home automation and energy management in residential and commercial applications. For more information on Bethesda Systems, visit

About Electronic House

The premier showcase for home technology, Electronic House and offer inspiration to those seeking to enhance their lifestyles with automation, A/V and more as they buy, build or remodel their homes. Electronic House takes an in-depth look at professionally installed high-tech solutions for the entire home, covering everything from audio and video to automation systems that encompass lighting control, security, climate, as well as the ways technology blends with interior design. Our Homes of the Month, EH Ideas, Possibilities Room and Behind the Scenes installation articles plus Technology Trends, Product Reviews and Learning Center items take readers through the complete process of researching, planning and achieving their high-tech home transformations.
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About EH Publishing, Inc.

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