Case Study: Home Theater

(POTOMAC, MD) Here’s an occasion where a family was already in the process of building a dedicated home theater when they found Bethesda Systems. After extensive online research, recommendations from friends, and even some equipment purchases, their search for the perfect filmscreen lead them to us. Once they met with our skilled staff, and toured our showroom, they saw possibilities beyond their initial vision.

We reassessed their needs and while still using some of the equipment they already purchased, recommended new
components and ideas to complete the job. What we didn’t use of theirs, we were able to re-sell for them. After managing the entire construction and electrical requirements, we provided top-quality design solutions including acoustical treatments, a star ceiling, seating riser, and custom lighting systems. Equipment and components alone are only pieces to the puzzle. The overall design of the space is what will ultimately give you the full cinematic experience — and that’s exactly what our clients wanted.

CLIENT QUOTE: “Bethesda Systems delivered more than they promised. They exceeded our expectations in workmanship, expertise, quality and customer service, and it was amazing how accurate their rendering was to the final product.”

Technician QUOTE: “A job like this doesn’t happen without an extensive amount of coordination. The services we were able to provide extended far beyond selling and installing the A/V & Control Systems. We designed and built the entire room, our Electrical Division took care of all lighting and power needs. Our Client did not have to lift a finger or direct any of the many contractors. This room was delivered turnkey.”, Tim G., Project Manager

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Bethesda Systems Partners with Sandy Spring Builders’ New Classics Show Home


Bethesda, MD – October 4, 2010 – Bethesda Systems, a leading technology integration firm, announces its partnership with Sandy Spring Builders as the lead installer of audio/visual, home automation and energy management systems of the Bradley Green Home, a LEED®-certified show home.

Throughout the home —which features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half-baths, and three finished levels — Bethesda Systems installations include a complete-home audio sound system, five televisions as well as climate and lighting control. All controllable remotely, or from the in-wall mounted iPad.

Located at 5312 Bradley Boulevard near the intersection of Goldsboro Road, the approximately 6,300-square-foot home was completed under 16 weeks from foundation. The home combines the architecturally rich custom construction that has defined Sandy Spring Builders with innovative systems.

“The project runs on the Control4 home automation system, an affordable, scalable solution making it possible for virtually any appliance or device in the home to intelligently communicate with another,” said Bethesda Systems partner Mike Wilson. “From locks to lights, doors to drapes you have the ability to control them, no matter where you are. Control4 boasts: a typical 3BR home powered by this system will eliminate more than 850 pounds of CO2 emissions a year. That’s like not driving a car for a month.”

The Bradley Green Home is open to visitors Friday-Tuesday 11AM to 6PM, or by appointment. For more information on Bethesda Systems’ wide array of services please visit

(Clockwise from TOP LEFT) 5312 Bradley Boulevard – the Bradley Green Home; Family room featuring flat screen television with custom-built speaker bar mounted below, and in-ceiling speakers; Wall-mounted iPad with Control4 system app; Meeting area and our display in the showroom on the basement level.


About Bethesda Systems – Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Bethesda Systems is regarded as one of the leading AV & Control Systems integration firms in the National Capital Region. With close partnerships with many leading product manufacturers and software developers for AV, Control & Energy Management Systems, we provide a broad range of design/build services for various residential solutions. For more information please visit

About Control4 – A leading provider of the operating system for the smart home, delivers intelligent control of consumer electronics products, appliances and networking systems through an easy-to-use and intuitive software interface. Founded in 2003, the company delivers affordable automation and control of lighting, music, video, HVAC, security, and energy management systems to the broad market through more than 1,600 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 50 countries. Control4 delivers the platform of choice for major consumer electronics companies, hotels, businesses and utilities that require an intelligent, open and affordable control solution.

About Sandy Spring Builders, LLC. — A Bethesda, MD–based custom homebuilder, is widely considered to be among the finest high–end custom homebuilders in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Their homes are distinguished by their exceptional design and craftsmanship and supported by unparalleled customer service.
Sandy Spring Builders has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Grand Prize in the National Association of Home Builders. The company has won Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association Custom Home Awards every year for the past 15 years, has been voted Bethesda’s Best Builder for the past four years, and in 2010 won two gold and two silver awards.

Our manufacturer partners include: Sonos, Control4, James Loudspeaker, Sonance, Middle
Atlantic Racks, Samsung, Apple and SÉURA television mirror.