Automation Hubs

The Brains of your Home Control System


Some of our Recent Projects

Life in the Fast Lane

For a collector of limited, special-edition cars in New York,
music is an essential element in creating a gallery atmosphere
in which to enjoy his rare treasures.

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Manhattan Townhouse

For a six-floor townhouse in Manhattan, a homeowner was looking to integrate a comprehensive whole-house audio, video, and closed-circuit television (CCTV) security system that would allow the homeowners and guests to easily operate audio, video, shades and security equipment from anywhere inside house.

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Superior Audio Control

When a music aficionado moved into his new 2,500-square-foot home in the Soho neighborhood of New York, he wanted two things: crisp, clear audio and a way to easily control the listening experience and lighting ambiance throughout his home.

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Davidoff of Geneva

Davidoff of Geneva - Since 1911
Mattera AV Design automates the 6th Avenue Flagship Store in NYC

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Tribeca Loft Automation

The owner of a new Tribeca loft was looking to manage the environment, automate audio video components and activate lighting scenes using a control solution that would be as simple as pressing a single button.

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Intuitive Office Collaboration

For a startup app developer in New York, creation stems from
communication and collaboration.

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Automation Hubs

Millions of households in New York City and across the country are making the move to modern home automation systems. The idea of being able to manage your entire home from audio/video and lighting to the thermostat and security from a single, dedicated remote control is clearly desirable for many reasons. However, if you’re interested in a complete home automation system for your house, condo or apartment, it’s important to understand exactly what’s at work behind the scenes to put all that power at your fingertips.

Inside Automated Home Systems

From the user perspective, automated home systems include a series of integrated electronic components that can be turned off and on, programmed, preset, monitored and adjusted from a single remote control, smartphone, touch screen panel or dedicated key pad. While it’s true these types of devices are the practical way you manage your home automation system, the actual controller is in fact the automation hub, a sophisticated electronic control processor that’s installed in your home in an out of the way place such as in a closet or behind a wall by a professional service provider.

The smart home automation hub, or the controller, is then connected to various electronic components throughout your home, providing the processing power, memory and host of other advanced features to deliver the impressive performance you’re looking for. Systems in some cases, such as if you have a smaller unit or are renting or leasing, can be set up wirelessly. However for larger, more complex designs, the hub is wired within your home and then is easily controllable from a wireless device or user interface.

Manage your entire home from audio/video and lighting to thermostat and security from a single, dedicated remote control.


Automation Hubs v. Single Use Apps

Automation Hubs

With a whole-home automation system, you enjoy total integrations of all your components for more precise control, reliability and greater personalization. Plus, you have the choice of multiple modes of control including wall-mounted keypads, touch panels, hand-held remote controls and wireless devices.

Single Use Apps

With single use apps, you are only able to take basic control of one component at a time and can only control it from a lone device (in most cases your smartphone). You have to continually open and close different apps to connect to the various components—sort of like having a pile of remote controls on your coffee table with each one serving a different function.

The Difference

The rush to experience home automation has led many to try out single use apps. While these types of DIY solutions will give you a taste of home control at your fingertips, they also tend to leave large gaps in the user experience due of their limitations. In many ways you are just scratching the surface of what’s actually possible with a professionally installed home automation hub.


See what our clients say about us

I had Mattera Design work with me on a full audio and visual remodel in my two bedroom apartment.  I thought that I would just have a pretty apartment without dangling cords and cables.  I received this and then some: crisp and clear sound throughout each room; control of all of my audio and visual through my iPad and iPhone; and all within my limited budget.

Joseph R.

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I was very happy with their service. They were very professional and very quick. I got my dream entertainment center, fully automated, and all the bells and whistles. High Quality work with a good bang for your buck!

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Anthony B.

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Finding a good installation design team shouldn't be hard, but it was. After a number of estimates and a few guys who didn't even show up Mattera Design were refereed to me. I wish I had called them to begin with! Professional, helpful, and willing to do what it takes to make sure the customer is happy with the job. I'll be using them again for other jobs, there's no reason to look elsewhere.

Andrew S.

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Excellent quality and service. Very happy with design through implementation.
Would definitely recommend and plan to use again for future projects.

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Dan N.

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I reached out to Mattera Design through a friend's recommendation. Joe, the owner of Mattera Design, brought a decade's worth of experience and professionalism into my home and did a fantastic job setting up the audio visual. With me knowing less than nothing about the subject matter, Joe was always readily available for any questions and/or concerns I had. It was all very straight forward and aimed at what I wanted. Thanks, Joe, for your incredible service !!!

George T.

Google Reviewer

Thanks for the great lighting and theater control system for my apt. Works great and very easy to use. Hopefully upgrade to control the shades soon also!

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Chris A.

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Superb service.  Tailored the design to meet my needs and was absolute pleasure to work with.  Responsive at all times and upfront about the process, my choices and costs.  Dependable and trustworthy on all fronts.

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Judy H.

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Can't say enough good things about mattera design. Installed a great audio system. Joe and his team are great!

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How it works

  • 1 A Quick Phone CallA chance to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team about the products and services you’re interested in. Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes as we cover a few basic questions.
  • 2 Home VisitWe’ll visit your home to check the technical aspects like existing wiring and architecture, location of rooms and components. We’ll also want to hear more about how you want to use your system and your dream scenario.
  • 3 Detailed ProposalYou'll receive a detailed proposal outlining plans and all estimated costs, including equipment, cable & hardware, programming, engineering, installation, design, project management, related taxes and discounts.
  • 4 InstallationAfter coordinating with all parties, we deliver, install, program and train you on your new system. We're located nearby, in midtown Manhattan, to provide you with any extended maintenance and care.


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