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GMI Automation implements top of the line, custom systems integration systems. We design, integrate and support systems that are easy to use, with touch screen drag and drop functionality.


GMI Automation is a full service automation company that specializes in simple to operate, reliable automation systems that exceed client expectations.  Our exceptional service and award winning fit and finish is why our clients love and refer us. Our success can be attributed to the focus we place on each project, intelligent design, expert craftsmanship and white glove service.  From simple entertainment systems to advanced automation, let us show you how technology can enhance your lifestyle!

Ailing Video Conferencing System Gets House Call

When clients are tired of using challenging installations, they call the Crestron Doctors to diagnose and cure their problems. In this case, a video conferencing system was driving a finance company crazy for several years.
January 4, 2018/by Craig Metzger

Vendor Relationships: Estate Managers

As we have discussed in previous entries in the vendor relationship…
November 28, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Creston Doctors In The Kitchen

This Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United…
November 21, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Automated Outdoor Lighting and Safety

Halloween is here! While many luxury homes are set back behind…
October 31, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Adding Value With Alarm Integration

One of the main points of pride here at GMI and with the #DoneRightNotEasy…
October 26, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Going Deeper: The Next Level of Automation

Wired and seamlessly connected to every aspect of your home, these systems, when properly built and coded by an integrator such as the #DoneRightNotEasy crew, simplify and streamline not only your home, but your life as well.
October 17, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Saving Clients Time and Energy

Readers of this blog, be they integration professionals or Crestron…
October 10, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Distributed Streaming Music: The CD Rack of the Future

In the world of luxury homes, perhaps nothing has evolved more…
October 5, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Crestron and Your Indoor Pool

For those luxury homeowners that just can’t get enough of the…
October 3, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

GMI Announces New Lead Crestron Programmer

The team at GMI Automation is pleased to announce the naming of Gregory Nixon as our new Lead Crestron Programmer.
September 29, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Simplify Your Home Workout With Powerful Automation

When it comes to luxury home design, one of the most popular…
September 28, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Unique Design for Powerful Control

When we are first approached for a full home automation project,…
September 26, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Crestron Systems and Your Smartphone

Here are just some of the ways GMI and the #DoneRightNotEasy crew connect your smartphone and your Crestron automation system for the ultimate in control from anywhere.
September 19, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

High End Audio Done Right

When you are competing in a high end market such as that of Crestron…
September 14, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Crestron and Your Home Office

We are well aware of the changing landscape of where people work, which is why we ensure our clients have reliable and intuitive automation
September 12, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

3 Ways GMI Brings Value to Your Automated Home

When a prospective client contacts us for a consultation, we…
August 31, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Automation to Preparing Your Vacation Home for the Off Season

As the calendar inches closer and closer to Labor Day Weekend,…
August 24, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Four Ways GMI Protects Your Home

A person’s home is their castle, and GMI Automation not only…
August 17, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Automation Systems and Interior Design

When you work in the types of luxury spaces like the ones the…
August 15, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Understanding Wireless Networks for Effective Control

There’s no denying that we live in a wireless world. It seems…
August 10, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

4 Common Audio/Video Distribution Mistakes

Crestron control systems, when built and designed properly, are…
August 8, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Designing Systems to Maximize Space

When you work in a luxury environment, be it a condo, a home,…
August 1, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Preview Video Conference System Overhaul

In this blog, we’ve discussed many instances of mistakes made…
July 20, 2017/by Craig Metzger

Shading Lighting and Temperature Control

As the summer season begins to enter it’s peak, outside temperatures…
July 18, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Case Study: Creston Integrated 4K Golf Simulator

GMI and the #DoneRightNotEasy crew pride ourselves on our outside…
July 11, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Looking at the Bigger Picture – Vendor Relationships

By now readers of this blog will understand that the job of experienced…
July 6, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

3 Ways Lighting & Shades Are Central To Your Automated Home

GMI and the #DoneRightNotEasy crew pride ourselves on creating simple, reliable and intuitive control systems for our customers. Here are 3 ways that automated lighting and shades are central to our luxury home automation system. 
June 22, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Crestron & Your Backyard, Part 4: Connectivity

For part 4 of the backyard series, the #DoneRightNotEasy crew discuss some of the methods we use for effectively extending wi-fi and internet connectivity into a large luxury backyard space.
May 23, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Crestron & Your Backyard Part 3: Outdoor Audio

Seamlessly distributed audio throughout a home is one of the hallmarks of a well-built Crestron automation system. Today we explore the ins and outs of effective audio distribution into an outdoor space.
May 18, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Crestron & Your Backyard Part 2: Outdoor Video

We already discussed how Crestron can bring a more robust experience to your backyard pool and today we will be talking about another way Crestron can transform your backyard, with an immersive outdoor theater experience.
May 16, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Crestron and Your Backyard Part 1: Swimming Pools

Armed with the proper knowledge and ability to work closely with vendors of all kinds, GMI has learned the ins and outs of providing full swimming pool automation.
May 11, 2017/by Craig Metzger

The Perils Of 4K Distribution

There’s no doubt that effectively distributing 4K video through a complex system is difficult, but GMI’s comprehensive approach before, during and after a system deployment make the difference for our clients everytime
May 9, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Access Control and Crestron: Part 2

Today we will be taking a look at 3 very different real life applications in Crestron Access Control Systems by the #DoneRightNotEasy crew.
May 4, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Three Things I’ve Learned After 30 More Days at GMI

Here are a three more things that our new employee Chris has learned in the past 30 days about what it takes to deliver Crestron automation systems at the highest level.
April 27, 2017/by Chris Oberberger

Case Study: Home Automation Takeover Part 3

This is part three of a three-part series outlining the complete Crestron system takeover and repair at a luxury New Jersey home.
April 18, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Case Study: Luxury Home System Takeover Part 2

It’s not your average A/V or integration company that has the ability to leverage relationships in this manner to get the job done properly for the customer.
April 13, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Case Study: Luxury Home System Takeover Part 1

This is part one of a three part series outlining the complete Crestron system takeover and repair at a luxury New Jersey home. This entry will cover the initial walk through and consultation.
April 11, 2017/by Gregory Nixon

Turning Crestron Detractors into Crestron Promoters

Crestron automation systems, while extremely powerful, are also…
April 4, 2017/by Craig Metzger

The Myth of “Out of the Box” Automation

Brands and products advertising “smart home” and home automation…
March 30, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Networks & Automation Part 2: Network Reliability

Whether it is the sensitive business information in your office or the privacy of your home and loved ones, we are committed to protecting the health and security of our client’s control systems from outside agents.
March 16, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

The Truly Energy Efficient Home

With GMI’s concierge level service, we take steps to ensure your system is working behind the scenes for a fully energy efficient home, without you having to think twice.
March 9, 2017/by Craig Metzger

5 Reasons Why Clean Installs are Critical for Automation Systems

The #DoneRightNotEasyCrew have put together 5 reasons why a clean install environment is critical for a properly run automation system.
March 2, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Integrated Video and the Connected Office

Are you ready to turn your office into the connected office of the future?
February 28, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

The Truth About Concierge Level Service

The #DoneRightNotEasy crew make it part of our culture to deliver above and beyond our customer's expectations at every turn. Of course, this concierge level service does not come easy and takes effort and coordination at every level of the job in order to be done effectively.
February 23, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Security: The Missing Link to True Automation – Part 2

When you integrate your security system with your Crestron control system, you no longer have to worry about whether your home is protected, regardless of where you are in the world.
February 21, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Security: The Missing Link to True Automation – Part 1

Knowledge of the occupancy of your home or a specific room is another powerful way that integrating security devices into your Crestron system is the key to true automation.
February 16, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Case Study: New Jersey Conference Room Audio Repair

We recently highlighted how we use our expertise and experience to effectively take over problematic Crestron systems. Today we will take a closer look at a financial firm in New Jersey and how we solved the ongoing issues with their automated video conferencing and audio system.
February 14, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

Case Study: Crestron System Takeovers

Throughout my years with GMI Automation we have taken over dozens of Crestron systems for customers who just aren’t happy with something about how their system works. Today I’m going to take you through the process of how we effectively turn these broken systems into well oiled machines which keep our customers coming back.
February 7, 2017/by Anastasios Katehis

Why Coding Matters for Automation

Imagine yourself turning on a light switch, when you move the switch the on position you have a reasonable expectation that a light will go on, and when it doesn’t, you know something has gone wrong. This is why quality code is instrumental to a home or office automation system
January 31, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

4 Reasons Why Financial CCO’s Love GMI Automation

Let’s face it, being the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for…
January 26, 2017/by Craig Metzger

GMI Case Study Part 3: Custom Home Theater in Bedminster NJ

This is the last of three installments highlighting this stunning,…
January 19, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

GMI Case Study: Custom Home Theater in Bedminster NJ

This is the first installment of three highlighting this stunning,…
January 12, 2017/by Michael Restrepo

The Next Level of Automation

A Crestron automation system in a home or office is the epitome…
October 17, 2016/by Gregory Nixon