Start-Up Guide for Telecommuting from Home Glastonbury CT

Each of us enjoys the gifts of modern technology by telecommuting either full- or part-time. Anyone with a telephone, computer, and reliable high-speed access to the Internet can also reap the benefits of today’s information super-highway by telecommuting — that is, working from a remote location, more often that not your own home, while remaining productive to your team and to your company and enhancing both your quality of life and that of your family.

AT&T, Inc.
(860) 947-7198
111 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT

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Comcast Cable Business Services
(860) 505-2032
222 New Park Avenue
Berlin, CT

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Integrated Security Solutions LLC
(860) 701-0815
388 Butlertown Road
Oakdale, CT
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems, Home Networking
Brands
Honeywell, Firelite, System Sensor, Russound, Denon, Pioneer, Onkyo, Bogen, Audiosource, Pioneer, JVC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, JBL, Proficient Audio, Speco, Leviton, X-10, Insteon, Universal Remote Control,Keyscan,NetAXS, Dedicated Micros
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- David Carlson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Chris Tanner, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Safe and Sound Systems
(888) 299-1767
73 Defco Park Rd.Ste. 1
North Haven, CT
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
Brands
Pioneer, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Russound, Infocus, Samsung, Denon, Sharp, LG, Marantz, Atlantic Technology, Polk Audio, Boston Acoustics, Monitor Audio, Netstreams, Nuvo, Crestron, Lexicon,Stewart Filmscreen, Netstreams, Seura
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Robert Liquori, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Steve Stewart, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Office Technology Solutions, Inc.
(203) 544-7687
115 Portland Ave
Redding, CT
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Panasonic Pioneer Sony Denon Russound Escient Toshiba IEI Lutron Boston Acoustics Sonance Middle Atlantic Onkyo and others
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- John Belfatto, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

AT&T Mobility
(860) 344-5880
105 Main St
Middletown, CT

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AT&T Mobility
(203) 235-0313
470 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT

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Amnet Systems LLC
(203) 355-2400
26 Fahey Street
Stamford, CT
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
Brands
AMX, LUTRON, ADA, Cisco, Stewart Filmscreen, Fujitsu, Triad, Escient, Denon, Sharp, Sonance, HAI, Shoretel, Panasonic, Autopatch
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Alex Sulpizi, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

O''Neill''s Specialty Services, Inc.
(203) 869-2444
35 Church StreetSte. 1
Greenwich, CT
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Vincent O''Neill, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

AT&T Mobility
(203) 845-2803
584 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT

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Start-Up Guide for Telecommuting from Home

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Keep Your Day Job, Work From Home, and Even Improve Your Company's Productivity
By Gregory Grabowski, PE

My time is precious, and I guard it jealously. Every hour I spend on the road or in a car keeps me away from my family and the things that I enjoy.

I telecommute to save both time and money. Here are two other examples:

  • Andy, a Navy buddy of mine with a headhunting firm, has an amazing view of the West Virginia Hills from his desk. Each morning, he can gaze out his office window to take inspiration from the rolling hills and misty forests surrounding him. He walks upstairs from his home to his office and starts his day with a quick scan through his e-mail and then a morning teleconference through his wireless headset. His support team is 190 miles away in Washington, DC.
  • Maria, who runs an assessment publishing firm, begins her day with a morning call with key staff in the office as well as other telecommuting teams in both Oregon and Minnesota. She coordinates these activities from her home office in Southern California — 425 miles away from her main office in San Francisco.

Each of us enjoys the gifts of modern technology by telecommuting either full- or part-time. Anyone with a telephone, computer, and reliable high-speed access to the Internet can also reap the benefits of today’s information super-highway by telecommuting — that is, working from a remote location, more often that not your own home, while remaining productive to your team and to your company and enhancing both your quality of life and that of your family.

With more and more daily Internet-enabled collaboration across the office and across the country, your city and even your time zone become less and less relevant to your team’s productivity and your company’s bottom line. I used to get e-mails from team mates down the hall — literally steps away from me without a word being exchanged — while I would routinely send and receive e-mails to other colleagues across the country. It seems I could go an entire day without any work-related face-to-face interaction with my office-mates — and often wasted precious time with non-work related social interactions that interrupted my creative time. I’ve found that for my work, complex planning and management of international engineering and design projects, I need about a 40/60 split between uninterrupted creative time on the computer and face-to-face interaction with my teams. I meet this need by telecommuting.

The Best of Both Worlds
Andy’s work relies on a great deal of telephone time; “My work is voice-to-voice, instead of face-to-face,” says Andy. “I spend a lot of time talking, and it helps that I have a comfortable set-up and home office.” Andy has invested in high-end Bluetooth® enabled head-phones and has a quiet home office. He makes it into the office about once every couple of weeks as he travels the east coast working with clients. “Telecommuting offers me the flexib...

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