AV installation & smart home services Orange County: Cantara
Smart home installation by Cantara for Laguna Beach

Cantara

HTA Certification Tier

HTA Certified - Estate

Company Statistics
Years in business: 
11 years
Home automation installation by Cantara for Irvine
Audio video systems integrator Cantara services Dana Point
AV installer Cantara services Orange County
Mission statement: 

At Cantara, we believe in equipping people to create and experience more in the world around them.
With our clients, we enable them to make everyday more beautiful and connected to the things they love.
With our team and partners, we seek to inspire each other to do incomparable work.

Company description: 

Cantara is a word derived from the Latin word canto, which finds itself in many modern languages such as Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Canto’s chief meaning is “to sing.” This concept is as ancient as mankind, and has been our inspiration from the very beginning – to enthrall our clients with the magic of technology, cinema, and musical performances. Cantara is an award-winning team of passionate professionals who design, integrate and service extraordinary technology systems that simplify and enrich our clients’ lives everyday. We engineer systems that perform at the highest level while employing practices and materials that provide enduring value, and our approach integrates people and systems together to replace complexity with harmony.

Number of office locations: 
1
Number of full-time employees in the entire company
25
Customer Service / Aftercare
Dedicated aftercare service staff
Yes
Same day emergency service
Yes
24-hour emergency onsite service
No
24-hour phone support
Yes
Offers remote system monitoring & support
Yes
Service policies in writing: 
No
Project Size Information

This chart shows the price range of “whole home technology system” projects where the dealer has installed multiple technology systems (prewire, audio/video, network, smart home, etc.) in multiple rooms of the home. The chart reflects a time period of 36 months. The numbers include any private home theaters and media rooms that were part of the project. The pricing excludes lighting controls, motorized shading/drapery systems, and sales tax. The number in parenthesis are the amount of projects completed in each price range category.

Typical whole home system project size: 
$350,000
$125,000 min
$2,000,000 max
$350,000 typical
$20,000 min
$150,000 max
$40,000 typical
Home Size & Value Information
6,000sqft min
60,000sqft max
18,000sqft typical
$8,000,000 min
$200,000,000 max
$25,000,000 typical
Endorsements
Manufacturer endorsed?
Yes
Industry Professional endorsed?
Yes
Architect endorsed?
Yes
General Contactor endorsed?
Yes
Interior Designer endorsed?
Yes
Services Offered
In-house: 
Audio Video Systems
Home Theater Systems
Smart home / Home Automation
Home Monitoring
IT Networks
Security Cameras
Telephone Systems
Access Control
Lighting Control Systems
Motorized Shading
Energy Management
Engineering / As-Built Drawings
Control System Programming
Audiophile Music Systems
Marine AV & Control Systems
Commercial AV & Control Systems
Facilities: 
Showroom
Office space
Warehouse
Rack building/testing area
Offers engineering & as-built documentation?
Yes
Offers enterprise-grade networks?
Yes
Recognition
Lutron » Gold Provider
Savant » Gold Dealer
Awards: 
CEDIA
Best Overall Home Theater
2012
CEDIA
Silver Theater Technical Design Level 5 ($815K+)
2012
CEDIA
Bronze Theater Technical Design Level 3 ($140K+)
2012
Electronic House
Gold Theater under $75K
2012
Electronic House
Silver Amazing Application
2012
CEDIA
Silver Technical Theater Design Level 6 ($1M+)
2013
Electronic House
Gold Theater over $250K
2013
CEDIA
Best Original Graphic User Interface
2014
CEDIA
Gold Best Technical Design - Integrated Home Level 5 ($450K+)
2014
CEDIA
Bronze Best Technical Design Integrated Home Level 5 ($450K+)
2014
Electronic House
Gold Theater $150K
2014
CTA
TechHome Mark of Excellence: Sustainable Project of the Year
2015
Associations
Azione
CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association)
ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture & Art)
The Guild
License & Insurance Information
Low-voltage license: 
Yes
License #: 
901897
Worker’s compensation insurance: 
Yes
Liability Insurance: 
Yes
Liability insurance: 
$1,000,000
Bonded: 
Yes
Other licenses held: 
C10 Electrical
901897
Warranty
Electronics warranty: 
As supplied by manufacturer
Installation warranty: 
1 year
3rd party extended warranty polices offered on electronic components or systems: 
No