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Reference Designs, Inc.

About Us

Reference Designs, Inc., in Manhattan Beach and Costa Mesa, California, brings intuitive, effective, and reliable entertainment and home automation solutions to the custom home and commercial markets. We offer state-of-the-art multimedia equipment specially designed to meet your lifestyle and work requirements. With more than 50 years of experience in the industry, our team focuses on quality service, dedicated project management, and accelerated follow-through to ensure the project is completed to your specifications.

Our staff works hand-in-hand with all the project stakeholders to ensure all design requirements and changes are documented and communicated. Contact us today to find how we can help your team.


Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with Reference Designs, Inc. We offer performance-inspired home entertainment and home  automation systems.

Control4 Diamond Dealer 2019–present

Control4 Platinum Dealer 2010–2018

Control4 Gold Dealer 2007-2009

Control4 2011 Dealer of the Year, Southern California


• Automation & Control
        Warm the bathroom before you get out of bed in the morning. Turn on the spa before you get home from dinner. Have the irrigation system skip watering the lawn when it's raining. Get a text when your kids get home. You can work anything in your home from anywhere or have your home work for you behind the scenes.

• Whole-House Audio & Video
        Watch TV in the family room. Listen to your 80's Rock playlist out on the patio while the kids listen to their "music" in the playroom. Music, photos and video can now be sent easily from mobile devices through the home audio/video network with tools such as Apple's Airplay and Google's Chromecast. We specialize in large-scale projects where it's impractical to install local equipment for every TV; instead we share the required cable boxes, Blu-ray players, AppleTVs and other sources among all the TVs, with no compromise to latest HD standards.

• Home Theaters 
        Watch and listen completely immersed in your movie. Feel the explosions and see the subtle textures and colors as the movie's director intended. We collaborate with the builder and trades to ensure the seating, sightlines and acoustics align with the electronics and interior design to deliver an uncompromising experience.

• Lighting & Climate 
        Eliminate wall clutter with simple keypads instead of banks of switches. Create scenes like Welcome, Entertain, Goodnight... for your different moods. Schedule your motorized shades to open in the morning and close at dusk. Control some or all of your thermostats all at once with one press of a button. Define Away and Vacation modes so that all the systems are off or at desired settings.

• Surveillance & Security 
        Monitor your home and review camera recordings of comings-and-goings. See who is at the front door on your video intercom. Control smartlocks remotely to allow access or employ a schedule to ensure doors are locked when they should be. 

• Network, Remote Access, Telephony and General Communications
        Whether in your home or halfway around the world, we ensure you can seamlessly communicate via traditional phones, intercoms, mobile devices and computers. Using the latest WiFi and Ethernet standards, we build the proper network foundation for the ever-growing demands of cloud-based apps and streaming services.

Solution Partners

Automation: Control4, Savant

Distributed Audio & Video: Control4, Savant, Atlona, Binary
• Flat Panel Displays: Samsung, LG, Sony
Video Projectors: Sony, JVC
Projection Screens: Stewart Filmscreen, Screen Innovations 
Audio Equipment: Control4, Savant, Denon, Marantz, Sonos

Streaming Media: Control4, Savant, AppleTV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku
Loudspeakers:Triad, Episode, Tru Audio, Sonos
Security and Surveillance: Visualint, Luma

Networking: Pakedge


224 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(310) 483-7619

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