What we do
We use technology to improve the lives of homeowners. The ConnectedHearth.com solution offers these important benefits:

* Added security and safety
* Protection of investment
* Peace of mind
* Convenience and time savings
* Reduced homeowner insurance premiums – up to 18% discount on current premium!
* Reduced energy consumption and increased energy efficiency
* Replace cost of current Central Station Monitoring and low temperature monitoring services
* Complements existing house watcher/estate manager

Our commitment
Our business is made possible by technology, but is driven by our customer's needs. We grow our business one satisfied customer at a time.

Who we are

We are Hamptons and Eastern Long Island
community members, dedicated
to providing intelligent solutions
to intelligent homeowners.



John Thorsen Jr.

John, a 17-year software industry veteran, is the founder of TECSoft, the computer industry's leading AppleScript training and development firm, and creator of Connected Hearth.

John's frustration with the awkwardness, inefficiency, expense and poor design of current Internet home monitoring-and-control solutions led him to establish Connected Hearth, LLC. John leveraged his many years in software development in creating ConnectedHearth.com.

An acknowledged industry workflow automation expert, John is a frequent speaker at national industry trade shows such as Seybold Seminars and Macworld. He has worked extensively with Apple Computer, creating AppleScript workshops, presentations, and seminars, and as a result has conducted AppleScript seminars around the English-speaking world. TECSoft’s training in AppleScript, Apple Computer’s workflow automation technology, is available in hands-on classes, CD-ROM, and online.

TECSoft's clients include Apple Computer, Associated Press, Atlantic Records, Barron’s, BMG, Citibank, Nikon, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Sony Music.

TECSoft and Connected Hearth, LLC, are based in East Hampton, New York.


Lynne Mapes

Lynne has lived on the East End all her life, and in East Hampton for over thirty years. Between raising two kids and assisting her husband Mark in running his electrical contracting business, she bought her first Macintosh computer. It was love at first sight. Working with TECSoft enabled her to combine the two things she likes best: learning more about computers, and helping other people learn to help their computers work for them.

Working for Connected Hearth opens up a whole new world of showing people what their computers can do for them, and how they can make their lives easier and their homes safer.

Lynne manages Connected Hearth's office and information infrastructure, and customer and trade relations. Lynne is an experienced operations, IT, and people manager, has an extensive background with the electrical, builder, and architecture trades, and excels at customer relations.

Lynne resides in Springs, New York, with her new Mac G4, and her two neurotic cats, Peter and Black.


  • Connected Hearth installed HAI's OmniPro II system at our summer home about a year ago. The system is equipped with an alarm, inside/outside temperature, water leak, fire and smoke sensors, automatic water shutoff valve and controls all zones of HVAC. There is even a video camera inside the house. I can now remotely (via the internet or telephone) monitor my house, turn the alarm system on or off, set the temperature and get alarm notification if temperature inside the house drops in the winter, or if there is a break-in, water leak or fire. The system has worked flawlessly for a year now, even during a power outage. This has been one of the best investments in our vacation house, it provides us with peace of mind and almost a total control over the house which stays unoccupied for long periods of time while we are far away. John and his crew has been very professional during the installation of the system, and later in teaching me how to use it and in making small adjustments and expanding it. I can highly recommend Connected Hearth to other homeowners looking to install a high-quality house monitoring, control and alarm system.
    Jan S. – Shelter Island, NY

  • It's my pleasure to recommend John and Connected Hearth. They are professional and do high-quality work and installations. I'm very satisfied with the job they did for me. John is extremely responsive to any technical issues and has provided excellent support as my home's security and electrical systems transforms itself from a physical system into an interactive, remotely accessible and controllable intelligent system.
    Nathaniel K. – Bridgehampton, NY

  • Connected Hearth has already saved our house from a freeze!
    Edward K. – East Hampton, NY