June 16, 2020
Inside Mulberry House
We take an in-depth look at Mulberry House, a luxury six-bedroom, new-build home in Buckinghamshire and winner of a Best Residential Property Award in the 2019 International Property Awards. Co-presenters, Shereen Russell and Jeff Hayward are joined by Peter Warren, Director of EAB Homes, the developer behind this amazing project, and Rob Garrett from integration firm, ARP Smart Homes, to help us understand and explore the design, installation and marketing challenges they both faced. We also find out how EAB Homes changed from cycnic to technology advocate as a result of their experience on this project. This show is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE Europe and Sony. We are a Wildwood production. ...
May 27, 2020
For this episode, we're talking collaboration. How should home integrators work with developers, clients and other trades? What are the challenges of working collaboratively? What happens when it goes well, and what's wrong when it doesn’t? In the company of Joe Carri, Commercial Director at Prestige Audio and Chris Thorne, Director of residential control and integration specialists, Imperium Building Systems, we explore how collaboration can work for the benefit of everybody, especially the client. This show is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE Europe and Sony. We are a Wildwood production. ...
May 15, 2020
COVID-19 Views From Suppliers
In this episode, we're joined by Stuart Tickle, MD of AWE Europe and Barry Sheldrick, Sales Director of Meridian Audio. We find out the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on suppliers, look at how they're supporting customers during the current crisis and ask how they see the post-pandemic world for home technology integration. What will be the learnings, the challenges and the opportunities? This episode was recorded on 29th April 2020. ...
April 24, 2020
COVID-19 Business Survival Options
In this emergency episode, we look at the financial choices for integrators who are dealing with projects on pause, a vanishing pipeline and bills to pay. Luke Desmond, CEO of Crisp Accountancy, is our special guest to talk us through the grants and loans available and the practical steps businesses should take to access to them. Crisp Accountancy specialise in the provision of advice to SMEs in the smart home integration sector. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood production. ...
April 15, 2020
Time For Gaming
We're joined by Simon Gregory of integration firm, Cinema Rooms, and Rik Henderson, all-round gaming fanatic and Senior Editor at technology website, Pocket-Lint, to talk about how gaming might change the home technology business in a post-COVID-19 world. The UK is the 6th largest video game market in terms of consumer revenues, after China, USA, Japan and Germany. Approximately 37.3m people in the UK play games. Consumer spend on games was valued at a record £5.7bn in 2018 with consoles sales up 6.5% to £702m, despite no new consoles being released. But are these gamers a market for home technology professionals? In fact, should integrators be selling gaming rooms as a distinct concept to their customers, rather than as a bolt-on to their home cinema business? And, what gaming technology will change how integrators can deliver a great, immersive experience in the future? This episode was recorded before the current lockdown came into effect. The Integrated Home is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE Europe and Sony and is a Wildwood production. ...
April 09, 2020
COVID-19 The Integrator Mindset
In the second of our COVID-19 special episodes, we talk to Inspire AV's Ben Davies, also the man behind the Smarthomee Group on Facebook, to find out about the impact of the lockdown on integrators and their business. What should be the integrator's mindset? What steps can be taken to help you survive the current situation? And how can you spend your time productively to make sure you're in the best place for the upturn when it does arrive? Ben shares his thoughts with honesty and characteristic good humour, and also speaks openly about the positives integrators can find in the current situation. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood production. ...