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The Integrated Home

“The Integrated Home” examines the home integration business. Every episode speaks to business owners, technicians and industry insiders who understand the challenges and the opportunities facing those working in the professional smart home space. Guests...more

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Episode 4

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Advice from CEDIA

The Coronavirus pandemic makes this an extraordinary time for all of us. We believe that we have a responsibility to share information and experiences to help you and your business through it. So, that’s what we're going to try and do. In this episode, the first in a series of COVID-19 special shows, Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA talks to us about the funding and support that home integration businesses can access to help them survive the current lockdown. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood and Alfi Media production. ...

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Episode 3

March 04, 2020

European Insights

We’re bringing a definitively European flavour to proceedings for the very first time with an episode recorded at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 in Amsterdam. In the RAI, we're joined by two CEDIA award-winning companies as Michael Sherman from leading French company, Henri, and Sergio Rojas from Madrid's Smart Business share their views with us on the home integration business in Europe. We also learn about the stand-out technologies for integrators at ISE and look forward to 2021 when the show moves to Barcelona. The Integrated Home is supported by Meridian Audio, AWE, Sony and Integrated Systems Europe and is a Wildwood and Alfi Media production. ...

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Episode 2

February 05, 2020

Anatomy of a Project

In this episode we’re taking an in-depth look at one particular project in Notting Hill, London with the help of Alan Waxman from prime developer, Landmass, and Luke Crutcher from integrator, Living Home Tech. How does technology fit within a new-build scheme? What part does it play in the overall design and how can it add value from a developer’s perspective? How does the integrator approach such a brief? What are the factors they consider in the delivery of a successful project? And what are the installation challenges they have to overcome? All these questions and more are covered in this detail-rich conversation. Thanks to pod partners Meridian Audio, AWE, Sony and Integrated Systems Europe for their support in making the series possible. ...

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January 13, 2020

Retail Plus Installation or Installation Only?

We're in Kent to talk with two businesses who have taken quite different paths in the industry. Potters Home Digital are an established company who began life as a retailer and have added installation successfully to their business. Micarta are a new and focused integration firm, born from the ashes of Challenge Control. In conversation with directors from each company, Alex Jones and Gavin Baker, we find out what’s working for them and how they’re growing and sustaining a business in home integration. We’ll also be learning plenty about the market in Kent. How similar is work here to business in London and the commuter belt counties? Where are the opportunities? And, what are the advantages for a local business that’s tuned in to its community? Gavin reveals what makes him tick in our Hot Seat Q&A. This episode is recorded in the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury. Thanks to pod partners Meridian Audio, AWE, Sony and Integrated Systems Europe for their support in making the series possible. ...

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Episode 11

December 05, 2019

Change and Diversity

In this episode, we explore the changing nature of the home integration industry in the company of Sohan Perera from Link Media Systems and Henry Shephard from Cornflake. Where has the industry come from, where is it now and where is it going? How does this evolution affect how integrators do business? And, what are the implications for the value that the industry places on the services it provides? We’ll also be looking at the challenges of dealing with customers from different nationalities and age profiles. It's a diverse market we serve, so what approaches work best for customer groups from diverse backgrounds? Meanwhile, in our Hot Seat Q&A, we find out who Sohan would invite to his industry come dine with me. This episode is recorded in the Media Room at the Cambridgeshire HQ of Meridian Audio. Thanks to pod partners Meridian, AWE, Sony and Integrated Systems Europe for their support in making this show possible. ...

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Episode 10

November 12, 2019

Working With Architects and Designers

Educating the design build community is one of the core components of CEDIA’s three-year strategy. In this episode, we're joined by Alex Josling from Seven Integration and Tas Kyriacou of IDS to find out how they connect with these audiences. What’s the attraction of working with design build professionals? What are the challenges and what resources are out there to help you get in front of them and be successful? Both Alex and Tas tell us about their visit to the Smart Home Summit in London. Where are DIY and retail brands at in terms of their smart home thinking and what role is there in their world for home technology integrators? Alex also puts Tas under the spotlight in our Hot Seat Q&A to find out what he'd be doing if he weren't an integrator, amongst other things. This episode is recorded in the Performance Cinema at AWE’s Alexander House HQ. Thanks to pod partners Meridian, AWE and Sony for their support in making this show possible. ...

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