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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 9

October 01, 2019

Integrators, Consultants and Project Managers

This show explores the roles of integrators, consultants and project managers on a connected home project. We have a representative from each profession to help us take a closer look with Dan Eades from integrator, Environ, Davy Currie from consultants, Infracore, and project manager, Ricky West from Regency Grove. How do these relationships work? What benefits do the disciplines bring to a project? And, is the dynamic more about collaboration or confrontation? We’re in the thick of Awards season, so we’ll also be checking out how you can the most of a statement project. Dan is put under the spotlight in our Hot Seat Q&A to tell us the best part of being an integrator and reveal which celebrity he is most often mistaken for. This episode is recorded in the Lutron Experience Centre in London. Our thanks to them and also to pod partners Meridian, AWE and Sony for their support in making the Integrated Home series possible. We back Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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Episode 8

September 03, 2019

Getting Into The Industry

Smart home integration is an attractive sector for many business owners and entrepreneurs who may already be active in a related sector, such as, electrical, security or IT contracting. In this episode, we explore how you can make a successful transition into the professional home integration industry. We look at what research and training is right for you, which events to attend, the skills you’ll need and what support is available if you decide that this is the sector for you. We’re joined by Mike Ranpura from Smart Life AV and Louise Tarling from Louise Tarling Electrical Services to hear about their own experieinces and find out what advice they have for newcomers. Before getting into this discussion, we also find out how they see the current economic situation and are preparing their businesses for what lies ahead. Then, Mike takes the Hot Seat to reveal both the Hollywood actor who would play him in a movie and his dream job would be if he weren’t in home integration. 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. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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Episode 7

August 02, 2019

Home Cinema Special

Home cinema is the focus of this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Sony screening room in Basingstoke. We take a look at the fundamentals of home cinema and media room design in the company of two champions of the experieince, Ian Bolt from Custom Sight & Sound and CEDIA award-winning integrator and judge, Guy Singleton of Imagine This. How is business changing for integrators and what's important for customers today? We're also joined by Chris Mullins from Sony for news on projector technology and insights into how these advances impact upon the business of room design and installation. Thanks to pod partners, Sony and AWE, for their support in making this show possible. The Integrated Home is also sponsored by Meridian Audio. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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Episode 6

June 11, 2019

Home Automation and Prime Property Development

Welcome to our very first episode recorded in front of a live audience! In this specially extended edition, we've assembled an expert panel, drawn from the worlds of prime development and integration, to address how developers can improve prime property yields with thoughtful investment in home automation. * Alex Isaac, Director of Design, EcoWorld * Harri Williams-Jones, Associate Director, Super-Prime Residential Development Consultancy, Savills * Jon Cooper, Managing Director at The Next Level * Nick Fichte, Regional Sales Manager, Residential, Europe, Crestron Organised in partnership with Prime Resi, the journal of luxury property, and with the support of home automation leaders, Crestron, this episode is recorded at the Dolby Screening Room in Soho. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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Episode 5

May 17, 2019

Control Options

We’re looking at control in this episode with industry guests, Robin Courtenay of SMC and Jeremy Aston of Channel Smart Buildings. Why have a control system? What are the benefits that a control system brings and do consumers appreciate them? What are the integration challenges, especially when you move beyond AV into lighting, blind, security and HVAC control? We’re also asking who is accountable when things go wrong on a system. Does the buck always stop with the integrator, and how do you handle those situations? In our Hot Seat slot, Robin also reveals the three industry people he’d want to join his rowing boat crew on a transatlantic voyage. This show is recorded in the Head Office of KNX Stockist and KNX Certified Training Centre, BEMCO. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio. We support Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. ...

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Episode 4

April 19, 2019

Inside The Home Network Plus The IMAX Enhanced Interview

With the help of Custom Electronic Design's Nick Moore and Nicolai Landschultz of integration firm, IndigoZest, we explore the home network. How important is the network to the experiences we create for customers? Where are the business opportunities and what training is out there that can help you deliver robust networks for your customers? And, how should you deal with that frequently asked question: isn’t everything wireless these days? We also hear from Nicolai, a Copenhagen native, on what he thinks is the best, 'must-see', TV drama box set to come out of Denmark in recent years. Spoiler alert: it's not "The Killing"! As IMAX Enhanced makes its European demonstration debut, Gabriel Cosgrave, General Manager, Europe at Xperi joins us from the company's European HQ in Ireland to reveal what's behind this new technology. He explains how IMAX Enhanced will help your customers get the most out of their home entertainment and where you can go to experience it for yourself. This show is recorded in the excellent Reference Cinema of pod supporter, AWE in Epsom. The Integrated Home supports Together For Cinema – to find out more, visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk. The Integrated Home is sponsored by Meridian Audio. ...

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