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Your source for the latest smart home news, along with expert advice on all things home cinema and automation.


21 Aug 2017

Go back and watch any science fiction show from even just a few decades ago, and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see examples what was then considered ultra-futuristic, space-age technology, but which today is simply commonplace in most of our lives.

Indeed, there once was a time when the likes of video conferencing, iPads, and streaming media were the reserve of Star Trek and the like. Today, it’s hard to imagine modern life without them.

In fact, it’s probably fair to say that such devices are almost primitive compared to the voice activated smart home technology, automatic lighting and state-of-the-art entertainment systems that are gradually working their way into more and more homes, bringing what was once considered a far-off, futuristic fantasy right into today’s modern reality.

So, if we’re already living in what we used to think of as ‘the home of the future,’ what exactly does the smart home of the future look like?

To find out, we asked the experts at London home automation experts, Pro Install AV.

The company specialise in designing and installing cutting edge smart home systems using the very latest in modern technology from around the world, so not only do they have a good idea of what tomorrow’s technology may look like, they’ve already used most of it.

Here, the team sit down to give us their expert predictions on what the future holds for modern technology.

Samsung Family
Hub Refrigerator ────

By Samsung




28 cu. ft. Capacity 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with Family Hub


Create shopping lists and see inside from anywhere with 3 built-in cameras 



The average family refrigerator has often been more than just a box to store food in. For most folks, it’s the very hub of family life; a place to leave notes for one another, to post pictures, to-do lists, reminders, and, well, you get the picture.
Standing at 28 cubic feet, the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator allows users to see inside the fridge without opening it (thus saving energy), create smart shopping lists, and even play your Spotify playlists.

Building Contractors: How an Audio Visual Consultant Can Help You Win That Next Big Contract

15 Aug 2017 Audio Visualt

As an experienced building contractor, you’ve seen a lot of changes in your industry, especially when it comes to the kind demands your clients are making of you.

With smart home technology continuing to evolve, you find client requirements are becoming more and more sophisticated, and you either lack the expertise, time, or manpower to complete tasks like AV installation. Read More

How Combining Multiple Brands Can Cut Your Home Automation Costs

07 Aug 2017 Home Automationt

On the face of it, none of us really mind paying that little bit extra for first class smart home technology, especially when we know it will guarantee us a whole new level of convenience, comfort, and style that can really change our lives for the better. Read More

Crestron's full-scale Smart Home Showroom in London

5 Reasons it Pays to Invest in an AV Support Service for Your New Audio Visual Installation

26 Jul 2017

Whether you’ve invested in large scale, multi-room AV, a bespoke home cinema or any other type of audio visual installation, you’ll have chosen both the hardware and software for a number of key factors.

Of all these factors, reliability and ease of use will -if they’re not already your absolute top priorities- at least rank in your top three.

After all, when you’re spending so much on a state-of-the-art system, you need the guarantee that it will be built to last and remain free from fault for many a year ahead, all whilst being simple enough to get to grips with quickly. Read More

Ask The Experts: How Much Does Home Automation Cost?

13 Jul 2017 Home Automationt

After the property itself, a home automation installation is one of the most important investments you’re likely to make for your future, your lifestyle, and your loved ones.

So, naturally, you need to be 100% certain that you’re getting it right, and that means getting advice from those in the know.

It might be that you need guidance on which brands to opt for, or simply a little inspiration as to what’s actually possible with smart technology. Read More