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Why Pro Install AV and Control4 are the Perfect Smart Technology Partners for Your Hospitality Business14 Sep 2020
There’s no denying what a significant impact the events of 2020 have had on the hospitality business.
According to Pathways to Recovery, an all-party parliamentary group report into the effects of COVID-19 on the UK hospitality and tourism sector, only 11% of hospitality businesses were able to operate during the nationwide lockdown.
Meanwhile, international tourist arrivals were said to be down 59%, resulting in countless job losses and scores of businesses being forced to close their doors for good. Read More
By the time you read this, it’s hopeful that the majority of lockdown restrictions will have begun to ease as the country takes its first tentative steps back to some level of normality. Already, scores of businesses up and down the country have been able to reopen their doors and resume trading.
While that may be good news, it doesn’t make up for the significant toll that the Covid-19 pandemic took on the business sector. Read More
Summer is here at last, and after months of being cooped up inside, we should all be looking forward to heading outdoors for some much-needed fresh air and sunshine.
Yet let’s face it:
With the current pandemic still ongoing, this summer is going to be very different. Read More
Undisputed leaders in their industry, Lutron have held their position at the very forefront of intelligent lighting innovation for well over 50 years.
Since their first products made their way into our homes as far back as the 1960s, the Pennsylvania-based lighting pioneers have elevated themselves to an estimated $600 million in global annual revenues. When you consider that the smart lighting industry as a whole is expected to generate $8.3 billion in 2020, it’s hard to deny Lutron’s dominance. Read More
While Amazon’s Alexa may have hogged all the limelight as far as voice-activated smart assistants go, it’s far from the only option on the market. Its closest rival, Google Assistant, has proven itself to be a worthy contender to Alexa’s throne.
When it was first launched in 2016, the Assistant-powered Google Home shipped five million units worldwide. Just three years later, that figure stood at 20 million, with sales predicted to top 140 million by the year 2025. Read More