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

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How to Choose the Best AV Installers in London for Your Project

17 Nov 2020 Audio Visual

There are lots of reasons why now is the perfect time to invest in a brand new AV installation.

Every year around this time, major brands like Crestron, Control4, and other leading names release their latest and greatest creations, from best-in-class sound systems, projectors, and-media devices to next-generation home automation systems like the award-winning Creston OS3 that pulls together your AV with other systems and products to create a fully integrated smart home experience. Read More


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Creston vs Lutron vs Control4 – An Updated Guide for 2020

17 Oct 2020 Control4 Crestron Lutron

They say you can’t stop progress, and that’s certainly true when it comes to the world of smart home automation. While the unprecedented events of 2020 have caused so many aspects of our lives to slow down or completely grind to a halt, world-class home automation brands like Crestron, Lutron, and Control4 have continued to do what they do best:

Delivering smart technology solutions that improve our daily lives. Read More


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Why Pro Install AV and Control4 are the Perfect Smart Technology Partners for Your Hospitality Business

14 Sep 2020 Control4

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


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5 Ways Smart Technology Can Help Your Business Bounce Back in a Post-Lockdown World

11 Aug 2020 Smart Technology

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


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How Smart Home Automation Can Help You Stay Safe and Stay Healthy This Summer

09 Jul 2020 Home Automation

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