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The Pro Install AV Blog

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

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

15 Aug 2017 Audio Visual

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 Automation

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


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

26 Jul 2017 Audio Visual

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 Automation

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


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2017’s Top Home Cinema Design Trends

07 Jul 2017 Home Cinema

It barely seems like five minutes ago since interior design experts were giving us their New Year predictions as to which home cinema design trends would be truly en vogue in 2017.

Yet here we are already, half way through the year and dealing with the fact that, whilst some of those predictions certainly came true, other design trends fell by the wayside, with yet others making a surprise return.

From contemporary chic and minimalist design to all-out, multi-viewing experiences, the world of home cinema design has never looked as diverse as it does right now in 2017. Read More