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

Home Automation System

Home automation systems: A guide to the smart home market in 2018

11 Oct 2018 Home Automation

There’s no two ways about it: 2018 has been a banner year for the smart home market.

Yes, it was 2017 that popular smart speakers like the best-selling Amazon Echo began to enjoy mainstream appeal, introducing a whole new audience to the possibilities of smart technology. Read More

Creston Home Automation

Crestron Home Automation Trends 2018

06 Sep 2018 Crestron

As a company that blazed a whole new trail in smart technology, it should come as no surprise to learn that, even decades after it was first founded in 1969, Crestron Home Automation remains one of the industry’s foremost innovators.

With the smart home market expected to reach a 2018 market value of  US$19,827m in the US alone, the Rockleigh, New Jersey based pioneers have continued to find new ways to make sure they enjoy a significant slice of that multi-million dollar pie. Read More

Home Entertainment Solutions

Economy vs. Comfort: Different Approaches to Smart Home Automation, by Country

16 Aug 2018 Home Automation

It can’t have escaped your attention that the smart home automation market has exploded over the last few years.

Sure, once upon a time when home cinema installations, av, and integrated climate control were the exclusive reserve of the uber-rich, but look:

Those days are long gone. Read More

Intelligent Lighting Control

Smart Home Vs Home Automation Vs Connected Home

06 Aug 2018 Home Automation

Doesn’t it seem that everyone you speak to about upgrading your home has a different bunch of buzzwords for you to get your head around? Some talk of connected homes and the Internet of things, other of home automation and others yet of smart homes and smart tech. Read More

Whole Home Automation Installation

Home Automation Prices: How To Budget For Your New Smart Home Installation

25 Jul 2018 Home Automation

With home automation prices ranging anywhere from just a few hundred pounds to in excess of £100 grand, how exactly do you go about planning a budget for your next smart home installation?

If there’s one question we’re asked more than any other here at Pro Install AV, that has to be it.

Not that we’re necessarily surprised. After all, home automation installation is no small investment. Read More