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How Smart Home Automation Can Help You Care for Elderly Loved ones

By now, it’s no secret that smart home automation technology can make a monumental impact on even the most mundane of day-to-day tasks.

From controlling the lights to flicking on our favourite film, smart technology is always there for us, adding a greater sense of ease and even luxury to everything we do. (more…)

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Your Pre-Winter Home Automation Checklist: Essential Tasks to Prepare Your Smart Home for the Winter Months

With the warm, sunny days of summer surrounding us, winter may well be the last thing on your mind right now.

After all, who wants to think about the freezing cold, dark nights and grey skies when there’s a plethora of BBQs to attend, beaches to bask upon and garden parties to organise?

Not you, that’s who.

Yet still, we have to face the harsh reality that before we know it, summer will once again be little more than a distant memory and winter will be upon us once more. (more…)

Home Cinema Design

Five Home Automation Essentials No Home Should Be Without

For some homeowners, home automation products have always been in held in regard as something of an unessential luxury. For some, products like voice-activated home control and smart lighting are fancy add-ons which, though they may make a property look like a cross between The Jetsons and an episode of MTV Cribs, fail to add any genuine value to the day-to-day lives of everyday people like you and me.

Yet thinking is rapidly going the way of the dinosaurs and if they’re not careful, the people who continue to dismiss smart technology may be going right along with them. (more…)

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Four Ways Home Automation Can Protect Your Home When You’re on Holiday

After that long, gruelling winter, the summer months have finally arrived and for you and your loved ones, that means only one thing:

Time to jet off into the sun and enjoy a well-earned summer holiday.

After all, you’ve worked incredibly hard over the past couple of months. If anyone deserves to truly put their feet up and let their hair down, it’s you. (more…)

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Combining Stunning Interior Design with Innovative Smart Technology: The Easier Way to Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

There once was a time when the worlds of technology and interior design were just about as far apart as it gets.

With the latter focusing predominantly on aesthetic qualities and a touch of everyday functionality, there was seemingly no room -nor much need- for the gizmos, gadgets and complicated devices of smart home technology. (more…)

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Home Automation Updates: The Latest and Greatest Innovations from Crestron, Lutron, and Control4

When they say that the home automation industry is growing, they’re really not kidding. Last year, the industry was worth $20 billion USD in the United States alone, enjoying an annual growth rate of no less than 22%.

If Forbes Magazine figures are to be believed, that means that the average home spends around $490 USD on home automation installations and associated smart home technology. (more…)

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5 Smart Home Upgrades Every Homeowner Should Make in 2019

If there’s one thing we can all agree on here at Pro Install AV, it’s that 2018 was truly a game-changing year for the home automation installation industry with more homeowners than ever before transforming their spaces thanks to top smart technology systems like Lutron Homeworks and the industry-leading Crestron home automation solution. (more…)

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

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. (more…)

Home Entertainment Solutions

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

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. (more…)

Intelligent Lighting Control

Smart Home Vs Home Automation Vs Connected Home

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. (more…)

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

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. (more…)

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More Than Just Technology: Three Things You Didn’t Know Your Home Automation Installers Could Do For You

Regular readers of the Pro Install AV blog will know that our home automation installers are always among the very first in the industry to bring you up-to-date news and expert insights on how you and your loved ones can use the latest innovations in smart technology to transform your property into a state-of-the-art smart home.

In the past, we’ve helped you use intelligent lighting control to reduce energy costs whilst at the same time improving the aesthetic qualities of any room in your home. (more…)


CEDIA Accreditation: Why it Pays to Know Your Smart Home Installers are Fully Accredited

There’s no mistaking it – the home automation industry is in the middle of it’s biggest boom periods in years, bringing with it a whole new generation of smart home installers. Yet when it comes to adding state-of-the-art luxury to your home, how do you really know that the smart home company you’re working with is one you can trust?

Fuelled by the runaway success of home assistants such as the best-selling Amazon Echo, not to mention major advancements in world-class home automation products from the likes of Crestron and Control4, more homeowners than ever before are switching on to the smart generation. (more…)

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Planning a Summer Party? Impress Your Guests With These Smart Home Automation Tips

After a winter that felt as though it was just never going to end, summer finally arrived with a bang last month, and the good news is that it’s well and truly here to stay.

Throughout June, July, and August we’re in for some truly outstanding weather. (more…)

Amazon Alexa

5 Home Automation Products Compatible with Amazon Alexa

It’s no secret that Amazon have made a huge impact on the home automation market in an impressively short amount of time, making products like the Echo and its baby sister, the Echo Dot, the quintessential must-have gadget of the last few years.

At Pro Install Av, the one thing we love the most about Amazon’s game-changing smart home technology is that Alexa, the voice-controlled personal assistant at the heart of the Amazon Echo, is fully compatible with scores of leading home automation products, meaning you can use it to create a fully integrated, state-of-the-art smart home all managed by the power of your voice. (more…)