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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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Property Developers: Create a Compelling USP With These Dynamic Home Automation Systems

How a smart home automation installation could be the one missing ingredient your development needs to really attract new buyers.

Amidst fierce industry competition and the ever-increasing demands from property buyers for affordable, quality housing, making your newly developed property an irresistible proposition for those buyers can seem like an impossible challenge.

Sure, you can tout the prime location, the close proximity to neighbouring schools and the enticing low deposit as reasons why buyers should snap up that hot property you’ve just put on the market, but then isn’t every developer on the block doing exactly the same thing? (more…)

5 Smart Home Brands You May Not Have Heard of (But Absolutely Need in Your Life)

Fuelled by the unprecedented popularity of smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, smart home technology has truly become one of the most talked about developments of the last several years.

It’s not just the typical tech geeks that are responsible for the smart home buzz either, but every day homeowners who are quickly wising up to the fact that this next-generation technology can so easily and affordably add all new levels of convenience, style, and cost-efficiency to their day-to-day lives. (more…)

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How to Add Significant Value to Your Home With a Home Automation Installation

So, you’re serious about adding value to your home, yet whenever you mention it, you’re met with a wealth of conflicting ideas on how exactly you should do it.

Talk to one group, and they’ll suggest converting your loft or garage into extra living space. Talk to another, and they’ll recommend building a conservatory, whilst a third group will convince you that it’s all about that big kitchen refurb. (more…)

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Lutron vs. Control4 vs. Crestron: Which Brand is Right For My Home?

As the leading home automation installers in London, Pro Install AV have worked with scores of homeowners across the capital transform the way they live thanks to world-class smart home control systems from Lutron, Crestron, and Control4.

For some, it’s the way that Lutron enables them to set the perfect scene for any occasion with intelligent lighting control that holds the most appeal, whilst for others, it’s Control4’s unrivalled compatibility with other leading smart home products, or Crestron’s outstanding quality and versatility that seals the deal when deciding which home automation system is right for them. (more…)

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5 Must-Have Home Automation Gadgets No Smart Home Owner Should Be Without

From managing your home energy usage to playing your favourite movies and even keeping the place tidy, there isn’t much you can’t do with smart home technology these days.

As we move into a brand new year, London home automation installers Pro Install AV look at the five most essential, must-have gadgets no smart-home owner should do without in 2018. (more…)

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London’s Top Crestron Dealers Reveal Our Five Bold Home Automation Predictions for 2018

As the leading Crestron dealers in London, Pro Install AV were privileged to spend 2017 working with scores of homeowners in transforming their properties into state-of-the-art smart homes equipped with the very latest home automation technology.

We also had the opportunity to work hands on with some of the country’s leading property developers, gaining a valuable insight into -and directly influencing- what the smart homes of the future are likely to look like. (more…)

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Turbocharge Your Workouts With a Home Automation Installation for a Fitter, Smarter 2018

Always thought smart technology was just about turning the lights on and the heating down? Guess again. Here, London home automation installers Pro Install AV explain how modern technology can turn your home gym into a place you’ll truly love spending time in.

So, the holiday season is behind us and you’ve finally finished off the last of the mince pies… and the turkey sandwiches…and the Quality Street.

You know it’s time to get back into shape, but let’s face it:

Your motivation for hitting the home gym and blasting away those excess Christmas calories is at an all-time low. (more…)