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How much internet speed does your smart home need UK

Smart Homes help make our lives easier in many ways. But with technology advancing at such a fast rate, does it mean internet speeds are getting left behind?

Today, many Smart Homes in the UK boast as many as twenty-five internet-connected devices and the number could be growing. It’s all thanks to the new technologies that are now available. (more…)

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Enhance your home entertainment space with a Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip

There are lots of exciting ways to enhance an entertainment space in your smart home. One which has made the headlines is the innovative Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip.

Not only does a Hue Play Gradient lightstrip allow you to project multiple colours along the bar’s entire length, but it also adds smooth accent lighting effects which really enhances viewing experiences. (more…)

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10 Things to know about smart homes

As an award-winning smart home installer, we understand there’s more to owning a smart home than just being tech-savvy. Not only can they save you money and enhance your life it also contributes to fighting climate change.

With an increasing number of homeowners choosing to invest in smart home technology, the chances are you’d like to know a bit more about it. This post deals with 10 things you should know about living in a smart home. Read on to find out more. (more…)

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Look at the latest on Smart Energy Savings Innovation

According to a Delta-EE report, Home Energy Management in the UK is expected to grow by 31% every year over the next five years.

Home energy technologies are developing all the time. Companies come up with new technologies or new features for existing technologies. It is up to smart home installers in London and elsewhere to keep abreast of developments, employing the best. (more…)

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Why You Must Invest in Smart Home Technology if you Remodel Your Home

Deciding to remodel your home makes for an exciting new project and brings a new lease of life to your property. At a time where we’re spending more time at home than ever before, there really is no better time to commit to your dream remodel – whether you’re dedicated to modernising, being more energy-efficient or increasing your home’s value. (more…)

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

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.  (more…)

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Top Smart Home Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Technology Working During Covid-19

Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way many of us live and work, and here at Pro Install AV, we’re no different. As a public utility, we remain committed to service delivery at a time when connectivity is so critical to so many.

Yet nothing matters more to us than the safety of our valued customers and employers which is why, in-line with current government guidance, we’re currently postponing new smart home installation projects until it’s safe to start work and providing our usual high-standards of customer support via phone and email only.  (more…)

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What to Do if Your Smart Home Technology Breaks During Covid-19 Self-Isolation

In the brief period between March 9th and 22nd, 2020, 27% of businesses declared a reduction in staffing levels to help them survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, while 46% had urged their staff to work from home.

In other words, we’re all spending a lot more time at home, and that means relying on our technology.

For some, that might just be to while away the hours enjoying home entertainment while waiting for things to go back to normal. For others, that technology may be the one thing helping them to stay home and stay safe while still working and looking after the family. (more…)

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Who Are The Top-Selling Brands in the Smart Home Market?

Four years ago, the global smart home market was valued at USD 55.65 billion. In its own right, that should be a pretty impressive figure, but let’s face it:

It’s nothing compared to the USD 174.24 billion the industry is projected to be worth just five years from now. (more…)

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Your 2020 Smart Home Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know for the Year Ahead

More so than any other year, 2020 is set to be a landmark 12 months for the modern smart home. As we head into the new decade, home technology is fast becoming unavoidable, evolving from additional luxury to every-day essential.

For those in the industry, that’s exciting news. According to the latest research, the smart home market is set to grow to $174 billion in the next five years, up from just $55 billion in 2016. (more…)

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The 10 Best Smart Home Devices & Systems of 2020

A brand new year is upon us, and that can only mean one thing:

Time to take our annual look at the biggest and best new products that are sure to become an essential part of the modern smart home experience in 2020 and beyond. (more…)

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Control4 Merges with SnapAV for Better Smart Home Integration

Two major smart home industry leaders have joined forces to help home automation installers like Pro Install AV deliver better service and even more state-of-the-art solutions for our customers.

Earlier this year, SnapV, a leading manufacturer of AV surveillance, networking and remote management products for professional integrators announced that they had merged with Control4, one of the world’s most popular brands of smart home automation systems and next-generation home AV solutions. (more…)

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What are the Best Smart Home Devices of 2019?

There’s no mistake about it; technology is evolving at a faster pace today than at any other time in modern history.

Before we know it, the once-hot new products that were an essential part of every early adopter’s must-buy list become old news, either becoming as commonplace in the modern home as a telephone or TV or being basically discarded as an also-ran. (more…)

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Five Essential Smart Home Upgrades for Your Workout Space

No one could ever deny the importance of keeping healthy. In today’s fast-paced, ever-demanding world, taking a few moments of our day to engage in even the briefest bit of cardio or resistance training can do us a world of good.

But let’s be honest:

Going to our nearest gym to get that training in isn’t always the best option. (more…)

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Five Reasons Your Hotel or B&B Should Invest in Smart Technology This Year

Somewhere between the iPad, the Internet-connected TV and the IoT refrigerator, smart technology has been taking over today’s homes at an ever-rapid pace.

While such technology may bring a whole new level of comfort and convenience to the life of the modern family, most smart home technology is far from a luxury; it’s an essential part of 21st century living that many people -including your hotel guests- have come to rely on. (more…)