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A weekly look at the residential AV market. Including lighting, automation, IoT, video, and audio distribution.

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A weekly look at the residential AV market. Including lighting, automation, IoT, video, and audio distribution.

Rank #1: ResiWeek 106: Connected AV

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CEDIA has released their three-year plan. We look at the pillars of the plan and what it means for residential audiovisual dealers. Reviewing RTI’s deal with Miravue and the rest of ISE 2018. AVIXA is addressing the connected home during InfoComm 2018 this June in Las Vegas. Read moreResiWeek 106: Connected AV

Feb 14 2018
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Rank #2: ResiWeek 149: Point of Failure

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Turn It Off Looking at the difference between smart light switches and smart light bulbs. Which one is right for your home? CEDIA releases a new white paper on the subject of HDR video for integrators. The importance of keeping updated and knowledgable with technology. Tom Cruise releases a public service announcement to turn off motion smoothing on HDTVs. How can integrators inform their clients to get the absolute best picture? Microsoft president Brad Smith asks for regulations regarding facial recognition software. Getting ready for the conversation of facial recognition regulations. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Joe Whitaker – The Thoughtful Home Tom Coffin – Simply Reliable Links to sources: Android Authority – What to consider when choosing smart light switch or bulbs Residential Systems – New white paper from CEDIA focusing on HDR video CE Pro – Tom Cruise urges to turn off motion smoothing for TV screens The Verge – Microsoft president asks for facial recognition regulations Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Dec 12 2018
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Rank #3: ResiWeek 96: Control Your Destiny

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Crestron’s new 2018 road map has been released along with a new remote without a screen. How quick audio visual installs can help your business. Read moreResiWeek 96: Control Your Destiny

Dec 08 2017
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Rank #4: ResiWeek 150: Operationally Secure

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Office Depot, Custom Installer RC Homes is pre-installing smart home automation in 27 homes in California. Discussing what it takes to interest both homeowners and and integrators. Office Depot throws their hat into the custom installation ring. Do they have what it takes? Silicon Labs has a new Z-Wave platform that improves performance and battery life. Looking at the next step in interoperability. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Jason Knott – CE Pro Joseph Piccirilli – Rosewater Energy David Frangioni – Audio One Links to sources: Residential Tech Today – Smart home technology coming pre-installed in 27 California homes CE Pro – Office Depot offers smart home products and custom installations Residential Tech Today – New Z-Wave platform improves battery life and perfomance Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Dec 19 2018
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Rank #5: ResiWeek 167: I Don’t Need Tweezer

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Complete Global Saturation SnapAV showcases a self-contained security home automation solution at ISC West 2019. Breaking down SnapAV’s first foray into security systems. Details emerge about Disney’s new streaming service. What is the line for saturation in the streaming market? And more importantly, what will it take to get Matt a third season of Punisher? Discussing the industry shift of recurring monthly revenue programs for AV. Do customers want on-demand support?   Host: Matt Scott Guests: Todd Mares – Peerless-AV Steven Brawner – ProAudio GA Links to sources: CE Pro – SnapAV security home automation system at ISC West 2019 The Verge – A look at Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ Residential Tech Today – Integrators and consumers on RMR services   Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Apr 17 2019
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Rank #6: ResiWeek 166: Secure The Network

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Hey, you’re not Matt Tim takes the helm for this week’s roundup of stories for the residential space. Azione discusses growth at their Fulgent Fling event in Florida. The importance of a strong relationship between integrators and architects. HiberSense announces a smart home climate control system for multiple rooms under once HVAC. Discussing the potential of this product. Smart hubs may be going the way of the dodo due to cyber security threats. Understanding the potential liability that falls to integrators, and what they can do to prepare.   Host: Tim Albright Guests:   Jason Knott – CE Pro Bryce Nordstrand – Access Networks Tom Devine – AVPro Links to sources: CE Pro – Azione focuses on integrator-architect relationships Residential Systems – HiberSense showcases smart climate solution Residential Tech Today – Smart hubs and cyber security risks Notes: AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Apr 10 2019
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Rank #7: AVNation Special: One-on-One with Crestron’s John Clancy

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Crestron has laid out their roadmap for their company, and their dealers. We sit down with Crestron Vice President, Residential about a new remote, restructuring dealers, and the importance of customer service. Read moreAVNation Special: One-on-One with Crestron’s John Clancy

Dec 08 2017
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Rank #8: ResiWeek 153: Input Zero

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Future Tech at CES Highlighting the differences between HD, 4K and 8K. Which should you recommend to your clients? Hot off the presses from CES 2019, Apple joins with Samsung, LG and Vizio with Airplay 2 and Apple Music. LG claims that their roll-up OLED will be going on sale later in the year. Are these products something to get invested in, or are they just vaporware waiting to happen? Charter Spectrum is launching their streaming app with a monthly lease for an Apple TV box. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown Audio Video Mark Feinberg – Home Theater Advisors Mike Grubb – Luxul Links to sources: Residential Tech Today – Choosing between HD, 4K, and 8K The Verge – Apple aligning with Samsung, LG, Vizio with Airplay and Apple Music The Verge – LG Roll-Up OLED will be sold in 2019 Mac Rumors – Charter Spectrum launching streaming app with Apple TV support Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Jan 09 2019
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Rank #9: ResiWeek 152: Year In Review

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The Thoughtful Omnibus On this episode of ResiWeek, we sit down with some of our closest friends and favorite people in the AV industry and discuss the highlights of 2018. We also talk about what we’re most looking forward to for the industry in 2019. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown Audio Video Rich Fregosa- Rich on Twitter Joe Whitaker – The Thoughtful Home Steven Brawner – Steven on Twitter Links to sources: Commercial Integrator – Southtown Audio Video’s AV Experience Center AVNation – Our Coverage of CEDIA 2018 Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Jan 02 2019
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Rank #10: ResiWeek 146: Hub & Spoke

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Embracing Black Friday SnapAV acquires Volutone to increase their local power. What this growth means, and maintaing business clients when being acquired. Seven upcoming trends to luxury brands. The most important points to take away. Olin Mansion is given a brand new AV restructure. What goes into an AV takeover project. With Black Friday on the way, how important is it to leverage Black Friday deals into your business? Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Bob Archer – CE Pro Steven Brawner – Steven on Twitter Andre Lalande – Andre on LinkedIn Links to sources: Residential Systems – Volutone acquired by SnapAV CE Pro – Upcoming trends for luxury brands AVNation – Olin Mansion gets an AV takeover New York Times – Which Black Friday deals are worth it? Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Nov 21 2018
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Rank #11: ResiWeek 151: Best of 2018

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The State of Residential in 2018 For this special edition of ResiWeek, we take a step back and look at the best episodes and most interesting conversations in 2018. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Coleen Leith – Marketing Matters Joe Whitaker – The Thoughtful Home Brad Hintze – Control4 Bob Archer – CE Pro Julie Jacobson – CE Pro Giles Sutton – CEDIA Jason Knott – CE Pro Mitch Klein – Z-Wave Alliance Bruno Napoli – Bruno on Twitter Mike Braithwaite – Screen Innovations Links to sources: ResiWeek 131: Rockstar ResiWeek 130: Resi-Mercial ResiWeek 126: Crossover Products ResiWeek 113: Fake News Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Dec 26 2018
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Rank #12: ResiWeek 147: Predictive Measures

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The Roomba Knows Where You Sleep Brilliant has a new Two Switch smart home controller. Does it stand up to its namesake? Discussing home emergency systems for the elderly. How this vertical can improve. Crestron offers smart home doors with biometric locks via ekey readers. The advantages and potential risks that come with biometric security. Google works with iRobot to improve the roomba service by mapping out your floor plan. Should we be worried? Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Arlen Schweiger – CE Pro Matthew Kamp – SnapAV Links to sources: CE Pro – SnapAV buys Volutone WIRED – Brilliant’s Two Switch Control panel Residential Systems – AV quality of life solutions for older customers CE Pro – Crestron partners with ekey for smart doors with biometric lock Residential Tech Today – Google collaborates with Roomba for smart home cleaning Notes: SnapAV’s acquisition of Volutone was previously discussed in ResiWeek 146. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Nov 28 2018
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Rank #13: ResiWeek 148: Onboarding Education

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Clash of the Titans Following the sale of the CEDIA expo, CEDIA outlines where it will focus in the future. What’s in store for CEDIA? Sonos joins Portal.io for distribution through Portal Select. What this means for custom installers. Google sets its sights on Alexa. Will there be a victor in the war for best voice assistant? Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Dennis Holzer – Powerhouse Alliance Jeremy Glowacki – Residential Tech Today Ken Eagle – Atlona Links to sources: CE Pro – CEDIA outlines focus on industry standards, education and workforce development Residential Systems – Sonos partners with Portal.io for distribution CNET – voice control battleground heating up for Google and Amazon Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Dec 05 2018
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Rank #14: ResiWeek 145: I Spy

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Surveillance is worth looking into Looking at the race for control in smart speaker and smart home control. Who is at the front of the line? The video surveillance market is esitmated to reach $1.1 billion by the end of the year. Where this market could go. Savant makes their motorized shades easier to install and more affordable. CommScope acquires Ruckus’ parent company ARRIS for $7.4 billion. What it means when larger companies get involved in the AV market. We take a look at the directors for CEDIA 2019 that have been elected. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Jason Griffing – OneVision Resources Kashyap Khetia – KanexPro Links to sources: Seeking Alpha – The race for dominance in Smart Home Control CE Pro  – Market for video surveillance to reach $1.1 billion by the end of 2018 Residential Tech Today – Savant makes window shade installs easier with low voltage modules and specialized brackets CE Pro – CommScope buys ARRIS for $7.4 billion Residential Systems – CEDIA’s Directors for 2019 announced Notes: The video mentioned by Jason during our dicussion of the ARRIS acquisition can be found here. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Nov 14 2018
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Rank #15: ResiWeek 154: Three Seashells

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The CES 2019 Roundup Chinese based company Tuya makes waves at CES 2019. Getting to know the biggest home automation company in China. Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, TCL and others band together and form the 8K Association. Why should we care about 8K? Smart home technology is taking over CES. Comparing past shows and how CES has evolved. Ring has been reportedly spying on customers’ feeds. What this means for end-users. Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Jason Knott – CE Pro Mark Corbin – Vanco Avi Rosenthal – CE/IoT Partners Links to sources: CE Pro- Tuya products showcased at CES 2019 Residential Systems – 8K Association created by TV manufacturers at CES 2019 Residential Tech Today – Smart Home devices take over CES 2019 BGR – Ring violating customer privacy through smart doorbell Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Jan 16 2019
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Rank #16: ResiWeek 165: Original Disruptor

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The future of interactive media Apple unveils TV content at their event and introduces AppleTV+ and Apple Card. How this will affect the AV industry. Google debuts Stadia at the Game Developer’s Conference capable of streaming video games directly through their servers. What it takes to set up a home for this amount of bandwidth power. Taking a look at CEDIA’s new building. The importance of experiencing everything that a smart home can offer.   Host: Matt Scott Guests: Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown AV Ted Green – strata-gee Links to sources: Residential Tech Today – Apple announces AppleTV+ CE Pro – Google announces cloud-based streaming gaming through Stadia Medium – CEDIA’s new headquarters Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes  

Apr 03 2019
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Rank #17: ResiWeek 164: Revenue Share

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Yelling at your TV with purpose ADT is getting rid of Pulse and  is partnering with Alarm.com for their new home automation system called Command and Control. How integrators can manage this change moving forward. Josh.ai and LG form a partnership to integrate voice control into LG displays.  Discussing the future of interacting with entertainment. Dish unveils a new revenue sharing program for their pro installers. How effective are these types of revenue programs? Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests:   Joe Whitaker – The Thoughtful Home Scotty Allen – Josh.ai Peter Cook – Automation Design + Entertainment Links to sources: CE Pro – ADT showcases Command & Control system Residential Systems   – Voice control integration in television through LG and Josh.ai Residential Tech Today – Dish offers new revenue sharing incentive Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Mar 27 2019
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Rank #18: ResiWeek 163: Change The Name

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Much Ado About Nothing Discussing combining the elements of wellness with smart home solutions. What will it take from integrators to bring the outdoors into the home? Sonos launches a new program called the Sonos New Owner Offer that gives sales to end-users that buy directly from Sonos. Is this a big deal for integrators and distributors?  SnapAV launches the Holy Snap reward program for purchasing SnapAV products. Discussing the uncommon occurrence of such manufacturer incentives in the AV industry. Nortek subsidiary IntelliVision (surprisingly not the 1979 Mattel video game console) files a patent that allows cloud computation services for video analytics. Deciding the liability when it comes to remote storage of videos and analytics.  Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests:   Mitchell Klein – Z-Wave Alliance Michael Braitwaite – Screen Innovations Links to sources: CE Pro – Connecting AV with wellness technology Residential Systems – Sonos launches New Owner Offer AV Network – SnapAV rewards partners for purchasing products Residential Tech Today – IntelliVision patents services for video analytics   Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Mar 20 2019
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Rank #19: ResiWeek 162: Design First

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Shaping the future Azione holds their inaugural System Designers Conference in Dallas, Texas. Discussing the importance of training availability. Looking at strategies to prepare for the eventual market correction. How integrators can maintain a sustainable business. Looking at the AV technology got right in shows and movies, and what they got horribly wrong. How much does pop culture influence our technology? Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests: Josh Willits – Portal.io Jeremy Glowacki – Residential Tech Today Dave Pedigo – THX Links to sources: Residential Systems- Azione’s inaugural System Designers Conference CE Pro – Preparing for market correction Residential Tech Today – Hollywood’s future AV trends that became reality Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Mar 13 2019
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Rank #20: ResiWeek 161: Paint With Sound

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Still gotta get paid Best Buy announces they have reached a million subscriptions for their Total Tech Support program. How integrators can approach recurring monthly revenue service programs.  Smart elevators, kitchen and bath solutions are showcased at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas. Looking at the expansion of integration within the household and residential space. Powerhouse Alliance announces the expansion of their lineup with five new vendors.  Video available below Host: Matt Scott Guests:   Rich Fregosa- Rich on Twitter Lewis Franke – LED Systems Dennis Holzer – Powerhouse Alliance Links to sources: CE Pro – Best Buy Total Tech Support reaches 1 million members Residential Tech Today – New products showcased at International Builder Show in Las Vegas Residential Systems – Powerhouse Alliance adds five new vendors to their lineup Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes

Mar 06 2019
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