The Integrated Home

Technology Podcasts

“The Integrated Home” examines the home integration business. Every episode speaks to business owners, technicians and industry insiders who understand the challenges and the opportunities facing those working in the professional smart home space. Guests draw on their own, very real experiences to share their thoughts and ideas on what's happening now, the business trends that matter and what's important to build and maintain a successful integration business. For an informative and entertaining perspective on the home integration business, tune into "The Integrated Home", brought to you by [Alfi Media](http://www.alfimedia.com) and [Wildwood](http://wildwoodpr.com), the people who connect the professional home integration community.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

“The Integrated Home” examines the home integration business. Every episode speaks to business owners, technicians and industry insiders who understand the challenges and the opportunities facing those working in the professional smart home space. Guests draw on their own, very real experiences to share their thoughts and ideas on what's happening now, the business trends that matter and what's important to build and maintain a successful integration business. For an informative and entertaining perspective on the home integration business, tune into "The Integrated Home", brought to you by [Alfi Media](http://www.alfimedia.com) and [Wildwood](http://wildwoodpr.com), the people who connect the professional home integration community.

Twitter:

@WildwoodPR

Language:

English

Contact:

07711617472


Episodes

The Year Ahead

1/12/2023
Presenter Shereen Russell talks with Katy Bradshaw and Barry Sheldrick from podcast partner, Distributed By Meridian (DbM), in this New Year edition to kick off our sixth series. Katy and Barry look forward to the year ahead for the brands DbM represents and the prospects for more industry growth in 2023. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:28:31

Reviewing 2022

12/23/2022
In an end-of-year special, we’re joined by Stuart Tickle from podcast partner, AWE Europe, who casts an eye over 2022 and shares his thoughts on what’s in store for 2023, including the return of AWE’s Motorsport Sensation promotion. We support Together For Cinema. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our listeners. See you in 2023!

Duration:00:16:40

Crazy Golf

11/29/2022
In this episode, we’ll be taking a round of Crazy Golf – that’s the name of the project – in the company of James Ratcliffe from Surrey-based integrator, Homeplay as we find out what it takes to win the Best Media Room category in the CEDIA EMEA Awards as well as the prestigious Best Media Room Global title. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:33:25

Current Affairs

10/20/2022
What's happened to industry supply chains and how can integrators deal with the issues they're facing? We talk to David Smith of SMC and Tom Williamson of Element 29 for their views on the current situation and advice on how to manage it. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:32:57

The Demo Space Revisited

9/2/2022
In this episode, we take another look at the demo space with two businesses who are re-imagining how it works for their clients and their business. We’re delighted to spend time first with Alex Jones and Gavin Baker of The Smart Home Garden and then we talk with Owen Maddock of Cinemaworks about his new cinema showroom in Bristol. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:41:52

The Arabian

8/3/2022
We take a close look at The Arabian in this episode - a South African project which secured top prize in the Best Media Room Level II category in the CEDIA Awards 2021 as well as the prestigious Global accolade for Best Media Room. Nick Caripis from Joburg-based integrator, BNC Technology, tells us the story of this amazing project. We learn about the various installation challenges, how BNC successfully blended technology with interior design and we also find out what it means to create a...

Duration:00:37:14

Entertaining Outside

6/30/2022
In this show, we explore what’s new, exciting and also, just sometimes, a little bit mad in the world of garden entertainment. We talk with two people from the industry who have a passion for how technology can transform the outdoor as well as the indoor experience - Simon Clarke from Clarke Infinity and James Brown from The Cinema Company. We're grateful to our series partners Farnell, AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:34:42

A Winning Home Cinema

5/31/2022
From the home of Integrated Systems Europe 2022 in Barcelona, we bring an international dimension to this episode as we learn all about a very special home cinema, indeed, a winner of the Best Home Cinema Level II in the CEDIA Awards 2021. We talk with Marc-Etienne Huneau from Lyon-based multi-award-winning integrator, Dark Side of the Room (DSR), to hear about the brief, the challenges and the solutions behind Project Number 2. We're grateful to our series partners Farnell, AWE Europe,...

Duration:00:24:49

Our Industry And Assisted Living

5/6/2022
Government figures state that 19% of the UK population was aged 65 or over in 2019, that’s around 12.3 million people, with those in this age bracket, making up 24% of the population by 2043 (17.4 million people). Can smart home technology help support independent living for longer for people in this age group and those who are less able? Is our industry even capable of delivering these solutions? In this episode we're joined by Chris Thorne from award-winning integrator, Imperium Building...

Duration:00:23:17

The User Experience

4/1/2022
In this show, we look at the user experience. With CEDIA having just launched a new Programming Specialist Pathway, we talk to Hassan Ahouiek from Unity Technology and Marcus Jackson Baker from the Integrated Experience to examine the state of programming in our industry and learn how we can improve that all-important user experience. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:31:01

Cornflake's Award-Winning Clink Wharf Project

2/25/2022
In this show, we take an in-depth look at an impressive project from the 2021 CEDIA EMEA Awards. A winner of the Best Integrated Home Level III and Best Media Room Level II categories, Clink Wharf is an impressive whole-home scheme from London integration firm, Cornflake, featuring a Dolby Atmos cinema and a hi-powered Media Room. We're joined by Cornflake’s Ben Rodrick for a tour of this fantastic property. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by...

Duration:00:29:36

Apprentices

1/28/2022
In the UK, the home technology industry is facing tough recruitment times. Too much work, not enough staff is a familiar cry. So, what can be done about it? Well, apprentices could be one part of that solution. The theme for National Apprenticeship Week which begins on 7 February 2022 is ‘Build The Future’. In this episode, we find out how that theme relates to our own sector and look at practical advice and experiences to help businesses from Matt Nimmons, CEDIA EMEA's Managing Director,...

Duration:00:34:10

What Can We Learn From the US?

12/30/2021
This industry began life in the US. It's still the biggest, single territory for professional home integration so what can we learn from what's going on there? We talk to John Sciacca a respected industry journalist and influencer, as well as a Principal at home integration company, Custom Theater And Audio in South Carolina, to find out about the trends driving his business. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support...

Duration:00:36:53

The Camellias

12/9/2021
The Camellias is a project completed by Indian integrator, Macbee, which swept the board at the CEDIA EMEA Awards 2021, winning Best Home Cinema Level III, Best Documentation and Best Dressed Rack categories. It was also adjudged the 'best of the best' in the world as it scooped the Global Best Home Cinema prize which included entrants from CEDIA's Americas and Asia Pacific regions. In this show, we're joined by Sawan Nichani from Macbee to talk us through the project, explain how it all...

Duration:00:22:39

Improving Audio In Home Cinemas

10/27/2021
How can integrators improve the audio experience in home cinemas? Ben Goff from Cinema Lusso talks us through the areas that get under his skin with advice on how we, as an industry, can do it better. We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:08:56

Human-Centric Lighting

9/23/2021
In this episode, we talk human-centric lighting with Hugo Fitzjohn, industry consultant at Filbert Square, and Mark Illingworth, Managing Director at Robinsons Integrated Systems. What is human-centric lighting? How relevant is it in the home technology space and how far is it a realistic business opportunity for integrators? We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema.

Duration:00:34:43

Showcasing Home Technology

8/26/2021
We take a deeper look at how integrators are showcasing the smart home experience to potential clients in this episode. We spend time with Tony Edwards from JOOCED and Alan Matthews from Automated Spaces as we learn about two very different approaches to the challenge of how integrators sell what our industry provides. Join us at the JOOCED Experience Centre in Rugby and then at the Automated Spaces show home in Melton Mowbray to find out more. This episode was produced with the help of...

Duration:00:44:04

A Developer, A Designer And An Architect

7/29/2021
For this show, we're talking to Peter Warren from EAB Homes, Vanessa Leyland from Vanessa Leyland Interiors and David Field from TFF Architects to find out what developers, designers and architects think of our industry. What do they understand about home integration and the services we provide and what would they like us to do differently or better? This talk was produced by CEDIA and first broadcast as a webinar as part of ISE Digital 2021. Our thanks to both CEDIA and Integrated Systems...

Duration:00:49:49

European Insights

7/3/2021
We’re bringing a definitively European flavour to proceedings for the very first time with an episode recorded at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 in Amsterdam. In the RAI, we're joined by two CEDIA award-winning companies as Michael Sherman from leading French company, Henri, and Sergio Rojas from Madrid's Smart Business share their views with us on the home integration business in Europe. We also learn about the stand-out technologies for integrators at ISE and look forward to 2021 when the...

Beyond the Bubble and Media Rooms without Compromise

7/3/2021
On the road in Bristol, we're joined by Matt Zachrisson-Smith, Managing Director of Total Solutions and Owen Maddock, Principal of Connected Works and co-founder of the HomeTechGallery hashtag. As £1 million plus properties surge in Bristol and elsewhere around the country, we examine what the integrator's life is like outside of London. We also take a look at the recent media obsession with smart home security and ask if this is a problem for professional home technology integrators. Then,...