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“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.

“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

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,...

Social Media, Upgrades and Aaron Paul's Double

7/3/2021
We take a look at digital marketing, social media and branding for integration businesses in the company of self-confessed social media junkie, Ben Davies from Inspire AV, and Nicola Fulstow of CEDIA-award winning integrator, SONA. How should integrators present themselves to customers? What social media channels work best? Is it all digital these days? Or, is there a place for old school marketing tactics? We also take a look at the related topic of how integrators use social media when...

Retail Plus Installation or Installation Only?

7/3/2021
We're in Kent to talk with two businesses who have taken quite different paths in the industry. Potters Home Digital are an established company who began life as a retailer and have added installation successfully to their business. Micarta are a new and focused integration firm, born from the ashes of Challenge Control. In conversation with directors from each company, Alex Jones and Gavin Baker, we find out what’s working for them and how they’re growing and sustaining a business in home...

Managing Clients

7/3/2021
In this episode, we’re joined by Katie Sparrevohn, Managing Director of London and Surrey AV Solutions, and Durgesh Sinh, top man at Nucleus, to talk about clients. How do you deal with them and the voices that have influence over them? What are the challenges integrators face? And, how can professional home technology firms manage budgets, projects and clients to get the best results? We're supported by Meridian Audio, AWE Europe and Sony. The Integrated Home Podcast is a Wildwood...

The Home Security Opportunity

7/3/2021
How big an opportunity is home security for technology integrators? A home burglary happens in the UK every 106 seconds. The Office for National Statistics puts the average cost of a residential burglary in the UK at £3,030, and more than one-third of that is the emotional cost to victims. Experts also agree that we are likely heading for an increase in property crime, driven by economic desperation and the stress associated with long-term unemployment. In this episode, we talk to two...

Home Cinema Special

7/3/2021
Home cinema is the focus of this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Sony screening room in Basingstoke. We take a look at the fundamentals of home cinema and media room design in the company of two champions of the experieince, Ian Bolt from Custom Sight & Sound and CEDIA award-winning integrator and judge, Guy Singleton of Imagine This. How is business changing for integrators and what's important for customers today? We're also joined by Chris Mullins from Sony for news...

COVID-19 Business Survival Options

7/3/2021
In this emergency episode, we look at the financial choices for integrators who are dealing with projects on pause, a vanishing pipeline and bills to pay. Luke Desmond, CEO of Crisp Accountancy, is our special guest to talk us through the grants and loans available and the practical steps businesses should take to access to them. Crisp Accountancy specialise in the provision of advice to SMEs in the smart home integration sector. The Integrated Home is a Wildwood production.

The Great Outdoors

7/3/2021
In the wake of the pandemic, are we seeing, and will we see, more outdoor AV installations? What are the challenges for integrators? And, how can these best be resolved? We're joined by Greg Howarth from Glo AV and Shaun Hawkins from Smart Synergy to find out more about what's needed when taking high quality audio-visual experiences into the great outdoors for clients. Thanks to our supporters, AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian. We support Together For Cinema. The Integrated Home...

Home Automation and Prime Property Development

7/3/2021
Welcome to our very first episode recorded in front of a live audience! In this specially extended edition, we've assembled an expert panel, drawn from the worlds of prime development and integration, to address how developers can improve prime property yields with thoughtful investment in home automation. * Alex Isaac, Director of Design, EcoWorld * Harri Williams-Jones, Associate Director, Super-Prime Residential Development Consultancy, Savills * Jon Cooper, Managing Director at The Next...

Design Meets Technology and The Showroom Experience

7/3/2021
Whatever Earth Wind & Fire might say, we all know that September is a busy, back to work month. The holidays are a dim and distant memory, the kids are heading off to school and it’s time to gear up for show season - a time that's full of innovations, new ideas and education opportunities. From the 15th until the 23rd September, London is taken over by the London Design Festival, so there's no better time to talk about interior design and home technology. We welcome two special guests to...

Cracking The Mass Market

7/3/2021
In this episode, presented first as an Integrated Home podcast webinar back in June 2020, we invite four integrators, Andy Bell of Trusted Technology, Naim Cohen of NGC Systems, Adam Raymond of PRZM and Inspire AV’s, Ben Davies to share their thoughts and ideas on how home technology professionals can broaden their appeal to consumers in a post-COVID-19 world. How do integrators engage customers, what technologies appeal to them and why does it pay to think long-term? This episode can also...

Passing Off, Recruitment Issues and Yoda

7/3/2021
In the warm and comfortable surroundings of the cinema showroom that belongs to Bespoke Home Cinemas in the fine city of Leeds, we're joined by Mel and Giff Malcolm, the husband and wife team behind Bespoke Home Cinemas, and from across the Pennines, we have Oliver Hall from CEDIA award winning firm, Ultamation. Together, we explore the question of image rights and passing off. What happens if you find that a photo of one of your installations has popped up on the website of another...

Lighting, Awards and Experience Centres

7/3/2021
We examine the big issue of lighting in the company of Homeplay’s Managing Director, James Ratcliffe, alongside Nic Black, Principal of The Pyramid Group. We ask how integrators can bring lighting design and lighting control into their business. What's involved and how will embracing lighting change your business offering for the better? As the CEDIA Awards open for entry, we also talk to James and Nic about taking part in Award schemes. What does it take to win an Award and is it worth all...

Iceberg Houses, Smart Home Week and The Future of the Industry

7/3/2021
In the company of special guests, Gary Lewis, Sales Director of Cornflake and Chris Knight, Managing Director of Perfect Integration, we take a look at Mega Basement Conversions to find out if this is a declining market for London-based integrators. We also invite Gary and Chris to give us their opinion on National Smart Home Week and explain its relevance to the integrator channel.Then, we talk about the future of the industry, and ask the big question, does it actually have one? Recorded...

COVID-19 The Integrator Mindset

7/3/2021
In the second of our COVID-19 special episodes, we talk to Inspire AV's Ben Davies, also the man behind the Smarthomee Group on Facebook, to find out about the impact of the lockdown on integrators and their business. What should be the integrator's mindset? What steps can be taken to help you survive the current situation? And how can you spend your time productively to make sure you're in the best place for the upturn when it does arrive? Ben shares his thoughts with honesty and...

A Rack Building Masterclass

7/3/2021
What's involved in designing and building a rack? How should you approach cable and thermal management? And, why does taking the time in rack building pay dividends for your installation and for your business? To answer these and many other questions, we're joined by two rack building experts - Nick Pidgeon of Visualization and Simon Fulstow, Director of multi CEDIA award-winning integration firm and CEDIA Member of Excellence, SONA. Join us for this rack building masterclass! The Integrated...

Managing Change, Mark Knopfler's Brother and The Remains of Bob Marley

7/3/2021
In this month's show, we're joined by Rob Sutherland, Principal at London-based integrator, Inspired Dwellings, to look at how his business has evolved to meet technology changes, customer expectations and market opportunities. Then, as BBC Radio's "The Archers" namechecks multi-room audio as a technology 'must-have', we talk about smart homes in the media with two experienced, consumer-facing journalists - freelance writer extraordinaire, Chris Haslam and Jonathan Margolis from the FT How...

Design And Documentation

7/3/2021
We're joined by Stephen Nevison from award-winning integrator, Intuitive Homes, and Jon Schaffer of Lighthouse to take a look at the sometimes thorny subject of design and documentation. How daunting is the design and documentation process for a fully integrated home? What should you include and how does it affect costing, delivering and successfully maintaining a project following an installation? Thanks to our supporters DbM, AWE Europe, Sony and Ring. We support Together For Cinema. The...

Going Global

7/3/2021
In this show, we’re talking about doing business overseas with Phil Cotton, Commercial Director of Ideaworks, and Rory Hackett, Managing Director of Communitec. How do you manage international projects from the UK? How difficult is it to do that in the current situation? And, what advice is there for integrators challenged with working in another country? The Integrated Home Podcast is supported by Ring X Line, Distributed by Meridian, AWE Europe and Sony. We are a Wildwood production and we...