I'm a UK based, residential smart home installation business owner. Three years ago I was looking for a new method of sharing our installation skills and progress. I started using #LiveInstall on Twitter and now my hashtag reaches over one million Twitter accounts per week.
It’s hugely exciting that CEDIA is one big movement and voice now, a truly global organisation. I’m so glad the voice is bigger and louder now because my voice is so quiet, I barely get heard by my audience. I have to use a microphone, amplifier and speakers to be heard. My sound system still […]
Shop local, eat local, holiday local — it’s an ethos that lots of your customers probably try to follow. They will also have their trusted tradesman that they turn to for car repairs, decorating or plumbing. This local ecosystem ensures that the local economy remains healthy, encouraging investment, creating jobs and building community spirit. With […]
A tough couple of weeks for the affordable smart home! I’ve finally managed to grab a few days off work during the school holidays after a whirlwind start to 2016 and during this time off I’ve caught up with industry news. The headline grabber has been Nest with the speculation surrounding its lack of new […]
Does anyone spring clean anymore? I remember my mother turning the house upside down annually to wash away the winter and welcome the summer. Clearing out every cupboard and drawer, taking down and washing curtains, cleaning every item in the display cabinet and beating rugs on the washing line; this was not a one day […]
I only attended my first Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in 2014, so I’m hardly the best qualified to preach about the benefits it brings any smart home installation business but I’ve drawn on those experiences to put pen to paper for this blog post. In the early years of forming my install business, I […]