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ResiWeek 243: Gimmicky Drones

It Feels Like Somebody Is Trying To Sell Me Something

The wind is picking up, things are getting just a bit spookier. It could be the season of the witch like Donovan says, or possibly just that it’s time for the latest in residential news for the AV industry. That’s just as haunting. Joining us this week is Chief Content Officer for CE Pro Jason Knott, Owner and Founder of Pro Audio Georgia Steven Brawner, and our very own leader for AVNation Tim Albright as we go through the biggest news for AV.

Friend of the show Mitchell Klein writes for Residential Systems writing about the state of the smart home industry in 2020. One of the key tenets outlined was the devices capable of multiple functions. In this world of DIY solutions, can custom installers still get a foothold for smart home installations? Looking at what integrators can do and the importance of “do it with me” solutions.

Amazon had a host of announcements, from a cloud-based gaming service to compete with Google’s Stadia called Luna, security solutions for the car, and Ring’s indoor drones to keep your home secured. Should we be terrified? Are we living in a Robocop dystopia? Well, yes but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Is this just a gimmick, or is there something to be had here?

Zebra Home Cinema completed a project build turning a home garage into a home cinema. This is one of those projects that you usually hear about, more so now that everyone is stuck in their homes. With that in mind, how can we help clients who are looking to transform some of the places in their house?

Host: Matt Scott
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  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
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