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Whether it is Cinco De Mayo or any other Wednesday for you, we are here to bring you the latest news surrounding the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is CEO & Boss Lady for Integration Controls Jamie Breisemeister and Director of Residential Sales for SurgeX Jimmy Paschke.
Back in March Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) reported that they would be splitting up their Barcelona show into four different events across Europe for the month of June. However it was recently announced that the Munich and Amsterdam shows would be cancelled due to changing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other side of the pond, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announced that they would be returning to Las Vegas in 2022. We take both of these stories in tow to guage the interest of coming back in person to shows and discuss what event planners, integrators and manufacturers must prepare for these shows. Is it still too early to definitively plan these things, or will we be ready for when the doors open?
Cybersecurity has become one of the most important aspects of the home space, not just because of how much time we are spending there recently but because of large scale attacks like the SolarWinds breach. What can we do as integrators to keep our clients aware of potential risks and find those gaps to cover? And if need be, how can we keep ourselves from liability in the event of something going wrong?
Now that we’ve had this discussion on security and safety, let’s discuss putting microphones in the house. Parks Associates reveals in a market assessment that consumer adoption of smart speakers and displays are growing. What does this growth mean for our channel? Should integrators be paying attention to this surge?
- CE Pro – ISE 2021 cancels shows in Amsterdam & Munich
- Residential Systems – CES expected to return to Las Vegas for 2022
- CE Pro – Protecting you clients from cybersecurity issues
- Residential Systems – Voice control solutions most desired according to Parks Associate research