Somebody’s Watching Me
While regular host Matt Scott is off celebrating Canada Day, Tim takes the spotlight and looks at the latest news in the residential side of AV.
A bill in Texas almost passes that would have required licensed electricians to pull power over ethernet (PoE) cables. Discussing the wide application of PoE in systems and the potential hassle that could come with legislation over PoE.
Klipsch and SnapAV announced at an event in Indianapolis their partnership for national distribution of their products and services. SnapAV would become the exclusive distributor for Klipsch audio solutions. Looking at SnapAV’s decision to move forward with this partnership.
We also have a conversation about security and privacy within the smart home. We talk about what integrators and dealers can do to help their customers feel safer, and how to educate end users about what goes into the cloud.
Links to sources:
- CEPro – Texas legislation on PoE wiring
- Technology Integrator – SnapAV and Klipsch announce national distribution partnership
- Reidential Tech Today – Privacy in the smart home
ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.
Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at firstname.lastname@example.org