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ResiWeek 287: Life Changing Magic

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Open your gates and let us in, it’s time for the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Director of Product Development for Vanco Brandon White, Senior Editor for CE Pro Bob Archer and “The Dude” himself Taft Stricklin of Just Add Power.

If you weren’t aware, there’s this little show called CEDIA Expo 2021 coming to the Indiana Convention Center September 1-3. We will be there as well as a host of companies. What will also be there are several lighting brands making their debut on the show floor. This includes newcomers like DMF Lighting and PoEWit Technologies as well as returning brands like Lutron and Vantage. As more fixture companies make their mark in the space, does this show an expansion of the market for the lighting space? Looking at what this could mean for CEDIA Expo as well as the industry as a whole moving forward.

Friend of the show and Orro’s Head of Channel Development Patrick Gall (otherwise known as PG) writes for Residential Systems about the steps to building the human-centric home. As more time is being spent at home whether for working or merely living, people are becoming much more aware of the valuable effects of things like good lighting and sound. Is this a way to showcase the power of automation for consumers, or is it still too early?

Ring has launched the second generation of remote gate access solutions called the Ring Access Controller Pro 2. As the name would suggest, this would be controlled in the same manner as other Ring solutions and allow users to remotely control gates. Gate control solutions aren’t necessarily new but they aren’t exactly perfect. Could that Amazon and Ring power be the push to make them reliable?

Host: Matt Scott
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