We’re Looking Into It
It may be our last regular ResiWeek for the year of 2021, but we have a special New York version to mark the occasion. Joining us this week is owner of Southtown AV Heather Sidorowicz, President of Home Theater Advisors Mark Feinberg and President of The Source Home Theater Todd Anthony Puma. There may or may not be caroling. The editor’s more upset that Pentatonix is the colloquial for holiday a cappella groups rather than Rockapella. For shame.
DCC Technology, also known as Exertis publicly, has acquired Almo Pro AV. Judging by how Matt can’t pronounce Exertis right, you can guess how much of an impact this might have on the residential side of AV. If you want to see a discussion about how this will affect the Pro AV space, AVWeek has you covered.
Our first discussion starts with how resimercial integrators can help with building hybrid-first workplaces. In the same way that residential integrators have been dipping into the commercial space and coined the term “resimercial”, the workplace has started to mix remote with in-office spaces. Hybrid is not going away anytime soon, so what can integrators do to address clients that are looking to play in both spaces? How our expertise can help businesses adjust to the mix of commercial and residential spaces to stay as efficient as possible wherever their employees may be.
Thanks to more affordable solutions, the smart home market is expanding for lower-income households. The channels for which consumers are making these purchases for smart home appliances is expanding. Is the custom installation channel part of that? Is there growth opportunity for the client that starts at the DIY smart home spot? Looking at what this trend means for integrators in the CI space.
Cybersecurity professionals are making warnings over a new vulnerability found in the Java logging tool Log4j. This vulnerability has the potential to give an attacker remote access to a compromised system. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency plans to release a list of affected products and urged organizations to update to the latest patched version of Log4j to eliminate the vulnerability. How can integrators stay on top of potential issues like this in systems? How can we communicate these vulnerabilities and the dangers to our clients?