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ResiWeek 356: Ride An Elephant

 Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics

It’s only fitting that post-Thanksgiving, we have something of a family reunion! ProAudio Georgia’s Steven Brawner and Heather Sidorowicz from Southtown AV joins us to discuss the latest news surrounding residential AV and the industry at large.

Parks Associates has released a new white paper talking about the rise in demand for security solutions in the home. Control the Network, Control the Costs: Solving the Wi-Fi Problem in Home Security discusses the impact of network performance on integrators and how dealers can manage that network remotely. How can we use this data for our industry?

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A report from Business Insider has found that Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa is on track to cost the company ten billion dollars. It’s not for lack of sales according to the report, but instead that interactions with the device have not been monetizable. Despite that, and layoffs within Amazon, the company intends to continue with the product and service. What went wrong? Are we seeing a pushback against voice assistants and voice control? Looking at what this means for that side of control in the home space.

As we step into December, ’tis the season for more deliveries and door visits. But package theft is growing, which might mean a rise in demand for video doorbells. Should integrators be using scare tactics to make a sale? Discussing what not to do when selling a system like a security solution.

Host: Matt Scott
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