by scmedia | Jan 19, 2018 | Blog
One question that you might be asking yourself after the recent holidays is “how many Amazon devices were sold?” Amazon’s press release on December 26, 2017 states that they had their best season yet, selling “tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices worldwide.” The PR also states, “Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were not only the top-selling Amazon devices this holiday season, but they were also the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon.”
While Amazon’s ‘tens of millions’ number might not seem like a lot (coming from one website), consider the evolution of shopping online versus in-store. According to Pew Research Center for Technology and Research, 79% of Americans shop online. It’s kind of a big deal! An even bigger deal is the interest in home technology from homeowners and shoppers online. This has promoted advancements that will impact consumers, manufacturers and integrators.
The results from Amazon’s report will serve as a clear regard that voice command utilities, such as Lutron or Sonos Control are in high demand. The opportunities within this demand are huge for integrators. While shopping online for voice activated devices becomes more available, the demand for the capabilities and creativity of an integrator increase more and more.
Consider that if consumers are buying into small devices that sit on kitchen countertops, settings such as live events, churches, and hospitals will start to demand the sophistication and expertise that AV Installers provide. Soon, it will be hard to find a home, business, or building without voice control.
by scmedia | Apr 26, 2016 | Blog
Is your backyard outfitted with an outdoor TV, outdoor speaker system and LED lighting? Why not? Now that the chill and gray weather is (hopefully) behind us for the season, many people will be stepping out of the dark caves of their home theaters and into the sunlight in their back yards.
Get Your Outdoor TV and Outdoor Speakers Ready for Summer
by scmedia | Mar 22, 2016 | Blog
We are proud to support LAKE | FLATO Architects for being recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative companies in Architecture by FastCompany Magazine. Known for its focus on indoor-outdoor structures, LAKE | FLATO Architects specializes in sustainably sourced designs. Symbio Lighting + Control is especially happy to be the home automation, technology and entertainment partner with LAKE | FLATO on a new residential home construction in upscale Houston, Texas.
From its soaring ceilings with huge expanses of glass with a view of the tallest evergreens to the iconic “bridge” connecting adjacent properties all the way to the incredibly smart system of environmental monitoring and energy usage tracking, the property is a sight to behold both from the outside and from the inner workings. The modern exteriors and materials fit beautifully with the surrounding nature and is sure to capture your eye. Keep your eyes and ears open. There will be lots more to come about this amazing “bridge” house. Congratulations LAKE | FLATO Architects!
by scmedia | Mar 10, 2016 | Blog
Savant has re-invented the experience of whole-home entertainment and automation. With the one-of-a-kind Savant Pro Remote, new Savant Music service, 4K video and more, this new product suite is a must-have for your Savant Home. Right now, we can offer a special program to “Trade-in and Trade-up” to the New Savant Pro Remote. Give us a call today at 713.780.4601.
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