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Residential Systems
C llab rati n
TODAY and TOMORROW
ing, displaying images, making calls, illuminating your environment,
and capturing audio and video. The smart/connected
home generally contains technology for displaying home
video, playing music, answering doorbells, controlling lights
and shades, and automating various appliances.
That leads to an important question: Can the same automation
system that controls the house also control the home
office? Should it? Let's consider that question, starting with
why we ought to keep them separate.
The Argument for Separation
If we look at it from a behavioral perspective, I don't think
we'll ever be in our home with our family in the living room,
then receive a work-related call, and then walk into our home
office to take it. The very idea of having a separate office in
the home is to provide some delineation between being " at
work " and being " off work. "
Sure, we can always answer
an email or a call on our
mobile device if a colleague is
having an emergency - and,
if it truly is an emergency, we
might choose to go into our
home office to assist - but,
generally, people will not
want the two activities to
cross over very much. That
means the home-office setup
can remain an island that
shares power and data with
the smart home, but shares
nothing else.
The Argument
for Unification
If one does not happen to be
in the AV or collaboration business,
they will probably have
There's a line
of delineation
that separates
where we work
and where
we live, but
it's already
blurring, and
it'll continue to
blur as we head
into the future.
Can the same automation system that controls the house
also control the home office?
residential world - namely, multi-room music, home theaters,
home automation and CCTV cameras. Most importantly, commercial
integrators will have to master working with residential
customers who sometimes want to " see what it looks like in
another color, " thereby requiring plenty of last-minute verbal
project changes.
to purchase the tools they use in their smart office and smart
home through the integration channel. In some cases, the same
firm will integrate both tool sets. If one lives near a big city, there
might be a choice of multiple firms. But, if one is not near a big
city, or if one simply desires that famous " one throat to choke, "
there might be no choice but to have one firm do both jobs.
In order for that to work, a residential integrator will have
to learn and understand the tools of enterprise collaboration
- namely, platforms, interoperability requirements, firewalls,
VLANs, remote management systems, and all the various
components that make up enterprise-grade (and IT-approved)
technology for the home.
Suppose instead that the customer contracts with a commercial
AV integrator. They will have to get up to speed on the
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Work-from-Home Pavilion at CEDIA Expo
CEDIA Expo has recognized the importance of these overlapping
skill sets. At CEDIA Expo 2022, for the second year in
a row, show organizers are working in conjunction with the
IMCCA to offer a Work-from-Home Pavilion. It will show off the
enterprise gear that can be used in a home office, and there
will be a robust education program to cover the key aspects
that residential integrators need to know to become the trusted
experts their clients need. We hope to see you in Dallas at
the end of September.
There's a line of delineation that separates where we work
and where we live, but it's already blurring, and it'll continue to
blur as we head into the future. We at the IMCCA believe we
should do all we can to understand both sides of the equation
so that integrators will be fully prepared for that future.
Now excuse me for a moment while I take a video call on my
living room TV....
Carol Zelkin is executive director of the IMCCA.
commercialintegrator.com
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