CEDIA, the trade association for home technology professionals, has been hosting focus groups with smart home architects and interior designers as part of its outreach programme. The overall aim is to increase dialogue between the smart-home design and build community and the home technology community, and in the process make each more aware of what the other can bring to a successful smart home technology project.
The association has worked with the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and the British Institute of Interior Design to offer a training course on Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes that is CPD accredited by these professional bodies.
At the ISE show (of which CEDIA is a co-owner), there is an abundance of smart home technology on the show floor as well as a full programme of professional development sessions covering a mixture of technology and business topics, as well as emerging trends within the smart-home industry.
There are two areas of the ISE 2021 show floor that you will find most of interest – the Residential Technology Zone and the Smart Building Technology Zone, which are both in Hall 2. You can find out more about the various home technology platforms and connectivity standards. You can discover systems for designing and controlling lighting scenes in a room – and responding to changes in ambient light levels during the day. You can see solutions for improving the visual impact of loudspeakers, control panels and other elements of home technology… and so much more besides.
A visit to ISE will enable you to find out if a particular idea you’ve had for a smart home is actually achievable. The short answer: it probably is.