With 2020 upon us, wouldn’t it be fun to have 20-20 vision into the future? Homemation, the specialist suppliers of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products have the expertise and insights to share.
2020 Entertainment Trends
There is an increase in popularity for retro-looking products. As turntables and record sales continue to grow, Klipsch have invested in their Heritage range of products. Many of them have kept the ‘old school’ appeal that they had created back in the 1970s. While aesthetically untouched, music fans will appreciate the innovations inside the box that takes advantage of some of the newer technologies that have been developed since the products initial launch. Klipsch have also introduced a whole range of new products like wireless audio distribution solutions, powered bookshelf speakers, headphones and passive soundbars which all take their styling cues from the Heritage range of products and are up to date with the latest trends in consumer audio demands.
2020 Security Trends
Integration will be the buzzword when it comes to security. Homeowners are looking to unify their multiple devices and services. Control4 allows “stand alone” systems like alarms, CCTV cameras, smart lighting and audio-visual systems to be integrated to each other. A main benefit of an integrated system is that the homeowner only needs one app to control these systems instead of each system needing a separate app. A control system like Control4 allows the homeowner to interact with their system using multiple types of interfaces like apps on smart phones and tablets, remote controls, keypads and touchscreens as well as voice commands. In addition to this, with an integrated solution like Control4 these separate systems can be orchestrated to work together in the event of a trigger. For example, wouldn’t it be great if when your alarm system went off, your lights could come on and the camera for that zone is shown on touchscreens and TV’s to immediately show the homeowner what triggered the alarm. Seeing as though more than 90% of alarm triggers are false alarms (normally the neighbour’s cat which jumped over the wall) you could active the garden irrigation system in the triggered zone and play dog barking sounds through the garden speakers, to chase the animal away… with Control4 this is a living reality…
2020 Eco Trends
Denon AV Receivers ECO mode on a Denon AV Receiver limits the amount of power drawn by the AVR when it’s not being used to its fullest potential. An Audio/Video Receiver is the central routing and processing component in a home theatre. When you start to increase the volume of a movie, the Denon AVR will unlock the extra power and processing so that the experience is immersive.
With Control4 Smart Home homeowners can achieve an eco-friendlier environment in their homes, by turning off lighting, HVAC and AV systems in rooms that are not in use. In the event of a power outage and the home is running on a generator or batteries with an inverter, then the Control4 system could allow only critical services to be used while running on a limited power source. In the event of running on a generator or inverter it is also possible to limit how devices are used to further lengthen this power source. Lighting can be limited to a predefined maximum and HVAC systems can be limited on their hot and cold setpoints, to use less energy. A smart home could also prevent an irrigation system from activating if the ground moisture level is high enough to conserve water too.
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Homemation is a specialist supplier of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after home automation, AV and sound technology in the world. Homemation has the exclusive distribution, in Africa, of global leading brands such as Control4, Definitive Technology, Denon, Heos, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf, Stewart Filmscreen, SVS, Lutron and Roksan.