Smart Home Radio Show – Recorded in 2013 and 2014

Here are some recordings I did with some smart home pioneers back in April 2014. Here is the first recording of the show, where I answer some questions from blog readers of the time.


In this second episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Charles Smith with Centralite – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of energy management and lighting control systems. In this episode, you’ll learn about the following topics:

  • Introduction to Residential Lighting Control
  • The increase in demand for affordable smart lighting systems in the broader smart home market,
  • What the cable companies are doing in terms of providing smart home systems to their customers.
  • Key benefits of ‘Smartifying’ your lights.
  • How to wire your home for a smart lighting control system
  • Adding wireless Zigbee light switches to your house


In this session of The Smart Home Radio Show, I’m super stoked to welcome Greg Rhoades, the director of marketing of Security & Automation over at Leviton SA…

Leviton is a brand that I know from the Celtic Tiger years here in Ireland where everybody could afford structured wiring!

In this episode, you’ll get to hear Greg’s thoughts on the following:

  • Home automation and what it’s all about.
  • An insight in to what’s going on stateside and greater awareness nowadays!
  • Myths and perceptions of Smart Homes and SmartHouses.
  • What is Smart Home Automation and the differences between home control and home automation
  • The state of the Smart Home Automation marketplace and Greg’s opinion on the custom installation of smart homes versus the mass market appeal of smart home technologies.
  • The analogy between Cars and Smart Homes!
  • Smart Homes and Bono!!!
  • Single Smart Home Apps versus Multi-App interfaces…
  • Internet of Things and Much more….


In this episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Thomas Knops, marketing manger of QIVICON – an alliance of leading industrial enterprises in Germany initiated by Deutsche Telekom to drive growth and innovation in the smart home industry.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the following topics:

  • What’s going on in the German smart home industry?
  • The types of players involved with the German Smart Home Industry.
  • The Qivicon platform and future plans.


In this next episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Matthew Bramble, CEO of a multi-room wireless audio company called Musaic. In this episode, you’ll learn about the following topics: -More about the types of solutions provided my Musaic -How the Smart Home Industry in the UK is broken into two main parts. -A useful tip for anyone considering the purchase of a wireless music system for their home.


In this next episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Kris Gamble the main man behind #LiveInstall – a community of smart home installers created by installers to promote their businesses and their industry.


In this next episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Omar Amir, who is buzzed about adding some Smart Home products to his life. Omar recently purchased my book and want to dive deeper into identifying suitable products for his home over in Egypt. The format is slightly different for this episode in the sense that I get to sit in the hot seat and voice my opinions on the current product lineup.

In this episode, I discuss lots of smart home stuff with President & Chief Executive Officer of ChannelVision. You’ll learn about the following topics:

  1. How Darrel got into the Smart Home space.
  2. Fiber-based structured wiring as a backbone for the smart home
  3. The trend in visual smart home security
  4. The use of Cat6 in your Smart Home
  5. A high-level overview of a multi-room music system called A-Bus

In this episode of The Smart Home Radio Show, I chat with Nick Sutton of HDL in the UK.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the following topics:

  1. KNX and what it’s all about and how it makes people’s homes smart.
  2. What’s going on in the Smart Home industry in London.
  3. Nick’s thoughts on how the home automation space will evolve in the coming years

In this final episode recorded sometime in early 2015, I run through a few podcast listener questions.

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