NationalSmartHome.org, a brand-agnostic website built by an expert consortium of manufacturers, integrators and suppliers where consumers can educate themselves about home tech trends and solutions, is sponsoring the first annual National Smart Home Day Saturday, Nov. 3. The event brings together brands from across the smart home and home entertainment industries to participate in a joint Facebook live video stream with each participant holding the virtual stage for 10 to 20 minutes to share their “origin stories” and provide an overview for homeowners of their smart home product solutions. The event will also enlist the participation of custom installers, who will provide tips for a successful smart home. A partial roster of participants in the event includes Crestron, Origin Acoustics, Rayva, Josh.ai, Barco Residential, TruAudio, and Control4.
The live video feed, emanating from the Rayva showroom in New York, will be viewable online beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on the group’s Facebook page, and is expected to last for several hours.
“This unprecedented Facebook live is a way for brands and dealers to speak directly to homeowners,” said Matt Montgomery, co-founder of Utah-based custom integrator Tym. “Knowing what’s out there and what’s possible will help them make informed choices for their own home.”
On-air hosts, Matt Montgomery of Tym, Michael Restrepo of New Jersey’s Restrepo Innovations, and Rob Skuba of New York’s The Tech Reps, will be on site at Rayva to introduce each brand segment and moderate questions and answers with viewers on Facebook.
“Rayva’s mission is to delight and inspire people by transforming the home entertainment experience through immersive theaters and relaxation spaces, bringing families together,” said Vincent Bruno, CEO, Rayva International, LLC. “The community at NationalSmartHome.org engages with homeowners and provide answers to important questions they have and that’s very important to us at Rayva.
“The NationalSmartHome.org connects organically manufacturers with products that make the life of consumers simpler and more enjoyable. This is the same principle behind our company Rayva,” said Theo Theo Kalomirakis, executive director, Rayva. “We are very excited to work with National Smart Home and support its efforts that help everybody in the A/V industry.”