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Episode 23: Shark Tank Star Robbie Cabral Unlocks Smart Home Market



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Robbie Cabral, inventor, CEO, and founder of Los Angeles-based BenjiLock, a finger-print enabled padlock manufacturer that was introduced to the tech industry at CES 2017 and soon after was made famous on ABC’s SharkTank. Padlocks for gym lockers and bikes aren’t typically the focus of Residential TechTalks, but Cabral is expanding his focus into the smart home, so we’ll discuss that development and more in this episode.

Visit to learn more, visit https://benjilock.com/ and check out our interview in the June-July 2020 issue of Residential Tech Today.

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Episode 20: Brandon White’s Perspective as a Second-Generation Technologist



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Brandon White, director of new product development at Vanco International, a U.S. manufacturer of premium audio/video products and electronic accessories. In this week’s episode, we learn more about an article Brandon wrote for the June/July 2020 issue of Residential Tech Today, where he shares how he has followed in his father’s footsteps in the AV business and how his own young son is already showing interest in tech.

Visit: https://www.vanco1.com/ to learn more.

 

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Episode 16: My Good Friend Todd Anthony Puma



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Todd Anthony Puma, a respected custom integrator, tech blogger, and owner of The Source Home Theater in New Jersey. Find out how Puma handled the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when he was turned away from a service call into New York City and how he been reaching out to his client base with great CARE, and even beginning to find installation and service opportunities picking up in New Jersey. Also, we learn more about Puma’s “good friend Mark Feinberg” and how he became such a fixture in many of his articles.

Visit: http://www.thesourcehometheater.com/ to learn more.

Email Todd Anthony Puma at todd@thesourcehometheater.com

Check out Todd’s latest blog at https://www.residentialsystems.com/blogs/picking-a-pro-podcast

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Episode 15: Mitchell Klein has Two NFL Teams to Root for Now



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance executive director and 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Award winner, a lifelong Boston sports (and very recent Tampa Bay Bucs) fan with 25 years of custom integration industry knowledge and wisdom. Find out what insights Mitchell offers from his experience as an integrator, manufacturer executive, trade association president, and tech protocol alliance director, and how Z-Wave parent company Silicon Labs is working to create alignment across the industry with the goal of advancing both security and compatibility in smart home devices. Visit: www.z-wavealliance.org to learn more.

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Email Mitchell Klein at mitch@z-wavealliance.org

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Episode 14: HTSA’s Jon Robbins Refuses to Workout in His Garage



In this episode, Residential Tech Talks Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Jon Robbins, the executive director of The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a consumer electronics buying group that in recent years has become one of the most progressive leadership organizations in the residential tech integration business. Although he’s too modest to take credit, it was Jon’s leadership and vision that pushed the group into new technology categories like lighting design and “wellness tech” that the rest of the industry embraced later.

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Visit: www.htsa.com to learn more.

Email Jon Robbins at jon@htsa.net

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Episode 13: Azione’s Richard Glikes Slow Dances with His Wife



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Glikes, the president of Azione Unlimited, a consumer electronics buying group that was founded in 2011, and has become a force in the residential tech integration business, thanks, in part, to Richard’s passion as an industry leader, as well as the quality of residential tech integrators and manufacturers that he recruits to be a part of his group. Find out how Azione dealer and vendor members are staying in touch through virtual fireside chats and what song inspired Richard to slow dance with his wife in the middle of his family room.

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Visit: www.azioneunlimited.com to learn more.

Email Richard Glikes at richard@azionegroup.com

Email Patrick McCarthy at patrick@azionegroup.com

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Episode 9: Thoughtful Integrations’ Joe Whitaker has a Post-Quarantine Plan



Even while we’re all hunkered down with quarantine orders across North America, Joe Whitaker seems to be anywhere and everywhere (at least virtually). In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with the President of Thoughtful Integrations in the St. Louis and Dallas markets about his weekly Facebook Live video broadcasts, where he addresses both the concerns of custom integration business owners as well as the concerns of his smart home client base, looking for advice on keeping their home networks and entertainment systems humming, while hunkered down during this unprecedented time. Joe offers insights into his own best practices as he continues to work in the field during the COVID-19 quarantine, as well as an intriguing e-commerce concept that he’s developing to provide guided-install technologies for his clients.

Visit https://thoughtfulintegrations.com/ to learn more.

Email Joe Whitaker at joe@thoughtfulintegrations.com

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Episode 8 – ELK Products Brings Security, Comfort, and Convenience



Feeling a sense of security and safety in both your home and business is more essential now than ever before. That’s why connected homes and businesses need smart control solutions focused on security. In this episode of Residential Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner speaks with ELK Products Technical Support & Training Manager Brad Weeks to discuss Elk Products and their innovative security and automation solutions.

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Episode 7 – JOSH.AI Takes Voice Control To Another Level



While in lockdown, your home is more important than ever to you and your family. In this episode, Residential Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with Co-Founder and CEO of JOSH.AI Alex Capecelatro. Alex explains why JOSH. AI is at the forefront of voice control, bringing personality, comfort, and privacy to you through their AI technology, as unique as the homes it runs. Learn what your home capable of during #lockdown.

Visit www. josh.ai to learn more!

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