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When people ask you what you/your business does, what do you tell them?
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Post 16 made on Sunday October 22, 2017 at 22:29
Fins
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Domotician

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Post 17 made on Monday October 23, 2017 at 07:49
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On October 22, 2017 at 22:29, Fins said...
Domotician

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Finally, a reason to have a special initial after my name
Post 18 made on Monday October 23, 2017 at 13:30
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Technology company.
Post 19 made on Monday October 23, 2017 at 14:27
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I install the cool sh*t in homes...nuff said. lol
Post 20 made on Monday October 23, 2017 at 15:10
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Post 21 made on Monday October 23, 2017 at 15:45
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T.I. - technology interrupter. I explain the options available with today’s home technology, then I install and make the gear work together.
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Post 22 made on Monday October 23, 2017 at 16:35
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Post 23 made on Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 11:28
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On October 22, 2017 at 22:29, Fins said...
Domotician

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I went to the referenced article in the Wiki.

[Link: t3.com]

An AtoZ guide of all things home automation...it lists exactly one company not operating in the DIY space......drum roll.....AMX :)
Post 24 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 03:44
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Pity we don't have any serious responses. Mine is this:

I'm a magazine editor. I write about smart-home technology -- things like smart thermostats, smart lights, home theaters and security. You know, like you say, "Goodnight" and the lights turn off and the security system arms and the thermostat turns back a few degrees?

At this point they usually go: Oh, like the nest thermostat? And I say, yeah, like that.
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OP | Post 25 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 06:06
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On October 26, 2017 at 03:44, juliejacobson said...

At this point they usually go: Oh, like the nest thermostat? And I say, yeah, like that.

Lately when I talk about home automation, I've been getting the "Oh, my friend has that! So, you like... ...just go and install Google Home and it connects to everything, right?".
"Yes, I know there's a picture on the screen, but I still have a lot of work to do. I'll let you know when it's finished."
Post 26 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 10:12
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I say "I'm a specialty contractor that designs and installs smart home systems like lighting control and automated shades for estate style homes".

If the conversation continues I'll mention that I do custom audio/video work with a focus on hiding TVs using automation to raise them out of the floor or a cabinet or drop down from the ceiling or even conceal behind moving art.

Saying that I'm a contractor working on estate homes seems to help set the tone that I'm involved with building high-end homes and not just plugging in IOT devices.

Most people have also seen a TV pop out of a cabinet or drop down from the ceiling, so that example helps them understand what I do.
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Post 27 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 10:24
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On October 26, 2017 at 10:12, SB Smarthomes said...
I say "I'm a specialty contractor that designs and installs smart home systems like lighting control and automated shades for estate style homes".

If the conversation continues I'll mention that I do custom audio/video work with a focus on hiding TVs using automation to raise them out of the floor or a cabinet or drop down from the ceiling or even conceal behind moving art.

Saying that I'm a contractor working on estate homes seems to help set the tone that I'm involved with building high-end homes and not just plugging in IOT devices.

Most people have also seen a TV pop out of a cabinet or drop down from the ceiling, so that example helps them understand what I do.

Just like your craftsmanship
That is an awesome answer!
Post 28 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 11:13
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We make home entertainment more enjoyable.
Post 29 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 11:25
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We really need a one word answer.
Electrician
Doctor
Lawyer
Sandwich artist

Then it comes to us
blah blah blah blah specializing in blah blah blah blah blah blah with an emphasis on blah blah blah blah and we also blah
Post 30 made on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 23:12
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On October 26, 2017 at 10:12, SB Smarthomes said...
I say "I'm a specialty contractor that designs and installs smart home systems like lighting control and automated shades for estate style homes".

If the conversation continues I'll mention that I do custom audio/video work with a focus on hiding TVs using automation to raise them out of the floor or a cabinet or drop down from the ceiling or even conceal behind moving art.

Saying that I'm a contractor working on estate homes seems to help set the tone that I'm involved with building high-end homes and not just plugging in IOT devices.

Most people have also seen a TV pop out of a cabinet or drop down from the ceiling, so that example helps them understand what I do.

nice
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