Listen: Clever thinking on smart home technology


Experts from the worlds of prime property development and home automation share their insights in this special episode of The Integrated Home podcast, produced in association with PrimeResi

A panel of top prime property experts have untangled the tricky topic of smart home technology in a brand new podcast produced in association with PrimeResi.

Featuring EcoWorld’s Alex Isaac, Savills’ Harri Williams-Jones, The Next Level’s Jonathan Cooper and Crestron’s Nick Fichte, this specially extended episode of The Integrated Home podcast is packed full of advice on how to maximise yields with some clever thinking.

The discussion, recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Dolby Screening Room on Soho Square, covers topics ranging from finding the right contractor to understanding future trends, and is available for your listening pleasure below…

The Panel

Alex Isaac, Director of Design, EcoWorld

Alex Isaac is Director of Design at EcoWorld London. Within the role Alex heads up the Design, Planning and Placemaking team which provides a central support function to each of the development teams within EcoWorld London. Alex has nearly 20 years of experience in design previously working for Jon Bannenberg Ltd, LINLEY and Morpheus London where he served as Associate Director, Creative Director and Head of Design respectively.

Jonathan Cooper, Managing Director, The Next Level

Jonathan is Director of the The Next Level, a multi award-winning technology integration company based in Buckinghamshire and focused on the ultra-prime residential sector. This year marks Jonathan’s 25th year operating within the industry and 10th year at the helm of The Next Level.

Nick Fichte, Regional Sales Manager, Residential, Europe, Crestron EMEA

With a wealth of experience in the custom installation world, Nick has built an industry-wide reputation for his sharp knowledge and training, including hosting BIID accredited CPD courses, workshops and seminars. Nick joined Crestron EMEA in 2015, recently rebranded to TIG, where he is responsible for building strong relationships between Crestron integrators, interior designers and architects in order to deliver the very best integrated homes.

Harri Williams-Jones, Associate Director, Super-Prime Residential Development Consultancy, Savills

Harri is an associate director in the super prime residential development consultancy team at Savills. He has a background in both estate agency and architecture, and has worked on a number of high-profile schemes in London for clients including CIT Group, Lodha, CPC Group, Meyer Bergman and Stanhope.