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Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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Home Automation Podcast Episode #60: An Industry Q&A With Marie Devlin

How DIY affects Integrators

Home Automation Podcast Episode #60: An Industry Q&A With Marie Devlin

This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Marie Devlin. Recorded live on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

About Marie Devlin

Marie Devlin has been running Smart Systems with her husband, Pat, since 2000.

Prior to that they owned a tropical plant company in the Dallas area for 18 years. They sold it in 2000 and started Smart Systems.

Marie really loves this industry because of the way it changes and the ongoing technology. It never gets boring and there is always something new to learn.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Marie:

  • Security for networks and automation systems.
  • How DIY affects integrators
  • Tactics for surviving economic downturns and growing a profitable business
  • How to incorporate service plans as an integrator
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