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Step into the Future at Hi-Concept’s New Showroom!


We are thrilled to unveil our cutting-edge showroom, a haven of innovation where the future of elegantly designed home automation comes to life.

Nestled within our space is a fully realized private home theatre, designed for the ultimate cinematic experience. Witness the seamless integration of lighting and audio designs that transform environments with a touch of elegance and intelligence. While our gallery and brochure showcase our experienced and completed projects, we invite you to visit our space to experience it all firsthand.

Embark on a journey of discovery as we showcase the latest in smart home technology, from intuitive lighting solutions to state-of-the-art audio systems. Our showroom isn’t just a space; it’s a testament to the possibilities of smart living.

Join us for a grand opening where you can immerse yourself in the future of home automation. Experience the luxury and convenience of a fully automated home theatre and witness firsthand the magic of intelligent design.

Visit us at: Hi-Concept
Parc de l’Habitat, 53000 Laval

Your home, reimagined. Your lifestyle, enhanced. Welcome to the evolution of smart living with Hi-Concept.

Home Audio Market Continues to Soar in 2023


“Manufacturers in the stereo, home theater, outdoor and whole-house audio categories are set to fulfill the demand for the latest and greatest home audio components.

Taking a brief look at how the home the market looks, home theater continues to surge with immersive audio driving consumer interest to new heights, while two-channel or stereo remains strong thanks to technologies such as streaming and wireless. Branching out from single-room systems, whole-house audio through the influx of wireless networking technologies, as well as streaming and traditional line level connectivity also remains strong within the residential technology market.”


“Rounding out the major categories within the home audio market is home theater. As the tone of the earlier comments suggest, home audio will continue to grow through stereo, whole-house audio, outdoor audio and of course home theater system sales.

Steve Silberman, director of product marketing-entertainment, Savant, says that while overall home theater system sales growth may not be as robust as the past few years, the custom installation market may experience larger sales growth than retail channels.

“The home theater category is going to continue to grow, and though growth this year is predicted to be relatively modest, it may feel more substantial within our channel because we deal with enthusiasts, larger projects, and tip-of-the-spear technologies that have a higher cost than typical consumer solutions,” predicts Silberman.”

Full Article at CEPro by Robert Archer

Home Theatre Trends in 2023 – 2024


  1. 8K Resolution and Advanced Display Technologies:
    • Continued advancements in display technologies, with a focus on 8K resolution and larger screen sizes.
  2. Immersive Audio Experiences:
    • Growing demand for high-quality audio solutions, including immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
  3. Smart Home Integration:
    • Increased integration with smart home ecosystems
  4. Wireless Connectivity:
    • Expansion of wireless technologies for streaming audio and video content, reducing cable clutter and providing more flexibility in setup.
  5. Gaming-Focused Features:
    • Enhanced features for gaming enthusiasts, such as low input lag, high refresh rates, and support for emerging gaming technologies like ray tracing.
  6. Cinematic Streaming Services:
    • Growth in cinematic streaming services offering high-quality, exclusive content to create a theater-like experience at home.
  7. Customizable Lighting Solutions:
    • Integration of customizable ambient lighting solutions to enhance the overall viewing atmosphere.
  8. Compact and Aesthetically Pleasing Designs:
    • Sleek and compact designs for home theater components, blending functionality with aesthetics to complement modern home decor.
  9. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Integration:
    • Exploring AR and VR elements to provide interactive experiences.
  10. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability:
    • A growing emphasis on energy-efficient components and sustainable practices, aligning with broader environmental consciousness.

Trends for Automated Blinds in 2023


  1. Smart Home Integration:
    • Automated blinds continue to integrate with popular smart home ecosystems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, allowing users to control blinds through voice commands and mobile apps.
  2. Motorization and Remote Control:
    • Increasing adoption of motorized blinds with remote control functionality for added convenience. Users can adjust blind settings from their smartphones.
  3. Voice Control and AI Integration:
    • Growing use of voice-activated controls for automated blinds, with integration of artificial intelligence (AI) features to learn user preferences.
  4. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability:
  5. Smart Sensors and Automation:
    • Integration of smart sensors to automate blind adjustments based on external factors such as sunlight intensity, room temperature, or time of day, contributing to energy efficiency and user comfort.
  6. Customization and Design Options:
    • Increasing demand for customizable design options, including a variety of colors, materials, and styles to suit different interior aesthetics and preferences.
  7. Integration with Home Automation Hubs:
    • Compatibility with popular home automation hubs and platforms, enabling users to create custom scenes and routines.
  8. Security and Privacy Features:
    • Enhanced security features, such as automated blind adjustments to create the appearance of an occupied home, contributing to home security and privacy.
  9. Battery Efficiency and Charging Solutions:
    • Advances in battery efficiency for motorized blinds, along with the development of innovative charging solutions to reduce the need for frequent battery replacements.
  10. Remote Monitoring and Control:
    • Remote monitoring capabilities allow users to check the status of their blinds and make adjustments when they are away from home, providing flexibility and peace of mind.

What trends to look out for Sound Systems in 2024



  1. Assess Your Room Size: Consider the size and layout of your room to determine the power and configuration of the sound system that will best suit your space.
  2. Matching Components: Ensure that the components of your sound system (speakers, AV receiver, etc.) are well-matched in terms of brand, model, and specifications for optimal performance.
  3. Ease of Use: Look for systems with user-friendly interfaces, intuitive controls, and easy setup processes to enhance your overall experience.
  4. Future-Proofing: Consider investing in a system that supports firmware updates or modular upgrades, allowing you to adapt to future technologies without replacing the entire system.
  5. Brand Reputation and Reviews: Research the reputation of the brand and read user reviews to ensure reliability, durability, and customer satisfaction with the sound system you are considering.
  6. Wired vs. Wireless: Decide whether you prefer a wired or wireless setup based on your preferences, room layout, and the convenience of wireless connectivity.
  7. Room Acoustics: Be mindful of your room’s acoustics and, if possible, consider acoustic treatments or speaker placement adjustments to optimize sound quality.

Contact Hi-Concept for the best multi-room audio and sound system installation today!

Updating your old home? Here are some trends for 2024


1. Wireless Integration:

  • Embrace wireless technologies for audio and video distribution to eliminate extensive wiring. Wi-Fi-enabled speakers, streaming devices, and smart home hubs can enhance the installation process.

2. Voice Control and AI Integration:

  • Incorporate voice-controlled smart assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri for hands-free control of audio, video, and other smart home features.

3. Retrofitting Solutions:

  • Explore retrofitting options for existing homes, such as wireless retrofit kits for lighting, smart thermostats, and adaptable multiroom audio systems.

4. Centralized Control Systems:

  • Implement centralized control systems to manage and monitor various smart home devices from a single interface.

5. High-Resolution Audio and 4K Video:

  • Upgrade audio systems to support high-resolution audio formats and video systems to accommodate 4K content.

6. Energy-Efficient Lighting:

  • Integrate energy-efficient smart lighting solutions, including smart bulbs, switches, and dimmers, to improve energy efficiency and create customizable lighting scenes.

7. Smart Thermostats and HVAC Integration:

  • Incorporate smart thermostats and HVAC systems that can be controlled remotely. Adds convenience and contributes to energy savings.

8. Security and Surveillance Integration:

  • Enhance home security by integrating smart security systems, including smart cameras, doorbell cameras, and smart locks.

9. Customized Multiroom Audio Zones:

  • Create customized audio zones in different rooms, allowing occupants to enjoy different music or audio sources simultaneously.

10. Privacy and Data Security:

  • Prioritize privacy and data security when implementing smart home features.

11. Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Solutions:

  • Smart home devices and systems with energy-efficient features align with sustainability. Smart thermostats, lighting controls, and appliances with energy monitoring capabilities can contribute to a greener home.

12. Professional Consultation: – Seek professional consultation from experienced smart home integrators who can assess the specific needs of your old home and provide tailored solutions for a seamless integration process.