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Our Team


Team Calgary

At Insight Automation International our Mission is to Provide the Latest in Technology

Our team serves with Integrity and Professionalism. They are true Leaders in Innovation. Our belief system comes from a life time of experiences. We create with imagination – with realization – with passion. Our culture encourages thinking outside of the box. Our integrated procedures do not come from a textbook – they come from experience. Decades of experience. Whether you're looking for a Control4 dealer in Edmonton, AB or a Savant dealer in Phoenix, AZ, we're ready to go to work for you.

Our team members are Industry Certified and ongoing training and research keep them on top of their league.

Meet The Team


Ron Patrick

Founder / President

Ron spent years gathering knowledge as a Master Electrician in three countries working on control systems, integration and managing Electrical companies. He took this knowledge and added his passion for luxury homes and lifestyles. In 1990, he founded Smart Home Systems which has since gotten a new Insight. He gets great satisfaction finding smart solutions in both the residential and commercial markets. He strongly believes that there is always a way to accomplish a goal. He leads with Integrity and Professionalism.


Drew Hipkin

V.P. of Operations

Drew started a technician in the Audio Visual industry in 1995. After working as a technician for five years he pursued a Project Management Certificate from Mount Royal in 2001. Upon completion of this program he pursued work in the industry as a Senior technician with credentials from Lutron and Crestron. Lutron certified as an installer and programmer in 2008 and then Crestron programming certificates in 2009. Drew came across Ron Patrick and Smart Homes Systems in 2010 and started managing projects right away. Drew was hired on as the Field Supervisor and tasked to rebuild the technical team. Over the last 10 years Drew has helped lead Smart Homes into Insight Automation International. For the last 2 years Drew has been working as the VP of Operations to help stream line install and operational processes as well as customer interactions.