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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

image A new national study conducted for Lowe's reveals that security/safety is the primary driver behind consumers' desires to purchase home automation equipment. Fear of high cost remains the main inhibitor. View this story

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

image Complete CE Pro survey questionnaire about product categories and be entered to win $250 gift card. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 08/19 at 06:52 AM
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Monday, July 28, 2014

image By 2016, NAHB predicts as many as one-third of all new single-family homes will be green-built. Data also reveals that buyers pay more for green homes. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 07/28 at 07:49 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Energy Management, Builders, (4) Comments, Permalink


Friday, June 20, 2014

New data in building automation says there will be an annual decrease of 2.7% per year in interfaces used for control, with personal mobile devices taking their place. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 06/20 at 08:30 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Commercial, (0) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, June 19, 2014

image Growth in electricity demand slows, making utilities less likely to fuel energy-related home automation initiatives; 'Incentivizing the wrong people.' (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

image A recent stock analysis report reveals security giant ADT is unaffected by DIY and cable entries, and ADT Pulse home automation has a high adoption rate of 64% among new clients. The report also offers other detailed metrics on ADT Pulse sales. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/27 at 07:44 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Security, Events, CE Pro 100, (0) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

image Light bulb manufacturers have created a dilemma. LEDs now last so long that replacement cycles could be as long as 68 years, so revenues will crash. That's why smart bulbs (and lighting control) might be their savior. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/14 at 11:29 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Lighting, (1) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, May 01, 2014

image Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) forms Health and Fitness Technology Division to exploit 142% increase in related products over next 5 years. Big names from Google, Sony, LG, Qualcomm, Verizon populate the board.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/01 at 02:31 PM
News, Research, Associations, Home Health, (1) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, April 17, 2014

image Harvard's leading indicator shows gains slowing to single-digits as we move into 2015.View this story
Posted by Daryl Delano on 04/17 at 11:30 AM
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

image NPD DisplaySearch notes TV shipments overall fell by 3% in 2013 following a 6% decline in 2012. For 2014, LCD shipments are expected to rise 5%, while plasma will fall 48% and CRT 50%. OLED only accounts for 1% of total market. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 04/16 at 07:18 AM
News, Research, Displays, TVs, (0) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

image New NAHB study offers a deep glimpse into builders' collective wallets and balance sheets with the specific costs to construct a new home (62% of sales price) and average profit (9.3%). But sadly, there are no details on low-voltage. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 04/08 at 08:51 AM
Blogs, Research, Builders, (3) Comments, Permalink


Monday, April 07, 2014

Sales of curved televisions with OLED and Ultra HD with 4K technology are expected to hit 800,000 units in 2014 and leap dramatically to 6 million units by 2017. Meanwhile, UHD TVs are forecast to his 12 million units in 2014. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 04/07 at 08:23 AM
News, Research, Displays, TVs, (1) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

image A new report from ABI Research estimates that security dealers will lose more than 50% of their current marketshare on the home automation industry as telcos, cable companies and retailers gain strength. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 03/19 at 06:58 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Security, (1) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, March 13, 2014

image Take a few minutes to respond to the CE Pro Wage & Salary Survey. Results will be broken down by region wages for technicians, sales staff, project managers, programmers and more. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 03/13 at 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

image Spurred by nearly two percent annual decreases in lighting energy demand, U.S. homes have not used this little electricity since 2001.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 02/26 at 08:00 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Lighting, (1) Comments, Permalink



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