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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

image With revenues up 6% reaching $1.8B, the CE industry's highest revenue custom integration companies also report strong increases in median installation prices. Explore the top 100 companies, including Best Buy/Magnolia, Vivint and ADT, top traditional custom A/V integrators, top security integrators, top commercial integrators, and more in this comprehensive report. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/27 at 07:49 AM
News, Business Resources, Research, Events, CE Pro 100, Permalink

Thursday, May 21, 2015

image A study analyzing tweets about Apple Watch reveal a near-even divide between love and hate. Women are more positive than men. Bugs, design and performance are cited as common problems. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/21 at 08:40 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Universal Remotes, Permalink

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

image Research: customers care about the volume of products available for any given security and home automation platform.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/19 at 12:49 PM
News, Product News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Events, Permalink

Thursday, May 14, 2015

image Parks Associates study shows 40% of U.S. broadband households have problems with wireless routers and 87% have slow connections or dead zones in their home, with nearly two-thirds of those homeowners reporting they are unable to resolve the problems.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/14 at 06:52 AM
News, Research, Wire and Cable, Structured Wiring, Networking, Wireless A/V, Permalink

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

image The consumer electronics industry generates a near endless amount of statistical data. Here are some of the latest numbers that size up the state of the industry, including audio, video and homebuilding. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 05/06 at 12:23 PM
News, Business Resources, Research, Video, Audio, Permalink

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

image More than 80% of homebuilders now offer structured wiring, home theater and monitored security systems in their new homes. Nearly half of all new homes (49%) built in 2014 included structured wiring. Builders cite increased profit potential as key driver. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 04/22 at 12:09 PM
News, Research, Associations, Builders, Permalink

Monday, March 09, 2015

image Despite a rash of new DIY security and home automation systems, people still pay for professional monitoring if for no other reason than a crackdown in alarm response.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/09 at 12:57 PM
News, Product News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Security, Permalink

Monday, March 02, 2015

image A new Parks Associates study shows awareness of smart home installation services is still completely unknown by 80% of U.S. broadband households. The industry needs its own Ice Bucket Challenge moment to break out of obscurity. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 03/02 at 02:00 PM
Blogs, Research, Home Automation and Control, Permalink

Friday, February 13, 2015

image Hewlett Packard (HP) study reveals 10 most-common home security systems are all easily hacked, especially those connected the cloud, primarily due to insufficient password authentication. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 02/13 at 01:00 PM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Security, Permalink

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

image Single-family housing starts end 2014 at 728,000, up 7.2%, while MDUs gain 1% on the year to 361,000 starts to reach over 1 million starts for the first time since 2007.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 01/21 at 01:30 PM
News, Research, Builders, Permalink

Thursday, January 15, 2015

image Average custom integration company experiences a whopping 27% median revenue jump in 2014 with bullish outlook for 2015.View this story

Monday, January 12, 2015

image Amobee Intelligence reports Samsung 'won' CES 2015 in terms of online visibility and chatter, with Sony running second; 4K UHD generated less than half the buzz as Wearables.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 01/12 at 11:01 AM
News, Product News, Research, Events, CES, Permalink

Friday, January 02, 2015

image Evaluation of 39 publicly owned companies dealing in custom electronics A/V, home automation and security space reveals an overall 5.3% growth in 2014 stock prices. Biggest winner is Planar with remarkable 228% stock appreciation.View this story

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

image Ultra HD shipments grow 87 percent from Q2 2014, sound bar shipments up 50 percent from Q3 2013, front projector prices drop in Q3 according to Quixel Research from gap intelligence. View this story
Posted by Jessica Camerato on 12/02 at 08:44 AM
News, Product News, Business Resources, Research, Displays, Audio, TVs, Projectors and Screens, Permalink

Monday, December 01, 2014

image Among adults planning to buy technology items for the holidays, 37% plan to purchase a TV, while nearly one in four (23%) plan to purchase wireless audio speakers. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 12/01 at 08:49 AM
News, Research, Displays, Audio, Speakers, TVs, Permalink

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