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Friday, July 24, 2015

image Embedding home automation technologies into routers and settop boxes -- and creating a rich back-end -- could go a long way in helping service providers support their IoT customers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 07/24 at 09:55 AM
News, Blogs, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, (12) Comments, Permalink

Thursday, July 23, 2015

image The new fee structure to attend the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has begun. Integrators will now have to pay $100 to $300 to get in. The registration fee will increase to $300 on December 21 through the 2016 CES. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 07/23 at 01:31 PM
Blogs, Events, CES, (0) Comments, Permalink

image Nest is presenting its first Webinar ever for the custom installation channel, covering its thermostat, camera and smoke detectors. What would you like to know? CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some questions of her own.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 07/23 at 10:51 AM
News, Blogs, Product News, Home Automation and Control, Energy Management, (5) Comments, Permalink

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

image Home robots have the functionality to do everything from mob the floors to clean the gutters, but the next generation may become integration friendly thanks to location precision and UWB communications.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 07/22 at 09:53 AM
Blogs, Home Automation and Control, (0) Comments, Permalink

Thursday, July 16, 2015

image Industry veteran Joe Perfito of Tributaries Cable goes on a fact-checking journey on how a "High Speed" 10.2Gbps HDMI cable can somehow now claim to send at a 18Gbps data rate for 4K video. New Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will require at least 11Gbps data rate. Integrators are the last layer of protection for consumers. View this story
Posted by Joe Perfito on 07/16 at 09:30 AM
News, Blogs, Wire and Cable, HDMI, (1) Comments, Permalink

Friday, July 10, 2015

image E-newsletters, e-flyers and email campaigns are still the most effective ways to reach your client base for upgrades and build customer loyalty. View this story
Posted by Jeannette Howe on 07/10 at 10:00 AM
News, Blogs, Business Resources, (0) Comments, Permalink

Thursday, July 02, 2015

image Canary offers a nice IoT security camera with no home automation capabilities. How do they keep raising so much money? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Friday, June 19, 2015

image Charmed Quark principal Dean Roddey presents the elements of a home automation protocol, the opportunities and pitfalls for any given approach, and the implications for the professional integration channel.View this story

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

image It's 'game over' if Best Buy ever decides to leverage its buying power with a flat panel manufacturer to embed a "blue button" indicator paired with an OEM proprietary remote control for home automation. View this story
Posted by Paul Self on 06/10 at 08:00 AM
Blogs, Big-Box Retailers, Permalink

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

image Industry consultant claims the advent of solar power and home batteries from companies like Tesla will force the reinvention of home wiring from primarily AC high voltage to DC home-run low voltage to reduce power conversion loss. View this story

image Integrator Radius Security in Vancouver, Canada, uses a YouTube video to explain why security burglar alarm signals that are verified prior to dispatch via video surveillance or client callbacks are '1,000 times better' than unverified systems. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/27 at 07:19 AM
Blogs, Videos, Home Automation and Control, Security, Surveillance, Permalink

Friday, May 22, 2015

image One of the biggest objections to professionally monitored home security is that the homeowner has a dog for that. How do you respond?View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/22 at 06:43 AM
News, Blogs, Home Automation and Control, Security, Permalink

Thursday, May 14, 2015

image Door knockers are out in force this summer, aggressively pursuing your clients and prospects to the tune of more than 250,000 security and home automation sales for the season. Whatcha gonna do about it? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro) View this story

Friday, May 08, 2015

image A DIY that tries to install home automation and A/V products themselves might be the best prospects for CE pros.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/08 at 10:40 AM
News, Blogs, Business Resources, Permalink

image Among the items motorized in this home theater room are seats, a couch, a coffee table lift, projector, screen and acoustical panels. It will wow you. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/08 at 09:07 AM
Blogs, Slideshow, Videos, Displays, Furniture, Home Theater, Mounts and Lifts, Permalink

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