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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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

image A look at how CI companies could benefit from industry standards to run their businesses.View this story
Posted by Steve Firszt on 04/23 at 09:33 AM
Blogs, Business Resources, Permalink

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

image An 8-minute segment on ABC's 'Nightline' takes on a skewed perspective to point out every possible flaw of smart home technology, from hacking to voice control to cost, but never even mentions professional installation option.View this story

Monday, April 06, 2015

image Lack of financial standards, ill-defined career paths and no national installation player will hurt custom installation's growth prospects over the long term. View this story
Posted by Steve Firszt on 04/06 at 08:00 AM
News, Blogs, Business Resources, Permalink

Friday, April 03, 2015

image The custom electronics industry suffers from the inability to scale. Could an install-it-yourself model work? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/03 at 12:03 PM
Blogs, Business Resources, Permalink

Thursday, April 02, 2015

image Unless there is a scalable business model and nationally branded distribution, consumers will continue to flock to low-cost or DIY solutions.View this story
Posted by Steve Firszt on 04/02 at 07:44 AM
Blogs, Business Resources, Permalink

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indy-based CEDIA 'does not support discrimination of any kind.'View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/31 at 09:42 AM
News, Blogs, Permalink

Thursday, March 26, 2015

image The increasing need for high-speed support throughout the home is putting installers in the awkward position of having to solve problems often times without support from the companies offering the service. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 03/26 at 07:41 AM
Blogs, Networking, Wireless A/V, Permalink

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