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Integrator Tries Enjoy.com, the Quasi On-Demand Service for Sonos Installation

Integrator Tries Enjoy.com, the Quasi On-Demand Service for Sonos Installation

How can Enjoy.com be free? Integrator Mat Lindstedt of Silicon Valley Installation Co. ordered a Sonos system to find out.

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Kwikset Video Tells Compelling Life Story in 3 Minutes

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Integrator Tries Enjoy.com, the Quasi On-Demand Service for Sonos Installation

April 27, 2016 How can Enjoy.com be free? Integrator Mat Lindstedt of Silicon Valley Installation Co. ordered a Sonos system to find out.

When Will Home Technology Installs be Uberized?

When Will Home Technology Installs be Uberized?

April 27, 2016 There's Uber for drivers, KallDoc for physicians and Iggbo for phlebotomists. When will home automation and consumer electronics get their play in the on-demand economy? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Can High Resolution Audio be Trojan Horse for Home Automation?

Can High Resolution Audio be Trojan Horse for Home Automation?

April 25, 2016 Control4 breaks new ground by including HRA streaming services in $600 EA-1 smart-home controller. Will the bet pay off? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

April 20, 2016 What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Kwikset Video Tells Compelling Life Story in 3 Minutes

April 14, 2016 Marketing video depicting the interaction between a father and daughter through the years (using the Kwikset Home Connect smart door lock) is a well-done tear jerker.

No, You Are Not a Loser If You Don’t Earn RMR

No, You Are Not a Loser If You Don’t Earn RMR

April 11, 2016 Instead of focusing on recurring monthly revenue for his custom installation company, one integrator is building value in real estate as his future exit strategy.

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

April 07, 2016 Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Reducing Customer Attrition: Does Modular Home-Technology Hardware Make Better Business Sense?

Reducing Customer Attrition: Does Modular Home-Technology Hardware Make Better Business Sense?

April 05, 2016 What if you could add a Z-Wave module to Amazon Echo? Or a night light to Sonos? Or a voice-control pod to TiVo? Would customers stay longer? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Is Vizio Getting Into Kitchen Appliances and Home Electronics?

Is Vizio Getting Into Kitchen Appliances and Home Electronics?

March 24, 2016 Vizio Inc. has filed trademark applications for washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, LED light bulbs and other home and kitchen appliances. Could the TV maker become the next Haier? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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