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San Francisco Hyatt Regency: How not to do ‘Energy Management’

Lights turn off when you’re in the shower … and other “energy-efficiency” fails at the San Francisco (SFO) Hyatt Regency.

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San Francisco Hyatt Regency: How not to do ‘Energy Management’

San Francisco Hyatt Regency: How not to do ‘Energy Management’

May 23, 2016 Lights turn off when you’re in the shower … and other “energy-efficiency” fails at the San Francisco (SFO) Hyatt Regency. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Consumer Asks: Which Home Automation System is Better? Crestron or Savant?

Consumer Asks: Which Home Automation System is Better? Crestron or Savant?

May 21, 2016 CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson answers reader question about high-end smart-home systems.

Hank Eisengrein Remembers Marguerita Kiser: ‘One of a Kind, a Special Lady’

Hank Eisengrein Remembers Marguerita Kiser: ‘One of a Kind, a Special Lady’

Hank Eisengrein, URC · May 18, 2016 Marguerita Kiser's friend and colleague Hank Eisengrein remembers "a powerful person who always wanted to excel in her job."

What Integrators Can Learn from Donald Trump … Really!

What Integrators Can Learn from Donald Trump … Really!

May 12, 2016 Leadership expert says clarity of message like Trump's 'Make America Great Again' campaign slogan will win out over integrity every time in motivating employees. Here are four ways to make your custom integration company's vision 'stick' with employees.

Can You Use Commercial Equipment in a Residential World?

Can You Use Commercial Equipment in a Residential World?

May 02, 2016 Commercial cameras, displays and even advanced networks can often be deployed in homes by integrators. However, control and audio solutions can be trickier.


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)

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