May 25, 2017 Best Buy's stock leaps 13% in pre-market trading after reporting 1.5% domestic revenue growth in Q1. Outlook for year boosted to 2.5% growth.
May 24, 2017 It's easier than it looks. Step 1: Create a new Terms of Service agreement outlining your service policies. Step 2: Present clients with tiered membership plans. Step 3: Wait for the opportunity to upsell.
May 24, 2017 All the single ladies — are buying homes. Here's how to attract female clients by bringing more women onto your staff and adjusting your marketing plan every so slightly.
May 24, 2017 HTSA member Audio Video Design (AVD) sells its sister company's 1,800 security accounts to American Alarm. Terms were not disclosed.
May 23, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.
May 22, 2017 A true lack of commitment is the primary reason most integrators struggle to earn recurring monthly revenue (RMR) for smart home projects.
May 18, 2017 No. 1 CE Pro 100 integrator Vivint reports that despite a net loss, total revenues increased in Q1 thanks in part to an increase in recurring revenue. Vivint also cements its relationship with Best Buy.
May 17, 2017 How much can you charge for service? That's the question on everyone's minds after SnapAV dropped the recurring fees for its OvrC remote management service.
May 17, 2017 Richard Stoerger, one of the original CEDIA guys, says home-technology association should promote luxury products and services, stop muddling the core mission with me-too smart-home products, services and messaging.
May 11, 2017 Hive Welcome Home combines a thermostat, lighting, plugs and sensors with a mobile app to offer a straight-to-consumer DIY smart-home system. The U.K. company is launching three tiered subscription plans in the U.S. in June.
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April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
April 14, 2017 Whisker Labs's low-voltage sensor identifies electrical signatures, enabling integrators to earn RMR from energy management of every device in a smart home.
April 11, 2017 With 4K 'digital art canvases,' Barco brings faithful reproductions to the art world, and shows A/V integrators how to engage with wealthy individuals in niche markets.
March 30, 2017 Powered by a coin cell battery that provides over one year of runtime, Milwaukee Tools' Tick device will reliably provide tracking beacons anytime, anywhere.
March 21, 2017 Dealers discuss DIY smart-home movement at Azione conference, debate whether to embrace the new IoT marketplace or cling to traditional custom home-technology models. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
March 15, 2017 Manufacturer Support feature allows dealers using Domotz PRO to conveniently streamline client support services via Luxul.
Control4’s New RK-1 is One Very Smart Router with Remote Monitoring for Networks and Home Automation
February 02, 2017 Control4 puts Pakedge BakPak cloud service in the powerful RK-1 router, eliminating the need for a separate controller to manage and monitor home networks and home-automation gear. Product debuts at ISE 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.
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January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.
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November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.
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October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.