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Here Comes the Smart-Home Robot Invasion

All signs point to the custom installation channel rolling out the inevitable smart home robot that's been on the horizon since the 1950s. Are you…

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Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments, temperature controls, and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications.


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Here Comes the Smart-Home Robot Invasion

Here Comes the Smart-Home Robot Invasion

March 29, 2017 All signs point to the custom installation channel rolling out the inevitable smart home robot that's been on the horizon since the 1950s. Are you ready?

Ring Becomes IoT Powerhouse Overnight, Hires Entire Zonoff Smart-Home Team

Ring Becomes IoT Powerhouse Overnight, Hires Entire Zonoff Smart-Home Team

March 28, 2017 Smart-doorbell maker Ring snaps up 75 former Zonoff employees, assembling powerful team of home-automation veterans. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

NASCAR’s Mark Martin Shifts Into Home Automation Overdrive

NASCAR’s Mark Martin Shifts Into Home Automation Overdrive

March 28, 2017 Mark Martin Powersports store becomes the seventh Martin-owned site in four years to be controlled and automated by an Elan control system.

Goodbye, Zonoff: IoT Provider Sunk by Alarm.com, Icontrol, Honeywell, ADT

Goodbye, Zonoff: IoT Provider Sunk by Alarm.com, Icontrol, Honeywell, ADT

March 28, 2017 Zonoff, one of the most promising IoT platform providers, closes shop after Honeywell reportedly reneges on acquisition. Security and home-automation giants ADT, Icontrol and Alarm.com figured into the demise. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Quick Tips to Effectively Integrate Sonos with RTI

Quick Tips to Effectively Integrate Sonos with RTI

Mike Pote · March 27, 2017 Step-by-step tips (and 26 cool capabilities) of Sonos RTI integration for third-party control, including driver installation, device feedback and multiroom control options.

Elan Builder Program Courts Dealers, Builders and Buyers

Elan Builder Program Courts Dealers, Builders and Buyers

March 27, 2017 Core Brands and Elan to provide homebuilders with a range of entertainment and control solutions for new homes through the Elan Builder Program.

Inside the Vivint Smart Home Stores at Best Buy: A Huge Paradigm Shift

Inside the Vivint Smart Home Stores at Best Buy: A Huge Paradigm Shift

March 24, 2017 CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson visited several Best Buy stores in San Antonio, Texas, where Vivint Smart Home is testing a new business model for selling and installing security and home automation systems. (Julie Jacobson)

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

March 23, 2017 Andrew Lucas London's online quotation tool allows homeowners to scope out their smart home or home theater project and receive instant VR diagrams and an estimation.

Monitor, Control Z-Wave Products via Pro Control with Pro.zwi Z-Wave Interface

Monitor, Control Z-Wave Products via Pro Control with Pro.zwi Z-Wave Interface

March 23, 2017 The Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface enables cost-effective monitoring and control of Z-Wave-enabled systems and devices via a Pro Control Z Series system.

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

March 22, 2017 Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new homes.

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Monitor, Control Z-Wave Products via Pro Control with Pro.zwi Z-Wave Interface

Monitor, Control Z-Wave Products via Pro Control with Pro.zwi Z-Wave Interface

March 23, 2017 The Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface enables cost-effective monitoring and control of Z-Wave-enabled systems and devices via a Pro Control Z Series system.

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

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)

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

March 17, 2017 Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron's Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

March 13, 2017 Make the Amazon Echo Dot a portable device with Ninety7's Vaux wireless speaker.


Now You Can Test Crestron Systems with PanTech Tools for Free

March 13, 2017 PanTech Design helps dealers test the IR, serial and IP control of Crestron home control and automation systems with its PD Device Tools Suite.

At Last, Just-Add-Power HD-over-IP Integrates with Savant Home Automation

At Last, Just-Add-Power HD-over-IP Integrates with Savant Home Automation

March 10, 2017 Just-Add-Power's popular HDMI-over-IP systems now work with Savant smart-home systems without complex programming, thanks to free online tool from BlackWire Designs.

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

March 03, 2017 In the interest of 'user experience,' if Crestron dealers want to integrate with Lutron or Vantage lighting controls, they must pay $500 for a license. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Z-Wave Products Announces Network Testing and Troubleshooting Tool

Z-Wave Products Announces Network Testing and Troubleshooting Tool

February 27, 2017 Z-Wave Toolbox is the first solution available to dealers to help them to quickly and efficiently install Z-Wave products.

Corian Countertops as a ‘Wireless Charging Surface’? Well, Not Exactly

Corian Countertops as a ‘Wireless Charging Surface’? Well, Not Exactly

February 24, 2017 Corian makes it sound like you can just drop your smartphone on its “wireless charging solid surface” to juice up your mobile device, but it’s not as elegant as it seems.

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Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

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)

CE Pro Ultimate Product Guide

CE Pro Ultimate Product Guide

Following is just a sampling of products including freestanding speakers, architectural products, soundbars, wireless speakers, home theater, multiroom a/v, displays, projection, automation, lighting, shading, security enhancements, networking and tools and software for the CE Pro.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

5 Profit-Boosting Trends Every Custom Installer Needs to Know

5 Profit-Boosting Trends Every Custom Installer Needs to Know

Download this previously recorded live webcast from CE Pro and Savant from October 19th, for a discussion of the 5 industry-changing trends, and learn how you can use them in order to boost your business revenue.

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

August 01, 2016 In this CE Pro Advantage Series White Paper, you will learn how to easily add CVAC to a security installation offering, and even how to earn recurring monthly revenue (RMR) from it.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Isn’t Boring if it Means More Business! Learn How to Sell it

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Isn’t Boring if it Means More Business! Learn How to Sell it

Watch this FREE 1 hour CEPro webcast, originally live on August 17th and sponsored by Aprilaire, to learn how to increase business opportunities by offering complete climate control solutions to your customers.

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

July 19, 2016 Motorized window treatments have a lot going for them right now. The energy-saving as­pects of the prod­ucts are probably only matched by the aesthetic “cool factor” associated with this hip category. For dealers, these positive trends are bolstered by the profit potential and the ability of the products to foster stronger relationships with interior designers, a key trade partner.

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