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Smart-home specialist and CEDIA board member Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home closes Control4 and other home automation deals after leaving Amazon…

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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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Smart-Home Dealer Drops Amazon Echo on Doorsteps, Gets Control4 Business

Smart-Home Dealer Drops Amazon Echo on Doorsteps, Gets Control4 Business

April 21, 2017 Smart-home specialist and CEDIA board member Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home closes Control4 and other home automation deals after leaving Amazon Alexa on select doorsteps. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Patent: Vivint ‘Door Knock’ Tech Might Help Identify Guests by Unique Sound Signatures

Patent: Vivint ‘Door Knock’ Tech Might Help Identify Guests by Unique Sound Signatures

April 20, 2017 Security and home-automation giant Vivint Inc. files patent application for identifying guests through their “sound signatures” and running data through AI engine for predictive analytics. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

No Better Way Than This to Become a Professional Installer

No Better Way Than This to Become a Professional Installer

Advertorial · April 20, 2017 Webinar invitation: “Electrical and Installation Considerations for Installers”.

Holovision Supports Dealer, Sound Image’s Connect Home Initiatives

Holovision Supports Dealer, Sound Image’s Connect Home Initiatives

Advertorial · April 19, 2017 Holovision’s range of intercom, camera, keyless and biometric access products integrate into today’s popular control systems to provide integrators with a range of no-compromise connected security solutions.

Lutron Extends Lighting Control to Google Home via Google Assistant

Lutron Extends Lighting Control to Google Home via Google Assistant

April 18, 2017 Lighting controls provider Lutron rolls out Google Assistant voice control integration for its Caseta Wireless lighting control systems; HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 support coming in June.

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

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.

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

April 14, 2017 New home automation controllers, motorized shades, security systems coming to CEDIA 2017, the tradeshow for the smart-home pros. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA 2017 Keynote Dave Evans: IoT Futurist Inspires New Thinking for Smart-Home Pros

CEDIA 2017 Keynote Dave Evans: IoT Futurist Inspires New Thinking for Smart-Home Pros

April 13, 2017 Former Cisco chief futurist and Stringify co-founder Dave Evans to present opening keynote at CEDIA 2017, highlighting how new developments in IoIT (Internet of intelligent things) can apply to smart-home pros.

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

April 13, 2017 Crestron, Control4, Elan, Lutron, Vantage, URC, Savant, RTI and so many other smart-home controllers can disappear into drywall and solid surfaces with flush-mount systems from Wall-Smart.

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Smart-Home Dealer Drops Amazon Echo on Doorsteps, Gets Control4 Business

Smart-Home Dealer Drops Amazon Echo on Doorsteps, Gets Control4 Business

April 21, 2017 Smart-home specialist and CEDIA board member Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home closes Control4 and other home automation deals after leaving Amazon Alexa on select doorsteps. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

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.

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

April 14, 2017 New home automation controllers, motorized shades, security systems coming to CEDIA 2017, the tradeshow for the smart-home pros. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

April 13, 2017 Crestron, Control4, Elan, Lutron, Vantage, URC, Savant, RTI and so many other smart-home controllers can disappear into drywall and solid surfaces with flush-mount systems from Wall-Smart.

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

April 12, 2017 Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.


Ikea Takes on Philips Hue with Smart-Home Lighting Collection

April 11, 2017 Ikea's smart lighting range includes LED bulbs, a gateway kit with app-based control that connects to the Internet, dimming lights, and a unique remote control.

Exclusive: Netgear Launches Bring-Your-Own-Service for Arlo Go Cellular Cameras

Exclusive: Netgear Launches Bring-Your-Own-Service for Arlo Go Cellular Cameras

April 07, 2017 Netgear launched the Arlo Go cellular camera with AT&T, but now supports multiple carriers via swappable SIM cards. At ISC West, Netgear revealed Arlo Mobile, the company’s own cell plan. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATED: Best Wi-Fi Doorbell Revealed by Clare Controls at ISC West

UPDATED: Best Wi-Fi Doorbell Revealed by Clare Controls at ISC West

April 07, 2017 Of all the Wi-Fi doorbells, the best DIY-type product for the pro channel could be the new Clare Video Doorbell, a slim, smart unit that integrates well with home automation systems and needs only two wires, no transformers. Updated with Q&A. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Observables Breaks Out at ISC West with Connected Security Service Platform

Observables Breaks Out at ISC West with Connected Security Service Platform

April 04, 2017 New security company Observables was founded by Ron Gans and Abe Schryer, a 30-year industry veteran. Avi Rosenthal, former VP of Nortek Security & Control, is consulting.

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Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

In this free Webinar, we will cover the decisions dealers need to make in designing and specifying home audio systems.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · April 10, 2017 Boston-area integrator System 7 and 5-Star Lutron Showroom lighting fixture retailer Wolfers combine forces due to solve the massive incompatibility problems between lighting fixtures, bulbs and controls.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

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.

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