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Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

How insurance (insurtech) and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties…

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Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

July 20, 2017 How insurance (insurtech) and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties and client communications. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

July 19, 2017 Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection

This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection

July 19, 2017 We cover a lot of big, beautiful smart homes on CE Pro, but this 22,000-square-foot residence is a winner with Elan entertainment and control, home theater, Lutron lighting, Elk security and luxury car collection.

New Website Features AV Programming Courses, Free Webinars

New Website Features AV Programming Courses, Free Webinars

July 18, 2017 Patrick Murray, who saw the evolution of the network as owner of AV GUI, has launched a course-based website to teach programming to integrators.

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

July 17, 2017 Launching before CEDIA 2017, URC’s Total Control 2.0 isn’t just a gorgeous new user interface, but a highly-efficient home-automation machine that’s faster, more reliable and more customizable than ever. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Available Through Origin Acoustics, iRoom surDock Mounts and Charges iPads

Available Through Origin Acoustics, iRoom surDock Mounts and Charges iPads

July 14, 2017 iRoom's surDock and surDock mini provide on-wall, surface-mount docking for iPads for use with home control and automation systems. The products are available in the U.S. through Origin Acoustics.

Integration of Air Condition Control – Where to start?

Integration of Air Condition Control – Where to start?

Advertorial · July 12, 2017 Learn more about HVAC in this article and a webinar!

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo Show: SnapAV Product Guru Reviews DIY Voice Assistants

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo Show: SnapAV Product Guru Reviews DIY Voice Assistants

July 11, 2017 SnapAV’s G. Paul Hess, who has a house full of DIY and pro-oriented home-automation products, shares opinions on Google Home, Amazon Alexa and the new Echo Show, plus a few words on Siri. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Best Buy Stock Dips as Amazon Officially Launches Smart Home Services

Best Buy Stock Dips as Amazon Officially Launches Smart Home Services

July 10, 2017 Amazon Smart Home Services has launched in-home consultations — yes, the same thing CE Pro editor Julie Jacobson checked out earlier this year. But does it take direct aim at Best Buy's Geek Squad?

In Defense of Lennar’s Wi-Fi Smart Home Strategy: ‘Wireless is the Future’

In Defense of Lennar’s Wi-Fi Smart Home Strategy: ‘Wireless is the Future’

July 10, 2017 Most home-tech experts applaud Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ program, but not the builder’s mostly-wireless approach to the smart home. Still, some pros defend the homebuilder for being ‘progressive thinkers.’ (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

July 19, 2017 Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

July 17, 2017 Launching before CEDIA 2017, URC’s Total Control 2.0 isn’t just a gorgeous new user interface, but a highly-efficient home-automation machine that’s faster, more reliable and more customizable than ever. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Available Through Origin Acoustics, iRoom surDock Mounts and Charges iPads

Available Through Origin Acoustics, iRoom surDock Mounts and Charges iPads

July 14, 2017 iRoom's surDock and surDock mini provide on-wall, surface-mount docking for iPads for use with home control and automation systems. The products are available in the U.S. through Origin Acoustics.

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo Show: SnapAV Product Guru Reviews DIY Voice Assistants

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo Show: SnapAV Product Guru Reviews DIY Voice Assistants

July 11, 2017 SnapAV’s G. Paul Hess, who has a house full of DIY and pro-oriented home-automation products, shares opinions on Google Home, Amazon Alexa and the new Echo Show, plus a few words on Siri. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Integrating Slack and Crestron for Digital Signage, Home Automation, Remote Support

Integrating Slack and Crestron for Digital Signage, Home Automation, Remote Support

July 06, 2017 Software developer Ultamation uses Slack API to integrate “conversations” and messaging with Crestron home-automation, ideal for broadcasting over digital signage, triggering events, providing remote system monitoring and support. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Savant Home Automation Now Works with Ihiji for Remote Monitoring, Management

Savant Home Automation Now Works with Ihiji for Remote Monitoring, Management

July 05, 2017 Savant dealers can monitor their clients’ networks and home automation systems remotely with Ihiji Network Appliance and Invision software.

Sonos Available Through Crestron, the Only Home Automation Co. with Embedded Sonos App

Sonos Available Through Crestron, the Only Home Automation Co. with Embedded Sonos App

July 05, 2017 Home automation leader Crestron to offer Sonos products through buying portal; strengthens relationship with national dealer events and app-within-app. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

In Depth: Why Legrand is Acquiring Milestone AV for Nearly $1 Billion

In Depth: Why Legrand is Acquiring Milestone AV for Nearly $1 Billion

June 30, 2017 Legrand and Milestone to blend major home-tech brands Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, OnQ, NuVo, Qmotion, Middle Atlantic and Vantage, but big play is in commercial AV, with synergies between Mid Atlantic, Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Vaddio.

Patents: Amazon’s Clever Voice-Controlled Light Switch is not Just ‘Alexa Inside’

Patents: Amazon’s Clever Voice-Controlled Light Switch is not Just ‘Alexa Inside’

June 29, 2017 Amazon’s patent application for voice-controlled light switch describes multiple mics on the faceplate and switch itself, so it can respond based on the position of the speaker (user) and whether the light is on or off. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

On Eve of Apex Launch, RTI ‘Stepping up to Support Dealers’

On Eve of Apex Launch, RTI ‘Stepping up to Support Dealers’

June 27, 2017 RTI honestly, truly is launching new Apex programming platform this year, while enhancing tech support, adding home automation drivers, and focusing on fundamentals.

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Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

Get Your Customers House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Get Your Customers House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Join us for an informational webinar on August 9th where we will look at some best practices for creating a solid Home Automation, Entertainment, and Control platform for your customers.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · May 01, 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.

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

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

This free webcast which was originally recorded live on April 26th covers the decisions dealers need to make in designing and specifying home audio systems.

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)

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2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
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Anthem

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For more than two decades, Anthem® has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Our products are used at all levels of music reproduction.
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Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That’s why we’re committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor...
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ATON

ATON
ATON’s system technologies are built on years of expertise in Audio and Video Routing, Control Systems and Loudspeaker Design. This combined knowledge has led to a comprehensive new line of Digital Signal Routing...
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Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems.  As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that...
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Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
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Beam

Beam
For 60 Years, BEAM has been a leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems.  Best-in-class products now available in over 50 countries! BEAM buyers do so with confidence. When you simply want the best in your home,...
www.beamvac.com
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
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CMI Interiors Inc.

CMI Interiors Inc.
CMI was established in 1993 as a premiere source for both motorized and manual window covering products serving the interior designer, architectural and home automation community. CMI offers a complete line of interior and...
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