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Smart Thermostats: 50% of Consumers Who Think They Can Install DIY … End Up Calling a Pro

Honeywell uses HomeAdvisor API to give users on-demand access to professional installers via Total Connect Comfort app because DIY installation for…

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Smart Thermostats: 50% of Consumers Who Think They Can Install DIY … End Up Calling a Pro

Smart Thermostats: 50% of Consumers Who Think They Can Install DIY … End Up Calling a Pro

May 24, 2017 Honeywell uses HomeAdvisor API to give users on-demand access to professional installers via Total Connect Comfort app because DIY installation for smart thermostats is “scary." (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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.

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

May 23, 2017 Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)

Krohns Debuts Motorized Shades for Angled Windows

Krohns Debuts Motorized Shades for Angled Windows

May 22, 2017 Krohns Coverings launches bottom-up, full-retraction motorized shade solution for angled and arched windows using constant force spring tension.

Best Buy’s Magnolia Launches Mag Care Remote Network Support, Powered by Domotz

Best Buy’s Magnolia Launches Mag Care Remote Network Support, Powered by Domotz

May 19, 2017 New Mag Care app, powered by Domotz, is being deployed by Best Buy's Magnolia to help customers monitor their own networks and to enable remote tech-support from Magnolia specialists.


Beyond the Single-Family Home: Installing Elan Control in Jersey City High-Rise

May 19, 2017 Serious Audio Video expanded its understanding of home control and automation to install an Elan Entertainment & Control System with audio, video, lighting and security throughout the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City.

Vivint Reports Q1 Net Loss, Continues Best Buy Rollout

Vivint Reports Q1 Net Loss, Continues Best Buy Rollout

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.

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Advertorial · May 17, 2017 When Digital Audio Video Environments (DAVE) looked into adding security to its audio, video and home-automation business, the company selected Elk Products because “they care about custom.”

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

May 16, 2017 Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light communication (VLC), and enables on-the-fly programming via LG's Sensor Connect app. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


NuBryte Goes ‘Pro’; Drops DIY Channel

May 15, 2017 Smart home control maker NuBryte changes direction to target CE pros, drops ecommerce and retail, and ups Touchpoint MSRP by 46% to add margin.

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Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

May 23, 2017 Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)

Krohns Debuts Motorized Shades for Angled Windows

Krohns Debuts Motorized Shades for Angled Windows

May 22, 2017 Krohns Coverings launches bottom-up, full-retraction motorized shade solution for angled and arched windows using constant force spring tension.

Best Buy’s Magnolia Launches Mag Care Remote Network Support, Powered by Domotz

Best Buy’s Magnolia Launches Mag Care Remote Network Support, Powered by Domotz

May 19, 2017 New Mag Care app, powered by Domotz, is being deployed by Best Buy's Magnolia to help customers monitor their own networks and to enable remote tech-support from Magnolia specialists.

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Advertorial · May 17, 2017 When Digital Audio Video Environments (DAVE) looked into adding security to its audio, video and home-automation business, the company selected Elk Products because “they care about custom.”

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

May 16, 2017 Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light communication (VLC), and enables on-the-fly programming via LG's Sensor Connect app. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Tesla Model X Acts as Operational ‘Office’ for Integrator

Tesla Model X Acts as Operational ‘Office’ for Integrator

May 11, 2017 Jeff Kesterson of Nightwatch Security & Telephone controls lighting, security, locks and HVAC via 17-inch touchscreen inside Tesla Model X automobile.

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

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.


Amazon Echo Show Brings Images to Voice Control

May 10, 2017 Amazon Echo Show is $229 video voice control with smart home features including hands-free video calls and viewing security camera images.

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

May 09, 2017 At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.

Aprilaire and Meritage Homes Team up for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Initiative

Aprilaire and Meritage Homes Team up for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Initiative

Advertorial · May 09, 2017 Meritage Homes to include Aprilaire IAQ products into newly built homes.

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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)

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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