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Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

February 17, 2017 Leading security and home automation provider Vivint is trying to get homeowners to pay up-front for their systems, rather than giving away the hardware and installation. A trend for the industry?

Target Seriously Upgrades Its IoT Retail Presence

Target Seriously Upgrades Its IoT Retail Presence

February 17, 2017 Target renovates its Open House store in San Francisco with more interactive displays and more smart home products. The store also collects qualitative and quantitative data on engagement levels by shoppers.

Use These Amazon Alexa Networking Instructions to Scare off DIYs

Use These Amazon Alexa Networking Instructions to Scare off DIYs

February 16, 2017 These directions on how to Alexa-enable Linksys routers and mesh-networking devices make it all sound pretty scary. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

URC Creates Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill

URC Creates Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill

February 15, 2017 Integrators and clients can now control URC's Total Control smart home system with Amazon Alexa voice control.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR

February 15, 2017 CE Pro presents the Top 5 trends for home-technology integrators to watch for 2017: voice control for home automation, virtual reality and augmented reality, device discovery and data collection, new models in tech deployment, and fiber in the home.

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

February 15, 2017 Avid DIY-er enlists 'Do It For Me' website HelloTech.com to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.

Control4 (CTRL) Surges 36% on Record Revenues: What the Heck is Going on?

Control4 (CTRL) Surges 36% on Record Revenues: What the Heck is Going on?

February 14, 2017 Home automation company beats expectations and wows investors, mostly by being slow and deliberate, avoiding risk in the smart-home category. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Savant CEO Bob Madonna Sets the Record Straight

Savant CEO Bob Madonna Sets the Record Straight

February 13, 2017 Savant CEO Bob Madonna says company is refocused purely on professional integration channel, addresses lingering rumors in the market, and lays out a product roadmap including a new touchpanel, thermostat, switcher and voice control.

Smart Home Startup Aimed at Renters Signs Nest, Revolv Execs to Board

Smart Home Startup Aimed at Renters Signs Nest, Revolv Execs to Board

February 10, 2017 Former Nest and Revolv executives join IOTAS, a Portland smart home startup targeting the elusive rental (and Millennial) market.

Control4 Announces Record 2016 Revenues of $208.8M

Control4 Announces Record 2016 Revenues of $208.8M

February 10, 2017 Control4 hits $208.8M in annual revenue, up 28% over 2015. Q4 revenues are $57.4M, 34% higher than previous year.

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Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

February 17, 2017 Leading security and home automation provider Vivint is trying to get homeowners to pay up-front for their systems, rather than giving away the hardware and installation. A trend for the industry?

Basalte Redesigns Deseo, Switches Include Native Crestron Integration

Basalte Redesigns Deseo, Switches Include Native Crestron Integration

February 09, 2017 Basalte updates its Deseo HVAC control panel and brings native integration with Crestron Cresnet technology to ISE 2017.

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

February 09, 2017 New "Arrival Sensor" from Leedarson lets a home automation system know if you're coming or going -- like an iBeacon but with Z-Wave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron DigitalMedia NVX Series Is First 4K60 4:4:4 HDR 1Gb Network Solution

Crestron DigitalMedia NVX Series Is First 4K60 4:4:4 HDR 1Gb Network Solution

February 08, 2017 It's an industry first: Crestron calls its DigitalMedia NVX Series 'infinitely scalable' as it transmits 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet, with no latency. See it at ISE 2017.

Top New Technology (TNT) Award Winners Presented at ISE 2017

Top New Technology (TNT) Award Winners Presented at ISE 2017

February 07, 2017 Top New Technology (TNT) Awards @ ISE recognize new and outstanding products and services being exhibited at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam.


ISE Q&A: Vitrea Presents VTouch Pro Wireless Control System Upgrade

February 06, 2017 Integrators can check out Vitrea's wireless control system, the VTouch Pro, at ISE 2017 in stand 5-R92.

Control4’s New RK-1 is One Very Smart Router with Remote Monitoring for Networks and Home Automation

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)

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

February 02, 2017 Legrand shows new products from Vantage Controls and QMotion as well as lighting and shading integration via DesignCenter 3.7 software at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.

Now This is Disruptive: I Just Set Up a Free Smart Home Consultation with Amazon

Now This is Disruptive: I Just Set Up a Free Smart Home Consultation with Amazon

February 02, 2017 Through Amazon Home Services, smart-home consultants will spend an hour at your pad explaining home automation and networking, pushing products like Ecobee, Amazon Echo, Bose, Philips Hue and Fire TV, and promoting services like Prime Fresh. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

RTI Picks Harvard MBA as CEO of the Remote Control and Home Automation Co.

RTI Picks Harvard MBA as CEO of the Remote Control and Home Automation Co.

February 01, 2017 Edward (Ed) McConaghay, West Point grad and Harvard MBA, comes to RTI with vast experience in finance, operations and technology; plans to meet dealers and distributors at ISE 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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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.

Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business

Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business

Review the recorded archive of this 1-hour webcast, presented by Nest, to discover how custom integrators can open up more opportunities with Nest's connected thermostats, smoke and CO alarms, and security cameras.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

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