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

Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new…

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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.

Alarm.com Revenues Up 25% for 2016

Alarm.com Revenues Up 25% for 2016

March 22, 2017 Alarm.com announces positive financial results for Q4 and the full year 2016. The ObjectVideo price tag is revealed.

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)

Hidden Elan Control, Lutron Lighting Preserve Smart Home’s Southern Charm

Hidden Elan Control, Lutron Lighting Preserve Smart Home’s Southern Charm

March 21, 2017 Advanced Integrated Controls is a 2017 Mark of Excellence Award runner-up for this Palmetto Bluff luxury smart home with invisible home control and automation.

Forbes Tech Council Makes 7 Smart-Home Predictions for the Future

Forbes Tech Council Makes 7 Smart-Home Predictions for the Future

March 21, 2017 CIOs, CTOs and tech executives from the Forbes Technology Council make predictions for the next innovation in smart-home technology, including AI for physical health, preemptive repair and interactive GPS technology.

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.

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

March 17, 2017 Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird, Amazon Dot and more at SXSW.

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)


Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

March 16, 2017 Vivint Smart Home's 'Life Happens at the Front Door' campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed 'bear' utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

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)

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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.

The End of HDMI Switching as We Know It (and Other ISE 2017 Themes)

The End of HDMI Switching as We Know It

February 21, 2017 CEDIA Tech Council reviews ISE 2017, with insights on HDMI over IP, video compression, voice control in Europe, and a litany of home automation “standards.”

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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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BEAM is the global leading manufacturer and marketer of central vacuum systems. A division of Electrolux Small Appliances, BEAM produces approximately one-third of all central vacuum systems and markets systems in nearly 60...
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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...
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