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Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

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Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

June 26, 2017 After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

June 20, 2017 Through Vivint Smart Properties, rental property developers can take advantage of Vivint's professionally-installed smart home products including smart locks, lights, doorbell cameras, indoor cameras and thermostats.

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

June 19, 2017 Richmond Capital acquires SmartLabs, owner of Insteon mesh-networking home-automation technology, and Smarthome, leading home-technology retailer; plans serious investment in IoT hardware and software.

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

June 16, 2017 Crestron patent application describes a smart bulb with an integrated on/off mechanism, so users can turn the lamp "off" locally but still control via app or home automation. Is it practical? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

June 13, 2017 Lutron refreshes Gallery Collection motorized shades with high-style fabric, wood, specialty and decorative options.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Motorized Window Treatment Brands

CE Pro 100 Names Top Motorized Window Treatment Brands

June 13, 2017 Lutron affirms its position as the go-to automated window solution provider. QMotion comes in second and Crestron takes third. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Lighting Control Brands

CE Pro 100 Names Top Lighting Control Brands

June 13, 2017 Lutron and Control4 remain the top brands in lighting control, followed by Crestron, Vantage and Savant, which made slight gains. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

Lutron Opens European Experience Centre in London

Lutron Opens European Experience Centre in London

June 01, 2017 The 6,300-square-foot showroom and education space includes a mix of Lutron light and blind control solutions for commercial, hospitality and residential use.

Dolby Atmos Home Theater Gains Finishing Touch, a Starlit Ceiling

Dolby Atmos Home Theater Gains Finishing Touch, a Starlit Ceiling

May 31, 2017 With one touch of an Elan remote, this Dolby Atmos home theater's lights dim, the starlight ceiling turns on, the JVC projector revs up and the 13-speaker, four-subwoofer sound system boots up.

Afghanistan Veteran Receives Fully Customized Smart Home from Gary Sinise Foundation

Afghanistan Veteran Receives Fully Customized Smart Home from Gary Sinise Foundation

May 26, 2017 Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation — along with Core Brands and Lutron — U.S. Army Sergeant Franz Walkup can easily control his smart home’s audio, video, lighting, security, climate and irrigation.

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Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

June 19, 2017 Richmond Capital acquires SmartLabs, owner of Insteon mesh-networking home-automation technology, and Smarthome, leading home-technology retailer; plans serious investment in IoT hardware and software.

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

June 16, 2017 Crestron patent application describes a smart bulb with an integrated on/off mechanism, so users can turn the lamp "off" locally but still control via app or home automation. Is it practical? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

June 13, 2017 Lutron refreshes Gallery Collection motorized shades with high-style fabric, wood, specialty and decorative options.

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.

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.

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.

Lighting Giant Hubbell Acquires iDevices for Home Automation Expertise

Lighting Giant Hubbell Acquires iDevices for Home Automation Expertise

April 25, 2017 iDevices Inc., developer of Wi-Fi and HomeKit home automation products, will give residential IoT boost to lighting and electrical giant Hubbell Inc. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

October 28, 2015 What can you do about the big-ticket items that need to be seen, like televisions, projectors and projection screens? Download this paper and read about some of the pros and cons of hiding technology, and some how-to’s for doing the hiding. In custom integration there are specs and there are special requests… how you deal with the latter can separate your firm from the pack.

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

June 02, 2015 Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips; AMX

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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