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Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more.…

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Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

April 20, 2016 What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

April 20, 2016 Roomie Remote, which has more than 60,000 users, used to be a nice universal remote control app for DIYs. As Simple Control, the company is a real contender for IoT supremacy in both DIY and pro channels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Legrand Acquires Pinnacle Architectural Lighting

Legrand Acquires Pinnacle Architectural Lighting

April 15, 2016 In a blockbuster deal for the lighting industry, Legrand, North America, moves to acquire Pinnacle, a manufacturer of lighting fixtures and architectural systems for commercial, educational and healthcare applications.

Lutron Targets Production Homebuilders at TecHomeX Conference

Lutron® Targets Production Homebuilders at TecHomeX Conference

Advertorial · April 11, 2016 Commitment to the homebuilder market paves the way for home systems integrators to broaden their customer base and profitability.

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

April 07, 2016 Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

April 07, 2016 Lutron creates a $99 Caséta Wireless kit that enables voice control of lights (not shades) using Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV.


Finding Scalable Control Solutions for Residential and Commercial Applications

Advertorial · April 07, 2016 Ianniciello Electric, Audio & Video in Woburn, Mass., is able to use the scalable ELK Products M1 Security and Automation platform with two-way communication from ELK Products for residential and commercial projects.

Designing a DJ’s Dream Theater with Commercial Venue Grade Lighting and Sound

Designing a DJ’s Dream Theater with Commercial Venue Grade Lighting and Sound

April 06, 2016 California integrator Movietime outfits this former DJ's home with commercial grade lighting, sound and automation as well as a luxury home theater and outdoor space.

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

March 31, 2016 Qolsys's new IQ Panel 2 smart home platform is fully supported by Alarm.com’s Mobile Tech installation app and AirFX remote support tool.

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Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

April 20, 2016 What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

April 20, 2016 Roomie Remote, which has more than 60,000 users, used to be a nice universal remote control app for DIYs. As Simple Control, the company is a real contender for IoT supremacy in both DIY and pro channels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

April 07, 2016 Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

April 07, 2016 Lutron creates a $99 Caséta Wireless kit that enables voice control of lights (not shades) using Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV.

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

March 31, 2016 Qolsys's new IQ Panel 2 smart home platform is fully supported by Alarm.com’s Mobile Tech installation app and AirFX remote support tool.

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

March 30, 2016 With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Amazon Echo Adds Support for Ceiling Fans; Big Ass Fans Brings Voice Control to Haiku

Amazon Echo Adds Support for Ceiling Fans; Big Ass Fans Brings Voice Control to Haiku

March 23, 2016 Ceiling fans added to roster of products that can be controlled natively through Amazon Alexa platform. Voice control now available for lights, thermostats and smart fans, including Haiku from Big Ass Fans. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

URC to Launch HomeSet at ISC 2016, Targeting Security Dealers with Home Automation

URC to Launch HomeSet at ISC 2016, Targeting Security Dealers with Home Automation

March 23, 2016 Popular provider of custom-oriented audio, video and smart home technology, URC will launch new system at ISC West 2016 ‘specifically for the home security channel.' Is Vera by MiOS the new partner? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CoeLux: The $40,000 Artificial Skylight Everyone Will Want

CoeLux: The $40,000 Artificial Skylight Everyone Will Want

March 11, 2016 Dallas integration firm HomeTronics is first in the U.S. to install CoeLux optical panels, which simulate sun and sky for ambience, hospitality and health benefits. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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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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