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Lighting Giant Hubbell Acquires iDevices for Home Automation Expertise

iDevices Inc., developer of Wi-Fi and HomeKit home automation products, will give residential IoT boost to lighting and electrical giant Hubbell Inc.

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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)

Lutron Extends Lighting Control to Google Home via Google Assistant

Lutron Extends Lighting Control to Google Home via Google Assistant

April 18, 2017 Lighting controls provider Lutron rolls out Google Assistant voice control integration for its Caseta Wireless lighting control systems; HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 support coming in June.

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)

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

April 13, 2017 Crestron, Control4, Elan, Lutron, Vantage, URC, Savant, RTI and so many other smart-home controllers can disappear into drywall and solid surfaces with flush-mount systems from Wall-Smart.

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

April 12, 2017 Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.


Ikea Takes on Philips Hue with Smart-Home Lighting Collection

April 11, 2017 Ikea's smart lighting range includes LED bulbs, a gateway kit with app-based control that connects to the Internet, dimming lights, and a unique remote control.


Control4’s Smart Home on Wheels Comes to Boston Design Center

April 10, 2017 Control4 brings its fully automated 'Smart Design, Smart Living' Airstream to Boston's Seaport district, with voice control from Amazon Echo as well as lighting, audio, video, HVAC and security smart-home control.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · April 10, 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.

TiO Smart Home Control Gets Angel Investment

TiO Smart Home Control Gets Angel Investment

April 07, 2017 Smart home control, lighting control and multiroom audio manufacturer TiO receives an undisclosed amount of funding from angel investment firm VentureSouth.

ADT Pulse Smart Home Automation Reaches 2 Million Customers

ADT Pulse Smart Home Automation Reaches 2 Million Customers

April 06, 2017 ADT Pulse smart home automation system surpasses its 2 millionth customer. Pulse 8.0 revamped design due out this spring.

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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)

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

April 13, 2017 Crestron, Control4, Elan, Lutron, Vantage, URC, Savant, RTI and so many other smart-home controllers can disappear into drywall and solid surfaces with flush-mount systems from Wall-Smart.

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

April 12, 2017 Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.


Ikea Takes on Philips Hue with Smart-Home Lighting Collection

April 11, 2017 Ikea's smart lighting range includes LED bulbs, a gateway kit with app-based control that connects to the Internet, dimming lights, and a unique remote control.

August Launches Z-Wave Smart Lock for Home-Automation and Security Pros at ISC

August Launches Z-Wave Smart Lock for Home-Automation and Security Pros at ISC

April 04, 2017 Touting home-automation integration, August Home is launching a Z-Wave door lock at ISC West, specifically for the professional installation channel. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Monitor, Control Z-Wave Products via Pro Control with Pro.zwi Z-Wave Interface

Monitor, Control Z-Wave Products via Pro Control with Pro.zwi Z-Wave Interface

March 23, 2017 The Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface enables cost-effective monitoring and control of Z-Wave-enabled systems and devices via a Pro Control Z Series system.

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)

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)

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Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · April 10, 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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