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Here Comes the Smart-Home Robot Invasion

All signs point to the custom installation channel rolling out the inevitable smart home robot that's been on the horizon since the 1950s. Are you…

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NASCAR’s Mark Martin Shifts Into Home Automation Overdrive

Mark Martin Powersports store becomes the seventh Martin-owned site in four years to be controlled and automated by an…

Inside the Vivint Smart Home Stores at Best Buy: A Huge Paradigm Shift

Inside the Vivint Smart Home Stores at Best Buy: A Huge Paradigm Shift

March 24, 2017 CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson visited several Best Buy stores in San Antonio, Texas, where Vivint Smart Home is testing a new business model for selling and installing security and home automation systems. (Julie Jacobson)

Samsung Opens Up QLED Trademark; Pushes for Open Dynamic HDR Standard

Samsung Opens Up QLED Trademark; Pushes for Open Dynamic HDR Standard

March 24, 2017 TV giant opens its Samsung QLED trademark for use by any TV supplier, and aims to spur industrywide adoption of SMPTE 2094-40 open, license-free dynamic HDR standard by all manufacturers.

Are Integrators Deceiving Clients with Their Immersive Audio Setups?

Are Integrators Deceiving Clients with Their Immersive Audio Setups?

March 24, 2017 Adding speakers for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro 3D to create great immersive audio only works if extra speakers’ signals are processed individually, but most surround sound processors only offer 11 channels. It’s a problem.

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

March 23, 2017 New Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Connected Home Security Checklist Tool details proper cybersecurity protocols for installing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

Online Quotation Tool Provides Smart Home, VR, Home Theater Estimates

March 23, 2017 Andrew Lucas London's online quotation tool allows homeowners to scope out their smart home or home theater project and receive instant VR diagrams and an estimation.

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.

Walt Zerbe Joins CEDIA as Senior Director of Technology & Standards

Walt Zerbe Joins CEDIA as Senior Director of Technology & Standards

March 22, 2017 Long-time industry veteran Walt Zerbe to leave the manufacturer sector to become CEDIA's senior director of technology and standards.

Interview: eero Pro on Making DIY Networking Work for Dealers

Interview: eero Pro on Making DIY Networking Work for Dealers

March 22, 2017 There can be pros to DIY networking products. With eero, dealers can monitor the network, allow parents additional control and count on fast, reliable Wi-Fi.

Free Amazon Echo Dot with Paid Monitoring? How to Offer Cheap RMR Incentives

Free Amazon Echo Dot with Paid Monitoring? How to Offer Cheap RMR Incentives

March 22, 2017 Use equipment incentives to sell paid monitoring/service plans and collect RMR the right way. And here's a thought: why not market the service your clients already expect?

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