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Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

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Home Improvement Market to See Strong, Stable Growth in 2017

Home Improvement Market to See Strong, Stable Growth in 2017

January 19, 2017 Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report, produced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects spending levels will rise 6.7% to $317 billion in 2017.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

CE Public Company Stocks Up 22% in 2016

CE Public Company Stocks Up 22% in 2016

January 03, 2017 Among 48 publicly traded stocks engaged in the security, IoT, home automation and consumer electronics industries, 36 of them saw stock price increases. Which one topped the list with a 134% jump?

Report: Smart Home Devices Had Biggest Impact on Security Market in 2016

Report: Smart Home Devices Had Biggest Impact on Security Market in 2016

December 26, 2016 More security dealers added home automation and smart home devices to their repertoire in 2016 than any other product category, reports Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

D&H Sees 77% Growth in IoT, 31% in TV Sales in 2016

D&H Sees 77% Growth in IoT, 31% in TV Sales in 2016

December 12, 2016 Despite lackluster growth in other distribution areas, D&H is reporting skyrocketing growth in Internet of Things (IoT) and TV in 2016.

The One Thing You’re Not Training Your Customer Service Team

The One Thing You’re Not Training Your Customer Service Team

December 09, 2016 70% of customer service experience is rooted in emotional intelligence. That means this one type of training could directly affect your bottom line.

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)

Report: New Home Construction Reaches 9-Year High

Report: New Home Construction Reaches 9-Year High

November 23, 2016 Good news for CE pros, especially those working in MDUs: single-family home construction is up 10.7% and multifamily home building is up 68.8%.

Home Theater, Connected Home Sales Influence Best Buy’s Positive Q3 Results

Home Theater, Connected Home Sales Influence Best Buy’s Positive Q3 Results

November 18, 2016 Best Buy reports better than expected third quarter results, with a little help from home theater, mobile phones, wearables and connected home products.

Labor Shortage Among Electricians Seen as Big Problem (Infographic)

Labor Shortage Among Electricians Seen as Big Problem (Infographic)

November 17, 2016 Nearly half of electricians (47%) are worried about finding skills staff over the next five to 10 years as rapid rates of retirement affect the industry, according to Klein Tools study.

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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)

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

November 07, 2016 Under its new 'Wisdom of Crowds' initiative, Dish gathered data from connected DVRs to predict a Clinton victory, based on viewing preferences for genres such as sports and TV series. Plus … how to watch 2016 elections on Dish. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

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)

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Who Are Your Target Customers?

Who Are Your Target Customers?

February 02, 2016 CE Pro consumer survey reveals ideal (and very surprising) demographic information for those who want professional vs. DIY installation — home size, home value, income level, gender and age. The study also reveals the most-desired types of equipment.

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

January 21, 2016 For 2015, integrators report solid 9.1% revenue growth, with a strong increase in the number of projects and revenue per job.

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