May 25, 2016 Professional Audio Associates owner Lew Freedman, a Class of 2014 CE Pro Master, encourages his residential clients to test the waters of the commercial business with events and resources like PAA Tech Day.
May 03, 2016 New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.
April 27, 2016 Despite the perceived popularity of cord cutting, a newly announced study from CR says that TV subscribers are actually combining streaming with subscription cable and satellite services.
April 26, 2016 About 70% of consumers agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a global survey of consumers sponsored by Intel Security.
April 25, 2016 Connected cameras, video doorbells and lights are highest on consumers' priority lists for the next 12 months.
April 01, 2016 KB Home/Kwikset study gauges consumer interest in which new technologies they want in a newly built home. Connected door locks, security cameras lead the way. Perceived expense is still highest barrier.
March 28, 2016 Growing demand and smartphone penetration will aid the growth of the market by 2020. The report lists ADT, AT&T, Comcast, Honeywell Total Connect and Verizon as key vendors.
March 25, 2016 Houzz study reveals nearly two thirds of U.S. homeowners (57%) who are planning outdoor renovations in 2016 are looking to upgrade their exterior lighting. Also, 11% plan to add outdoor security features, 10% outdoor A/V, and 8% smart irrigation.
March 15, 2016 The recent Support.com study that concluded home automation systems to be a bust is great evidence for integrators to use to differentiate their services against cheap DIY smart home solutions.
March 11, 2016 New study of 3,000 consumers by Support.com rails on home automation systems for having poor user experience and low value. In all, 79% of buyers label cost, setup, and maintenance as a 'turn-off.' Another 31% say maintenance is an ongoing frustration.
June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.
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.
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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