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3 Business Models That Will Keep CE Pro Firms Afloat in 2017

3 Business Models That Will Keep CE Pro Firms Afloat in 2017

Rapid changes in the custom installation industry are a product of DIY, decreasing equipment margins, consumer-branded manufacturers and Millennial…

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3 Business Models That Will Keep CE Pro Firms Afloat in 2017

3 Business Models That Will Keep CE Pro Firms Afloat in 2017

January 18, 2017 Rapid changes in the custom installation industry are a product of DIY, decreasing equipment margins, consumer-branded manufacturers and Millennial preference.

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

January 16, 2017 Select devices and controllers from Aeon Labs, an in-home automation products company, are now compatible with UltraSync.

4 Immediate Steps to Take If Your Client Suffers a Burglary, Fire ... or Worse

4 Immediate Steps to Take If Your Client Suffers a Burglary, Fire ... or Worse

January 13, 2017 If one of your clients' homes has an incident and you receive a 'claim letter' inquiry, you need to immediately contact your insurance company, preserve all records related to that account, limit what you provide to the client's insurer or lawyer, and don't try to explain what happened.

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

January 07, 2017 CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

January 06, 2017 At CES 2017, Vivint announced a partnership with Airbnb, showcased new AI features of its security and home-automation platform, and said little about smart-home trial with Best Buy. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

January 05, 2017 New home automation hubs at CES 2017 feature built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms, voice control, security monitoring, plentiful sensors and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

LG Electronics Launches All-in-One Security, Home Automation Device

January 05, 2017 Powered by Zonoff, LG's new Smart Security system features Z-Wave capabilities and ADT's Canopy alarm-response service.

Alarm.com To Develop ‘Learning’ Drones for Smart Home Use

Alarm.com To Develop ‘Learning’ Drones for Smart Home Use

January 04, 2017 Alarm.com has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security that will use the company's new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability.

Vivint Smart Home Partners with Airbnb to Simplify Hosting

January 04, 2017 Vivint allows Airbnb hosts to manage their homes remotely with automatic keyless access, energy management and home security.

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

January 01, 2017 From the possible Alarm.com acquisition of Icontrol to the proliferation of voice control for home automation, these are the most important products and smart-home happenings that shaped the custom-installation and smart-home industries in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

January 16, 2017 Select devices and controllers from Aeon Labs, an in-home automation products company, are now compatible with UltraSync.

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

January 07, 2017 CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

January 06, 2017 At CES 2017, Vivint announced a partnership with Airbnb, showcased new AI features of its security and home-automation platform, and said little about smart-home trial with Best Buy. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

January 05, 2017 New home automation hubs at CES 2017 feature built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms, voice control, security monitoring, plentiful sensors and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

January 01, 2017 From the possible Alarm.com acquisition of Icontrol to the proliferation of voice control for home automation, these are the most important products and smart-home happenings that shaped the custom-installation and smart-home industries in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Top 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions in Home Automation, A/V, IoT, Security, Networking

Top 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions in Home Automation, A/V, IoT, Security, Networking

December 30, 2016 Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy, Alarm.com, TiVo, B&W, Alarm.com and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

December 29, 2016 Somfy recommits to home-automation business with acquisition of MyFox (New Somfy Protect at CES 2017) and Okidokeys, plus the launch of three new smart-home hubs, including Tahoma remake. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

December 27, 2016 FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Smart Home Patent App: Door Locks, Keypads Project Video Display onto Surface

Vivint Smart Home Patent App: Door Locks, Keypads Project Video Display onto Surface

December 27, 2016 Instead of unsightly keypads on door locks and security panels, Vivint proposes a method for projecting a laser image of controls and feedback onto a wall, door or other surface. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Metra Adds to Security Line-up with 8-Channel NVR Kit

Metra Adds to Security Line-up with 8-Channel NVR Kit

December 21, 2016 Metra Home Theater's surveillance system includes Spyclops Wireless Bullet Cameras, power supplies, a range-extending antenna and a mouse to facilitate installations.

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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)

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.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

ISC West 2016 Preview:  Security Trends in the Smart Home Market

ISC West 2016 Preview:  Security Trends in the Smart Home Market

Download this FREE Webinar from March 22 from Security Sales & Integration, CE Pro, and ISC West for an analysis of today’s security and home automation landscape, as well as a walk-through of smart-home exhibits at April’s ISC West 2016 show in Las Vegas.

Best Practices for Optimal Network Design in Smart Homes

Best Practices for Optimal Network Design in Smart Homes

Originally recorded LIVE on 03/09/16: View this FREE webcast to learn best practices and technical requirements for setting up home networks for smart systems.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

Troubleshooting Video Surveillance Systems

Troubleshooting Video Surveillance Systems

June 30, 2015 When you find a security surveillance issue, these are the first questions that should enter your mind as you isolate the problem, tackle the cabling, consider IP equipment and secure the network.

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ADI

ADI
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ADT

ADT
For more than a century, ADT has been one of today’s most trusted, well known brands in the industry. Today, we serve more than six million customers, making us the largest company of our kind in both the U.S. and Canada....
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American Communication & Networks Corp.

American Communication & Networks Corp.
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AV LV

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Originally an integration company, Lifestyle Automation LLC, started on January 2, 2002. We installed Residential Home Automation Systems, Audio Distribution Systems and Home Theaters. We also began representing Manufacturers...
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Benolli smart systems

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Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
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Channel Vision

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Founded in 1993 and ranked among the top companies in the custom electronics industry, Channel Vision Technology is a leading manufacturer of innovative technology products in Home Automation, Surveillance Systems, Structured...
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IC Realtime

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IC Realtime is a ‘Business to Business’ (B2B) designer and manufacturer of Advanced Video Surveillance systems and software applications. We have established markets in the Americas and the EMEA with offices in...
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Ihiji

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Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
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Kwikset

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Kwikset is the leading provider of innovative security solutions that deliver superior quality, convenience and aesthetic appeal. Whether it’s solely for security or as a critical element in a “connected”...
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