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Lutron Extends Lighting Control to Google Home via Google Assistant

Lighting controls provider Lutron rolls out Google Assistant voice control integration for its Caseta Wireless lighting control systems; HomeWorks QS…

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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)


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.

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.

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

March 17, 2017 Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird, Amazon Dot and more at SXSW.

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)

Lutron Honors Six Showrooms for Best Lighting Displays

Lutron Honors Six Showrooms for Best Lighting Displays

February 21, 2017 Lutron's 5-Star Awards recognize showrooms for their display of lighting solutions.

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

February 15, 2017 Avid DIY-er enlists 'Do It For Me' website HelloTech.com to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.

Savant CEO Bob Madonna Sets the Record Straight

Savant CEO Bob Madonna Sets the Record Straight

February 13, 2017 Savant CEO Bob Madonna says company is refocused purely on professional integration channel, addresses lingering rumors in the market, and lays out a product roadmap including a new touchpanel, thermostat, switcher and voice control.

Lutron Announces 2017 Residential Opportunities Tour Dates

Lutron Announces 2017 Residential Opportunities Tour Dates

February 03, 2017 Lutron will visit 12 cities over the next 3 months bringing full-day hands-on training for RadioRA 2 Level I, two-day RadioRA 2 Level 2 training, and full-day Shades Essential training.

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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)

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)

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

February 02, 2017 Legrand shows new products from Vantage Controls and QMotion as well as lighting and shading integration via DesignCenter 3.7 software at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.

King of Home Automation: Crestron Revenues Revealed

King of Home Automation: Crestron Revenues Revealed

January 30, 2017 Crestron Electronics, a giant in building automation and smart-home technology, has tripled its revenues since 2012; CTO Fred Bargetzi discusses Mark Zuckerberg's Jarvis AI home automation system. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 2017

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 2017

January 05, 2017 CES 2017: Devices that automate your dumb shades, tiny robots that press buttons, motors that turn knobs … and other non-invasive solutions for making dumb things smart. (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)

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

December 25, 2016 MiOS, one of our favorite sleepers in the smart-home-as-a-service (SHaaS) space, is powering a Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 featuring Intel IoT solutions, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue and other home-automation devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Famed Designer of Maximillian Chair to Launch Super-Smart IoT Shading System at CES 2017

Famed Designer of Maximillian Chair to Launch Super-Smart IoT Shading System at CES 2017

December 23, 2016 Industrial designer Armen Sevada Gharabegian to launch ShadeCraft Sunflower at CES 2017; Patent application reveals automated, motorized outdoor shading systems that can move with the sun, play music, even perform facial recognition for security and personalized comfort. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

7 BEST Control & Automation Products of 2016

7 BEST Control & Automation Products of 2016

October 20, 2016 Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the Control and Automation category: IC Real Tech, ELK, iRoom, Logitech, QMotion, Crestron and Basalte.

Draper Illustrates Motorized Shading Expertise at CEDIA

Draper Illustrates Motorized Shading Expertise at CEDIA

October 07, 2016 During CEDIA 2016, Draper highlighted its Motorized FlexShades, which include 115-volt, 24-volt and battery powered options.

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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.

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

July 19, 2016 Motorized window treatments have a lot going for them right now. The energy-saving as­pects of the prod­ucts are probably only matched by the aesthetic “cool factor” associated with this hip category. For dealers, these positive trends are bolstered by the profit potential and the ability of the products to foster stronger relationships with interior designers, a key trade partner.

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