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H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

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Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

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H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

June 26, 2017 Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman likely to follow SnapAV acquisition with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts the home-technology industry and puts SnapAV on a whole new trajectory. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

June 22, 2017 Indigo Distribution and Hidden Home Cinema team up to design a whole-home control and entertainment system, anchored by Elan, for well-known golfer Lee Westwood.

Lennar Begins Construction on Wi-Fi Certified Smart Homes Powered by Ruckus, Amazon

Lennar Begins Construction on Wi-Fi Certified Smart Homes Powered by Ruckus, Amazon

June 21, 2017 Lennar's Wi-Fi Certified Home Designs will include Ruckus Wi-Fi, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings and other smart home products like Ring doorbells, Honeywell thermostats, Lutron lighting and Sonos wireless audio.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Remote/Interface/Smart Device Brands

CE Pro 100 Names Top Remote/Interface/Smart Device Brands

June 13, 2017 Apple now leads the category as Control4 pulls into a near dead heat with longtime commanding category leader URC for second place. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Whole-House Automation Brands

CE Pro 100 Names Top Whole-House Automation Brands

June 13, 2017 Control4, Crestron and Savant lead the whole-house automation category, as Lutron and Alarm.com emerge beyond lighting and security to follow. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

June 09, 2017 We're comparing Apple to oranges. Here's why Apple HomePod stands apart from its supposed competitors, Amazon, Google and Sonos.

Afghanistan Veteran Receives Fully Customized Smart Home from Gary Sinise Foundation

Afghanistan Veteran Receives Fully Customized Smart Home from Gary Sinise Foundation

May 26, 2017 Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation — along with Core Brands and Lutron — U.S. Army Sergeant Franz Walkup can easily control his smart home’s audio, video, lighting, security, climate and irrigation.

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

May 25, 2017 It's complicated: New SmartHub from Verizon Wireless is an LTE cellular router with Z-Wave home automation capabilities – completely different from the FiOS Quantum gateway powered by Greenwave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.


Beyond the Single-Family Home: Installing Elan Control in Jersey City High-Rise

May 19, 2017 Serious Audio Video expanded its understanding of home control and automation to install an Elan Entertainment & Control System with audio, video, lighting and security throughout the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City.

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H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

June 26, 2017 Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman likely to follow SnapAV acquisition with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts the home-technology industry and puts SnapAV on a whole new trajectory. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

May 25, 2017 It's complicated: New SmartHub from Verizon Wireless is an LTE cellular router with Z-Wave home automation capabilities – completely different from the FiOS Quantum gateway powered by Greenwave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Advertorial · May 17, 2017 When Digital Audio Video Environments (DAVE) looked into adding security to its audio, video and home-automation business, the company selected Elk Products because “they care about custom.”

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

May 16, 2017 Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light communication (VLC), and enables on-the-fly programming via LG's Sensor Connect app. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

May 11, 2017 Hive Welcome Home combines a thermostat, lighting, plugs and sensors with a mobile app to offer a straight-to-consumer DIY smart-home system. The U.K. company is launching three tiered subscription plans in the U.S. in June.


Amazon Echo Show Brings Images to Voice Control

May 10, 2017 Amazon Echo Show is $229 video voice control with smart home features including hands-free video calls and viewing security camera images.

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

May 09, 2017 At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.

Aprilaire and Meritage Homes Team up for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Initiative

Aprilaire and Meritage Homes Team up for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Initiative

Advertorial · May 09, 2017 Meritage Homes to include Aprilaire IAQ products into newly built homes.

CDInnovation Makes it Super-Simple to Integrate RTI with KNX Home-Automation

CDInnovation Makes it Super-Simple to Integrate RTI with KNX Home-Automation

May 01, 2017 CDInnovation’s Maestro Gateway with RTI "driver generator" transfers all KNX home-automation settings directly into an RTI smart-home system with the press of a button. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

February 01, 2016 100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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