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HVAC Contractor Stays ‘Relevant’ by Installing Home Automation

Air & Energy in Bradenton, Fla., diversifies into smart home controls five years ago and now sells 2,000 Nexia Home systems per year to 100% of its…

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Complain To a Neighbor, Get a Custom Built Dolby Atmos Home Theater

A Denver homeowner received an outrageous quote for a home theater and mentioned it to his neighbor, who happened to be…

HVAC Contractor Stays ‘Relevant’ by Installing Home Automation

HVAC Contractor Stays ‘Relevant’ by Installing Home Automation

May 27, 2016 Air & Energy in Bradenton, Fla., diversifies into smart home controls five years ago and now sells 2,000 Nexia Home systems per year to 100% of its clients.

Complain To a Neighbor, Get a Custom Built Dolby Atmos Home Theater

Complain To a Neighbor, Get a Custom Built Dolby Atmos Home Theater

May 18, 2016 A Denver homeowner received an outrageous quote for a home theater and mentioned it to his neighbor, who happened to be a professional integrator. The final installation is a custom built, Core Brands equipped Dolby Atmos home theater in a 15,000-square-foot home.

Retired NFL Player Builds Fully Automated Home with Theater and Gymnasium

Retired NFL Player Builds Fully Automated Home with Theater and Gymnasium

May 17, 2016 This 17,000 square-foot home includes a basement man cave for Super Bowl parties, home theater, workout room and even a casino, all connected to a Control4 home automation system.

Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

May 17, 2016 Jason Griffing, host of HomeTech.fm, offers first impressions of Savant Pro Remote: Nice form factor, simple configuration, iffy voice control and caveats on home automation.

Domotz Acquires Fing, Has Big Plans for IP Device Discovery and Small Data

Domotz Acquires Fing, Has Big Plans for IP Device Discovery and Small Data

May 17, 2016 In acquiring Fing, Domotz plans to create the most useful IP device-discovery database ever, with implications for home automation, remote network monitoring, IoT troubleshooting, insurance and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Comcast Loves Integrators: Atmos, IP Control, High-Level Support, Remote Access

Comcast Loves Integrators: Atmos, IP Control, High-Level Support, Remote Access

May 09, 2016 The brand that integrators love to hate -- Xfinity by Comcast -- is coming around with a strong commitment to the home-tech installation channel on both the product and service fronts. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Historic Wentworth Estate Home Gets Modern Day AV Upgrade

Historic Wentworth Estate Home Gets Modern Day AV Upgrade

May 09, 2016 U.K.-based integration firm South Anston Ltd installs ELAN entertainment and control, multiroom audio and Lutron lighting control in this majestic 1920's residence.

iRoom’s iTop – Universal iPad Tabletop Docking Station with Control Keypad

iRoom’s iTop – Universal iPad Tabletop Docking Station with Control Keypad

Advertorial · May 05, 2016 Store - Charge - Control. More than just an iPad docking station.

National Builder Taylor Morrison Installs Scalable Technology Solution for Production Homes

National Builder Taylor Morrison Installs Scalable Technology Solution for Production Homes

April 20, 2016 Working with integrator DataSmart LLC, Taylor Morrison’s Houston division discovers success with structured wiring-based Legrand Intuity home control system for homes ranging from $190K to $1M.

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

April 20, 2016 What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

May 17, 2016 Jason Griffing, host of HomeTech.fm, offers first impressions of Savant Pro Remote: Nice form factor, simple configuration, iffy voice control and caveats on home automation.

Domotz Acquires Fing, Has Big Plans for IP Device Discovery and Small Data

Domotz Acquires Fing, Has Big Plans for IP Device Discovery and Small Data

May 17, 2016 In acquiring Fing, Domotz plans to create the most useful IP device-discovery database ever, with implications for home automation, remote network monitoring, IoT troubleshooting, insurance and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Comcast Loves Integrators: Atmos, IP Control, High-Level Support, Remote Access

Comcast Loves Integrators: Atmos, IP Control, High-Level Support, Remote Access

May 09, 2016 The brand that integrators love to hate -- Xfinity by Comcast -- is coming around with a strong commitment to the home-tech installation channel on both the product and service fronts. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

iRoom’s iTop – Universal iPad Tabletop Docking Station with Control Keypad

iRoom’s iTop – Universal iPad Tabletop Docking Station with Control Keypad

Advertorial · May 05, 2016 Store - Charge - Control. More than just an iPad docking station.

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

April 20, 2016 What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market

April 20, 2016 Roomie Remote, which has more than 60,000 users, used to be a nice universal remote control app for DIYs. As Simple Control, the company is a real contender for IoT supremacy in both DIY and pro channels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

April 07, 2016 Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

April 06, 2016 New HomeSet home automation system from URC features IP hub with IR outputs, along with new cloud-based architecture for integrating with Nest, Sonos and other smart devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

March 31, 2016 Qolsys's new IQ Panel 2 smart home platform is fully supported by Alarm.com’s Mobile Tech installation app and AirFX remote support tool.

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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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