Ce Pro 100 Names Top Access Control Brands
The access control category has exploded. Control4 nearly triples its total, while Savant does triple its tally.
CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.
In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.
To say the Access Control category has exploded could be an understatement.
In 2016 Control4 led with 17 dealers and fifth-place Savant had seven. Control4 nearly triples its total, while Savant does triple its tally.
For perspective, Holovision doubled its 2016 numbers and that wasn’t good enough to maintain its top-five status.
There’s also a four-way tie for fourth place!
Channel Vision: 4
Door King: 4
Alarm Controls: 2
Assa Abloy: 2
Dwelling Live: 2
Paxton Access: 2
Software House: 1
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at email@example.com
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