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CE Pro Editors · May 10, 2012

Aprilaire

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2012

CE Pro 100 2012

Would this year’s CE Pro 100 list of highest-revenue integrators be more aptly named the CE Pro 97+3? Last year’s No. 1, ADT, is near the top again and another mass-market security company, Vivint, made a major move in 2011. But for the first time, Best Buy entered and the big-box retailer and its Geek […]

CE Pro Editors · April 29, 2012

AVAD

CE Pro Editors · October 25, 2011

Control4 Webcast to Focus on Commercial Market

Control4 is launching a series of online workshops for dealers. The first will target how integrators can expand their light commercial business.

CE Pro Editors · October 11, 2011

2011 Ultimate Guide to Distribution

Back in the heyday, integrators didn’t blink an eye about inventory collecting dust in their back rooms. They might need it for a replacement unit or to cannibalize it for service parts. No more. The days of carrying any inventory beyond basic needs are over, according to distributors. In this economy, custom installation companies are […]

CE Pro Editors · May 31, 2011

2011 CE Pro Special Report on Security

CE pros are salivating over security — what with all of the publicity from ADT, Verizon and Comcast, as well as newer product categories that mesh with an integrator’s existing skill set. In a recent CE Pro poll, 60 percent of dealers said they spec burglar alarms for residential/light commercial clients; 55 percent indicated they […]

CE Pro Editors · May 15, 2011

CE Pro 100 2011

The largest integration companies in North America rebounded nicely in 2010 across the board. From traditional custom installation firms to retailers to security companies doing multi-subsystem installations, many companies had revenue increases. It is welcome news for the industry’s largest integration firms, who just like the rest of the industry, had a rough year in […]

CE Pro Editors · May 01, 2011

Lutron

CE Pro Editors · March 31, 2011

Is Your Hiring Process Effective? Take this Quiz

Finding, hiring and retaining quality technicians is important for custom integrators today. Indeed, many custom integration companies report that the inability to find manpower is hurting their ability to grow. The problem has a spillover effect for the entire industry. If integrators don’t grow, then manufacturers don’t grow (and their investors don’t get the return […]

CE Pro Editors · October 10, 2010