Dealers can order and earn rewards on purchases of A/V, security, home automation and central vac from Nortek’s Core Brands, NuTone, Omnimount and GoControl. Portal debuts at CEDIA Expo 2015.
Julie Jacobson's Recent Articles
KNX USA is making a big push to bring Europe’s prevailing smart-home standard to the U.S., but high prices, complexity, lack of wireless, and competition from Z-Wave and ZigBee could make KNX a tough sell.
Since home automation vendor Savant its killing LiteTouch hardwired lighting-control, we look to Vantage, Crestron, Lutron and others for replacements. Customer wants to know: how much it will cost?
Embedding home automation technologies into routers and settop boxes — and creating a rich back-end — could go a long way in helping service providers support their IoT customers.
Nest is presenting its first Webinar ever for the custom installation channel, covering its thermostat, camera and smoke detectors. What would you like to know? CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson has some questions of her own.
Three years after acquiring lighting control manufacturer LiteTouch from Nortek, home automation leader Savant kills the platform, leaving long-time dealers in a quandary, and hopeful for a Lutron or Vantage replacement. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)
Canary offers a perfectly nice IoT security camera with no home automation capabilities. How do they keep raising so much money?
Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips.
When a client needed a Crestron touchscreen angled just so, Cutting Edge fabricated a custom-made mount that looks like a Crestron model.