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Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books.

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Lisa's Latest Posts

Houston Integrator Leverages Popularity of IP to Grow Hardwired Surveillance Business

Not ready to settle for finicky wireless IP solutions, iEvolve Technology finds a formula for success with Lux surveillance cameras.

Lisa Montgomery · February 16, 2017

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

Avid DIY-er enlists ‘Do It For Me’ website to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.

Lisa Montgomery · February 15, 2017

Remodeling Is Hot: Global Caché Products Can Help You Break Into Retrofit Market

Consumers are increasingly adopting and integrating IoT devices into their homes, with statistics from Cisco forecasting the number of IoT devices to reach 50 billion by 2020.

Lisa Montgomery · February 09, 2017

Global Caché: Adapting and Innovating for Industry Success

Embracing an open systems approach helps integrators remain successful in a dynamic smart home industry.

Lisa Montgomery · December 21, 2016

Integrator Turns No-Longer-Used Kids’ Playroom Into Home Theater for Christmas

This family surprised its three sons with a video gaming and sports fan paradise, turning an empty playroom into a beautifully crafted home theater.

Lisa Montgomery · December 16, 2016

Kwikset Recognizes the Value of Aesthetics to Sales of Smart Locks

Performance and good looks go hand-in-hand when selling smart door locks to your customers.

Lisa Montgomery · December 15, 2016

Kwikset Unlocks Easy Sales for Dallas Integrator

eStream Digital notes easy integration and aesthetic appeal as selling attributes of Kwikset smart locks.

Lisa Montgomery · November 16, 2016

Chicago Integrator Runs 3.5 Miles of Wiring for Massive Lighting Control Project

Lutron HomeWorks QS system keeps lights and window shades in sync with the rise and fall of the sun.

Lisa Montgomery · November 11, 2016

25 Essential Tools You Need to Install Central Vac

Central vacuum has found a niche with systems integrators. Here are 25 tools you need to cover complete CVAC installation, from beginning to end.

Lisa Montgomery · November 03, 2016

Home Control ‘Softens’ Johannesburg Concrete House

Control4 home control and Lutron lighting take this industrial designed concrete home through time in a way that perfectly compliments its unique design.

Lisa Montgomery · November 02, 2016