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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.

Have suggestions or something you want to read about? Email Lisa at lisa.montgomery@emeraldexpo.com

Lisa's Latest Posts

How to Make Central Vacuum Sexy and Increase Those CVAC Sales

It may not be as sexy to sell as smart home, A/V or even security, but offering central vacuum systems could provide custom integrators a chance to really clean up with this attractive option for end users.

Lisa Montgomery · November 01, 2016

Global Caché: The ‘Glue’ of the Home Systems Industry

Small, nondescript products working behind the scenes generate bigger profit, seamless IoT solutions for home systems integrators.

Lisa Montgomery · October 31, 2016

10 Reasons to Install Aprilaire Thermostats

DIY thermostats are all the rage, but those intended for pro installation offer you and your customers several advantages.

Lisa Montgomery · October 31, 2016

Selling Voice Control? Integrators Express 10 Concerns at HTSA Conference

Panelists and HSTA members discuss the implications of voice control to the home systems industry.

Lisa Montgomery · October 27, 2016

Customized Home Control System Designed for Physically Impaired Children

ELAN, Core Brands, Aprilaire and Centralite contribute to complete custom smart home design, renovation and installation for this family in need.

Lisa Montgomery · October 20, 2016

CEDIA 2016: 8 Smart Home Gems That Consumers Will Love

Consumer publication Electronic House calls out eight gems from CEDIA 2016 that will get your customers excited about home automation.

Lisa Montgomery · September 29, 2016

Battery-Operated Shading Propels Dealer into New Profitable Markets

DEL Motorized Solutions seals shading deals 99 percent of the time thanks to an interactive showroom experience.

Lisa Montgomery · September 28, 2016

Kwikset Demos First Keyway-less Electronic Deadbolt with Modern Design at CEDIA

Electronic security company Kwikset reveals its keyless, touchpad-based deadbolt lock, named Obsidian, to CEDIA 2016 attendees.

Lisa Montgomery · September 17, 2016

CEDIA 2016: Middle Atlantic Proximity Series Tucks Small Components Behind the TV

With an eye on the consumer trend toward decentralizing A/V equipment in smaller, local racks around the house, Middle Atlantic releases its new Proximity Series In-Wall Box and Mounting Plates at CEDIA 2016.

Lisa Montgomery · September 16, 2016

CEDIA 2016: August Breaks Into Custom Market with August Pro

Popular smart lock manufacturer August Home expands from its consumer-focused niche by offering dealers an integration-friendly home security solution.

Lisa Montgomery · September 15, 2016