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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

Unruly Hillside Turns Backyard Amphitheater with 220-Inch Disappearing Screen

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Outdoor Space. Impressive combination of Niles Audio speakers, Elan g! app control, Optoma projection and a Vutec motorized projection screen set the stage of big-time backyard entertainment.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Family-Friendly Media Room Protects High-Tech Gear by Hiding It Out of Sight

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Multipurpose Room. This room design protects Epson, Screen Innovations, Paradigm and Savant gear from rough-housing kids while transforming the room from a casual entertainment area to a high-caliber home theater.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Mine Shaft Themed Home Theater Pays Homage to Homeowner’s Industrial Roots

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Home Theater ($25,000 – $75,000). Rustic home theater blends 4K projection, Savant control and Paradigm speakers to become a coal miner’s dream space.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

100-Year-Old Mansion Squeezes Home Theater into Dusty Third Floor Storage Space

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Home Theater ($75,000 – $150,000). As the last phase of an extensive renovation, a high-end home theater lands on a third-floor office space.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Sarasota Home Opens Smart Motorized Shades to Magnificent View

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Smart Home under $150,000. Lutron lighting control and a super-smart shading system help this Intracoastal home keep its cool at all times.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Cozy Smart Home Features Snow Melting System and Automated Fireplace

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Smart Home over $150,000. Multiscreen sports viewing, snow melting system and 96 window shades prep 8,000-square-foot mountain home for family retreats with a touch of a button.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Hiding the Ugly Hardware of Beautiful Automated Shades

This unique solution to hiding the hardware of motorized, automated window shades makes this smart home worthy of Lutron’s Excellence Award for Best Shading Installation.

Lisa Montgomery · August 20, 2016

Phase Technology Ultra-Thin Series Speakers: Sleek, Sexy and Loud

When a lot of space is not an option, but compromised sound isn’t.

Lisa Montgomery · August 19, 2016

1920s Lake Michigan Home Gets a Little Smarter with Whole House Control

Mounted flush into the wall, an Elan touchpanel provides this homeowner with access to and control of lighting, thermostats, and a whole-house music system.

Lisa Montgomery · August 10, 2016

How to Make MDU Developers Love Lighting Control

Creating packages for MDU builders is among the keys to success in this market. Integrators must rethink their approach and manage MDU projects as commercial jobs.

Lisa Montgomery · June 21, 2016