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Elite Media Solutions Named CTA Integrator of the Year

Elite Media Solutions in Wellesley, Mass., is honored with prestigious CTA TechHome 2017 Integrator of the Year award at CES. In exclusive interview with CE Pro, owner Brian Gibson shares how the company earns $446,666 in revenue per employee.

Jason Knott · January 09, 2017

New England Integrator System 7 Merges with Large Lighting Retailer

CE Pro 100 integrator System 7, owners of The Boston Shade Company, has merged with venerable Boston-area lighting retailer Wolfers Lighting forming full-service lighting, shade and integration company.

Jason Knott · January 06, 2017

Why You Should Not Absorb Remote Monitoring as a ‘Cost of Doing Business’

Thinking about remote systems management (RSM) as a cost of doing business is only half the picture, especially when you consider earning recurring revenue on proactive monitoring.

Joseph Kolchinsky · January 04, 2017

CE Public Company Stocks Up 22% in 2016

Among 48 publicly traded stocks engaged in the security, IoT, home automation and consumer electronics industries, 36 of them saw stock price increases. Which one topped the list with a 134% jump?

Jason Knott · January 03, 2017

Report: Smart Home Devices Had Biggest Impact on Security Market in 2016

More security dealers added home automation and smart home devices to their repertoire in 2016 than any other product category, reports Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

CE Pro Editors · December 26, 2016

12 Smart-Home Predictions for 2017: VR, Voice, Sound, Homekit, More

How will we see virtual reality, voice control, Apple HomeKit, video steaming and immersive sound evolve in the next year? 12 home-tech pros, some dealers and some manufacturers, offer predictions for 2017.

Chelsea Cafiero · December 23, 2016

I Have Just 5 Holiday Wishes for the CEDIA Channel

The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that’s passed and consider the future.

Joseph Kolchinsky · December 23, 2016

These Are 2 Most Important Ingredients of a Successful Service Team

Joseph Kolchinsky of OneVision Resources uncovers some of the biggest challenges involved when building out a strong client services team.

Joseph Kolchinsky · December 21, 2016

N.J. Integrator Boosts Website Traffic by 1700%, Tops Google Rankings

Hi-Fi Sales in Cherry Hill, N.J., takes new online strategy to drive eyeballs, engage with potential clients, and rank No. 1 in 25 keyword phrases in Google. How did he do it?

Jason Knott · December 21, 2016

Is Your Distributor Charging You ‘Retail’ Sales Tax?

Recent court ruling nails out-of-state wholesale security distributor for not charging integrators ‘retail sales tax.’ Integrators are deemed as ‘true end users’ of the equipment.

Jason Knott · December 19, 2016