All In Control

LEDs Light Up Pool, Waterfall and Firepits in Luxury Backyard Space

Crestron control and Lutron HomeWorks combine to create a multicolor, multilayer lighting system in this dreamy backyard installation that won four CTA Mark of Excellence Awards in 2016.

CE Pro Editors · May 05, 2016

Lutron’s Joel Spira Among Inductees to CTA 2016 CT Hall of Fame

2016 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame pays tribute to the leaders who have advanced innovation and developed a foundation for consumer electronics.

Jason Knott · May 04, 2016

Building Automation Systems – How to Choose the Right One?

A quick guide for the right choice with links to videos.

Advertorial · May 04, 2016

Savant Pro 8 Home Automation Software, Handheld Remote Now Shipping

Savant hits “record pre-order numbers within days” for new home automation software and handheld remote with voice control.

Julie Jacobson · May 03, 2016

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

Jason Knott · May 03, 2016

This Wine Country Hillside Cave Features 120 Hidden Sources of Light

Lighting design by Pasolumination includes LED fixtures tucked within stonework, ceiling coves and other structural elements to illuminate this 5-acre cave on the coast of California.

Lisa Montgomery · May 02, 2016

Lutron HomeWorks® QS Tames a Slew of Temperamental LED Lights

Colored LEDs of all styles, designs, and types in a basement renovation are choreographed with HomeWorks QS to create several distinct entertainment spaces.

Lisa Montgomery · May 02, 2016

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint’s home automation growth.

Jason Knott · April 27, 2016

Integrator Tries, the Quasi On-Demand Service for Sonos Installation

How can be free? Integrator Mat Lindstedt of Silicon Valley Installation Co. ordered a Sonos system to find out.

Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2016

When Will Home Technology Installs be Uberized?

There’s Uber for drivers, KallDoc for physicians and Iggbo for phlebotomists. When will home automation and consumer electronics get their play in the on-demand economy?

Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2016