All In Control

Famed Racecar Driver Alex Tagliani to Share His Smart Home Design, Construction Process

Exclusively with CE Pro, champion Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani shares a video blog on the planning and construction of his new Canadian smart home and unique home theater.

Jason Knott · November 19, 2015

New Lutron Connect Bridge and App Bring IoT to RadioRA, HomeWorks QS Lighting & Shades

Introduced at CEDIA Expo 2015, Connect Bridge is Lutron’s third IoT gateway, but first for its pro-oriented lighting controls HomeWorks QS and Radio Ra 2; adds geo-fencing, cloud-based home automation integration, user customization.

Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2015

Thread’s New Certification Mark for Home Automation is Bad for Consumers

Soon we should see ‘Thread-certified’ home automation products marketed to consumers, even though Thread says nothing about IoT interoperability. Bad idea.

Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2015

NY Integrator Opens 15,000-Square-Foot Sports Mecca and Showroom

SIMPLAY is a retail showroom that features 8 separate sports simulators and is ‘the ultimate functional showroom’ for SEAL Solutions in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Jason Knott · November 10, 2015

Core Brands Extends Collaboration with Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E Program

Specially adapted custom smart homes for American military personnel

CE Pro Editors · November 10, 2015

H-P HS5000 Valve Updates Hide-A-Hose Convenience Features

Some of the improvements made to H-P Products Hide-A-Hose with the HS5000 valve include a quick turn-on/off and more robust rubber gasket door seals that ensure dirt and debris are kept in the central vac system.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2015

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

What can you do about the big-ticket items that need to be seen, like televisions, projectors and projection screens?

October 27, 2015

Legrand to Use Nest Weave Communication Protocol in ELIoT Connected Products

Thread and Nest Weave to be foundation of new ELioT IoT platform from Legrand.

CE Pro Editors · October 15, 2015

Custom Installation Services: Are My Prices Right?

How you set prices for your custom installation services can make or break your proposal. It is extremely challenging to find the sweet spot between too high and too low. It’s also very difficult to gain insight into how others set their rates. Pricing is right up there with politics and religion in terms of […]

September 29, 2015

Paul Starkey, Steve Firszt Create 3-Tier Membership Program for Business Services

Vital Mgmt will donate some proceeds of new Get it Right program to Habitat for Humanity.

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2015