All In Control

Integrator Deploys Battery-Powered Hub to Help Power New Showroom

Residential battery backup and power quality system from RoseWater Energy Group is installed by Boca Theater and Automation in Boca Raton, Fla., to power its new showroom and to be showcased to clients.

Jason Knott · June 23, 2016

Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Parts of Icontrol

Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol will be acquired by Comcast/Xfinity and longtime competitor Alarm.com.

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2016

Integrator Pumps Up 14-Zone Sonos with Custom Amps, Network, Power, Control, Faceplates

On this messy takeover job, Harry Blanchard of Creative Systems in Collegeville, Pa., boosted Sonos sound with high-performance gear from AudioControl, Ruckus, WattBox and custom Middle Atlantic faceplates.

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2016

Meritage Homes Install Clare Controls Smart Home Systems Across California

Home builder brings Clare Controls home automation system, Aprilaire thermostat and six-month ClareHome Premium Service to 24 communities in Northern and Southern California.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 22, 2016

Study: Electricians Swarm to High-Tech Commercial Jobs, Smart Homes Amid Unrest

Study by Klein Tools shows strong uptick in electricians working on ‘high-tech’ commercial projects and ‘home technology’ installations in 2016, as growing unrest from the recession still lingers in the field with 42% looking to move into related fields, including IT.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2016

Legrand Unveils New Two-Button Wireless Vantage Keypad

Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II keypad is meant for transition areas such as corridors and hallways in modern luxury homes, hotels, and offices. Its wireless two-way communication protocol synchronizes on/off and ramp up/down of lighting loads, and it has farther keypad-to-controller communication distance.

CE Pro Editors · June 22, 2016

Houzz Study: 33% of House Buyers Plan ‘Home Automation’ Upgrades

Massive study by home remodeling website Houzz reveals home automation is third most planned system upgrade, but still less than 1% of homeowners plan to hire a ‘media’ contractor; however, 4% are seeking ‘window treatment’ professionals.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2016

Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business

Review the recorded archive of this 1-hour webcast, presented by Nest, to discover how custom integrators can open up more opportunities with Nest’s connected thermostats, smoke and CO alarms, and security cameras.

CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2016

UK’s Connected World Services Partners with Zonoff for Remote Home Monitoring

CWS, a division of Dixons Carphone is deploying remote home monitoring and management services using the Zonoff SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2016

Connected World Services from Dixons Carphone Partners with Zonoff for Remote Home Monitoring

CWS, a division of Dixons Carphone is deploying remote home monitoring and management services using the Zonoff SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2016