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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

How a Few Speaker Upgrades Turned Into a Booming Smart Home Renovation

When Paradise InfoTech installed 12 Sunfire HRS-IW8 in-wall subwoofers to create the homeowner’s desired ‘big audio,’ it turned into a 20-zone smart home project including video, security and control.

CE Pro Editors · April 27, 2016

Latest QMotion Shades Feature ZigBee Connectivity

QMotion’s new Qadvanced Motorized Roller Shades with ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 meet all the ZigBee specifications.

Robert Archer · April 27, 2016

Can High Resolution Audio be Trojan Horse for Home Automation?

Control4 breaks new ground by including HRA streaming services in $600 EA-1 smart-home controller. Will the bet pay off?

Julie Jacobson · April 25, 2016

Legrand Boosts Energy Savings, Addresses Sustainability with New Fuel Cell

Installation of 500kW fuel cell system for West Hartford, Conn., headquarters to power up to 88% of the 263,000-square-foot facility, reduce CO2 emissions up to 50%.

Arlen Schweiger · April 22, 2016

A YouTube First: ALLie Camera Does Live, 360-degree, Interactive Video Like No One Else

IC Realtime, IC Real Tech, ALLie – whatever you call it – does 360-degree cameras like no one else, which is why it is the only live-streaming immersive-video platform for YouTube and coming soon to home automation systems.

Julie Jacobson · April 21, 2016

National Builder Taylor Morrison Installs Scalable Technology Solution for Production Homes

Working with integrator DataSmart LLC, Taylor Morrison’s Houston division discovers success with structured wiring-based Legrand Intuity home control system for homes ranging from $190K to $1M.

Jason Knott · April 20, 2016

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2016

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

Roomie Remote, which has more than 60,000 users, used to be a nice universal remote control app for DIYs. As Simple Control, the company is a real contender for IoT supremacy in both DIY and pro channels.

Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2016

Legrand Acquires Luxul Wireless, Adds Networking to Building- and Home-Automation Portfolio

Legrand, which owns QMotion, OnQ, Vantage, Middle Atlantic Products, NuVo and other leading brands in the home-technology channel, adds Luxul Wireless to the portfolio, just two months after Control4 acquired competitor Pakedge.

Arlen Schweiger · April 19, 2016