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One Button Turns On Entire Outdoor Entertainment Space

This homeowner, a lighting specifier, knew exactly how he wanted lighting control to be added to his home. Outside, lights, music, even fireplaces turn on at the press of a button.

Chelsea Cafiero · October 26, 2016

7 BEST Control & Automation Products of 2016

Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the Control and Automation category: IC Real Tech, ELK, iRoom, Logitech, QMotion, Crestron and Basalte.

CE Pro Editors · October 20, 2016

Simple Control Q&A: When an Expert Cryptographer Makes a Smart-Home System

Simple Control, a rich yet affordable home automation system developed by an expert cryptographer, launches remote monitoring platform to help integrators manage their clients’ smart homes.

Julie Jacobson · October 14, 2016

RTI Has Audio Under Control…and Everything Else

RTI simplifies the listening experience with seamless audio solutions.

Advertorial · October 12, 2016

One DIY-er Leans on Home Automation for Fully Integrated Event Space

Integration firm Synergy Systems Group hooks up an ELAN home control system to this home’s entertainment, security, lighting, pool and climate, not to mention 15 zones of audio.

CE Pro Editors · October 12, 2016

Very First Review of Pakedge BakPak 4.0 Remote Monitoring System from Control4: WOW!

Integrator Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home offers the first hands-on review of the new BakPak 4.0 remote network monitoring platform from home-automation provider Control4.

Joe Whitaker · October 07, 2016

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Advertorial · October 04, 2016

Control4 Files Patent Application for Secure Remote Access to Home Automation Systems

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) went to a cloud-based model for network configuration and remote access to home automation systems a couple of years ago; now it has filed a patent application for the technology.

Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2016

URC Goes Down-Market with MX HomePro Smart Home Hub and Remote Control

CEDIA 2016: URC’s new MX HomePro is modeled after its HomeSet for the security market but made for the custom A/V channel. Retails for $600 with an option for Z-Wave.

Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2016

Elan ‘Completely Reimagines’ Long-Lived Home Automation System with v. 8.0

Former integrator and rep Tom Walker explains the significant and nuanced changes to the Elan v. 8.0 home automation platform introduced at CEDIA 2016.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016