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Niles Auriel Audio Platform Expands to Home Control

The multi-room audio platform now features climate, lighting, remote access and more.

Advertorial · July 26, 2016

CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

Savant CEO William Lynch says the company’s new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation.

Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2016

Custom Control for Every Wall

RTI provides simplicity and convenience with expansive lineup of in-wall touchpanel and keypad control options.

Advertorial · July 21, 2016

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

New driver from My Device offers hands-free voice control of RTI home automation systems using Amazon Echo. It also enables the Echo’s commands to be totally customizable by the integrator.

Jason Knott · July 18, 2016

British A/V Pros React to Brexit: Losing a 6-Figure Job

Essential Install South: UK dealers and distributors see rising prices, stalled jobs and general uncertainty with Britain’s vote to exit the European Union; a 6-figure job is canceled.

Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2016

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 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

How to Make MDU Developers Love Lighting Control

Creating packages for MDU builders is among the keys to success in this market. Integrators must rethink their approach and manage MDU projects as commercial jobs.

Lisa Montgomery · June 21, 2016

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

QMotion window treatments offer long battery life and sleek aesthetics because of a patented counterbalancing system that doesn’t strain the motor.

Julie Jacobson · June 20, 2016

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we’ll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the ‘next Icontrol’.

Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016