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Darth Vader Comes to Life in Star Wars ‘Secret’ Room

A simultated retina scan from a Dr. Doom mask is the first step inside a Star Wars-themed room complete with an audio, light and laser show.

Jessica Camerato · December 17, 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

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

Rent Kevin Durant’s Former Miami Penthouse for $20K

NBA superstar Kevin Durant sold his Miami penthouse in May. Now the new owner is renting the Biscayne Bay luxury residence for $20,000 per month.

Jessica Camerato · August 04, 2015

Replacing Savant’s LiteTouch Lighting Control System: How Much Will it Cost?

Since home automation vendor Savant its killing LiteTouch hardwired lighting-control, we look to Vantage, Crestron, Lutron and others for replacements. Customer wants to know: how much it will cost?

Julie Jacobson · July 23, 2015

#TBT: Creating a Dazzling Dome Display Using 4 Projectors

In this edition of Throwback Thursday, see how with home used projectors, lights and control, DSI created a 35-foot-wide ceiling dome that displays images from abstract color patterns to clouds to blazing sunsets.

Lisa Montgomery · July 22, 2015

Savant Kills LiteTouch; Lutron to the Rescue; Debating Hardwired Lighting Control

Three years after acquiring lighting control manufacturer LiteTouch from Nortek, home automation leader Savant kills the platform, leaving long-time dealers in a quandary, and hopeful for a Lutron or Vantage replacement. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · July 14, 2015

Boatload of Home Automation in Three-Acre Oceanfront Property

With a 22,000 square-foot main house, two guest houses and a 10-car garage, Creative Media Designs was tasked with automating this Florida property. The company selected several Crestron solutions to get the job done.

Arlen Schweiger · June 11, 2015

What’s That Smell? Retrofit Home Features Automated Scent Machines

VIA Scottsdale completed a retrofit project which includes solutions from Savant, Lutron, IC Realtime, Samsung, Marantz, Sharp, Sonance and Leon Speakers. Its automated features even include scent machines.

Arlen Schweiger · June 02, 2015

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2015