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Central Vac Presents Competitive Advantage to Winning Builder Business

Beam’s Harry Kandilas says central vacuum systems offer homeowners a healthier home with better resale values.

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2016

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

Jason Knott · May 03, 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

Lutron Targets Production Homebuilders at TecHomeX Conference

Commitment to the homebuilder market paves the way for home systems integrators to broaden their customer base and profitability.

Lisa Montgomery · April 11, 2016

Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay

KB Home/Kwikset study gauges consumer interest in which new technologies they want in a newly built home. Connected door locks, security cameras lead the way. Perceived expense is still highest barrier.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2016

NAHB Forecasts 13% Rise in Housing Starts for 2016

For 2016, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is predicting that housing starts will hit 1.26 million units, with single-family starts hitting 840,000, up 18%.

Jason Knott · January 20, 2016

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2014

How will these soaring categories affect your business in 2014? We take a closer look at high-resolution audio, mass-market home automation, Cloud video surveillance, more sensor opportunities, and automated door locks.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2014

Why Home Director Failed

Home Director, one of the most icononic figures in structured wiring–indeed the home systems industry–has gone belly up. Why? The company chased crazy schemes instead of doting on its dealers.

Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2005