All In Markets

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

Vivint Selling Super-High-Speed Wireless Broadband Door-to-Door

After acquisition of Smartrove, Vivint is offering 50 Mbps upstream/downstream wireless broadband for $55/month in addition to security, home automation, solar power – all sold door-to-door; Utah zero-energy home showcases the goods.

August 16, 2013

Core Brands

CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2013

Amazing Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Long awaited summer is approaching, and the desire to be cooped up indoors is gone. A growing trend is “outdoor living,” using a backyard as another gathering space, not just for parties, but for casual day-to-day living. It’s a good time to focus on outdoor technology – speakers, control, video and even full-blown home theaters. […]

April 24, 2013

Amazing Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Long awaited summer is approaching, and the desire to be cooped up indoors is gone. A growing trend is “outdoor living,” using a backyard as another gathering space, not just for parties, but for casual day-to-day living. It’s a good time to focus on outdoor technology – speakers, control, video and even full-blown home theaters. […]

CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2013

Control4 Webcast to Focus on Commercial Market

Control4 is launching a series of online workshops for dealers. The first will target how integrators can expand their light commercial business.

CE Pro Editors · October 11, 2011

Home Health Care

Home Health Technology: 3 Integrators, 3 Business Models

Three opportunities in the health and wellness market: 1. Activity monitoring and PERS; 2. Medical monitoring meets social networking; 3. Medical consultations via videoconference.

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2009

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