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Home Remodeling Spending Expected to Increase into 2022

Harvard University study expects 8.6% growth in home remodeling and maintenance spending through the middle of 2022.

Jason Knott · July 22, 2021

Distributor’s Guide 2021

Whether through training, heightened cleaning or pick up and delivery options, these distributors are trusted partners for our CE Pros and are taking the necessary steps to make integrators successful.

With the Pandemic near an end, distributors are working on how to be efficient and helping integrators.

Andrew Nichols · July 21, 2021

Does the Wellness Market Need a Checkup?

One interesting aspect of the seemingly ubiquitous nature of wellness is that integrators still report their clients and trade partners are seemingly unaware of how technology can provide wellness solutions. According to the CE Pro study, awareness levels of the benefits of wellness tech have not substantially increased over the past year. Read how we can give awareness to wellness tech and what solutions may be the most relevant.

Jason Knott · July 13, 2021

Global Smart Home Market Begins Significant Rebound in 2021

As the residential AV market continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, global consumer spending on smart home solutions is expected to exceed $100B by the end of 2021.

Andrew Nichols · July 12, 2021

Top-Selling Smart Home Surveillance Cameras in 2020 Revealed

Ring, Arlo, Wyze, Google Nest and Alarm.com account for 30% of 42.5 million home video surveillance cameras sold in 2020.

Jason Knott · May 10, 2021

Best and Worst Small U.S. Cities to Start a Small Business Revealed

Looking to start a small business? Here are some locations you should strongly consider and some you might want to leave alone.

Jason Knott · April 23, 2021

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Integrators Vent Biggest Frustrations with Manufacturers, Distributors

Supplier frustration includes out-of-stock merchandise, shipping policies, inaccurate online ordering portals, poor customer service and more.

Jason Knott · April 09, 2021

2021 Outdoor Technology Special Report

Residential real estate continues to be hot and so do outdoor technology projects. Integrators saw a big jump in projects in 2020 and expect to see continued growth in 2021.

Andrew Nichols · April 08, 2021

Regional Wage & Salary Breakdowns for CI Industry Reveal Wide Disparity

Overall, dealers report they increased their employee wages by a miniscule 0.2% in 2020. Use this interactive map to find your region.

Jason Knott · March 02, 2021

Which Major Metros Are Primed for Active Remodeling Spending in 2021?

Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Tucson, Charlotte and Phoenix top the list of cities expected to see highest gains in 2021 remodeling spending.

Jason Knott · February 11, 2021