11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

Check out the 2017 BEST Award winners in Control & Automation: ELAN, Origin Acoustics, Whisker Labs, HiberSense, Crestron, more.


ELAN, Crestron, Origin Acoustics. These are names you'd expect to hear in a congratulatory BEST Awards post. And this is nothing different, with the exception of a few other key players in Control and Automation — players like Whisker Labs, Hibersense, and URC.

The CE Pro BEST Awards (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies making a difference in the industry.

“The BEST Awards offer an incredible glimpse into the future for the entire residential integration industry,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief, CE Pro. “Some of the products and technologies that integrators now consider mainstays to their businesses made their first appearance in the market via the BEST Awards. These entries truly represent the cutting edge of technology.”

Winners’ products and technologies, as well as all entries, are also featured in the November issue of CE Pro magazine

This year's 179 entries were judged on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer by a dozen credible industry leaders, along with the editors of CE Pro. See all the entries here and a gallery of all the winners here.

The following products took home awards in the Control and Automation category.

Click on the winning product to see its slide:

Door Lock
Yale Locks & Hardware
Yale Assure Lock SL

Somfy Systems, Inc.
Sonesse 30 WireFree (Li-ion) RTS

User Interface
Savant TrueImage

Visualint 2MP IP Dome Outdoor Camera with Starlight and Motorized Lens + Virtual Technician

Lutron Electronics
Finiré Prime

Whole-Home Automation System (TIE!)
Crestron Studio

Total Control 2.0

HiberSense Connected Climate Control

Energy Management
Whisker Labs
DIY Home Energy Monitoring Sensor

ELAN HR30 Remote

Voice-Controlled Component
Origin Acoustics
VALET Amplifier