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:
Yale Locks & Hardware
Yale Assure Lock SL
Somfy Systems, Inc.
Sonesse 30 WireFree (Li-ion) RTS
Whole-Home Automation System (TIE!)
HiberSense Connected Climate Control
DIY Home Energy Monitoring Sensor
ELAN HR30 Remote