CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.
In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.
Through the popularity of its iOS platform and products like the iPad and iPhone, Apple now paces Remotes/Interfaces/Smart Devices.
Control4 has pulled into a near dead heat with longtime commanding category leader URC for second place.
Jumping ahead of RTI (No. 6, 16 dealers), Crestron ranks as the number five brand. Three dealers note using commercial solution Microsoft Surface.
Pro Control: 10
Microsoft Surface: 3