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.
A new category for 2017, Yale leads the Smart Door Locks/Dead Bolt category in a tight race with Kwikset.
The dropoff from the number two to number three positions is noticeable with Schlage 20 dealers behind Kwikset.