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.
The second-year Tools & Testers category has undergone quite a bit of upheaval from its debut in 2016.
Fluke Networks jumped to the top after much less representation last year.
The co-leaders from 2016 are well represented with 24 dealers using Klein products and 18 enlisting Platinum Tools’ products.
Labor Saving Devices surged into the top five.
Platinum Tools: 18
Labor Saving Devices: 17
Channel Lock: 5
Liberty AV Solutions: 5