CTA Announces 2021 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards for both manufacturers and projects were just announced. Check out who won!

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CTA Announces 2021 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Award Winners
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Recognizing the finest achievements in custom installation and the best new custom-installation-targeted products and installations, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has announced the winners of the 2021 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards.

The 2021 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Awards recognize groundbreaking residential custom installation projects performed by professional integrators, as well as consumer technology products and services that are primarily targeted at the custom installation channel. The entries were judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

“2020 has been a year like no other. As we have all spent more time than ever in our homes, the value of technology solutions for wellness as well as comfort and entertainment is clear,” says Jason Knott, editor of CE Pro. “The Mark of Excellence Awards recognize the companies that are developing these innovative technologies and elevating the home experience, as well as technology installations done by professional integration companies from around the globe.”

All entries are highlighted on cepro.com and CTA.tech, and will be included in the March 2021 issue of CE Pro magazine.


Manufacturer Awards


Audio Component Product of the Year
NAD MASTERS M33, NAD Electronics

Automation Device of the Year
SAVANT Pro Remote X2, SAVANT

Best Education or Support Program
Nortek Builder Services Program, Nortek Control

Energy Efficiency Product of the Year
GridRewards, Logical Buildings

Lighting Product of the Year
DID Series Recessed LED Downlight, DMF Lighting

Speakers and Subwoofers – Indoor
Amina Mobius5i Invisible Loudspeaker, Amina

Soundbar of the Year
JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam Soundbar, JBL by Harman

Emerging Home Technologies
DEN SmartStrike(TM), DEN Smart Home

Networking Product of the Year
M6 AX Mesh System, Mercku

Rack or Mount Product of the Year
Dual-Purpose In-Wall Enclosures, On-Q

Security and Surveillance Product of the Year
2GIG EDGE Panel, 2GIG

Video Product of the Year (Display)
Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 4K PRO-UHD Laser Projection TV, Epson America, Inc.

Whole-house Control/System Management Product of the Year
Crestron Home, Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Health and Wellness Product of the Year
SAVANT Daylight Mode, SAVANT

Audio/Video Distribution Product of the Year
BluOS, Lenbrook International


Project Awards


Custom Home of the Year
Lakefront Luxury, Fusion Audio + Video

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year
Mediterranean Theater Complex, Keith Yates Design

Specialty Project of the Year
Texas Gun Experience, Futurian Systems

Integrator of the Year Award
Harrison Home Systems, Inc.

Smart Home Leadership Award
Jason Knott


Here is a list of all of the entries received for both the products and projects awards, broken down by category:

Integrator of the Year Award:

Sound Concepts
SOUND SENSE
Audio Video Intelligence
Elite AV
World Wide Stereo
Admit One Home Systems
StroTek
Miestro Home Integration
Digital Installers
DSI Luxury Technology
Fusion Audio + Video
Logical Buildings

Products:

Audio Component Product of the Year

P600 DIN Rail Three-Zone Player Kit, Nuvo
Maestro X9 Home Theater Processor, AudioControl
CM4-750 Amplifier, AudioControl
BR-20 Audiophile Hub, Bryston
T 778, NAD Electronics
MX100 A/V Processor, McIntosh Laboratory Inc.
MI347 7-Channel Digital Amplifier, McIntosh Laboratory Inc.
RSP-1576MKII, ROTEL

Audio/Video Distribution Product of the Year

3G 708POE transmitter, Just Add Power
Evolution 8×10 HDBaseT Audio and Video Matrix with CEC Control and Support Diagnostics, Vanco International
4×1 HDMI Multi-Viewer Pro, Metra Home Theater Group
DM NVX, Crestron Electronics Inc.
DigitaLinx HDMI 2.0 Fiber Optic Extender, Liberty AV Solutions
IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System, Elan

Automation Device of the Year

2N IP Verso with Automation feature, 2N TELEKOMUNIKACE a.s.
DEN SmartStrike(TM), DEN Smart Home
Shelly 3EM, Allterco Robotics

Best Education or Support Program

Brilliant Certified Expert Program
Modern Room Acoustics
WhyReboot Cumulus6 Cloud & Analytics
AudioQuest Educational Webinars

Emerging Home Technologies

Proactive Customer Care, LG Electronics
Indoor Gardening Appliance, LG Electronics
Smart Delivery Box, Yale
Flex IO, Alarm.com
Crestron HomeTime, Crestron
Nano, Josh.ai
GE Appliances Microwave Hub, General Electric Appliances
Shelly Uni, Allterco Robotics
Span Smart Panel, Span.IO
Zigbee 3.0 Technology Platform, Screen Innovations
BenjiLock Fingerprint Door Lock, BenjiLock LLC.

Energy Efficient Product of the Year

Duette Honeycomb Shades with PowerView Automation, Hunter Douglas
Shelly 3EM, Allterco Robotics
Explorer IAQ Wi-Fi thermostat series, Venstar Inc.

Health and Wellness Product of the Year

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, LG Electronics
Shelly Air, Allterco Robotics

Lighting Product of the Year

HALO Home MicroEdge HLB Direct Mount Smart Downlight, Cooper Lighting Solutions
EasyTouch Glass from Vantage Legrand BCS, Legrand BCS
Shelly Dimmer 2, Allterco Robotics

Networking Product of the Year

Gigabit PoE+ Switches, Luxul
DM NVX, Crestron Electronics Inc.
Linksys MX5 Velop AX Whole Home WiFi 6 System, Linksys and Belkin International

Rack or Mount Product of the Year

CL-65e Flip-Down + Extend TV Lift, Nexus 21
Wall-Smart Flush Mounts for IC Realtime Cameras, Wall-Smart

Security and Surveillance Product of the Year

Chime Video Doorbell, Control4
Doorbell Camera Pro, Vivint
Slimline Touchpad, Alula
Touchless Video Doorbell, Alarm.com
DEN SmartStrike(TM), DEN SmartHome
Arlo Essential Indoor Camera, Arlo Technologies Inc.

Soundbar of the Year

HTG700, Sony Electronics
Q800T Soundbar, Samsung
Eclair (QP5) Soundbar, LG Electronics

Speakers and Subwoofers – Indoor

HALO Home Bluetooth Speaker Downlight, Cooper Lighting Source
PWM On-Wall Speakers, PSB
DALI OBERON 7 C, DALI
Chora 826-D, Focal
Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation, Naim
XTEQi Subwoofer, SpeakerCraft
Palladio Level 6 Collection (PW-662 and PL-664), Sonus Faber

Video Product of the Year – Display

VPL-VW915ES, Sony Electronics
VPL-GTZ380, Sony Electronics
DarkStar UST 2 eFinity, EPV Screens
QLED 8K Q950TS, Samsung Electronics America
The Premiere LSP9T 4K Smart Triple Laser Projector, Samsung Electronics America
The Terrace 4K Outdoor TV, Samsung Electronics America
83-inch OLED 4K TV (83C1), LG Electronics USA
65-inch OLED 4K TV (65G1), LG Electronics USA
88-inch OLED 8K TV (OLED88Z1), LG Electronics USA
86-inch LCD 8K TV (86QNED99), LG Electronics USA

Whole-house Control/System Management Product of the Year

D-Tools Cloud, D-Tool Inc.
Brilliant Smart Home System, Brilliant
Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens, Crestron
Span Smart Panel, Span.IO

Projects:

Custom Home of the Year

Shady Island, Lelch Audio Video
The Galbraith Project, ListenUp
The Manor, Advanced Integrated Controls
Majestic on the Marsh, Advanced Integrated Controls
Austin Penthouse, Service Tech Inc.
ICONIC HAUS, Crestron
East Meets West, Harrison Home Systems, Inc.
Chalette, DSI Luxury Technology

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year

THE DARK NIGHT, SOUND SENSE
Vacation Home Theater, Spire Integrated Systems
Designer Home Theater Transformation, World Wide Stereo
Drop Down Dreams, Advanced Integrated Controls
Gaming Perfection, Miestro Home Integration
Memphis Blues (not so much), Miestro Home Integration
Chalette, DSI Luxury Technology
The Theater with Everything for Everyone, Thoughtful Integrations

Specialty Project of the Year

The Lowry Project, ListenUp
CieloIT VMS Capabilities, Cielo Global Holdings
East Meets West, Harrison Home Systems, Inc.

For more details on all of the entries, click here.