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CE Pro Security & Surveillance Deep Dive: Integrators Step in Amid Security Market Turmoil

CE Pro’s Security & Surveillance Deep Dive reveals 15% growth in security and surveillance installations over the past year, as the traditional residential alarm market is upended.

Jason Knott · November 03, 2021

Selling An Experience: How to Pitch to Hesitant Smart Home Clients

By spending time discussing the benefits of professionally installed smart home systems versus DIY options, installers can more clearly relay why choosing an integration firm is a good idea.

CE Pro Editors · November 02, 2021

Trojan Horse Strategy May Help Integrators Sell More Projectors, Home Theater Tech

AV furniture cabinets enable integrators to provide a high-end home theater without distracting from the décor.

CE Pro Editors · October 26, 2021

Research Finds Interactive Services Are Driving Growth in Residential Security Market

Recent market developments like low-cost smart home devices, emerging technologies, and DIY solutions are all changing the residential security landscape.

CE Pro Editors · October 12, 2021

Somfy Launches Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit for Natural Light Management

Somfy has recently announced the launch of its Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit for simple, automated natural light management. Somfy’s first interior, do-it-yourself motorization solution is aimed at offering the end-user convenient control over indoor light, glare, heat, and privacy via a simple upgrade to their existing blinds. According to the company, with just a […]

CE Pro Editors · September 17, 2021

Examining How ADT Won 2021 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

ADT took home the illustrious award for SoSecure, a mobile phone app that is easy to use and bursting with useful features.

Scott Goldfine · August 10, 2021

DIY installs

159M U.S. Homes Install Tech During Pandemic, Most Were DIY

According to the CTA, 89% of U.S. renters and homeowners currently use home technology in their residence, most of which are DIY products.

Robert Archer · August 06, 2021

Nokia Smart Lighting

Nokia Teams with Smartlabs to Launch Nokia Smart Lighting

Smartlabs Inc. and Nokia have partnered to create Nokia Smart Lighting, an IoT-focused smart lighting solution designed with clean, modern aesthetics.

Robert Archer · July 21, 2021

Misguided Gizmodo Says ‘Smart Home Isn’t Worth It’

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

Jason Knott · July 12, 2021

Research Shows Residential Security Customers Want Protection Beyond the Home

Modern homeowners are looking for more than basic home protection, and solutions such as paid car crash detection and emergency response products show RMR potential for integrators.

CE Pro Editors · April 19, 2021