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DIY’s Hidden Blessing: Competition Drives Choice in Home Security

Ring, SimpliSafe, and other DIY security providers made systems more accessible to certain market segments.

Mar 24, 2022

Q&A: Mitch Klein of Z-Wave Alliance Talks 2022 Smart Home Trends, Z-Wave Improvements

Mitch Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, discusses the recently introduced Z-Wave 800 chipset, smart home trends to watch, and more.

Mar 09, 2022


Selling to the Evolving Custom Installation Luxury Client

Even luxury clients are slammed by brand and product options. Integrators must do research to understand technology from buyer's perspective.

Feb 22, 2022

Environmental Monitoring May Open Up New Market for Security, Resimercial Integrators

Monitoring areas like climate control, water leak detection, and indoor air quality may be a lucrative path for security and resimercial integrators to boost revenues.

Feb 09, 2022

CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How High Did Wages Spike in 2021?

The latest CE Pro Wage & Salary Study reveals wage increases as high as 15% for experienced technicians in 2021, with executive management/owner compensation rising 27%.

Feb 08, 2022

Research Finds Home Security Customers Value Choice, Prefer Standalone Products

Research from Parks Associates finds security device adoption is on the rise in broadband households, with many consumers preferring standalone and DIY home security options.

Feb 03, 2022