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Smart Home Deep Dive: Profiling a Typical Smart Home Installation

CE Pro’s Smart Home Deep Dive Study reveals number and types of interfaces, room placement, pricing, margin, manhours, and brand preference for smart home installations

Jason Knott · May 02, 2019

Azione Members Work to Improve Online Reviews

One Firefly audits of Google, Houzz and Yelp reviews reveals poor management of online reviews by Azione member websites.

Jason Knott · April 08, 2019

Google Stadia Brings Cloud Gaming to Home Networks

Google’s streaming-centric gaming platform gives gamers the ability to play 4K HDR games on phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs without expensive consoles or other pieces of proprietary hardware.

Andrew Nichols · March 27, 2019

Apple Acquires Patents From Defunct Smart Security Start-Up Lighthouse AI

Is it possible Apple is looking to use Lighthouse AI’s visual authentication, monitoring and depth-sensing patents to create its own surveillance camera?

Steve Karantzoulidis · March 08, 2019

Report: Smart Speaker Adoption Thwarted by Security and Inoperability Concerns

A new research report by Strategy Analytics suggests the use of smart speakers is not increasing after initial purchase, and in many instances is slowing.

CE Pro Editors · February 28, 2019

AudioControl to Showcase CM Line of 70 and 100-Volt Amps at ISE 2019

During ISE 2019, AudioControl will introduce its line of CM amps alongside its new Avalon G4 theater amplifier and the voice-enabled Rialto 400.

CE Pro Editors · January 22, 2019

Is It Illegal to Install a ‘Hidden’ Smart Speaker?

Certain state laws prohibit audio recording in covert applications, so can you disguise an Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Jason Knott · December 18, 2018

Office Depot Launches Smart Home Installation Service

Office Depot’s Workonomy Tech Services division and CompuCom subsidiary will install and connect Google and Nest products to other smart devices in home out of its 1,400 retail locations and website.

Jason Knott · December 14, 2018

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center focuses on upper-tier products combined with $500 custom installation credit to have record-breaking Black Friday weekend sales.

Jason Knott · November 28, 2018

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Jason Knott · November 16, 2018