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CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Home Lighting Control

The gap between the top two brands in this market, Lutron and Control4, has begun to widen. Check out the lighting control category of our 2016 Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 03, 2016

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Control & Home Automation

Control4 maintains its hold as the most frequently used brand in the Control and Automation category in the 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey. It’s followed by Crestron, Savant, RTI and Elan.

Robert Archer · June 01, 2016

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Audio and Video

CE Pro looks at the top whole-house audio and whole-house video manufacturers in this 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis. Control4, Crestron, Savant and Sonos take the lead in this brand new category.

Robert Archer · May 31, 2016

8 Football Themed Home Theaters Where You Wish You Could Watch Super Bowl 50

Our favorite football-themed home theaters are outfitted with LED TVs, 1080p projectors and Crestron touchpanels, not to mention framed memorabilia of homeowners’ favorite teams.

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2016

The Biggest Home-Technology Stories of 2015

From the demise of VIA International to the launch of Amazon Echo, CE Pro highlights some of the most important home-tech happenings of 2015. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · December 24, 2015

Surveillance Cameras Bring Outdoor Wildlife Snapshots Inside

Innerspace Electronics installed 29 IC Realtime security cameras to display outdoor wildlife images on the TVs inside this 14,000-square-foot home.

Lisa Montgomery · December 15, 2015

Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.

Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2015

Julie Jacobson on the Virtues of ‘Less-Custom’

If more integrators sold less-custom systems that could be replicated from dealer to dealer, could customer accounts be bought and sold like they can in the security industry?

Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2015

Savant Kills LiteTouch; Lutron to the Rescue; Debating Hardwired Lighting Control

Three years after acquiring lighting control manufacturer LiteTouch from Nortek, home automation leader Savant kills the platform, leaving long-time dealers in a quandary, and hopeful for a Lutron or Vantage replacement. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · July 14, 2015

What’s That Smell? Retrofit Home Features Automated Scent Machines

VIA Scottsdale completed a retrofit project which includes solutions from Savant, Lutron, IC Realtime, Samsung, Marantz, Sharp, Sonance and Leon Speakers. Its automated features even include scent machines.

Arlen Schweiger · June 02, 2015