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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

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2015

CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Tech Trends & Opportunities for 2015

Production home building, immersive home entertainment, more engaging home automation, the aware home and cloud-based networking top CE Pro’s list of technology trends and opportunities for 2015.

Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2014