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Savant and Dolby Atmos Turn Flooded Basement into Stunning Home Theater

After a leaky pipe ruined their home theater, these owners undertook a massive 4K upgrade including a Kaleidescape movie server and Apple TV.

Lisa Montgomery · August 17, 2018

Demo: Crestron’s New SolarSync Daylight Sensor Automates Lighting to Simulate the Outdoors

Crestron demos 360-degree SolarSync photosensor that delivers solar information from the outdoors to tunable white lighting controls indoors for healthy daylighting.

Julie Jacobson · August 07, 2018

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

Wireless connectivity, high-resolution audio and voice-control integration technologies are fueling a new era of whole-house audio.

Robert Archer · August 06, 2018

Texas Longhorn Super-Fan Gets 5-Screen Home Theater with Burnt-Orange Smart Lights

University of Texas super-fan hits the “Hook-em” button on a Savant home-automation remote to tune all five Sony TVs to his favorite sports stations and trigger Philips Hue smart bulbs to glow burnt orange.

Lisa Montgomery · July 25, 2018

Tym: Former Vivint Sales Reps go ‘Digital Door to Door’ with Smart Home Services

For Utah-based Tym Smart Homes & Home Theaters, social media engagement is the digital equivalent of door-to-door sales, according to the former Vivint sales reps.

Julie Jacobson · July 09, 2018

Massive Garage Gets Fully Automated with Savant to House Rare Car Collection

Integrator BlueSpeed AV outfits 7,000-square-foot garage with a Savant smart home control, as well as Lutron lighting and shades, to help client display rare cars.

Lisa Montgomery · June 15, 2018

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

CE Pro Editors · June 07, 2018

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

CE Pro Editors · June 06, 2018

Apple TV to get IP Control via Crestron, Control4, Savant Remotes

Announced at WWDC 2018, Crestron, Control4 and Savant home automation systems will be able to control Apple TVs via IP in the new iOS 12; Dolby Atmos support comes to tvOS.

Julie Jacobson · June 04, 2018

Savant and USAI Lighting Team Up to Bring Easy Control to Color-Changing Light Fixtures

Savant controls tie into USAI lighting fixtures, providing customers easy regulation of lighting color and temperature.

Lisa Montgomery · May 10, 2018