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Afghanistan Veteran Receives Fully Customized Smart Home from Gary Sinise Foundation

Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation — along with Core Brands and Lutron — U.S. Army Sergeant Franz Walkup can easily control his smart home’s audio, video, lighting, security, climate and irrigation.

CE Pro Editors · May 26, 2017

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.

Julie Jacobson · May 09, 2017

Home-Automation Controllers Blend into Walls with Flush-Mount Solutions from Wall-Smart

Crestron, Control4, Elan, Lutron, Vantage, URC, Savant, RTI and so many other smart-home controllers can disappear into drywall and solid surfaces with flush-mount systems from Wall-Smart.

Julie Jacobson · April 13, 2017

Elan Builder Program Courts Dealers, Builders and Buyers

Core Brands and Elan to provide homebuilders with a range of entertainment and control solutions for new homes. Learn more about the program through workshop webinars.

Robert Archer · March 27, 2017

Top 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions in Home Automation, A/V, IoT, Security, Networking

Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy, Alarm.com, TiVo, B&W, Alarm.com and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016.

Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2016

Core Brands Cozies up to Nortek Security & Control Under Mike O’Neal

After acquisition by Melrose Industries, Nortek security and home automation groups get common leadership under Mike O’Neal.

Jason Knott · December 14, 2016

This Veterans Day, Look Inside a Smart Home Designed and Built for Wounded Vet

Gary Sinise Foundation designs and donates a specialized connected home for Gunnery Sergeant Guillermo Tejada in San Antonio, Texas.

CE Pro Editors · November 11, 2016

Customized Home Control System Designed for Physically Impaired Children

ELAN, Core Brands, Aprilaire and Centralite contribute to complete custom smart home design, renovation and installation for this family in need.

Lisa Montgomery · October 20, 2016

Elan ‘Completely Reimagines’ Long-Lived Home Automation System with v. 8.0

Former integrator and rep Tom Walker explains the significant and nuanced changes to the Elan v. 8.0 home automation platform introduced at CEDIA 2016.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016

SpeakerCraft Champions First In-Wall Dolby Atmos Enabled Height Speaker

The $349 AIM Series 2 ATX100 made an appearance at CEDIA 2015, but SpeakerCraft will be taking orders this year for its first-to-market, in-wall Atmos height speaker, which can also handle other forms of object-based surround-sound systems, such as DTS:X.

Lisa Montgomery · September 07, 2016