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10 Reasons to Install Aprilaire Thermostats

DIY thermostats are all the rage, but those intended for pro installation offer you and your customers several advantages.

Lisa Montgomery · October 31, 2016

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.”

Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2016

Selling Voice Control? Integrators Express 10 Concerns at HTSA Conference

Panelists and HSTA members discuss the implications of voice control to the home systems industry.

Lisa Montgomery · October 27, 2016

New Guide Educates Consumers on Which Smart Tech Amenities Boost Home Value

New free downloadable guide from Electronic House is designed for integrators to give to consumer prospects so they can learn about the latest smart home trends, and understand the value of hiring a pro vs. tackling it on their own.

October 14, 2016

About that DIY Home Automation Thing: Case Study in Senior Living

In her blog on the changing landscape of DIY home automation, Julie Jacobson hoped to inspire new business models in the channel … like this innovative thinking that brings the Airbnb model to senior living.

Julie Jacobson · October 03, 2016

The DIY Trend is Starting to Get Scary and it’s Not All about Price

Integrators like to think that consumers spurn custom solutions because they’re cheapskates, but often they simply want the convenience of online shopping, the joy of everything-on-demand, and the ability to avoid pesky conversation.

Julie Jacobson · September 30, 2016

CEDIA 2016: What DIY Vendors Want from the Pros

Eero, Plex, Mass Fidelity, Ring and so many other DIY-centric smart-home manufacturers are attending CEDIA 2016 to grab the mindshare of installation pros. Here’s why.

Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2016

Disruptive Business Model: How Comtronics Makes Money on DIY Security, Home Automation

The Jackson, Mich.-based integrator Comtronics’s leadership outlines details of its packaged DIY smart home solution. Discover the ROI, sales compensation, and go-to-market retail and online strategies that are giving the company a competitive edge.

Jason Knott · August 23, 2016

CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

Savant CEO William Lynch says the company’s new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation.

Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2016

Who Are Your Target Customers?

Exclusive consumer research from CE Pro breaks down the target customer for Home Technology Professionals in terms of home size, income, home value, gender and age.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2016