All In DIY
DIY thermostats are all the rage, but those intended for pro installation offer you and your customers several advantages.
Lisa Montgomery · October 31, 2016
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
Panelists and HSTA members discuss the implications of voice control to the home systems industry.
Lisa Montgomery · October 27, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Controversy brews over the DIY and MIY (monitor-it-yourself) market for home security versus systems that are professionally installed and monitored by a central station. Detective H.W. “Robbie” Robinson comments on police response to alarms and 911 emergency calls.
Julie Jacobson · November 09, 2015
Florida-based custom integration firm Five Smooth Stones has a dual focus on production homebuilders and converting DIYers via its two small-footprint retail stores.
Jason Knott · November 03, 2015