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‘Refreshing’ Business Model Takes Off with Millennials, Realtors

Refresh Smart Home displays installation prices for packages of equipment based around Nest for ‘Healthy Homes,’ ‘Secure Homes’ and ‘Energy-Efficient Homes.’

Jason Knott · October 12, 2016

Inside Basalte’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Deseo HVAC Control Panel

Take the Basalte CEDIA booth tour. Deseo is a touch-sensitive HVAC control panel that works with Lutron HomeWorks QS and Crestron home automation systems.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016

Inside Lutron’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Alexa, Sonos, LED Lighting and More

CEDIA 2016: Lutron expanded its integration capabilities in a big way this year. Also on display was Lutron’s Ivalo high-performance LED lighting fixture line, including its Finire LED recessed lighting. Check out the booth tour.

CE Pro Editors · September 21, 2016

L.A. Integrator Uses Robust Nest App to Target Power Users of Technology

BCG Concepts in Van Nuys, Calif., has more than tripled revenues in two years by focusing on young, successful, tech-savvy clientele who are drawn to the name recognition and powerful UI of Nest.

Jason Knott · September 02, 2016

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

Ecovent sees world with no thermostats at all, instead supplanted by smart HVAC registers sold via custom integrators.

Jason Knott · July 20, 2016

New Sales Opportunity: Automate Your Customers’ HVAC and IAQ

Indoor Air Quality affects your customers’ comfort, health, home aesthetics and electronics’ lifespan. Here’s how to talk to your clients about this added benefit of HVAC.

Lisa Montgomery · June 20, 2016

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these home control and automation categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 09, 2016

HVAC Contractor Stays ‘Relevant’ by Installing Home Automation

Air & Energy in Bradenton, Fla., diversifies into smart home controls five years ago and now sells 2,000 Nexia Home systems per year to 100% of its clients.

Jason Knott · May 27, 2016

Google, Honeywell Settle Nest Thermostat Patent Dispute

Resolution ends lawsuit brought back in 2012 by Honeywell claiming the Nest thermostat violated seven different patents.

Jason Knott · May 06, 2016

Designing a DJ’s Dream Theater with Commercial Venue Grade Lighting and Sound

California integrator Movietime outfits this former DJ’s home with commercial grade lighting, sound and automation as well as a luxury home theater and outdoor space.

Alice Gustafson · April 06, 2016