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Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Peter Smith · February 05, 2018

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to ‘pro-business sentiment in Washington’, but MDU starts will fall.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2018

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create ‘simple solution to an advanced network’ for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.

Jason Knott · December 06, 2017

Smart-Doorbell Maker Doorbird Intros Next-Gen IP Video Door Stations for Pros

Known for its integration-friendly smart doorbells, DoorBird has added four new IP video door stations for multi-dwelling units.

Robert Archer · November 07, 2017

Multifamily Software Company Entrata Branches into Smart Home

MDU software firm Entrata debuts SmartProperty apartment automation connecting t-stats, lights and locks that adds boosts rent up to $65 per month/per unit.

Jason Knott · June 27, 2017

Beyond the Single-Family Home: Installing Elan Control in Jersey City High-Rise

Serious Audio Video expanded its understanding of home control and automation to install an Elan Entertainment & Control System with audio, video, lighting and security throughout the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City.

Chelsea Cafiero · May 19, 2017

CE Pro Summit Panel: Different Builders Require Different Business Models

Integrators cannot expect to treat builders and developers of MDUs, semi-custom homes, luxury homes and production homes the same way. Each niche needs a separate approach. Here are 10 tips.

Jason Knott · November 07, 2016

Installing Central Vac in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)

Semi Integrated Condo Vac from Electrolux offers integrators an entrée for central vacuum systems into apartments, condos, and other multi-family dwellings.

Lisa Montgomery · August 25, 2016

Overcoming MDU Restrictions to Turn Modest Condo Into Luxury High-Tech Home

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Before & After. Ordinary condo turns to twice-the-size luxury vacation home, made possible by distributed A/V, Savant whole-house control and teamwork by the integration firm, builder and interior designer.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016