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ISC West 2019: Security Show Made Me Go Hmmm

CE Pro's Julie Jacobson couldn't really put a finger on big residential security or home automation themes at ISC West 2019.

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SnapAV’s Big ISC Surprise: Self-Contained Security, Home Automation System With OvrC

New Clare One UL-listed security and home automation system will integrate with third-party home controllers,…

Product Briefs: HTA Calculator; Onkyo, Pioneer Firmware; KanexPro, DTV GameControl; Luxul Firmware

Product Briefs: HTA Calculator; Onkyo, Pioneer Firmware; KanexPro, DTV GameControl; Luxul Firmware

April 18, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Control4 Remains Dedicated to Customers and Dealers, Wins 10 Quest for Quality Awards

Control4 Remains Dedicated to Customers and Dealers, Wins 10 Quest for Quality Awards

April 16, 2019 Thanks in part to its dedication to customer service and tech support, Control4 took home 10 Quest for Quality Awards this year, beating its previous record from 2018.

ISC West 2019: Security Show Made Me Go Hmmm

ISC West 2019: Security Show Made Me Go Hmmm

April 16, 2019 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson couldn't really put a finger on big residential security or home automation themes at ISC West 2019.

HTSA Moves Bar Higher in Lighting Fixture Biz Dev

HTSA Moves Bar Higher in Lighting Fixture Biz Dev

April 12, 2019 Buying group pushes forward with three levels of American Lighting Association certifications for its members in lighting fixtures business.

SnapAV’s Big ISC Surprise: Self-Contained Security, Home Automation System With OvrC

SnapAV’s Big ISC Surprise: Self-Contained Security, Home Automation System With OvrC

April 11, 2019 New Clare One UL-listed security and home automation system will integrate with third-party home controllers, incorporate SnapAV services including OvrC.

Renovated Sound Effects Showroom Has a Home Theater Worth Flying to See

Renovated Sound Effects Showroom Has a Home Theater Worth Flying to See

April 11, 2019 After installing a state-of-the-art home theater in its Mesa, Ariz. showroom, integration company Sound Effects had an integrator fly to Arizona from the Dominican Republic in order to demo the theater for a client.

New Vivint Pro Program is ‘Dream’ RMR Opportunity for Home-Tech Channel

New Vivint Pro Program is ‘Dream’ RMR Opportunity for Home-Tech Channel

April 09, 2019 New Vivint Smart Home Authorized Pro program enables home-tech pros to earn RMR and product margins on alarm and home-automation systems and services, leaving all the heavy lifting to Vivint.

IFTTT Competitor and CEDIA Keynoter Stringify Kills Home Automation App

IFTTT Competitor and CEDIA Keynoter Stringify Kills Home Automation App

April 09, 2019 After acquisition, Comcast kills Stringify app, which is 'much better' than IFTTT as an if/then home-automation engine; company recommends IFTTT and Yonomi IoT platforms instead. [grumpy baby]

Crestron CP4-R Control Processor Fully Supports Pyng OS2 and Upcoming OS3

Crestron CP4-R Control Processor Fully Supports Pyng OS2 and Upcoming OS3

April 08, 2019 The new Crestron 4-Series is engineered to provide integrators with the most powerful "central brain" the company has ever developed.

Alula BAT-Connect Adds Cellular, IP, Home Automation to Ordinary Security Panels

Alula BAT-Connect Adds Cellular, IP, Home Automation to Ordinary Security Panels

April 05, 2019 Alula claims its new BAT-Connect is first 'triple-path' alarm communicator with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE cellular (CAT M1 for 5G transition), plus unified dashboard for security, surveillance and Z-Wave home automation.

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Product Briefs: HTA Calculator; Onkyo, Pioneer Firmware; KanexPro, DTV GameControl; Luxul Firmware

Product Briefs: HTA Calculator; Onkyo, Pioneer Firmware; KanexPro, DTV GameControl; Luxul Firmware

April 18, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

ISC West 2019: Security Show Made Me Go Hmmm

ISC West 2019: Security Show Made Me Go Hmmm

April 16, 2019 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson couldn't really put a finger on big residential security or home automation themes at ISC West 2019.

Crestron CP4-R Control Processor Fully Supports Pyng OS2 and Upcoming OS3

Crestron CP4-R Control Processor Fully Supports Pyng OS2 and Upcoming OS3

April 08, 2019 The new Crestron 4-Series is engineered to provide integrators with the most powerful "central brain" the company has ever developed.

Alula BAT-Connect Adds Cellular, IP, Home Automation to Ordinary Security Panels

Alula BAT-Connect Adds Cellular, IP, Home Automation to Ordinary Security Panels

April 05, 2019 Alula claims its new BAT-Connect is first 'triple-path' alarm communicator with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE cellular (CAT M1 for 5G transition), plus unified dashboard for security, surveillance and Z-Wave home automation.

2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide - Get Listed

2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide - Get Listed

March 26, 2019 Get your product in front of over 140,000 buyers. Enter now to secure your listing in the 2019 CE Pro distribution guide.

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

March 25, 2019 Leviton's new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Vivint Adds Connected Cars to Security and Smart-Home Ecosystem

Vivint Adds Connected Cars to Security and Smart-Home Ecosystem

March 22, 2019 Powered by Mojio, Vivint Smart Home's new Car Guard lets homeowners monitor the security, location and diagnostics of a car in the same app used for home security and home automation.

Analysis: ADT Pulse vs. Command and Control; 3G Sunset Doom as ‘Opportunity’

Analysis: ADT Pulse vs. Command and Control; 3G Sunset Doom as ‘Opportunity’

March 21, 2019 ADT Pulse replaced by 'dream' security and home-automation system ADT Command and Control, powered by Alarm.com, but ADT faces upgrade challenge for some 3.7 million customers due to 3G, CDMA sunset.

Bosch, Thermador Open Smart-Appliance APIs for Home Automation Integration

Bosch, Thermador Open Smart-Appliance APIs for Home Automation Integration

March 19, 2019 BSH opens Home Connect APIs for integrating Bosch, Thermador and Siemens smart appliances with third-party home-automation systems and culinary service providers.

RTI Weatherproof Controller Designed to Keep Pools and Hot Tubs Relaxing

RTI Weatherproof Controller Designed to Keep Pools and Hot Tubs Relaxing

March 13, 2019 The new RTI U3 Waterproof Controller is designed to allow homeowners to control electronics in outdoor environments without having to interrupt their activities.

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CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

November 09, 2018 CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.

7 Clever Ways to Hide Home Technology

7 Clever Ways to Hide Home Technology

October 18, 2018 Most technology products are not that visually appealing. Black boxes and tangled wires do not add to the character of a high-end smart home project. Luckily, our integrator readers have a number of clever solutions so these components don’t have to be visible in your next project.

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News  from Google/Nest Oct. 10

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News from Google/Nest Oct. 10

Hold this date: Oct. 10, 2018. You won’t want to miss a one-on-one conversation with CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson and Google exec Michele Turner … one day after the companies make their big Fall 2018 new-product announcements.

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security and IoT

ISC 2018 Preview: Trends, Technologies and New Business Models in Security and IoT

March 13, 2018 APRIL 5, 2018, 2PM ET: This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

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

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.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Take a look at the award-winning projects in this Control4 showcase for proof of its widespread adoption. Honored by Electronic House as 2017 Home of the Year recipients, these 13 inspiring smart home projects demonstrate how a Control4 system can simplify and streamline the operation of a rack of home theater equipment, an outdoor entertainment area, or an entire house. Lights, thermostats, A/V gear, motorized shades, irrigation systems, electric door locks, surveillance cameras, and more can all be easily and conveniently monitored, managed, and controlled through Control4’s impressive range of user interfaces.

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2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
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Anthem

Anthem AV
For more than two decades, Anthem® has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Our products are used at all levels of music reproduction.
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Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That’s why we’re committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor...
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ATON

ATON
ATON’s system technologies are built on years of expertise in Audio and Video Routing, Control Systems and Loudspeaker Design. This combined knowledge has led to a comprehensive new line of Digital Signal Routing...
Autonomic

Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems.  As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
www.basalte.us
Beam

Beam
For 60 Years, BEAM has been a leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems.  Best-in-class products now available in over 50 countries! BEAM buyers do so with confidence. When you simply want the best in your home,...
www.beamvac.com
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
www.clarecontrols.com
CMI Interiors Inc.

CMI Interiors Inc.
CMI was established in 1993 as a premiere source for both motorized and manual window covering products serving the interior designer, architectural and home automation community. CMI offers a complete line of interior and...
www.cmiinteriorsinc.com
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