September 20, 2013 At CEDIA 2013 HomeSeer will demo new $200 palm-sized HomeTroller Zee with built-in Z-Wave and Web server for remote monitoring and control; works with free HSTouch home automation app.
September 19, 2013 Honeywell appears to have the first voice-controllable security and home automation system for the mass market; CE Pro offers sneak preview ahead of CEDIA Expo 2013.
September 13, 2013 Starting at $100 for software and $100 for hardware, iRule cloud-based home automation works great as a DIY remote control or as a professionally installed system for large commercial jobs. See it at CEDIA 2013.
September 11, 2013 Tapping the Internet of Things, Honeywell’s Comfort Control API for WiFi thermostats will hasten integration with pro & DIY home automation systems such as Control4, Lutron, Smartthings, ifttt, others.
August 30, 2013 Samsung home automation app, motorized drapery with a unique feature, and a brand new DigitalMedia showcase highlight updated Experience Center at Crestron HQ.
August 23, 2013 After becoming so frustrated with the lack of quality landscape lighting on the market, Coastal Source developed its own LED-based system using brass fixtures, gold-plated pins and oxygen-free, heavily insulated and jacketed cable that can be daisy chained with no voltage drops.
August 22, 2013 Deeper cleaning, air quality, and ease of use are just a few basic topics to discuss with clients when trying to sell them a central vacuum system.
August 20, 2013 Known for high-end Apple-based home automation systems, Savant is releasing standalone SmartLighting Wi-Fi switches and keypads employing the Internet of Things for iOS devices. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
August 16, 2013 After acquisition of Smartrove, Vivint is offering 50 Mbps upstream/downstream wireless broadband for $55/month in addition to security, home automation, solar power - all sold door-to-door; Utah zero-energy home showcases the goods.
August 07, 2013 Z-Wave, Insteon, Wi-Fi are first of 7 radios activated on Revolv home automation device, now available for preorder for $299. Techstar startup has $2.7M backing with second round of financing in the works. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
July 19, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.
July 16, 2019 In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.
July 10, 2019 New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.
July 09, 2019 Homes with or without home automation technology can now control several new Dynamic Mounts products including its Down and Out series.
July 08, 2019 RTI says its new T4x combines its latest industrial design and it includes features such as Wi-Fi and dual RF connectivity.
Jocelyn Hutt · June 19, 2019 Highlights from ICFF 2019 contemporary lighting and furniture expo included modern takes on chandeliers, wellness-centric steam rooms and at least one home-automation offering.
June 17, 2019 Jasco’s GE-brand light switches offer installation ease and 20 percent smaller depth.
June 13, 2019 Interlogix’s UltraSync smart Hub and Inflotrolix’s NOWA water sensors notify users, automatically shut off water valve.
May 31, 2019 Built into Savant’s new smart amplifier and smart soundbar is the company's complete suite of home control software, plus HomeKit, AirPlay2, and high-res audio support.
May 30, 2019 Integrator calls Control4 Smart Home OS 3 ‘the best home OS overall to date' with the death of the long-time 'circle of power' interface.
July 15, 2019 Presenter Julie Jacobson, who has been the champion of biophilia in the smart-home channel for a year, believes smart-home and building-controls integrators will be the #1 channel for these technologies in the coming years.
May 07, 2019 Our new report delivers input from integrators like you revealing what technologies they expect to grow and what their typical smart home installation looks like. It also shows that integrators expect continued growth in this area with 61% anticipating revenue growth this year.
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.
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.
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.
The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.
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.
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.
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.
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.