December 17, 2012 Even with the widespread adoption of mobile devices, dedicated control interfaces are just as crucial to the value of a home control system as they were 20 years ago. It’s up to our industry to maintain our dedicated interface sales and communicate the value to end-users.
December 13, 2012 Control4 OS 2.3 software includes a new lighting control interface, features that allow homeowners to make their own changes and commercial functions.
December 12, 2012 Growing demand spurs Crown Audio to open a new Winter Park, Fla. showroom with a theater, dedicated 3D room and bar area run by a URC Total Control system.
December 11, 2012 URC's Complete Control App allows custom installers to tailor clients' iOS-based control solutions to the exact specifications of their systems.
December 05, 2012 Todd Jarvis of Sterling Home Technologies installs a Vantage automation system for his brother, Tate, who was paralyzed three years ago after an accident.
November 19, 2012 Olive Media will debut in 2013 the 4HD, 5HD and 6HD Music Servers that all features a new operating system and touchscreen interface.
November 19, 2012 Wave Electronics opens Atlanta location and doubles the size of Austin with a new branch that opened November 15.
November 16, 2012 System design driven by concern that "mundane tasks" would be more difficult in client's new 15,000-square-foot home compared to previous 3,000-square-foot home.
November 16, 2012 CEDIA Benchmarking Study reveals the typical integrator earns 12.5% profit and still relies heavily on equipment markup. Integrators ID most-profitable categories.
November 16, 2012 Central vacuum systems help improve air quality within homes. Here are six central vac systems to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
April 18, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.
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.
April 08, 2019 The new Crestron 4-Series is engineered to provide integrators with the most powerful "central brain" the company has ever developed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.