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Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

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Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach…

HomeSeer Debuts its Smallest, Cheapest Home Automation Hub

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.

Honeywell Demos Voice Control for Security, Home Automation

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.

$100 iRule Could be Next Big Thing in Cloud-Based Home Automation

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.

Honeywell Announces Cloud-Based Open API for Wi-Fi Thermostats

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.

3 Awesome New Demos at the Crestron Experience Center

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.

Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting: A New Profitable Category

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.

7 Tips to Sell Central Vac Systems

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.

Savant Taps Internet of Things for Mainstream Lighting Control and Home Automation

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)

Vivint Selling Super-High-Speed Wireless Broadband Door-to-Door

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.

Revolv $299 Home Automation Device Has 7 Radios, $2.7M Funding

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)

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Product Briefs: CEDIA White Papers; Meridian Live; MQA Adoption Grows

Product Briefs: CEDIA White Papers; Meridian Live; MQA Adoption Grows

July 19, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, 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.

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

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.

Dynamic Mounting Introduces IP Control and Heat Sensing for Motorized Mounts

Dynamic Mounting Introduces IP Control and Heat Sensing for Motorized Mounts

July 09, 2019 Homes with or without home automation technology can now control several new Dynamic Mounts products including its Down and Out series.

RTI T4x Flagship Remote Control Is Now Shipping

RTI T4x Flagship Remote Control Is Now Shipping

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.

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

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.

New GE-Brand Z-Wave Smart Light Switches Available in Five Styles

New GE-Brand Z-Wave Smart Light Switches Available in Five Styles

June 17, 2019 Jasco’s GE-brand light switches offer installation ease and 20 percent smaller depth.

Interlogix and Inflotrolix Team Up to Offer New Water Leak Detection System

Interlogix and Inflotrolix Team Up to Offer New Water Leak Detection System

June 13, 2019 Interlogix’s UltraSync smart Hub and Inflotrolix’s NOWA water sensors notify users, automatically shut off water valve.

Savant Unveils Audio Amp and Soundbar Capable of Acting as Home Control Hubs

Savant Unveils Audio Amp and Soundbar Capable of Acting as Home Control Hubs

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.

Hands-On: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Kills ‘Circle of Power’ GUI

Hands-On: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Kills ‘Circle of Power’ GUI

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.

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Biophilia and the Big Wellness Opportunity for Smart-Home Pros

Biophilia and the Big Wellness Opportunity for Smart-Home Pros

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.

2019 Smart Home Special Report

2019 Smart Home Special Report

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.

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.

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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...
www.safeplug.com
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.
www.anthemav.com
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...
www.AprilairePartners.com
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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