October 01, 2012 The installation firm of Major League Baseball all-star Adrian Gonzalez’s homes is hitting home runs with long-distance installs - and a showroom Apple Store.
July 17, 2012 California's Ill-conceived Title 24 "energy efficiency" law leaves us with a 2,100-square-foot apartment that has virtually no overhead lights.
June 26, 2012 Everything from bulbs to switches are wired with Cat 5 instead of Romex with LumenCache's new LED lighting system, debuting at CEDIA Expo 2012.
May 22, 2012 Three months after acquiring LiteTouch from Nortek, Savant incorporates keypad designs into home-control system.
January 11, 2012 Fujikom shows LED light bulbs with full RGB spectrum and Z-Wave technology built in. Screw-in bulbs replace 100-watt incandescents.
October 28, 2011 Two-plus years on this project, and the consultant is in the "eye of the storm" with hardware still changing. This is where most integrators lose all their profit.
October 12, 2011 Control4 is launching a series of online workshops for dealers. The first will target how integrators can expand their light commercial business.
September 30, 2011 The company's latest keypads provide homeowners a choice of button configurations, colors and sizes for the control of their lighting and multiroom audio systems.
September 02, 2011 Control4 home automation loves ZigBee, but a new driver from Extra Vegetables enables complete integration of 500+ Z-Wave devices.
July 14, 2011 Utah firm sends thousands of "door knockers" to neighborhoods throughout the U.S., selling security and home automation systems all day long; installed for $199 and $67 per month.
August 20, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.
August 16, 2019 Cellgate, maker of cellular-based gate-entry and surveillance systems, will demo Control4 integration at CEDIA Expo 2019.
August 14, 2019 To incorporate circadian lighting into a Vantage control system, simply add the "sun" object as a phantom load into the Design Center programming, and lighting will sync to the sun's natural intensity and color temperature for any given geography and time.
August 13, 2019 CEDIA Expo 2019 Find: Hero Labs is not just another leak detection and flood-mitigation system. It was founded by CEDIA industry veterans and offers integration-friendly APIs.
August 07, 2019 Sonance and Josh.ai announce partnership in which natural voice control system will be auto-populated in amps. Trufig to unveil in-wall Josh Micro mount.
August 06, 2019 Circadian lighting has been all the rage in the smart-home universe for a few years, but until recently no one really had the algorithms or ability to implement an automated human-centric lighting system ... until now.
July 24, 2019 The Precision 2835 LED Strip Light, HyperFlex LED Strip Light and other new products from Environmental Lights offer integrators simpler ways to create stunning scenes through LED lighting.
July 24, 2019 Working with the home control and automation company Josh.ai, Wall-Smart has developed a wall mount for the Josh Micro user interface.
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 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.