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‘Disruptive’ Keynote at CEDIA Expo 2019: Adios Tech-Talking Futurists

Just when we swore off the “D” word, here comes CEDIA 2019 keynoter Luke Williams hailing “disruptive thinking” and how it “has the power to…

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Dish Enhances Custom Integration Program with RMR Bonuses

Dish's Network Custom Integration program has been enhanced to include paying integrators a set monthly revenue-share…

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.

The Uberization of Smart Home Services: Julie Jacobson’s ‘CEDIA Talk’ at ISE 2018

The Uberization of Smart Home Services: Julie Jacobson’s ‘CEDIA Talk’ at ISE 2018

March 02, 2018 Video: CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson presents a 30-minute "CEDIA Talk" during ISE 2018, encouraging integrators to embrace some of the principles that make Uber and Amazon so attractive to consumers.

31 Business Tips from Top Earning CE Pro 100 Integrators

31 Business Tips from Top Earning CE Pro 100 Integrators

February 21, 2018 From systems documentation to employee management to pricing labor, the industry’s highest-revenue integrators offer ideas for best practices to implement now.

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

January 24, 2018 Just like the elimination of the (hypothetical) human toilet-seat warmer, Vivint smart-home systems can replace the homeowner's "series of crappy jobs you do for free" with a wide range of IoT security and home-automation devices.

RESEARCH: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

Setting pricing for your custom installation projects can make or break your proposal. Data from the CE Pro 2017 Labor Rate Study reveals that labor rates have increased over the past two years and the nationwide average installation/integration rate is nearly $96 per hour!


Mason Group: Matching Candidates to Strengths Is Key to Hiring

Advertorial · December 22, 2017 Nick Lanska of pro A/V hiring firm Mason Group stresses the importance of using a networked approach to finding experienced A/V labor.

Cybersecurity Liability: Who’s to Blame if One Bad IoT Device Topples the Whole Network?

December 12, 2017 The state of IoT cybersecurity: UL says smart-home integrators and manufacturers share liability when IoT systems are hacked, warns home-tech industry to implement guidelines and best practices.

19 Great Business Tips from 9 Smart-Home Pros

Johnnie Sanchez and Jason Knott · December 05, 2017 In a state where the road to recession recovery took longer than most, Florida-based CE pros offer advice on everything from building out a rockin’ showroom to rolling with niche markets.

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

October 27, 2017 The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.

Alarm.com Q2 Results: Revenue Rises 33% Driven by SaaS

August 10, 2017 Alarm.com's total revenue increases 33% while SaaS and license revenue increases 40% following the acquisition of Connect and Piper business units from Icontrol.

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