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Integrator Challenged to Mount Two TVs on One Fireplace

Dual 55-inch LG OLED TVs flank the central fireplace of master bedroom, tied to Sonance speakers and Sonos multiroom audio, and controlled by RTI.

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New SnapAV MoIP is ‘Perfect Video over IP System’ - Beta Tester

SnapAV is late to the AV-over-IP party, but two beta testers say new MoiP system its the simplest product to install…

Product Briefs: Savant, Google Home; RTI Jandy Drivers; Luxul PDU Drivers

Product Briefs: Savant, Google Home; RTI Jandy Drivers; Luxul PDU Drivers

July 19, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Integrator Challenged to Mount Two TVs on One Fireplace

Integrator Challenged to Mount Two TVs on One Fireplace

July 18, 2018 Dual 55-inch LG OLED TVs flank the central fireplace of master bedroom, tied to Sonance speakers and Sonos multiroom audio, and controlled by RTI.

Nest Folds into Google’s Home Division; CEO Steps Down

Nest Folds into Google’s Home Division; CEO Steps Down

July 18, 2018 Google realigns Nest into its home and living room products division to leverage AI and machine learning. CEO Farwan Marwaz steps down.

$155 DEAL - GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

$155 DEAL - GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

July 17, 2018 New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot - just scan the box for automatic cooking, or 'add 30 seconds' with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

July 13, 2018 Nice Group acquires Fibaro (Fibar Group S.A.), popular maker of Z-Wave sensors and smart-home hubs, shortly after acquiring Abode, a DIY security and home-automation company with professionally monitored alarm systems.

New SnapAV MoIP is ‘Perfect Video over IP System’ - Beta Tester

New SnapAV MoIP is ‘Perfect Video over IP System’ - Beta Tester

July 12, 2018 SnapAV is late to the AV-over-IP party, but two beta testers say new MoiP system its the simplest product to install with the most robust features including videowall capabilities, text overlays, video previews, home-automation integration, OvrC remote monitoring and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Victims of Smart-Home Abuse Now have Resources to Thwart Their Domestic Attackers

Victims of Smart-Home Abuse Now have Resources to Thwart Their Domestic Attackers

July 12, 2018 As smart-home technology becomes an increasingly popular weapon in domestic abuse, University College London publishes a resource list to help victims.

Smart Kitchen Appliances Still Misunderstood

Smart Kitchen Appliances Still Misunderstood

July 11, 2018 Despite their ability to be controlled via apps and simplify chores, kitchen appliances are being adopted by few homeowners.

What Every Integrator Should Know About Lighting and Victoria’s Secret

What Every Integrator Should Know About Lighting and Victoria’s Secret

July 10, 2018 According to Matt Scott, president of OMEGA Audio Video, a good lighting setup may cause spontaneous hugs and high-fives from clients.

Tym: Former Vivint Sales Reps go ‘Digital Door to Door’ with Smart Home Services

Tym: Former Vivint Sales Reps go ‘Digital Door to Door’ with Smart Home Services

July 09, 2018 For Utah-based Tym Smart Homes & Home Theaters, social media engagement is the digital equivalent of door-to-door sales, according to the former Vivint sales reps.

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Product Briefs: Savant, Google Home; RTI Jandy Drivers; Luxul PDU Drivers

Product Briefs: Savant, Google Home; RTI Jandy Drivers; Luxul PDU Drivers

July 19, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

$155 DEAL - GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

$155 DEAL - GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

July 17, 2018 New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot - just scan the box for automatic cooking, or 'add 30 seconds' with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

July 13, 2018 Nice Group acquires Fibaro (Fibar Group S.A.), popular maker of Z-Wave sensors and smart-home hubs, shortly after acquiring Abode, a DIY security and home-automation company with professionally monitored alarm systems.

New SnapAV MoIP is ‘Perfect Video over IP System’ - Beta Tester

New SnapAV MoIP is ‘Perfect Video over IP System’ - Beta Tester

July 12, 2018 SnapAV is late to the AV-over-IP party, but two beta testers say new MoiP system its the simplest product to install with the most robust features including videowall capabilities, text overlays, video previews, home-automation integration, OvrC remote monitoring and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Velux Smart Skylights Monitor Air Quality, Humidity, Temperature

July 06, 2018 Velux Active smart roof windows using Netatmo IoT technology auto adjust based on temperature, sunlight, CO2 and humidity.

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

July 02, 2018 Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

June 29, 2018 New Savant Central Management and Savant Studio let dealers ditch the computer for programming and manage all their home-automation projects and clients in one cloud-based portal.

CEDIA Finds: Smart Glass, Low-Voltage LED Strips, ‘World’s Smartest’ Wireless Audio

CEDIA Finds: Smart Glass, Low-Voltage LED Strips, ‘World’s Smartest’ Wireless Audio

June 27, 2018 At CEDIA Expo 2018, smart-home pros will discover newcomers iGlass Technology, Nova Flex LED and Clovitek, makers of electrochromic film for windows, custom-cut low-voltage lighting strips and a novel alternative to wireless TV headphones.

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

June 26, 2018 Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.


Smart-Things Shows Flexible iPad Wall Mount Solutions at InfoComm 2018

June 25, 2018 The company's latest sDock and sDock Fix iPad wall mount solutions give integrators even more iPad mounting options.

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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.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

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.

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

November 17, 2017 Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

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.

Latest Trends in Security and Home Automation

Latest Trends in Security and Home Automation

This one-hour Security Sales & Integration (CEPro's sister site) webcast will help security dealers and home technologists better understand the current state of the smart home.

Get Your Customer’s House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Get Your Customer’s House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Informational webinar originally recorded live on August 9th looks at some best practices for creating a solid Home Automation, Entertainment, and Control platform for your customers.

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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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