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Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit…

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Wounded U.S. Army Captain Nick Vogt Receives Custom ELAN Smart Home

The Gary Sinise Foundation worked with local integration firm Xtend Technologies to create the perfect smart home for…

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

November 16, 2018 Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Mozilla’s Naughty-or-Nice List Rates Connected Devices on Privacy and Data Security

Mozilla’s Naughty-or-Nice List Rates Connected Devices on Privacy and Data Security

November 16, 2018 Mozilla publishes second annual *Privacy Not Included list of connected smart-home and entertainment devices, and how they rank on privacy and cybersecurity. Enter the Creep-o-Meter.

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

November 15, 2018 SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

November 14, 2018 $300 million alarm and smart-home provider Vector Security opens second retail location with hands-on home-automation demos; plans national expansion of retail storefronts.

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

November 13, 2018 ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

SnapAV Acquires Volutone, Adding 7 Distributor Locations

SnapAV Acquires Volutone, Adding 7 Distributor Locations

November 13, 2018 Interview: Months after acquiring home-tech distributor Allnet, SnapAV adds Volutone for a total of 11 branch locations, with potentially more acquisitions to come.

Product Briefs: Atlona, Josh.ai; Luxul Self Healing; Naim adds AirPlay 2; PS Audio OS; SnapAV

Product Briefs: Atlona, Josh.ai; Luxul Self Healing; Naim adds AirPlay 2; PS Audio OS; SnapAV

November 13, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Lutron Expands High-Performance LED Fixture Collection

Lutron Expands High-Performance LED Fixture Collection

November 13, 2018 Lutron Finiré Ivalo high-performance LED fixtures available in warm-dimming and wet-location options

Wounded U.S. Army Captain Nick Vogt Receives Custom ELAN Smart Home

Wounded U.S. Army Captain Nick Vogt Receives Custom ELAN Smart Home

November 12, 2018 The Gary Sinise Foundation worked with local integration firm Xtend Technologies to create the perfect smart home for disabled war veteran Nick Vogt and his family.

Savant Introduces Low-Voltage DMX Controller and LED Lighting Strips

Savant Introduces Low-Voltage DMX Controller and LED Lighting Strips

November 09, 2018 Savant's new low-voltage DMX controller and architectural lighting strips use the company's TrueImage software to give users full control over a WRGB color wheel and a tunable white temperature selection.

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SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

November 15, 2018 SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Product Briefs: Atlona, Josh.ai; Luxul Self Healing; Naim adds AirPlay 2; PS Audio OS; SnapAV

Product Briefs: Atlona, Josh.ai; Luxul Self Healing; Naim adds AirPlay 2; PS Audio OS; SnapAV

November 13, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Lutron Expands High-Performance LED Fixture Collection

Lutron Expands High-Performance LED Fixture Collection

November 13, 2018 Lutron Finiré Ivalo high-performance LED fixtures available in warm-dimming and wet-location options

Savant Introduces Low-Voltage DMX Controller and LED Lighting Strips

Savant Introduces Low-Voltage DMX Controller and LED Lighting Strips

November 09, 2018 Savant's new low-voltage DMX controller and architectural lighting strips use the company's TrueImage software to give users full control over a WRGB color wheel and a tunable white temperature selection.

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.

Calving and Camping: Reviewers Share 15 Real-Life Applications for Wire-free Arlo Go Cam

Calving and Camping: Reviewers Share 15 Real-Life Applications for Wire-free Arlo Go Cam

November 07, 2018 Arlo Go customers use the wire-free, battery-powered cameras to monitor calving, inverter battery levels, construction sites, weather and other conditions that require remote surveillance where Wi-Fi won't go.

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

October 15, 2018 Crestron Residential Summit unveils several new products, including Pyng OS2 smart home automation control, outlets, DIN rail thermostat, high-power dimmer, and line of cabinets.

Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

October 15, 2018 From in-ground outdoor subs and architectural loudspeakers, to mirror TVs and in-wall power conditioners, here is a look at the latest products that integrate into home environments.

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

October 11, 2018 Coastal Source president Franco D'Ascanio believes outdoor A/V could be one key to increasing integrator revenue, citing increased design budgets for outdoor living.

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

October 09, 2018 If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

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Ultimate CES 2019 Preview - Live Webinar Dec. 19

Ultimate CES 2019 Preview - Live Webinar Dec. 19

CE Pro's Julie Jacobson hosts the Ultimate CES 2019 Preview webinar, covering emerging consumer-technology trends, hottest smart-home technologies, latest in audio/video, everything IoT, what to see and where to see it.

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.

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.

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.

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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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