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First ZigBee 3.0 Thermostat Debuts from Lux ... and it’s Pretty Cool

Lux Products' new KONOz, the first ZigBee 3.0-certified thermostat, allows adjustable and multiple geofence perimeters.

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Kidney Dialysis Centers Get Unique, $28K High-Tech Entertainment Stations

Houston integrator Digital Delight uses Logitech Harmony control to outfit seven Dialyspa kidney dialysis centers with…

First ZigBee 3.0 Thermostat Debuts from Lux ... and it’s Pretty Cool

First ZigBee 3.0 Thermostat Debuts from Lux ... and it’s Pretty Cool

May 23, 2018 Lux Products' new KONOz, the first ZigBee 3.0-certified thermostat, allows adjustable and multiple geofences.

Legrand Talks Home Builders, Hot Amenities, Eliot IoT Program

Legrand Talks Home Builders, Hot Amenities, Eliot IoT Program

May 23, 2018 Fritz Werder, Vice President & General Manager, Nuvo/On-Q at Legrand sat down with CE Pro to discuss what's trending with Millennials and other homebuyers, why integrators are key to upselling lighting, how the company's brands align, and Vantage's role in particular.

Insurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, More

Insurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, More

May 23, 2018 The impact of IoT and smart-home technology on the insurance industry – for risk assessment, loss mitigation, and customer engagement – will be a key theme at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

Product Briefs: CEDIA Survey; Leviton Lighting; AVAD Guide; Luxul ABR-5000; Onkyo Brands, Sonos

Product Briefs: CEDIA Survey; Leviton Lighting; AVAD Guide; Luxul ABR-5000; Onkyo Brands, Sonos

May 22, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

May 18, 2018 Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

Polk Smart Speaker Features Google Assistant, Chromecast

Polk Smart Speaker Features Google Assistant, Chromecast

May 16, 2018 Built upon the Android Things platform, the newly announced $199 Polk Assist smart speaker leverages Google's learning algorithms and Android ecosystem, as well as certified Android Things System-on-Modules (SoMs) for feature and security updates.

How to Cash in on Shower Technology

How to Cash in on Shower Technology

May 16, 2018 Think beyond mirror TVs and dimmable lighting for the master bath; customizable shower systems offer another stream of revenue.

Optoma UHD51A 4K Projector Controllable by Amazon Alexa

Optoma UHD51A 4K Projector Controllable by Amazon Alexa

May 15, 2018 One of the first Amazon Alexa-controlled projectors, the Optoma UHD51A has a TI chipset to deliver 4K home theater images at $1,699.

Avnet and Molex Double Down on Commitment to the Smart Home

Avnet and Molex Double Down on Commitment to the Smart Home

May 11, 2018 For two decades Avnet has served as Molex's global distributor, and today the partnership helps the smart home industry deliver reliable connectivity.

8 Reasons Why Chromecast Products Are Worth Installing

8 Reasons Why Chromecast Products Are Worth Installing

Dan Allen · May 11, 2018 Chromecast with Google Home voice control is gaining ground as an option to other streaming audio platforms such as AirPlay, Bluetooth, Play-Fi and proprietary services.

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Product Briefs: CEDIA Survey; Leviton Lighting; AVAD Guide; Luxul ABR-5000; Onkyo Brands, Sonos

Product Briefs: CEDIA Survey; Leviton Lighting; AVAD Guide; Luxul ABR-5000; Onkyo Brands, Sonos

May 22, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Polk Smart Speaker Features Google Assistant, Chromecast

Polk Smart Speaker Features Google Assistant, Chromecast

May 16, 2018 Built upon the Android Things platform, the newly announced $199 Polk Assist smart speaker leverages Google's learning algorithms and Android ecosystem, as well as certified Android Things System-on-Modules (SoMs) for feature and security updates.

Optoma UHD51A 4K Projector Controllable by Amazon Alexa

Optoma UHD51A 4K Projector Controllable by Amazon Alexa

May 15, 2018 One of the first Amazon Alexa-controlled projectors, the Optoma UHD51A has a TI chipset to deliver 4K home theater images at $1,699.

Noon Home Disrupts Lighting with ‘Floating’ Switch, Bulb-Detection Technology

Noon Home Disrupts Lighting with ‘Floating’ Switch, Bulb-Detection Technology

May 11, 2018 Noon Home light switches perform built-in lighting design using patented ‘automatic bulb detection’ technology.

Avnet IoT Starter Kit Offers Smart Device Manufacturers a Turnkey Solution

Avnet IoT Starter Kit Offers Smart Device Manufacturers a Turnkey Solution

May 07, 2018 With the Internet of Things rapidly gaining momentum, Avnet's Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit can help manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art IoT solutions through its array of connectivity and security features.

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

May 04, 2018 I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Advertorial · May 01, 2018 Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer -- and his Nest-obsessed customers -- can't wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

May 01, 2018 Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

Leon Speakers Acquires Terra Speakers – Boosts Commercial, Outdoor and Lighting Products

Leon Speakers Acquires Terra Speakers – Boosts Commercial, Outdoor and Lighting Products

May 01, 2018 Acquisition of Terra Speakers gives Leon a big boost in custom audio for commercial and outdoor applications; made-in-America companies plan to 'create a brand new category' in lighting and sound.

Crestron Developer Reviews TSR-310 Remote: ‘Favorite Remote Yet’

Crestron Developer Reviews TSR-310 Remote: ‘Favorite Remote Yet’

Troy Morgan, ADAPT · April 25, 2018 Beyond the pretty face, Crestron's new TSR-310 touchscreen remote boasts some of the best tweaks in the biz, like fast Wi-Fi wake-up, "flawless" voice control and optimized backlighting, says ADAPT's Troy Morgan.

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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.

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

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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...
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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.
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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...
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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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