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Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

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Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach…

Roberts Leaves Nortek Security & Control

Roberts Leaves Nortek Security & Control

July 03, 2019 Nortek Security & Control's executive Vice President of products and marketing Joe Roberts has left the company. Nortek Security & Control says it will begin a search to replace Roberts.

Imagining a Universal Tech-Support Platform for Smart-Home Pros

Imagining a Universal Tech-Support Platform for Smart-Home Pros

July 02, 2019 Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a 'central monitoring station' model for smart-home pros?

Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Don Kreski · June 25, 2019 Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach home with new tech and tasteful cosmetics.

Texas Bills Require Electrical License to Pull PoE [UPDATED]

Texas Bills Require Electrical License to Pull PoE [UPDATED]

June 24, 2019 Two bills in the Texas legislature would require any wiring carrying more than 50 watts to be pulled by a licensed electrician only. UPDATE: Both bills stuck in committee as Texas legislature adjourned.

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

June 21, 2019 Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here's why CEDIA-oriented reps are going gaga over Vivint.

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Jocelyn Hutt · June 19, 2019 Highlights from ICFF 2019 contemporary lighting and furniture expo included modern takes on chandeliers, wellness-centric steam rooms and at least one home-automation offering.

Midyear Report: SnapAV, Control4, Sonos, Atmos, Tuya Among Top 10 Most-Read Stories on CEPro.com

Midyear Report: SnapAV, Control4, Sonos, Atmos, Tuya Among Top 10 Most-Read Stories on CEPro.com

June 19, 2019 Top 10 most-read stories for the first half of 2019 relate to SnapAV and Control4 merger, Atmos demos, Sonos prices, Tuya (who?), Crestron Pyng, Wi-Fi as a home-automation standard and other IoT and A/V themes.

Biophilia: Nature Sounds vs. White Noise for Productivity and Wellness

Biophilia: Nature Sounds vs. White Noise for Productivity and Wellness

June 18, 2019 Smart-home technologists and commercial integrators should wake up to the sounds of spring water -- not white noise -- for quelling distractions and improving productivity and well-being.

Dish Rolls Out New Direct-to-Consumer Smart Home Service

Dish Rolls Out New Direct-to-Consumer Smart Home Service

June 17, 2019 Dish’s OnTech Smart Services poised to compete with Geek Squad, Amazon Smart Home Services.

New GE-Brand Z-Wave Smart Light Switches Available in Five Styles

New GE-Brand Z-Wave Smart Light Switches Available in Five Styles

June 17, 2019 Jasco’s GE-brand light switches offer installation ease and 20 percent smaller depth.

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Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

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.

Product Briefs: Meridian Live; MQA Adoption Grows; Clare Supports Autonomic & More

Product Briefs: Meridian Live; MQA Adoption Grows; Clare Supports Autonomic & More

July 16, 2019 CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

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.

Dynamic Mounting Introduces IP Control and Heat Sensing for Motorized Mounts

Dynamic Mounting Introduces IP Control and Heat Sensing for Motorized Mounts

July 09, 2019 Homes with or without home automation technology can now control several new Dynamic Mounts products including its Down and Out series.

RTI T4x Flagship Remote Control Is Now Shipping

RTI T4x Flagship Remote Control Is Now Shipping

July 08, 2019 RTI says its new T4x combines its latest industrial design and it includes features such as Wi-Fi and dual RF connectivity.

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Jocelyn Hutt · June 19, 2019 Highlights from ICFF 2019 contemporary lighting and furniture expo included modern takes on chandeliers, wellness-centric steam rooms and at least one home-automation offering.

New GE-Brand Z-Wave Smart Light Switches Available in Five Styles

New GE-Brand Z-Wave Smart Light Switches Available in Five Styles

June 17, 2019 Jasco’s GE-brand light switches offer installation ease and 20 percent smaller depth.

Interlogix and Inflotrolix Team Up to Offer New Water Leak Detection System

Interlogix and Inflotrolix Team Up to Offer New Water Leak Detection System

June 13, 2019 Interlogix’s UltraSync smart Hub and Inflotrolix’s NOWA water sensors notify users, automatically shut off water valve.

Savant Unveils Audio Amp and Soundbar Capable of Acting as Home Control Hubs

Savant Unveils Audio Amp and Soundbar Capable of Acting as Home Control Hubs

May 31, 2019 Built into Savant’s new smart amplifier and smart soundbar is the company's complete suite of home control software, plus HomeKit, AirPlay2, and high-res audio support.

Hands-On: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Kills ‘Circle of Power’ GUI

Hands-On: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Kills ‘Circle of Power’ GUI

May 30, 2019 Integrator calls Control4 Smart Home OS 3 ‘the best home OS overall to date' with the death of the long-time 'circle of power' interface.

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Biophilia and the Big Wellness Opportunity for Smart-Home Pros

Biophilia and the Big Wellness Opportunity for Smart-Home Pros

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.

2019 Smart Home Special Report

2019 Smart Home Special Report

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.

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.

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.

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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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