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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…

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L.A. Integrator Launches SeeLess Flush-Mount Solutions

L.A. Integrator Launches SeeLess Flush-Mount Solutions

February 20, 2018 Powerfull Systems in Los Angeles creates SeeLess Solutions to manufacture plaster mounting solutions for switches, dimmers, thermostats and smoke detectors.

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.

LumaStream Aims to Simplify ‘Complex’ LED Lighting Fixture Channel

LumaStream Aims to Simplify ‘Complex’ LED Lighting Fixture Channel

February 19, 2018 Low-voltage lighting fixture manufacturer LumaStream sees ‘exponential’ growth in CE pro channel for margin-laden LED lighting fixtures, design service.

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

February 07, 2018 At ISE 2018, Lutron shows "two-channel" lighting to control both color temperature and intensity for optimal daylight simulation.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

February 06, 2018 At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

January 25, 2018 Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.

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.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

January 18, 2018 CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron Horizontal Sheers Provide More Shade Options for Homeowners

Crestron Horizontal Sheers Provide More Shade Options for Homeowners

January 15, 2018 Crestron's new horizontal shades help consumers blend natural light into their home spaces. The horizontal sheers are available in sizes up to 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

January 12, 2018 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some advice on last-minute CES 2018 things to see and hear in IoT, audio, video, indoor air quality and home automation.

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L.A. Integrator Launches SeeLess Flush-Mount Solutions

L.A. Integrator Launches SeeLess Flush-Mount Solutions

February 20, 2018 Powerfull Systems in Los Angeles creates SeeLess Solutions to manufacture plaster mounting solutions for switches, dimmers, thermostats and smoke detectors.

LumaStream Aims to Simplify ‘Complex’ LED Lighting Fixture Channel

LumaStream Aims to Simplify ‘Complex’ LED Lighting Fixture Channel

February 19, 2018 Low-voltage lighting fixture manufacturer LumaStream sees ‘exponential’ growth in CE pro channel for margin-laden LED lighting fixtures, design service.

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

Lutron’s ‘Hi-Fi Lighting’ Automates both Color Temperature and Brightness for Best Daylighting

February 07, 2018 At ISE 2018, Lutron shows "two-channel" lighting to control both color temperature and intensity for optimal daylight simulation.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

February 06, 2018 At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

January 25, 2018 Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

January 18, 2018 CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron Horizontal Sheers Provide More Shade Options for Homeowners

Crestron Horizontal Sheers Provide More Shade Options for Homeowners

January 15, 2018 Crestron's new horizontal shades help consumers blend natural light into their home spaces. The horizontal sheers are available in sizes up to 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide.

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

January 12, 2018 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some advice on last-minute CES 2018 things to see and hear in IoT, audio, video, indoor air quality and home automation.

Crestron Dealers Get Google Assistant for Lighting; Full Smart-Home Voice Controls Up Next

Crestron Dealers Get Google Assistant for Lighting; Full Smart-Home Voice Controls Up Next

January 11, 2018 Crestron systems can now integrate Google Assistant to activate lighting controls, and Crestron is working with Google on the second phase of voice control for complete smart-home systems.

Julie Jacobson’s Best of CES 2018 – Sight Unseen

Julie Jacobson’s Best of CES 2018 – Sight Unseen

January 10, 2018 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson thinks she picked some real winners -- especially in the smart home and IoT categories, and especially in the Eureka Park start-up zone -- even before CES 2018 began.

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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.

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.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · May 01, 2017 Boston-area integrator System 7 and 5-Star Lutron Showroom lighting fixture retailer Wolfers combine forces due to solve the massive incompatibility problems between lighting fixtures, bulbs and controls.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

October 28, 2015 What can you do about the big-ticket items that need to be seen, like televisions, projectors and projection screens? Download this paper and read about some of the pros and cons of hiding technology, and some how-to’s for doing the hiding. In custom integration there are specs and there are special requests… how you deal with the latter can separate your firm from the pack.

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

June 02, 2015 Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips; AMX

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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
Colorbeam

Colorbeam
Colorbeam NorthAmerica, a company founded by Michael Teolis and Maurizio Gaudio, with a combined 50+ years of experience in the commercial and residential audio-visual industry, has been challenging the status quo in the LED...
www.colorbeamnorthamerica.com
Control4

Control4
Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
www.control4.com
Draper

Draper
Manufacturers of Audio Visual Equipment, Home Theater Screens, Front Projection Screens, Rear Projection Screens, Portable projection screens, fixed screens,  permanently tensioned projection screens, projector screens,...
www.draperinc.com
HomeSeer

HomeSeer
HomeSeer is a manufacturer and leading provider of home automation systems. Since 1999, HomeSeer has been an industry standard with thousands of systems installed worldwide. Our commitment to new and emerging technologies,...
www.homeseer.com
Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
www.ihiji.com
LiteTouch

LiteTouch
A leading manufacturer for three decades, LiteTouch offers lighting control and automation systems for new construction, retrofit, single room, residential and commercial, including LiteTouch FIVEk most powerful CCU on the...
www.litetouch.com
Lucis

Lucis
LUCIS Technologies, founded in Silicon Valley, builds innovative technologies and products for energy management, smart home, and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
www.lucis-tech.com
Lutron

Lutron
Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments, temperature controls, and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications throughout the world. The...
www.lutron.com
TiO Home Control

TiO Home Control
Committed to “Sophisticated Simplicity”, TiO is an entirely new approach to home automation driven by an “Outside-In” philosophy that focuses on the customer experience. Designed to be simple and...
www.tiohome.com
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