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Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

Crestron Residential Summit unveils several new products, including Pyng OS2 smart home automation control, outlets, DIN rail thermostat, high-power…

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Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

Crestron Residential Summit unveils several new products, including Pyng OS2 smart home automation control, outlets, DIN…

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.

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.

Coastal Source Scales Up High-End Outdoor Audio, Lighting Lines

Coastal Source Scales Up High-End Outdoor Audio, Lighting Lines

October 08, 2018 Coastal Source debuts high-performance $7,500 12.0 Line Source bollard speakers, light-changing Ellipse bollard lights and elegant Hinge lighting, among others, at CEDIA Expo 2018.

Smart Home Survey Shows Conflicting Consumer Sentiment

Smart Home Survey Shows Conflicting Consumer Sentiment

October 02, 2018 Survey by lighting-controls manufacturer Noon Home shows wide disparity of sentiment when consumers rank the importance of smart-home devices.

Country Home Receives ELAN Home Automation Upgrade After Natural Disaster Strikes

Country Home Receives ELAN Home Automation Upgrade After Natural Disaster Strikes

October 02, 2018 After a lightning strike damaged this Dallas home's electronics, local integration company Eco High Fidelity outfitted it with the latest in smart home technology.

Lutron Opens Larger NYC Experience Center, Training Facility

Lutron Opens Larger NYC Experience Center, Training Facility

October 01, 2018 New 4,500-square-foot Lutron showroom is three times larger than previous Experience Center showcasing Lutron and Ketra products.

Smart-Home Pros (No One Else) Can Own Emerging ‘Energy Automation’ Field: CEDIA Tech Talk

Smart-Home Pros (No One Else) Can Own Emerging ‘Energy Automation’ Field: CEDIA Tech Talk

September 27, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: With expertise in multiple smart-home subsystems, home-tech pros can dominate emerging 'energy automation' category, encompassing home energy storage, smart-grid integration, renewable energy and home automation.

Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

September 24, 2018 Upgrade SmartThings DIY customers to Crestron pro home automation ... or add ZigBee and Z-Wave to existing Crestron smart-home systems with free, updated integration code on github.

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

September 21, 2018 New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

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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.

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.

Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

September 24, 2018 Upgrade SmartThings DIY customers to Crestron pro home automation ... or add ZigBee and Z-Wave to existing Crestron smart-home systems with free, updated integration code on github.

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

September 21, 2018 New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.


Intermatic Smart In-Wall Lighting Timer Sidesteps Installer Pain Points

September 19, 2018 The Intermatic Ascend STW700W Smart In-Wall Lighting Timer is a new smart home device that allows for lighting schedules and on-the-fly lighting control adjustments from its companion iOS and Android app.

LumaStream and Vantage Collaborate to Create Tunable White LED Lighting System

LumaStream and Vantage Collaborate to Create Tunable White LED Lighting System

September 07, 2018 Combining LumaStream's tunable fixtures and Vantage's lighting control capabilities, the new tunable white LED lighting system can match the sunrise/sunset schedule of any location.

Demo: Crestron’s New SolarSync Daylight Sensor Automates Lighting to Simulate the Outdoors

Demo: Crestron’s New SolarSync Daylight Sensor Automates Lighting to Simulate the Outdoors

August 07, 2018 Crestron demos 360-degree SolarSync photosensor that delivers solar information from the outdoors to tunable white lighting controls indoors for healthy daylighting.


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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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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