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CES 2018 IoT Finds: Auto Door Closer, Virtual Roommate, Lighting as a Service

Under the category of IoT things you might have missed at CES 2018: Lifedoor closes the door when the smoke detector rings. Mitipi plays back music…

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CES 2018 IoT Finds: Auto Door Closer, Virtual Roommate, Lighting as a Service

CES 2018 IoT Finds: Auto Door Closer, Virtual Roommate, Lighting as a Service

December 13, 2017 Under the category of IoT things you might have missed at CES 2018: Lifedoor closes the door when the smoke detector rings. Mitipi plays back music and lighting when you're away. And more ...

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

December 06, 2017 StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.

Home Renovation Becomes Tennessee Integrator’s Smart Home Showcase

Home Renovation Becomes Tennessee Integrator’s Smart Home Showcase

December 05, 2017 Hugh and Joyce Cobb flipped their Woodbury, Tenn., home into Cobb Home Innovations' Experience Center smart home featuring RTI controls, JVC projection, Sonos multiroom audio and more.

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

November 27, 2017 Home-automation leader Crestron cuts dealers while adding new products including motorized shades, Pyng video control, two new remotes, updated A/V over IP solutions, DM 4K with HDR, and a new line of keypads.

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

November 24, 2017 CES 2018 Innovation Awards include usual smart-home winners like Nest, Ring and Arlo, but also interesting newbies boasting AI, security, home automation, lighting control and more. Will they make it? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

November 20, 2017 Longtime CEDIA integrator Kris Hogg dives into Neeo remote and home-control system, saying it's a fine product with lots of promise if you temper expectations. Bugs with Sonos, Philips Hue, Fire TV sure to be addressed.

Perils of Being First: Emberlight Shuts Down Smart Socket Biz

Perils of Being First: Emberlight Shuts Down Smart Socket Biz

November 17, 2017 While everyone else was making smart bulbs, Emberlight was making smart sockets that made it big at Target stores. Now everyone's making smart light fixtures, and the start-up couldn't survive.

Early Reviews of Neeo Remote Control: Gorgeous Hardware, Flawed Software

Early Reviews of Neeo Remote Control: Gorgeous Hardware, Flawed Software

November 17, 2017 After 2.5 years of waiting, early Kickstarter backers unbox their Neeo remote controls to find beautiful hardware but flaky software for anything but common IR commands. They see potential, though.

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

November 01, 2017 Check out the 2017 BEST Award winners in Control & Automation: ELAN, Origin Acoustics, Whisker Labs, HiberSense, Crestron, more.

HTSA Pushes Lighting Design & Fixtures as Next Big Profit Play for Integrators

HTSA Pushes Lighting Design & Fixtures as Next Big Profit Play for Integrators

October 27, 2017 Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) plans to disrupt ‘convoluted and almost crooked’ lighting design and fixture business; buying group picks up Ketra, Q-Tran, Lightology, DMF Lighting.

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CES 2018 IoT Finds: Auto Door Closer, Virtual Roommate, Lighting as a Service

CES 2018 IoT Finds: Auto Door Closer, Virtual Roommate, Lighting as a Service

December 13, 2017 Under the category of IoT things you might have missed at CES 2018: Lifedoor closes the door when the smoke detector rings. Mitipi plays back music and lighting when you're away. And more ...

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

December 06, 2017 StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

November 27, 2017 Home-automation leader Crestron cuts dealers while adding new products including motorized shades, Pyng video control, two new remotes, updated A/V over IP solutions, DM 4K with HDR, and a new line of keypads.

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

November 24, 2017 CES 2018 Innovation Awards include usual smart-home winners like Nest, Ring and Arlo, but also interesting newbies boasting AI, security, home automation, lighting control and more. Will they make it? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

November 20, 2017 Longtime CEDIA integrator Kris Hogg dives into Neeo remote and home-control system, saying it's a fine product with lots of promise if you temper expectations. Bugs with Sonos, Philips Hue, Fire TV sure to be addressed.

Early Reviews of Neeo Remote Control: Gorgeous Hardware, Flawed Software

Early Reviews of Neeo Remote Control: Gorgeous Hardware, Flawed Software

November 17, 2017 After 2.5 years of waiting, early Kickstarter backers unbox their Neeo remote controls to find beautiful hardware but flaky software for anything but common IR commands. They see potential, though.

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

November 01, 2017 Check out the 2017 BEST Award winners in Control & Automation: ELAN, Origin Acoustics, Whisker Labs, HiberSense, Crestron, more.

$40 SmartThings Link Turns Nvidia Shield into ZigBee & Z-Wave Home Automation System

$40 SmartThings Link Turns Nvidia Shield into ZigBee & Z-Wave Home Automation System

October 26, 2017 4K media streamer Nvidia Shield becomes ZigBee and Z-Wave home automation hub with $40 SmartThings Link. Voice control via Google Assistant.

Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs

Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs

October 11, 2017 SmartStart allows dealers and vendors to easily provision Z-Wave home automation devices off-site, so the entire system is ready control when the products are powered up at home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

September 29, 2017 Amazon's new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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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

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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