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Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

October 20, 2017 Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home. That's great news for smart-home pros.

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)

Leviton Opens Innovation Center in New Orleans Warehouse District

Leviton Opens Innovation Center in New Orleans Warehouse District

October 10, 2017 Leviton has had a presence in NOLA since acquiring Home Automation, Inc. in 2012.

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)

Lighting design and how it affects our lives – Privately as well as professionally

Lighting design and how it affects our lives – Privately as well as professionally

Advertorial · September 22, 2017 Learn in a free webinar the answer to the question: How can light make us feel better

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

September 19, 2017 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson discovers little home automation products and features that were easy to miss at CEDIA 2017, including Global Cache's potential as a smart-home hub, and good news on Nest API.

Tunable White Lighting Enters Smart-Home Market at CEDIA 2017

Tunable White Lighting Enters Smart-Home Market at CEDIA 2017

September 15, 2017 Demonstrated by Legrand, Ketra, Smartika and others at CEDIA 2017, tunable white lighting can be used to regulate circadian rhythms, enhance moods and improve sleep. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees

Lutron Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees

September 15, 2017 Lutron's Excellence Awards recognize the best projects using Lutron lighting, shading and temperature control, appliance modules, third-party equipment, voice control, Lutron Ivalo fixtures, and more.

Inside Lutron CEDIA 2017 Booth: RA2 Select Is ‘Total Gamechanger’

Inside Lutron CEDIA 2017 Booth: RA2 Select Is ‘Total Gamechanger’

September 11, 2017 "Amazing' Lutron RA2 Select expands integrators ability to offer affordable wireless control of lighting and shades with completely app-based installation and consumer-level control.

29 Sophisticated and Stunning Homes of the Year

29 Sophisticated and Stunning Homes of the Year

September 07, 2017 From killer home theaters to sensational smart homes, this year’s recipients of Gold, Silver and Bronze Home of the Year awards showcase the best in smart home design and installation.

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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)

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

September 19, 2017 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson discovers little home automation products and features that were easy to miss at CEDIA 2017, including Global Cache's potential as a smart-home hub, and good news on Nest API.

Tunable White Lighting Enters Smart-Home Market at CEDIA 2017

Tunable White Lighting Enters Smart-Home Market at CEDIA 2017

September 15, 2017 Demonstrated by Legrand, Ketra, Smartika and others at CEDIA 2017, tunable white lighting can be used to regulate circadian rhythms, enhance moods and improve sleep. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Unveils New Wireless Control, Thermostat, Lighting Fixtures, Exposed Shades

Lutron Unveils New Wireless Control, Thermostat, Lighting Fixtures, Exposed Shades

September 07, 2017 Lutron debuts RA2 Select wireless control, HomeWorks QS Palladiom thermostat and shading system, HomeWorks DIN rail modules, and lower-cost Finiré Prime LED lighting fixtures.

Savant TrueImage Interface Reintroduced, Simplified

Savant TrueImage Interface Reintroduced, Simplified

September 06, 2017 Using simulated reality software, Savant TrueImage is photographic interface for controlling lighting loads and color temperature.

CEDIA and Icontrol Co-Founder Chris Stevens is Key Exec in Jim Clark’s CommandScape

CEDIA and Icontrol Co-Founder Chris Stevens is Key Exec in Jim Clark’s CommandScape

August 23, 2017 CEDIA and Icontrol co-founder Chris Stevens is a key executive of CommandScape, the new high-end home-automation and building-control system from Netscape founder Jim Clark. Two ADT alums also involved.

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

August 22, 2017 Cybersecurity at core of CommandScape, a building-management and home-automation manufacturer launched by Netscape founder Jim Clark, and run by former ADT exec. Don Boerema. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Meural, Blackdove, Niio & Samsung Frame TV: Digital Art Meets Smart Home at CEDIA

Meural, Blackdove, Niio & Samsung Frame TV: Digital Art Meets Smart Home at CEDIA

August 21, 2017 Big trend for smart-home pros: Digital art frames and new-media artwork to make stunning debut at CEDIA 2017, with products and content from Meural, Blackdove, Samsung (Frame TV) and Niio (with Barco).

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

August 06, 2017 FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers. (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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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