June 20, 2018 SAV Inc. knows how to get potential employees excited about home automation in this recruitment video.
Eric Thies · June 13, 2018 Custom installation has the worst satisfaction rate of any industry that services the home, probably because the industry is infested with trunkslammers, writes integrator Eric Thies. What are you going to do about it?
June 04, 2018 Venerable North Carolina integrator Audio Advice operates Control4 Certified Showrooms in Raleigh and metro Charlotte; branding greets visitors before entering the door while C4 doorbells, speakers and networking add to the integration mix.
May 31, 2018 Malibu Wired's new Control4 Certified Showroom on swanky Sunset Blvd. opens with brighter colors, open concept and hands-on displays. The company joins 70 other dealers with an open house on May 31 for #C4Yourself day.
May 25, 2018 Netsertive's Jay Diamond, Vice President of Sales for Home Technology and Home Goods Division, discusses benefits to its Home Systems Integrator Digital Marketing Program over potentially wasting ROI by using bad keywords and ineffective online ad campaigns.
Jay Basen · May 16, 2018 Experienced home-technology integrator suggests participating in industry forums to find potential employees with the right skillsets, and offering generous bonuses for referrals.
Richard Fairbrother · May 14, 2018 By appealing to customers' emotions via certain soundtracks and biological reactions to music, integrators may be able to boost sales of home theater equipment.
By Eric Thies · May 02, 2018 Breaking down proposals into smaller chunks, not being the first person to submit a quote, and selling design first are just three tips s to avoid client sticker shock to your pricing.
Advertorial · April 24, 2018 Get digital marketing insights and trends from Netsertive’s network of hundreds of AV integrators.
April 19, 2018 Integrators’ websites that do not have ‘responsive’ mobile-friendly design could 'plummet' in Google ranking starting April 21.
December 01, 2017 Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.
September 11, 2017 Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home automation integration. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.
September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.
August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.
Sales are the backbone of any customer-centric business, and anything that makes the sales process more efficient adds to your bottom line as a residential integrator. Learn How — and Why — abandoning less efficient practices will mean more time to find new clients.
Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.
October 27, 2017 The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.
April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.
October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.
October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.
September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.
June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.
Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.
Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.