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Houzz Landscaping Study Shows Technology Plays Growing Role

Houzz consumer survey reports 18% of homeowners added technology to their landscaping projects, led by TVs, audio, and solar charging stations.

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Houzz Landscaping Study Shows Technology Plays Growing Role

Houzz Landscaping Study Shows Technology Plays Growing Role

April 18, 2018 Houzz consumer survey reports 18% of homeowners added technology to their landscaping projects, led by TVs, audio, and solar charging stations.

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

March 23, 2018 Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

IoT Cybersecurity, ‘Cascading’ Failures, Worry Consumers Most About Connected Home

IoT Cybersecurity, ‘Cascading’ Failures, Worry Consumers Most About Connected Home

March 07, 2018 Research: Not surprisingly, consumers fear hacks and other cybersecurity threats when it comes to the connected home, but they also worry if one IoT device fails, the whole smart house crumbles.

2018 Economic Forecast: ‘No Impediments to Growth’

2018 Economic Forecast: ‘No Impediments to Growth’

February 13, 2018 Integrators should enjoy robust 2018, thanks to growing employment rolls, rising wages and low borrowing costs. Keep a watchful eye on Trump protectionism, Washington legislation and health of lending institutions.

How Big Is Custom Installation Market?

How Big Is Custom Installation Market?

February 05, 2018 CE Pro estimates residential custom installation market ranges from $5.7B to $12.1B, depending on how narrow you want to define integrator dealer base.

2018 CE Pro 100 Open for Entries

2018 CE Pro 100 Open for Entries

February 02, 2018 The CE Pro 100 is an annual list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States. The CE Pro 100 is accepting submissions until March 9, 2018.

CE Pro’s 2018 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report

NEW RESEARCH: CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report shows that smart-home integrators increased revenues 11.4% in 2017 and predicts even higher gains in 2018.

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

January 26, 2018 NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to 'pro-business sentiment in Washington', but MDU starts will fall.

Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018

Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018

January 24, 2018 Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.

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CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

May 26, 2017 Survey of CE Pro 100 top smart-home integrators reveals the most-specified brands in the connected home with Control4, SnapAV, Sonance, Sony, Lutron, Sonos, Middle Atlantic and others topping the list for 2017.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

November 07, 2016 Under its new 'Wisdom of Crowds' initiative, Dish gathered data from connected DVRs to predict a Clinton victory, based on viewing preferences for genres such as sports and TV series. Plus … how to watch 2016 elections on Dish. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

CE Pro’s 2018 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report

NEW RESEARCH: CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report shows that smart-home integrators increased revenues 11.4% in 2017 and predicts even higher gains in 2018.

New Research: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

New Research: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

Setting pricing for your custom installation projects can make or break your proposal. Data from the CE Pro 2017 Labor Rate Study reveals that labor rates have increased over the past two years and the nationwide average installation/integration rate is nearly $96 per hour!

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

November 17, 2017 Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Struggling to Recruit Qualified CE Technicians?

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

Jason Knott · First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training, and retaining technicians. Key data on company size and geographic region also presented.

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.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

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.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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.

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