January 04, 2019 Smart-home tech might be hot, but almost half of broadband households don't want it ... unless it helps them save money, according to research from Parks Associates.
January 02, 2019 Stock prices for public companies in the smart home, consumer electronics, IoT and custom integration markets drop 19% on average in 2018. Sonos, ADT IPOs skid downward.
December 28, 2018 Whirlpool consumer study reveals improved efficiency and reduction in water usage, electrical usage, and waste are the most desired benefits from smart appliances.
December 26, 2018 Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by 'porch pirates' and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.
December 19, 2018 According to Parks Associates, U.S broadband households are starting to prefer using a smart speaker with built-in voice assistant tech to control smart home devices.
December 06, 2018 IHS Markit data shows 4K TVs now represent over 70% of display sales revenue, led by 60-inch+ screen sizes.
November 14, 2018 Luxury Institute research shows luxury brands need to evolve in 2019. Smart home virtual reality technology among the 'new luxury' brands appealing to Millennials.
October 29, 2018 NPD researcher tells HTSA that smart home will grow by 20% each of the next 3 years led by premium smart home products and services. Google, Amazon partnerships vital.
October 18, 2018 Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there is a technical problem.
October 05, 2018 EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Integrators report earning solid profit margin for distributed audio systems, even though low-price expectations by clients is biggest challenge.
June 04, 2018 Sony continues to be the most preferred brand among smart-home professionals, according to the annual CE Pro 100 brand survey of the largest home-technology integrators.
June 03, 2018 Sonance makes the most popular outdoor speakers and SnapAV's SunBrite TV makes the top outdoor TVs among CE Pro 100 home-technology integrators.
May 25, 2018 Nexus21 beats out Future Automation this year to take the motorized lift category, while Chief jumps ahead of SnapAV in A/V mounts.
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.
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)
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)
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.
June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.
May 30, 2019 The 2019 CEPro Brand Analysis Special Report reflects the current market, including the influx of smart-home aware products such as voice-control platforms, smart speakers, smart locks and other common devices. While some of our annual standards continue to top the list, we also have some interesting new contenders.
March 06, 2019 Integration firms come in many shapes and sizes. They don’t all offer the same services or have the same growth expectations. This is why, we took a second look at our 2019 State of the Industry report to add a layer of analysis based on company size.
January 15, 2019 The custom electronics industry saw a healthy 8 percent growth rate in 2018, down slightly from the blazing 11 percent growth in 2017 but still admiringly strong. Our 2019 State of the Industry indicates that readers expect to see even more growth in 2019.
2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study reveals average annual wages by region and size of company for installation and service technicians, sales managers, administrative personnel, project managers and more.
August 15, 2018 Improved web portals, regular training events, self-pick warehouses with information kiosks, and broader product lines are among the abundant initiatives from distributors of audio, video, home automation and other home-tech products.
July 12, 2018 First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.
The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.
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.
CE Pro's 19th annual ranking of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports $3.5 billion in custom revenues; 13% growth predicted for 2018.
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.