April 06, 2017 The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study reports 23% yearly growth in exterior installations. See the most popular technology, frequently used brands and end-user cost for outdoor projects in 2016.
March 30, 2017 12V car audio installation market is ripe for picking by CE pros seeking to hire new technicians. It is expected to decline by 50% by 2024.
March 08, 2017 Massive 43-page study by TiVo reveals viewing habits of consumers related to streaming, pricing, mobile and more. Drop in NFL ratings definitely due to political backlash from ‘player/team politics.’
February 27, 2017 Salary and benefits matter — but not as much as intangible benefits like company culture, challenging work and career advancement potential.
February 27, 2017 First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training and retaining technicians.
February 01, 2017 Unemployment is down, housing starts are up and the stock market is high. However, CE Pro's State of the Industry report saw a big drop in revenue per installation.
January 27, 2017 IHS Markit research forecasts the global video doorbell market will experience a 28 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years. The typical buyer profile is young and tech-savvy.
January 19, 2017 Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report, produced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects spending levels will rise 6.7% to $317 billion in 2017.
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.
January 03, 2017 Among 48 publicly traded stocks engaged in the security, IoT, home automation and consumer electronics industries, 36 of them saw stock price increases. Which one topped the list with a 134% jump?
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.