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ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

By Jason Knott · March 18, 2019 • New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long rein of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

2019 CE Pro 100 Entry Deadline Nears

By CE Pro Editors · March 18, 2019 • Submissions for the CE Pro 100 list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States are due this Friday, March 22, 2019.

ADT Reports Total Revenue Up 7% in Q4 2018

By CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2019 • In addition to financial information, ADT reported that 40 percent of its residential customers now use ADT Pulse, which combines security with lighting and climate control.

Creating the ‘Perfect’ Scripted Demo, Showroom Tour

By Lisa Montgomery · February 20, 2019 • Omaha, Neb.-based Echo Systems has turned its sales pitch into an ‘art form,’ leveraging a design-heavy showroom and converting skeptical clients into customers.

Guitar Center Acquires Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. (TVTI) Business Solutions Group

By CE Pro Editors · January 23, 2019 • Guitar Center has added another pro A/V company to its roster, further expanding the retailer's reach and diversity of integration services.

Wipliance Named CTA Integrator of the Year for 2019

By Jason Knott · January 10, 2019 • Bellevue, Wash.-based Wipliance receives 2019 Consumer Technology Association TechHome Division Integrator of the Year Award at CES 2019.

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

By Jason Knott · November 28, 2018 • Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center focuses on upper-tier products combined with $500 custom installation credit to have record-breaking Black Friday weekend sales.

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

By Jason Knott · November 13, 2018 • ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

SoCal Integrator Redefines ‘Mall Kiosk’ with Strategic Space Outside Apple Store

By Jason Knott · October 23, 2018 • CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center adds creates technology showcase area directly outside Apple Store in affluent Beverly Hills-area mall.

Sonos IPO Sets Share Price at $17 to $19

By Jason Knott · July 23, 2018 • Sonos will offer 13.9 million shares at $17 to $19 per share to raise $263M when it goes public.

Now That’s How You Make $43.3 Million on Custom-Installed Technology

By Jason Knott · June 27, 2018 • CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center earns 45% of total revenues from custom installation by incorporating home automation into every part of the retailer's new high-end L.A. mall location.

AudioControl Enters Commercial A/V Market, Debuts 70V Amplifiers

By CE Pro Editors · June 7, 2018 • Longtime residential A/V manufacturer AudioControl has officially expanded into the commercial A/V market with its latest 70-volt audio amplifiers.

Sacramento Showroom Flip Makes Smart Home ‘So Easy to Sell’

By Julie Jacobson · June 6, 2018 • Liberty Bell Smart Home transformed Control4-certified showroom to promote simple security and home-automation packages based on Alarm.com and Interlogix Ultrasync on the lower end, Control4 at the higher end.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

By CE Pro Editors · June 4, 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.

Scenes from #C4Yourself Day: Mass. Control4 Showroom Welcomes Customers, Cookie Monstahs

By Jason Knott · June 1, 2018 • Elite Media Solutions in Wellesley Hills, Mass., gutted the downstairs of its traditional Northeastern smart-home showroom to create an open-concept Control4 Certified space in time for #C4Yourself day.

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