By Jason Knott · April 25, 2019 • Homebuilders are dangerously being advised they are ‘dumb’ for not constructing ‘smart homes,' and providing Wi-Fi is their only requirement.
By Jason Knott · November 6, 2018 • Smart-home maker Control4 reaps a record $71.6M in revenues for Q3 2018, beats on earnings, reports strong home builder adoption ... but CTRL shares tumble on lowered Q4 guidance.
By CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2018 • Control4’s Certified Showroom program, CA-1 controller for builders, Intercom Anywhere and expanded BakPak initiatives help feed integrator pipeline.
By Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2017 • More arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) in homes have been proposed for NEC 2020, but the NAHB argues it won't improve safety, and home-tech integrators bemoan dimming issues and nuisance trips.
By CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017 • Neal Communities to install Legrand's P&S electrical products, lighting controls and specialty outlets in 1,200 Sarasota-area homes per year, with Legrand Radiant lighting offered as upgrade.
By Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2017 • Most home-tech experts applaud Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ program, but not the builder’s mostly-wireless approach to the smart home. Still, some pros defend the homebuilder for being ‘progressive thinkers.’ (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · July 7, 2017 • Lennar's commitment to 'Wi-Fi Certified' homes is a 'great start', but tech industry criticizes #2 builder for nixing future-ready wiring in 25,000+ new homes per year. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Lisa Montgomery · June 21, 2017 • Lennar's Wi-Fi Certified Home Designs will include Ruckus Wi-Fi, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings and other smart home products like Ring doorbells, Honeywell thermostats, Lutron lighting and Sonos wireless audio.
By Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2017 • NterNow, a platform that enables on-demand home buyers to check out homes for sale, is just the beginning of a revolution of home buying and selling in the digital age, which will change the business models of traditional Realtors. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 22, 2017 • Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new homes.
By CE Pro Editors · February 24, 2017 • Brookfield Residential offers Lutron smart-home devices, Honeywell thermostats and voice control through Apple Siri.
By Julie Jacobson · October 21, 2016 • Speaking at Azione Unlimited fall conference, home-building expert Tim Costello wondered aloud about the possibility of builders mining IoT data from home automation and other residential technologies. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · June 15, 2016 • Homebuilder Lennar offers as standard amenities equipment from Schlage, Ring, UTC, Nortek and Leviton, plus solar panels in new 144-home community in Orlando.
By Advertorial · July 22, 2015 • Set yourself apart by constructing homes that include the automation technology that today’s savvy homeowner expects.
By Robert Archer · May 6, 2015 • The consumer electronics industry generates a near endless amount of statistical data. Here are some of the latest numbers that size up the state of the industry, including audio, video and homebuilding.