Installation

Dynamic Mounting Launches 12 TV Mounts for Over-the-Fireplace Installs

By Jason Knott · March 20, 2019 • Engineering-centric Dynamic Mounting enters custom installation channel with 12 SKUs of American-made motorized and manual TV mounts, primarily targeting that pesky over-the-fireplace application.

Rayva Home Theater Helps Win Over Client, Elevates Brilliant AV Installation

By Robert Archer · March 15, 2019 • Rayva helped Brilliant AV secure a job over two other installation firms to provide the homeowner with a home theater packed with Sonos, Sony, and Control4 tech, among others.

#TBT: Big Industry Problem—Miscalculating Gross Margin vs. Markup

By Jason Knott · March 14, 2019 • Gross margin and markup on equipment are not the same thing. Many integrators are losing money on every project by not calculating it correctly.

Project of the Year: Memphis Tigers Locker Room Features Over 100 LG Displays

By Andrew Nichols · March 13, 2019 • Memphis-based Miestro Home Integration was tasked with upgrading the locker room of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at the University of Memphis in just six weeks, winning a 2019 Mark of Excellence award for its efforts.

Alula Wi-Fi Alarm Communicator Works with Honeywell, DSC and GE/Caddx Alarm Panels

By Robert Archer · March 1, 2019 • The flexible Alula BAT WIFI Alarm Communicator is a solution that can be used to provide a means of protecting security systems against future cellular sunsets.

SnapAV Dives into Security and Z-Wave, Teams with Clare and Alula

By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2019 • IBS 2019: SnapAV becomes sole distributor of Clare Controls affordable Z-Wave home-automation system, distributes Alula security products, incorporates into OvrC.

InstallerNet Contractors Will Install Brilliant Home Automation Systems Nationwide

By Jason Knott · January 14, 2019 • Consumers who buy Brilliant Smart Home Control switches can access professional installation services through InstallerNet's integrator network.

6 Amazing TV Installs: Gorgeous Finishes, Fancy Frames, Disappearing Screens #SoCustom

By Julie Jacobson · October 1, 2018 • A motorized slab of marble drops down to reveal a 65-inch TV; flip-out mount is the only answer for bedroom TV; new printable glass bezels add class to Aquavision TVs ... and more #SoCustom TV installs shared on social media.

Video: The Most Daring Poolside Installation of a 75-Inch SunBriteTV

By Julie Jacobson · August 23, 2018 • The installers at Architechnology Designs tiptoe precariously around a pool, dodging plants and other dangerous obstacles to install a 75-inch SunBriteTV from SnapAV.

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

By CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018 • Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

When a ‘Simple’ TV Mounting Job Goes #SoCustom

By Julie Jacobson · June 15, 2018 • This simple little corner-mounted TV job took some serious engineering, wall supports, custom metal and a bunch of patchwork by the pros at Cloud9 Smart.

4 Tips to Beat the A/V Trunkslammers

By Eric Thies · June 13, 2018 • Custom installation has the worst satisfaction rate of any industry that services the home, probably because the industry is infested with trunkslammers, writes integrator Eric Thies. What are you going to do about it?

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

By Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson conjures up "the big story" on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon's own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)

How a ‘Custom’ Integrator Hangs a TV

By Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2018 • Client wanted to replace an old rear-projection TV with a 65-inch OLED. Here’s how a home-technology professional does it. Take THAT, hang-and-bangers!

Just a Man and His Tools: Look Inside a Technician’s ‘Perfect’ Toolbag

By Jason Knott · March 15, 2018 • 29-year veteran installation technician Jimmie Guarino of AVS in NYC carries 75 tools worth $20K in his 50-pound toolbag. How does yours compare?

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