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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.

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!

Installer Tip: How to Square Up an A/V Rack to Perfection [video]

By Julie Jacobson · March 8, 2018 • Michael Restrepo's short video explaining how to square up the face of an equipment rack demonstrates the great pride he takes in his integration work.

Millennium Systems Designs Streamlines Whole-Home AV and Control Project with D-Tools Software

By Advertorial · June 28, 2017 • When a high-profile athlete needs a whole-home distributed AV and control system, MSD scores a touchdown.

#TBT: Inside Walt Disney’s Home Theater

By Jason Knott · May 25, 2017 • It's time for a Throwback Thursday. Perhaps this 1930's era home theater was Walt Disney's own 'happiest place on earth.'

Smart Thermostats: 50% of Consumers Who Think They Can Install DIY … End Up Calling a Pro

By Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2017 • Honeywell uses HomeAdvisor API to give users on-demand access to professional installers via Total Connect Comfort app because DIY installation for smart thermostats is “scary." (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

By Advertorial · May 24, 2017 • Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

33 Products for Your Next Outdoor AV Installation

By CE Pro Editors · March 1, 2017 • An expanding array of loudspeakers, including 70-volt option solutions, along with 4K video displays drive rich potential for exterior installations. We round up a sampling of the latest solutions.

Going Beyond Geographical Boundaries

By Advertorial · February 27, 2017 • D-Tools Software helps small installer land bigger jobs from far away.

Now This is Disruptive: I Just Set Up a Free Smart Home Consultation with Amazon

By Julie Jacobson · February 2, 2017 • Through Amazon Home Services, smart-home consultants will spend an hour at your pad explaining home automation and networking, pushing products like Ecobee, Amazon Echo, Bose, Philips Hue and Fire TV, and promoting services like Prime Fresh. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

By Advertorial · October 4, 2016 • How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

The Pros and Cons of Certified Training for Installers

By Advertorial · August 3, 2016 • A look at the benefits and the efforts, which have to be made in order to become certified.

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

By CE Pro Editors · August 1, 2016 • In this CE Pro Advantage Series White Paper, you will learn how to easily add CVAC to a security installation offering, and even how to earn recurring monthly revenue (RMR) from it.

5 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

By Advertorial · April 5, 2016 • Saving money and the environment with 5 tricks.

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