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.
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.)
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!
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.
By Advertorial · June 28, 2017 • When a high-profile athlete needs a whole-home distributed AV and control system, MSD scores a touchdown.
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.'
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)
By Advertorial · May 24, 2017 • Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.
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.
By Advertorial · February 27, 2017 • D-Tools Software helps small installer land bigger jobs from far away.
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)
By Advertorial · October 4, 2016 • How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?
By Advertorial · August 3, 2016 • A look at the benefits and the efforts, which have to be made in order to become certified.
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.
By Advertorial · April 5, 2016 • Saving money and the environment with 5 tricks.