By Jason Knott · April 10, 2019 • Using a 'Build-A'Bear' model, Service Tech AV in Austin develops its own digital sales portal to enable a two-person sales team to handle hundreds of condo technology sales simultaneously.
By Jason Knott · June 20, 2018 • Supplying surveillance video for ‘lawful purposes’ of apprehending suspects is OK., but there are numerous complex legalities for which dealers need protection.
By Julie Jacobson · February 5, 2018 • Every year, CE Pro selects five home-technology trends and opportunities for pros who install audio, video, security and home automation systems. Voice control, virtual reality, 4K, smart home as a service (SHaaS), mass sensorization, high-resolution audio (HRA), IoT awareness …. . .
By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to 'pro-business sentiment in Washington', but MDU starts will fall.
By CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018 • Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create 'simple solution to an advanced network' for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.
By Jason Knott · December 6, 2017 • StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.
By Robert Archer · November 7, 2017 • Known for its integration-friendly smart doorbells, DoorBird has added four new IP video door stations for multi-dwelling units.
By Jason Knott · June 27, 2017 • MDU software firm Entrata debuts SmartProperty apartment automation connecting t-stats, lights and locks that adds boosts rent up to $65 per month/per unit.
By Chelsea Cafiero · May 19, 2017 • Serious Audio Video expanded its understanding of home control and automation to install an Elan Entertainment & Control System with audio, video, lighting and security throughout the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City.
By Jason Knott · November 7, 2016 • Integrators cannot expect to treat builders and developers of MDUs, semi-custom homes, luxury homes and production homes the same way. Each niche needs a separate approach. Here are 10 tips.
By Advertorial · August 25, 2016 • Semi Integrated Condo Vac from Electrolux offers integrators an entrée for central vacuum systems into apartments, condos, and other multi-family dwellings.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016 • Home of the Year Gold Winner for Before & After. Ordinary condo turns to twice-the-size luxury vacation home, made possible by distributed A/V, Savant whole-house control and teamwork by the integration firm, builder and interior designer.
By Advertorial · June 21, 2016 • Creating packages for MDU builders is among the keys to success in this market. Integrators must rethink their approach and manage MDU projects as commercial jobs.
By Julie Jacobson · October 23, 2014 • VanKirk Electric, a national electrical contractor specializing in multi-dwelling units (MDU) uses local integrator ToGoOnline to support On Controls home automation and A/V in hundreds of luxury apartments.
By Jason Knott · December 20, 2011 • Led by MDUs, U.S. housing starts rose to the highest level in 19 months in November. What are integrators doing to bring smaller, portable systems to MDU buyers?