By Lisa Montgomery · August 24, 2017 • Elan automation, Hikvision security cameras, Doorbird video doorbell and Mighty Mule motorized gates welcome visitors and protect this Home of the Year award-winning smart home.
By CE Pro Editors · May 26, 2017 • Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation — along with Core Brands and Lutron — U.S. Army Sergeant Franz Walkup can easily control his smart home’s audio, video, lighting, security, climate and irrigation.
By Robert Archer · October 11, 2016 • Thinking about giving in and going the soundbar route? Check out this roundup from 25 well-respected audio manufacturers.
By CE Pro Editors · October 5, 2016 • ELAN at the helm, Stewart Filmscreen in the theater and Niles, Sunfire and JBL embedded in the ceiling make this waterfront Mediterranean villa a smart home masterpiece.
By Jason Knott · August 29, 2016 • Nortek's Core Brands’ president Joe Roberts expects strong investment by new owners Melrose Industries. Company portal now accounts for 60% of purchases. Big CEDIA plans in place.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016 • Home of the Year Gold Winner for Outdoor Space. Impressive combination of Niles Audio speakers, Elan g! app control, Optoma projection and a Vutec motorized projection screen set the stage of big-time backyard entertainment.
By CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2016 • Gary Sinise Foundation and eHome Lifestyle built a specially adapted custom smart home for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nick Kimmel including Q Motion motorized window shades, Kwikset motorized door lock, Holovision doorbell, Lutron lighting, AppleTV and more.
By Steve Crowe · November 2, 2015 • This CE Pro review found the Niles MRC-6430 whole-home controller to be easy to program while handling six sources and six zones, including surround sound home theater. The MSRP varies with configuration. The MRC-6430 is priced at $2,000; nKP7 in-wall controller $200; nTP7 wall-mount touchpanel $1,000; nHR200 $800.
By Jessica Camerato · March 12, 2015 • Building for America’s Bravest, a partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, built a smart home for wounded veteran featuring lighting, security, whole-house audio and more with nearly $130,000 worth of donated equipment.
By Julie Jacobson · March 6, 2015 • Core Brands president Joe Roberts discusses revitalization of SpeakerCraft, Niles, Elan; stresses return to heritage as a ‘service company.’
By Robert Archer · September 5, 2014 • Architectural speakers from companies such as Monitor Audio, SpeakerCraft and Sunfire offer both cost effectiveness and high performance.
By CE Pro Editors · July 18, 2014 • Louisiana hunting lodge features security and automation system, home theater, and "deer cam" to see 500 feet into the woods and display on theater screen.
By Rachel Cericola · June 25, 2014 • The new whole-house audio controller is powered by Niles' Auriel software, includes user-friendly controls, apps for mobile devices and wizard-based programming.
By Robert Archer · June 11, 2014 • Xantech, SnapAV lead the way in the most used IR distribution systems in the 2014 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.
By Jason Knott · May 23, 2014 • Proper cable management, configuring the audio, adding security and having the right tools are some tips for succeeding in outdoor A/V.