By Julie Jacobson · July 2, 2019 • Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a 'central monitoring station' model for smart-home pros?
By Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2019 • Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here's why CEDIA-oriented reps are going gaga over Vivint.
By Jason Knott · June 12, 2019 • Former CytexOne exec Martin Roseman is 'shocked' at how integrators are still reticent to offer, sell and price service agreements. New RMR Marketing Kit aims to help.
By Jason Knott · June 6, 2019 • Integrators are offering perks such as 24-hour phone support, guaranteed response times, same-day emergency response to differentiate in their respective markets.
By Lisa Montgomery · June 5, 2019 • Dragonfly screens, Epson projectors, Samsung displays, QSC speakers, and Crown amps blanket 5,600-square-foot establishment with AV; all controlled by RTI
By Arlen Schweiger · June 5, 2019 • Members of the CE Pro 100 share thoughts on which new technology categories and markets they plan on expanding into, shoring up operations efficiencies, hiring and retaining talent, customer service and RMR strategies.
By Rodney Bosch · May 24, 2019 • Monitronics will be merged with its holding company Ascent Capital Group pending stockholder approval.
By Jason Knott · May 24, 2019 • Best Buy’s Q1 revenues for fiscal year 2020 rise 1.1% despite effect of tariffs. Total Tech Support program offers better understanding of customer behavior.
By Jason Knott · May 23, 2019 • Crestron has formed a partnership with Domotz that will give integrators greater visibility to their installed devices to reduce truck rolls, improve service, and open the opportunity for service agreements.
By Julie Jacobson · May 20, 2019 • The economy isn't bad, just strange. 5G will be awesome, but so what? RMR isn't 'all that.' Plus, lots of Marc Fisher, Legos and lighting at ProSource Spring Meeting 2019.
By Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2019 • SnapAV's acquisition of Control4 will create a one-stop shop for professionally installed home automation, A/V, networking, other home technologies: CEOs John Heyman, Martin Plaehn
By Jason Knott · May 8, 2019 • CE Pro 100 integrators are reacting to the current economic state with measured enthusiasm, anticipating 12.7% percent revenue growth in 2019.
By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The 20th annual CE Pro 100 list of the highest-revenue custom installation companies reports $2.02 billion in custom revenues, plus 13% growth predicted for 2019.
By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The CE Pro 100 list is ranked by the volume of billed, not booked, business from custom installation systems that incorporate a number of possible subsystems.
By Julie Jacobson · April 26, 2019 • Introduced at ISC West 2019, Napco claims its iSecure series of dual-path alarm and smart-home systems are "the first complete cellular alarm systems under $99 net."