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."
By Ken Kirschenbaum · April 17, 2019 • The recent trend of DIY security companies claiming to protect homes with no contracts isn't always 100% accurate.
By Jocelin Damien · April 15, 2019 • DISH Custom Integrators are now eligible for a $20 monthly incentive for qualifying service activations.
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 Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2019 • New Vivint Smart Home Authorized Pro program enables home-tech pros to earn RMR and product margins on alarm and home-automation systems and services, leaving all the heavy lifting to Vivint.
By Jason Knott · April 8, 2019 • Service Tech Audio Visual in Austin, Texas, shuns 'indentured servant' label with clients and sets policy that requires customers to sign a service agreement.
By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2019 • Alula claims its new BAT-Connect is first 'triple-path' alarm communicator with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE cellular (CAT M1 for 5G transition), plus unified dashboard for security, surveillance and Z-Wave home automation.