By Jason Knott · March 23, 2018 • Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.
By Julie Jacobson · March 19, 2018 • The ProSource buying group is pushing lighting control and remote managed services as new opportunities for home-technology integrators, adding OneVision, Parasol, OvrC, Coastal Source and Colorbeam to its roster of providers.
By Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 • Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.
By CE Pro Editors · March 9, 2018 • 24/7 tech support for smart-home clients can generate recurring revenue (RMR) for integrators, while also improving staff morale and productivity, and fostering customer happiness -- the stuff referrals are made of. OneVision shares the vision in an 18-city tour.
By Julie Jacobson · February 22, 2018 • Media server maker Fusion Research teams with SoundMachine to provide streaming music services to commercial clients, with recurring revenue for the integrator. Better than SiriusXM for Business.
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 30, 2018 • Three top custom integrators partner to unveil new affordable nationwide remote service monitoring program dubbed Parasol with affordable monthly price range.
By CE Pro Editors · January 5, 2018 • Domotz users can now leverage OneVision platform to enhance service offering.
By Julie Jacobson · January 3, 2018 • In acquiring Ihiji’s remote monitoring and management system, home automation leader Control4 will eliminate monthly fees for smart-home pros.
By Jason Knott · December 29, 2017 • $2.4M integrator Maxsystems builds recurring revenue (RMR) through security and service contracts, hires newbies with a 'sparkle' on the spot, doles out random amounts of cash to deserving employees.
By Jason Knott · December 15, 2017 • Integrators should use latest Apple HomeKit vulnerability to talk about cybersecurity, service agreements to clients.
By By Alex Boyle · December 12, 2017 • Holiday season brings extra importance to incentivize after-hours support teams. Here are proven strategies to address the challenge.
By Julie Jacobson · November 27, 2017 • Perfect for temporary construction sites or remote locations, Visualint Virtual Officer from SnapAV packs a NEMA utility box with everything needed for PTZ video surveillance. Add leasing or video monitoring for RMR.
By Jason Knott · November 7, 2017 • Smart-home integrators with successful recurring-revenue programs reveal at CE Pro Summit how they earn $3,000 to $6,000 per day in service RMR, and charge $49/month for network monitoring.
By CE Pro Editors · October 27, 2017 • The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.