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New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

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.

ProSource: ‘We’re Two Years Ahead of Everyone Else’ in Remote Managed Services

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.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

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.

OneVision Spreads Tech-Support Joy to RMR-Starved Dealers in 18-City Tour

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.

Fusion Research Delivers RMR with SoundMachine Music Service for Business

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.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

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 …. . .

Parasol 24/7/365 Monitoring Service Launches Based on SnapAV OvrC

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.

OneVision Adds Domotz to Service Platform

By CE Pro Editors · January 5, 2018 • Domotz users can now leverage OneVision platform to enhance service offering.

Control4 Acquires Ihiji, Will Drop Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

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.

Why Integrator Maxsystems Keeps $250k Cash on Hand

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.

Apple iOS 11.2 Update Rooted in Smart Home Flaw

By Jason Knott · December 15, 2017 • Integrators should use latest Apple HomeKit vulnerability to talk about cybersecurity, service agreements to clients.

Effective Incentives for On-Call Technicians

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.

SnapAV Intros Self-Contained Visualint Virtual Officer for Surveillance at Remote Locations

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.

Smart-Home Panel: Integrators Make up to $6k per day with 24/7 Service and Network Monitoring

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.

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

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.

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