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 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 7, 2018 • Research: Not surprisingly, consumers fear hacks and other cybersecurity threats when it comes to the connected home, but they also worry if one IoT device fails, the whole smart house crumbles.
By Jason Knott · February 5, 2018 • CE Pro estimates residential custom installation market ranges from $5.7B to $12.1B, depending on how narrow you want to define integrator dealer base.
By CE Pro Editors · January 31, 2018 • NEW RESEARCH: CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report shows that smart-home integrators increased revenues 11.4% in 2017 and predicts even higher gains in 2018.
By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to 'pro-business sentiment in Washington', but MDU starts will fall.
By Jason Knott · January 24, 2018 • Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.
By Jason Knott · January 1, 2018 • Setting pricing for your custom installation projects can make or break your proposal. Data from the CE Pro 2017 Labor Rate Study reveals that labor rates have increased over the past two years and the nationwide average installation/integration rate is nearly $96 per hour!
By Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017 • As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.
By CE Pro Editors · December 27, 2017 • Parks Associates and CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration reveal statistics on security and smart-home adoption and consumer preferences.
By Jason Knott · November 29, 2017 • Take this 6-question CE Pro Quiz to determine how well you know the desires, income level, home size and more of the best potential customers for professional smart home installation services.
By Julie Jacobson · November 22, 2017 • J.D. Power survey suggests wealth-management firms are ignoring 'emerging affluent Millennials', causing the generation to move to online investment vehicles. Custom home-technology pros be warned.
By Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2017 • Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.
By Jason Knott · November 14, 2017 • John Stiernberg, 66, president and founder of Stiernberg Consulting, whose clients included CEDIA, InfoComm, NSCA and NAMM, passed away after months-long cancer battle.
By Robert Archer · November 6, 2017 • According to the research company IHS Market, HDR TV sales will grow from just over 12 million in 2017, to about 48 million by 2021.