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Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

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.

Longtime A/V Industry Consultant John Stiernberg Dies at 66

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.

HDR TV Sales to Increase Approximately 300 Percent by 2021

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.

Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

By Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2017 • How insurance (insurtech) and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties and client communications. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

By Jason Knott · July 16, 2017 • First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training, and retaining technicians. Key data on company size and geographic region also presented.

Network Security: Hacking Fears Could Scare Consumers Away from Smart-Home Devices

By Rodney Bosch · May 1, 2017 • Research: Even while the adoption of smart-home technology grows, consumer fears of hacking could stunt growth of home automation.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

By Julie Jacobson · November 23, 2016 • Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

By CE Pro Editors · August 15, 2016 • Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

By CE Pro Editors · July 19, 2016 • CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

Who Are Your Target Customers?

By Jason Knott · February 2, 2016 • CE Pro consumer survey reveals ideal (and very surprising) demographic information for those who want professional vs. DIY installation — home size, home value, income level, gender and age. The study also reveals the most-desired types of equipment.

Study Reveals Consumers Hate Home Automation Apps

By Jason Knott · January 27, 2016 • Argus Insights study that analyzed 50,000 reviews by consumers shows frustration with the user experience of many entry-level home automation apps. ADT, Philips, Comcast and AT&T systems in particular are dissed, while Vivint and Honeywell gain better marks. SimpliSafe, Canary and Nest are also rated.

2015 CE Pro State of the Industry Research Report

By CE Pro Editors · October 12, 2015 • To access this free download please login with your CE Pro membership (if you are not logged in already), or become a free member to gain immediate access to this, and other helpful business resources from CE Pro.

CEDIA Tweaks Benchmarking Survey Process

By CE Pro Editors · February 22, 2013 • The self-evaluation tool for custom electronics companies is now two small surveys instead of the previous singular, longer version.

Building LEED Homes Can Be Dangerous to Your Staff?

By Jason Knott · February 23, 2012 • Study cites 50 percent more injuries among construction workers on LEED structures vs. traditional buildings, noting increased risk of electrical shock and ladder falls for lighting controls specifically.

Economic Forecast Remains Murky for Integrators

By Phillip M. Perry · February 21, 2012 • The housing market isn't likely to improve much, but consumers have more access to credit.

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