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Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there…

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Honeywell Total Connect Video Cameras Install Using QR Code

Integrators can install the Honeywell Total Connect Video indoor and outdoor IPCAMs using a simple QR code.

7 Clever Ways to Hide Home Technology

7 Clever Ways to Hide Home Technology

October 18, 2018 Most technology products are not that visually appealing. Black boxes and tangled wires do not add to the character of a high-end smart home project. Luckily, our integrator readers have a number of clever solutions so these components don’t have to be visible in your next project.

Product Briefs:  Simpfony adds AirPlay; Legrand and Lumileds Partner; Magnavox Roku TVs

Product Briefs:  Simpfony adds AirPlay; Legrand and Lumileds Partner; Magnavox Roku TVs

October 18, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

October 18, 2018 Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there is a technical problem.

Honeywell Total Connect Video Cameras Install Using QR Code

Honeywell Total Connect Video Cameras Install Using QR Code

October 18, 2018 Integrators can install the Honeywell Total Connect Video indoor and outdoor IPCAMs using a simple QR code.

CEO Interview: The Scoop on AVAD, WAVE Electronics Merger

CEO Interview: The Scoop on AVAD, WAVE Electronics Merger

October 17, 2018 Mark Fukuda, CEO of the newly merged home-technology distributors AVAD + WAVE Electronics, discusses new corporate name, house brands, security channel, pro AV sector, and what used to keep him up at night.

Marine Corps Major and Paralympic Gold Medalist Receives Customized ELAN Controlled Smart Home

Marine Corps Major and Paralympic Gold Medalist Receives Customized ELAN Controlled Smart Home

October 16, 2018 Local integration firm Xtend Technologies worked with the Gary Sinise Foundation to create the perfect smart home for archery Paralympic gold medalist and war veteran Eric Burkett and his family.

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

October 15, 2018 Crestron Residential Summit unveils several new products, including Pyng OS2 smart home automation control, outlets, DIN rail thermostat, high-power dimmer, and line of cabinets.

Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

October 15, 2018 From in-ground outdoor subs and architectural loudspeakers, to mirror TVs and in-wall power conditioners, here is a look at the latest products that integrate into home environments.

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

October 11, 2018 Coastal Source president Franco D'Ascanio believes outdoor A/V could be one key to increasing integrator revenue, citing increased design budgets for outdoor living.

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

October 09, 2018 If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

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Product Briefs:  Simpfony adds AirPlay; Legrand and Lumileds Partner; Magnavox Roku TVs

Product Briefs:  Simpfony adds AirPlay; Legrand and Lumileds Partner; Magnavox Roku TVs

October 18, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

October 15, 2018 Crestron Residential Summit unveils several new products, including Pyng OS2 smart home automation control, outlets, DIN rail thermostat, high-power dimmer, and line of cabinets.

Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

Where’s the Gear? 16 Electronics Components that Hide in the Home

October 15, 2018 From in-ground outdoor subs and architectural loudspeakers, to mirror TVs and in-wall power conditioners, here is a look at the latest products that integrate into home environments.

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

October 11, 2018 Coastal Source president Franco D'Ascanio believes outdoor A/V could be one key to increasing integrator revenue, citing increased design budgets for outdoor living.

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

October 09, 2018 If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

New OS from Control4 Lets Users Add Music, Create Scenes; Minimizes Dealer Distractions

New OS from Control4 Lets Users Add Music, Create Scenes; Minimizes Dealer Distractions

October 09, 2018 Relieving some of the programming burden from time-strapped integrators, Control4 lets users pick their own streaming services and create their own smart home scenes.

Alula Adds Video to Smart Home Automation, Security Platform

Alula Adds Video to Smart Home Automation, Security Platform

September 26, 2018 Alula security cameras include doorbell, PTZ and bullet options, with both local and cloud storage and RMR potential for integrators.

With ‘Connected by August,’ Yale  Locks Dominate Residential Access Control

With ‘Connected by August,’ Yale Locks Dominate Residential Access Control

September 26, 2018 ‘Connected by August’ brings top access-control platform to Yale’s large variety of residential smart locks that support virtually every major (and secondary) home automation standard.


Roku’s Cheapest Streamers Ever - 4K Roku Premiere and Premiere+ with Voice Remote Start at $39

September 24, 2018 In addition to new 4K Roku Premiere and Premiere+ streaming media players, Roku announces new OS 9 software for streamers and OS 8.2 for Roku TVs, now compatible with Roku wireless speakers

Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

September 24, 2018 Upgrade SmartThings DIY customers to Crestron pro home automation ... or add ZigBee and Z-Wave to existing Crestron smart-home systems with free, updated integration code on github.

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7 Clever Ways to Hide Home Technology

7 Clever Ways to Hide Home Technology

October 18, 2018 Most technology products are not that visually appealing. Black boxes and tangled wires do not add to the character of a high-end smart home project. Luckily, our integrator readers have a number of clever solutions so these components don’t have to be visible in your next project.

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News  from Google/Nest Oct. 10

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News from Google/Nest Oct. 10

Hold this date: Oct. 10, 2018. You won’t want to miss a one-on-one conversation with CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson and Google exec Michele Turner … one day after the companies make their big Fall 2018 new-product announcements.

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security and IoT

ISC 2018 Preview: Trends, Technologies and New Business Models in Security and IoT

March 13, 2018 APRIL 5, 2018, 2PM ET: This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

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.

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

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

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Take a look at the award-winning projects in this Control4 showcase for proof of its widespread adoption. Honored by Electronic House as 2017 Home of the Year recipients, these 13 inspiring smart home projects demonstrate how a Control4 system can simplify and streamline the operation of a rack of home theater equipment, an outdoor entertainment area, or an entire house. Lights, thermostats, A/V gear, motorized shades, irrigation systems, electric door locks, surveillance cameras, and more can all be easily and conveniently monitored, managed, and controlled through Control4’s impressive range of user interfaces.

Latest Trends in Security and Home Automation

Latest Trends in Security and Home Automation

This one-hour Security Sales & Integration (CEPro's sister site) webcast will help security dealers and home technologists better understand the current state of the smart home.

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2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
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Anthem

Anthem AV
For more than two decades, Anthem® has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Our products are used at all levels of music reproduction.
www.anthemav.com
Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That’s why we’re committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor...
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ATON

ATON
ATON’s system technologies are built on years of expertise in Audio and Video Routing, Control Systems and Loudspeaker Design. This combined knowledge has led to a comprehensive new line of Digital Signal Routing...
Autonomic

Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems.  As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
www.basalte.us
Beam

Beam
For 60 Years, BEAM has been a leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems.  Best-in-class products now available in over 50 countries! BEAM buyers do so with confidence. When you simply want the best in your home,...
www.beamvac.com
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
www.clarecontrols.com
CMI Interiors Inc.

CMI Interiors Inc.
CMI was established in 1993 as a premiere source for both motorized and manual window covering products serving the interior designer, architectural and home automation community. CMI offers a complete line of interior and...
www.cmiinteriorsinc.com
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