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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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Outdoor Technology Projects: Prices Grow 40 Percent in 2017

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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.

CE Pro Research: Comparing Multiroom Audio System Installation Prices, Profits

CE Pro Research: Comparing Multiroom Audio System Installation Prices, Profits

October 05, 2018 EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Integrators report earning solid profit margin for distributed audio systems, even though low-price expectations by clients is biggest challenge.

Smart Home Survey Shows Conflicting Consumer Sentiment

Smart Home Survey Shows Conflicting Consumer Sentiment

October 02, 2018 Survey by lighting-controls manufacturer Noon Home shows wide disparity of sentiment when consumers rank the importance of smart-home devices.

2018 Wage and Salary Study Reveals Annual Wages, Benefits for Custom Integration Pros

2018 Wage and Salary Study Reveals Annual Wages, Benefits for Custom Integration Pros

September 19, 2018 CE Pro 2018 Wage and Salary Study breaks down annual wages by region and size of company, along with benefits for technicians, sales, project managers and more.

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How Do Your Wages & Benefits Compare?

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How Do Your Wages & Benefits Compare?

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study reveals average annual wages by region and size of company for installation and service technicians, sales managers, administrative personnel, project managers and more.

Distributors Guide 2018: How A/V and Home-Automation Wholesalers Serve Home-Technology Dealers

Distributors Guide 2018: How A/V and Home-Automation Wholesalers Serve Home-Technology Dealers

August 15, 2018 Improved web portals, regular training events, self-pick warehouses with information kiosks, and broader product lines are among the abundant initiatives from distributors of audio, video, home automation and other home-tech products.

CTA Mid-2018 Report: Smart Speakers, 4K TVs to Reach $17B+ in Combined Revenue

CTA Mid-2018 Report: Smart Speakers, 4K TVs to Reach $17B+ in Combined Revenue

August 01, 2018 The Consumer Technology Association released its 'U.S Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts' report, which suggests 4K UHD TVs will be the top revenue maker for residential A/V pros.

CTA, SIA Blast Trump Tariffs as Bad for Smart-Home and Security

CTA, SIA Blast Trump Tariffs as Bad for Smart-Home and Security

July 25, 2018 Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Security Industry Association (SIA) say U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will hurt the smart-home industry, especially the thermostat and security markets.

Home Remodeling Spending to Grow 7 Percent into 2019

Home Remodeling Spending to Grow 7 Percent into 2019

July 19, 2018 Home remodeling spending expected to reach $346 billion in Q2 2019, up 20 percent from two years ago.

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

July 12, 2018 First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.

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Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 04, 2018 Sony continues to be the most preferred brand among smart-home professionals, according to the annual CE Pro 100 brand survey of the largest home-technology integrators.

Sonance, SunBrite Top Outdoor A/V Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sonance, SunBrite Top Outdoor A/V Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 03, 2018 Sonance makes the most popular outdoor speakers and SnapAV's SunBrite TV makes the top outdoor TVs among CE Pro 100 home-technology integrators.

Top Brands in TV Lifts and Mounts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Top Brands in TV Lifts and Mounts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

May 25, 2018 Nexus21 beats out Future Automation this year to take the motorized lift category, while Chief jumps ahead of SnapAV in A/V mounts.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

May 26, 2017 Survey of CE Pro 100 top smart-home integrators reveals the most-specified brands in the connected home with Control4, SnapAV, Sonance, Sony, Lutron, Sonos, Middle Atlantic and others topping the list for 2017.

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

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)

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

November 07, 2016 Under its new 'Wisdom of Crowds' initiative, Dish gathered data from connected DVRs to predict a Clinton victory, based on viewing preferences for genres such as sports and TV series. Plus … how to watch 2016 elections on Dish. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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

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.

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How Do Your Wages & Benefits Compare?

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How Do Your Wages & Benefits Compare?

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study reveals average annual wages by region and size of company for installation and service technicians, sales managers, administrative personnel, project managers and more.

Distributors Guide 2018: How A/V and Home-Automation Wholesalers Serve Home-Technology Dealers

Distributors Guide 2018: How A/V and Home-Automation Wholesalers Serve Home-Technology Dealers

August 15, 2018 Improved web portals, regular training events, self-pick warehouses with information kiosks, and broader product lines are among the abundant initiatives from distributors of audio, video, home automation and other home-tech products.

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

July 12, 2018 First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.

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.

CE Pro 100 of 2018: Revenues Grow 8%

CE Pro 100: Revenues Grow 8% in 2017

CE Pro's 19th annual ranking of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports $3.5 billion in custom revenues; 13% growth predicted for 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.

CE Pro’s 2018 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report

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.

RESEARCH: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

RESEARCH: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

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!

Struggling to Recruit Qualified CE Technicians?

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

Jason Knott · 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.

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