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Florida Integrator BBD Lifestyle Mimics Luxury Home Décor in Redesigned Savant Showroom

BBD Lifestyle brings the feeling of luxury home to its showroom, thanks in part to a slew of Savant smart home automation products ... and comfy…

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Florida Integrator BBD Lifestyle Mimics Luxury Home Décor in Redesigned Savant Showroom

BBD Lifestyle brings the feeling of luxury home to its showroom, thanks in part to a slew of Savant smart home…

Florida Integrator BBD Lifestyle Mimics Luxury Home Décor in Redesigned Savant Showroom

Florida Integrator BBD Lifestyle Mimics Luxury Home Décor in Redesigned Savant Showroom

October 22, 2018 BBD Lifestyle brings the feeling of luxury home to its showroom, thanks in part to a slew of Savant smart home automation products ... and comfy chairs.

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.

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.

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.

Country Home Receives ELAN Home Automation Upgrade After Natural Disaster Strikes

Country Home Receives ELAN Home Automation Upgrade After Natural Disaster Strikes

October 02, 2018 After a lightning strike damaged this Dallas home's electronics, local integration company Eco High Fidelity outfitted it with the latest in smart home technology.

Smart-Home Pros (No One Else) Can Own Emerging ‘Energy Automation’ Field: CEDIA Tech Talk

Smart-Home Pros (No One Else) Can Own Emerging ‘Energy Automation’ Field: CEDIA Tech Talk

September 27, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: With expertise in multiple smart-home subsystems, home-tech pros can dominate emerging 'energy automation' category, encompassing home energy storage, smart-grid integration, renewable energy and home automation.

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.

Control4 C4Yourself Day Redux Coming October 18

Control4 C4Yourself Day Redux Coming October 18

September 21, 2018 Control4 Certified Showrooms worldwide will hold a second C4Yourself Day on October 18 designed to showcase latest smart home innovations.


Nortek Security & Control Embraces Facial Recognition

September 12, 2018 Nortek's Elan line of surveillance cameras and touchscreens feature facial recognition for enhanced detection analytics; touch-free control.

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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.

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.

Hands On: Telguard’s Arlo Go Mobile Camera Goes Anywhere, Provides Dealer RMR

Hands On: Telguard’s Arlo Go Mobile Camera Goes Anywhere, Provides Dealer RMR

August 30, 2018 Selling Telguard's Arlo Go all-wireless cameras is one of the few ways home-technology integrators can earn recurring revenue (RMR) on cellular service without selling back-up cellular for security systems.

Voice Control at CEDIA 2018 - Latest on Alexa, Google, Bixby, Sonos, Josh

Voice Control at CEDIA 2018 - Latest on Alexa, Google, Bixby, Sonos, Josh

August 28, 2018 Latest in voice control for the smart home will be revealed at CEDIA Expo 2018, including new technologies from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby and Josh.ai.

New Samsung SmartThings Wifi Melds Home Automation Hub with Plume Mesh Wi-Fi

New Samsung SmartThings Wifi Melds Home Automation Hub with Plume Mesh Wi-Fi

August 13, 2018 ‘Next iteration’ of Samsung Connect Home is full-fledged SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave, plus mesh Wi-Fi from Plume, featuring ‘AI-based network optimization.’ New $15 ZigBee home-automation 'Button' launched.

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

August 08, 2018 Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

July 30, 2018 Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen -- ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

July 13, 2018 Nice Group acquires Fibaro (Fibar Group S.A.), popular maker of Z-Wave sensors and smart-home hubs, shortly after acquiring Abode, a DIY security and home-automation company with professionally monitored alarm systems.

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

July 02, 2018 Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

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

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

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2D2C

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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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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...
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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...
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Benolli smart systems

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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...
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Clare Controls

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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...
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Control4

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Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
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Cool Automation

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Meet us at CEDIA Expo in Denver: Sept 11 – 13, 2014 (Booth# 1241). CoolAutomation will exhibit its innovative gateways and control solutions that have become most popular among home automation integrators and HVAC...
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Core Brands

Core Brands
Core Brands combines innovative connected technology platforms with iconic brands to deliver a portfolio of control, audio, power management and video distribution solutions to its channel partners and end users. The...
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ELK Products

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ELK is a leading designer and provider of personalized home and business security, energy conservation management and convenience solutions. ELK has a long history of creating simple, yet innovative products that have now...
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