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Hands-On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

Hands-On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

Brilliant's new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights ... and virtually every other connected device in the…

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Hands-On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

Brilliant's new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights ... and virtually every…

Gigantic Elan Project: 700 Lighting Loads, 150 Shades, 25 Cameras

Gigantic Elan Project: 700 Lighting Loads, 150 Shades, 25 Cameras

December 12, 2018 This 200,000-square-foot villa in China utilizes Mandarin-language Elan interface to control massive amounts of tech.


Hands-On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

December 11, 2018 Brilliant's new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights ... and virtually every other connected device in the house.

Crestron Offers Biometric Door Entry for Smart Homes via ekey Fingerprint Readers

Crestron Offers Biometric Door Entry for Smart Homes via ekey Fingerprint Readers

November 21, 2018 Fingerprint access-control devices from ekey Biometric Systems integrate seamlessly with Crestron smart-home systems for secure and convenient entry.

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

November 15, 2018 SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

November 14, 2018 $300 million alarm and smart-home provider Vector Security opens second retail location with hands-on home-automation demos; plans national expansion of retail storefronts.

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

November 09, 2018 CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.

LA Production Builder Standardizes on Elan Home Automation and Prewiring in 27 New Homes

LA Production Builder Standardizes on Elan Home Automation and Prewiring in 27 New Homes

November 07, 2018 Each of the 27 properties in three new RC Homes communities will include a standard Elan home-automation package with a video doorbell, smart thermostat, smart light switches, and prewiring for data and entertainment.

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

October 30, 2018 After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.

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.

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Crestron Offers Biometric Door Entry for Smart Homes via ekey Fingerprint Readers

Crestron Offers Biometric Door Entry for Smart Homes via ekey Fingerprint Readers

November 21, 2018 Fingerprint access-control devices from ekey Biometric Systems integrate seamlessly with Crestron smart-home systems for secure and convenient entry.

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

November 15, 2018 SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

November 09, 2018 CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.

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.

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CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

November 09, 2018 CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.

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.

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2D2C

2D2C
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Aprilaire

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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

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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

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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 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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