CEDIA Expo 2021 begins this week. Despite some exhibitors pulling out, more than 10,000 technology integrators, designers, and construction professionals will still attend and meet with the show's more than 300 exhibitors.
Nationwide Marketing Group and Azione Unlimited are merging to better serve the custom integrator community as well as Nationwide's independent retailer members.
Neato robotic vacuums have been given top ratings from international testing organizations. The flagship D10 robot features a HEPA filter, which captures 99.97 percent of allergens and dust particles.
Nationwide members had plenty of opportunities to learn about these fast-growing categories at last week's expo.
Before the pandemic, the average number of connected devices in the home was projected to grow from 14 in 2019 to 34 by 2025 according to Strategy Analytics.
Azione Unlimited recently welcomed Barco Residential's Director New Business, Americas, Daniel Nilsson, to its Board of Directors. Additionally, Eric Thies, president of DSI Luxury, and Gretchen Gilbertson, CEO of Seura, have been reelected to their terms.
Demand for home upgrades and custom installation is on the rise, so how can dealers and integrators can work together to capitalize on this trend in the new year?
How an evolving concept can change the future of connected living
The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, has released its third-annual Z-Wave State of the...
REMO+ DoorCam2 joins the growing list of DIY home security tech with its high-resolution camera, two-way audio, and motion sensor all at an affordable price.
Ring has released its "most advanced outdoor security camera," equipped with 3D Motion Detection with radar and Bird’s Eye View—the new Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. The new product builds upon the features of the Ring Floodlight Cam to monitor outdoor spaces with motion-activated LED lights and HD video.
Hunter Douglas is bringing automated shades even closer to the window, which reduces light leakage, increases privacy, and supports energy efficiency.
Considering the increased suction power and the added convenience of the emptying station, the N8 Pro+ seems to be the most effective and cost-friendly option we’ve seen yet from ECOVACS.
In these unusual times of home schooling and home office work, household appliances are being tasked to perform above and beyond their normal use cycles to meet changing consumer requirements. Quick cleanups, in between all that needs to be taken care of in these times, are rather impractical with a corded vacuum cleaner. A great solution: a cord-free vacuum to bridge the gap between a portable handheld and traditional tethered vacuums.
Abode Wireless Video Doorbell and Abode Color Bulbs – into the expanding and comprehensive Abode ecosystem.
More consumers than ever before have been purchasing connected technology and establish connected homes where smart products are front and center.
If you’re selling a home, here’s what to leave behind, and what to take with you.
The company is introducing a Smart Thermostat and Temperature Sensor, a line of Outdoor Security Cameras, and additional lighting products to the family of connected products at CES 2022, and will continue to launch more hardware, as well as innovative software solutions, throughout the year.
The next-gen versions of smart outlets challenge the belief that smart outlets are among the most rudimentary devices in the smart home landscape.
Highlights from the Parks Associates and GE Appliances white paper on the connected home.
The new SC1 Keyway, compatible with most Kwikset locks, brings significant benefits to both the consumer and B2B markets, which includes security dealers as well as professionals who purchase and utilize a large volume of mechanical locks.
With more efficient energy monitoring tools in place, consumers will have access to dashboards that clearly show usage and can even automate certain processes.
Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association, opened its virtual doors for a two-day event this week—The Expedient Exposition. Live from their Chester Springs, PA, headquarters, the Azione team beamed with excitement about the current conference agenda, and looked grinningly toward in-person events in the fall.
The appetite for investment in an audio system is guided by the customer’s passion and knowledge. Getting them the right solution means getting to know them.
After more than 30 years with Crestron Electronics, including the last eight as President and CEO, Randy Klein will retire this year. Daniel Feldstein, current Chairman and COO and the son of Crestron founder George Feldstein, will assume the President and CEO position.
Remote Health resources have been on the rise and changing the future of healthcare.
Vivint Smart Home named “Home Security Company of the Year” at the seventh annual IoT Breakthrough Awards recognizing outstanding Internet-of-Things companies.
Technology is ubiquitous and impacts all environments, especially buildings. One unique market for smart spaces solutions is that of smart apartments and MDUs.
Amazon held an event today in which the company announced a number of new products, ranging from TVs to robotic upgrades to security lights.
Austere’s new VII Series ($129.99), V Series ($99.99), and III Series ($79.99) sit flush with the wall for an elegant and unobtrusive appearance.
Plus: Vention launched a new series of products at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
The Z-Wave Alliance has added Vivint Smart Home as its latest principal member.
These devices make water usage monitoring (and maintenance) and easier than ever.
Even as the pandemic eases, working and entertaining will continue to take place outdoors. These five products are sure to make your backyard come alive.
Tech companies must focus on educating consumers on how autonomous kitchens ease their cooking woes by producing cooking experiences catered to personal needs.
ADT’s home security tools can now be fully integrated with Google Nest products, thanks to a new self-setup offering from the two companies.
Former Regional Sales Manager of Snap One and Control4 brings two decades of experience managing multi-product portfolio companies in the residential tech industry Carlsbad, Calif.,...
In May, the Home Technology Specialists Nationwide (HTSN) division launched a comprehensive survey of its members to produce the first-ever HTSN Member Report.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced its 2020 Global Innovation Awards. Among the winners is Swidget, a manufacturer of modular smart devices.
Join Pamela McNally, NKBA's SVP of Marketing, as she explores generational shifts, technology, and the future of luxury design in kitchen and bath.
By the end of 2020, 40 percent of U.S. broadband households had at least one smart device. The right push could accelerate the category’s steady growth of the past few years into a period of rapid adoption and proliferation. Smart consumer electronics are already powerful and capable; the push they need is increased convenience.
At only one inch thick, the Wemax Go Pro is the thinnest ALPD FHD laser projector projector on the market. It slips easily into back pockets. It really does.
This week Wemo announced a new updated version of its Smart Dimmer with Thread, which is an in-wall dimmer switch.
The smart home is progressing quickly in 2022, and CES covered this topic in a conference session called “Building a Resilient Smart Home.” Hosted...
Retailers are struggling to keep up with delivery and installation demand, to remedy this Nationwide announced their new partnership with Installation Nation.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to home theaters, audio is arguably more important than video.
The Yeedi robot vacuum can make cleaning a fast chore because it can vacuum, sweep, and mop.
Especially in light of the pandemic, the traditional dining-in model has drastically changed in recent years. More people are cooking at home, but they...
TCL Electronics has launched a range of extra-large screens to offer the “best of immersive entertainment with affordable technology”.
Amazon, Google, and Apple headline Project CHIP and look to undo the mistakes they influenced. A fragmented smart home market is saturated with limited innovation. Now, they're looking to define smart devices beyond just setting timers and checking the weather.
More so than in past years, there was a heavy focus on how technology can help solve personal and environmental health issues that we are currently facing.
Matter was launched by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) at a large launch event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a variety of members participating.
New business models and technology can help drive customer engagement and participation in eco-friendly programs.
The robotic vac manufacturer announced the new D9 and D10 models, both of which use laser navigation instead of a camera for floor mapping and object detection.
Smart home ownership surges as consumers seek compatibility & interoperability. Discover key findings from the Z-Wave Ecosystem Report for smart home solutions.
Positioned as an industry-wide fundraiser, the Access Networks’ Nike Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive invites fellow vendors, integrators, and friends to contribute from Nov. 2 until the end of the year; Access Networks will match each pair of shoes donated.
Today, the smart home market is growing rapidly, with a wide range of companies recognizing the energy-saving benefits of these technologies.
Leading provider of security and hardware solutions, Hampton Products International, has appointed Gregory J. Gluchowski, Jr. as President and CEO of the company.
The smartphone industry offers lessons to retailers in increasing customer loyalty through green initiatives.
Read on for comprehensive estimates on the smart home appliance market between 2023 and 2030.
CEDIA Expo, the show for connecting integrators, designers and construction professionals, experienced a strong return for its 2022 edition.
From lighting, lawn care, fireplaces and more, these are our top smart home picks from CES 2023.
Jong-Hee "J.H." Han, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics talked about new products, but mostly addressed the company's sustainability efforts, new partnerships, and other more big-picture considerations.
New Parks Associates research reveals growing adoption of smart lighting in US homes. 13% use smart light bulbs, 6% have smart lighting control systems.
As connected technologies continue to populate new spaces, it’s essential to equip consumers with both the knowledge and solutions to support their investments.
More than 20 million U.S. broadband households do not plan to buy a smart home device due to perceived high prices, Parks Associates has reported.
The storage and server specialist AIC has unveiled a new range of systems for servers that are powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable...
Smart home devices are susceptible to hacking, but the Biden Administration is proposing a solution.
Blackdove, the digital art gallery, is collaborating with LG to bring NFT artwork straight to LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema displays.
WiZ, a smart lighting company which is owned by Signify, the same company that owns other smart lighting maker Philips Hue, has announced new lighting products.
Samsung adds new features to its 2022 TV models and makes more eco-friendly changes to its packaging and remotes.
Here are some suggested connected-device pairings for smart automated shades that can potentially connect dealers with expanded sales.
The KONKASmart lineup represents the TV brand's launch into the Smart Home category.
DoorBird, the IP video door intercoms from Berlin, Germany-based Bird Home Automation Group, and Control4, manufacturer of smart home automation systems, have partnered. Control4 has certified the DoorBird driver, allowing for the company’s IP door stations to be integrated into Control4 systems.
In a survey of American smart home users commissioned by Google Nest, 85% of respondents said they mastered their devices within a week.
The demands of new smart home tech are driving companies to make new products.
Plus: ViewSonic unveils latest additions to Luminous Superior Series Projector lineup.
The Enclave Audio CineHome || CineHub Edition Home Theater Sound System features a plug-and-play setup and full surround sound to provide high-quality sound.
A visit to former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek’s Loxone-powered, cloud-free and totally-automated smart home
Why changing work models require new product solutions.
The next generation of Moen’s award-winning Smart Faucet, the Smart Faucet with Motion Control features new touchless technology that allows the user to control temperature and water flow by using simple hand motions.
At a press briefing keynote, Josh.ai unveiled their continuing effort to expand the power of artificial intelligence in the home with the launch of Josh Nano and Josh Core, the company’s new product ecosystem that works together to provide an integrated voice automation experience.
The proliferation of home 5G and fiber-optic infrastructure during the pandemic is increasingly making users mobile second rather than mobile first.
The Alfred DB2S smart door lock is a stylish, high-quality deadbolt lock that combines convenience with security, giving homeowners peace of mind.
Bosch unveils its offerings related to AIoT, health & wellness, climate action and mobility at CES 2021.
The debut of luxury appliances as a focus at this week's Virtual PrimeTime show offered new insights to Nationwide members that cater to smart home consumers.
Amazon's new collaboration with myQ allows customers in-garage delivery service. Consumers express concerns about privacy.
The report outlines key product trends, emerging technologies, and predictions for 2021 as reported by the 11 distributor members.
Even as the pandemic eases, working-from-home activities and entertaining will continue to take place outdoors.
New apartments are becoming more tech enabled and friendly to attract more consumers who are looking for an upgrade to their living experience.
Robotic vacuum cleaners continue to get smarter as companies work to develop and implement more sophisticated AI capabilities. iRobot last week released the Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum with Genius 3.0 Home Intelligence. Equipped with a series of cameras that allows it to analyze harder-to-discern obstacles in real time, the Roomba j7+ is designed to allow the consumer to never again pick up a vacuum.
Volt partners with Ring to enhance smart home security solutions, expanding customer access to innovative products and services.
According to the new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Smart Display Market size was valued at $ 1.1 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $6.1 billion by 2025.
The first in the Home Connect line, the Home Connect 620 offers: one-touch locking; a 10-button keypad; and 250 unique user codes all powered by the latest Z-Wave 700 chip technology.
Lightapalooza 2023 from HTSA provides an opportunity for the CI industry to receive important trainings on how to capitalize on the growing lighting channel.
The O Sitter is the world's first smart companion robot for cats by HHOLOVE. Simplify cat care with advanced AI recognition, tracking, and feeding capabilities.
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With overlapping interest from the smart home and healthcare industries, sensor-based tech leads solutions for aging-in-place and health management for seniors.
Research indicates that smart door locks are rising globally, but what should prospective customers consider before switching to smart door locks?
Global fire alarm and detection market projected to reach $56.07 billion by 2030, driven by increasing safety concerns and technological advancements.