Inaugural HTA Summits Zone In on Customer Experience
August 18, 2019 at 5:09 pm

The Home Technology Association (HTA) recently held its first-ever bicoastal Customer Experience Summits, to encourage member brainstorming and stir up self-examination of their business’ best practices and ability to successfully engage with architects, designers and the builder community.

Ep. 68: Get to Know the Living In Place Institute
August 14, 2019 at 9:23 am

The Living In Place Institute is on a mission to make every home safe, accessible, and comfortable for anyone who walks through the front door. We spoke with Erik Listou, cofounder of LIPI, to learn about the group's work, their professional certification, and more.

15% 2019 Sales Growth Cited by Catalyst AV
August 13, 2019 at 8:56 am

At the Catalyst AV semi-annual meeting, members attributed better-than-2018 sales to availability to a number of factors including a ramp-up in intensity of training sessions.

Jeremy Burkhardt to be Inducted as a CEDIA Fellow
July 22, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Burkhardt, a custom installation industry veteran who has founded two architectural speaker brands, is being recognized by CEDIA for his significant contributions to the industry and to the association's success.

Metra to Host iBEAM, Heise, and Axxess Training at KnowledgeFest
July 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm

Metra will be at the Dallas KnowledgeFest next month with six separate sessions addressing such wide-ranging topics as vehicle safety systems, selling and installing lighting solutions, simplified installs with sound processors and the future of vehicle integration.

Kwikset Enters the Commercial Space with a Smart Lock
July 16, 2019 at 7:55 am

The SmartCode 955 ($119), a commercial-grade smart lock, has just launched under the Kwikset brand label of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware & Home Improvement Div. It is the first commercial-grade electronic lever from Kwikset, and is aimed at the security needs of facility managers, residential and commercial property owners, and small-business owners. SmartCode 955 is a…