CEDIA Sees Growth in Home Controls

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s latest research projects a 5% gross revenue increase this year compared to 2011 for electronic systems contractors. Among key findings, the residential network is rapidly becoming the backbone of virtually every low-voltage subsystem in the home. Plus, highlights of CEDIA Expo 2012.

Erica Shonkwiler, CEDIA market research manager, presented key findings from the association’s residential electronic systems market report during CEDIA Expo 2012, held in September in Indianapolis.CEDIA Expo Attracts CE Enthusiasts Worldwide

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association revealed the preliminary results of its second annual report titled “Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market in the U.S.” at CEDIA Expo 2012 in September.

Erica Shonkwiler, CEDIA market research manager, presented key findings from the study during a featured press conference at the event, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. More than 450 exhibitors displayed and demoed wares for more 16,900 attendees from 71 countries. Despite several years of recessionary conditions, CEDIA announced the expo experienced positive growth with non-exhibitor attendance gains of 4% over last year’s event.

Ninety new exhibitors and more than 80 home technology products made their debut at the event. Other highlights included guided tours of CEDIA’s Future Technology Pavilion, which showcased technology solutions that brought together the fully intuitive home, a dedicated Security Solutions area and much more.

CEDIA, a global trade group with 3,500 member companies, influences public policy, provides referrals, promotes better business practices, educates members, among other benefits. Its annual CEDIA Expo is considered by many as the leading tradeshow in the residential electronic systems industry. Interested in attending next year’s expo? If so, make plans to travel to Denver, Sept. 25-28. The tradeshow floor will be open Sept. 26-28. For more information, visit cedia.net.


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Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for latimes.com. Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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