Eye-Catching Smart Home Tech From CEDIA 2017

Five short videos from CEDIA 2017 featuring smart home products from Seura, Savant, URC, Middle Atlantic and Samsung.

Eye-Catching Smart Home Tech From CEDIA 2017

Proof that URC Total Control 2.0 is super-responsive, plus short videos of Samsung smart fridge, Seura smart mirror, Middle Atlantic sliding rack and Savant's Bluetooth lighting controls.

SSI sister publication CE Pro is in San Diego this week for CEDIA 2017, a five-day trade show that brings together more than 18,000 home tech pros and over 500 exhibitors. Security integrators will want to take note of these latest Smart Home products.

As CE Pro editors scoured the show floor on Day 1 of CEDIA 2017, we spied a few demonstrations that begged for video. Follow our coverage at CEPro.com/cedia, and on Twitter @ce_pro.


A big honking touchscreen on a refrigerator might seem like a gimmick, but if you spend a little time with the “Family Hub” on Samsung‘s smart refrigerator, it starts to make sense. You know that new flavor of soda you just tried? Make yourself a memo never to buy it again.

How about a little news with that shave? Seura’s new Smart Mirror has an Android engine inside, allowing users to swipe their way through email, weather, news, even smart-home controls as they prepare for the day.

Savant reintroduces its TrueImage UI at CEDIA 2017, just for lighting. The UI works with new Bluetooth smart bulbs from Savant. Take a picture of a lamp in its off state, and then again in the on state, and Savant does the rest. In the app, simply tap the lamp to control on, off, dim and color. The status is reflected in the UI.

This sliding rack from Legrand’s Middle Atlantic may not be “smart” in the smart-home sense of the word, but it sure is clever. From the company’s new Proximity line of mounting devices, the slider stows little devices behind the TV, easily accessible for service. Disengage the Lever Lock to remove the plate from the mount.

Proof that URC revamped the underlying code for its Total Control 2.0 to make the system extremely fast and efficient. Check out the responsiveness of home automation commands.

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About the Author


Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration.

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