Lighting Control Up 50 Percent in New Homes



According to the 13th Annual State of Builder Technology Market Study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), eight in 10 builders report they offer structured wiring (84 percent), home theater (80 percent) and monitored security (80 percent) in their new homes offerings.

But the biggest growth categories in 2014 compared to the previous year among builders are led by automated lighting controls (up 50 percent in 2014 vs. 2013), stand-alone video surveillance (up 60 percent) and energy management systems (up 25 percent). Other categories showing growth in 2014 were central vacuum, intercoms and structured wiring.

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