Government Affairs

Our mission is to influence public policy to protect CEDIA members, the electronics industry and consumers.

Workforce Development

The future of smart home technology depends not only on the technology, but on the people who are desigining and installing it. 

Standards & Best Practices

CEDIA is committed to producing ANSI accredited standards and best practices that ensure professionalism in the industry. 

Design & Build Outreach

The CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) program enables members to provide continuing education to their local industry partners. 

Market Intelligence

Improve your business through knowledge of the latest trends statistics in the smart home industry.

Events Calendar

Search the CEDIA Calendar to locate all the up and coming events, training, including boot camps, workshops and more. 

Tech + Business Summits

Introducing the new and improved CEDIA Tech + Business Summits—the latest in innovative new technology and world-class, business- and tech-centric education to help you achieve your goals.

CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo brings together home tech pros and exhibitors to the leading global event for smart home technology. 

Integrated Systems Europe

ISE showcases the world's leading technology innovators and solutions providers of four days of inspiring conferences. 

Smart Home Awards

CEDIA's Smart Home Awards programs recognises the top projects, products and individuals in the smart home technology industry. 

CEDIA Academy

The CEDIA Academy is the leading online learning portal for all your home technology integration learning.

In-Person Training

Elevate your expertise in smart home technology with our in-person training sessions. Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge.

Certification

CEDIA Certification is a set of credentials that reflect defined areas of knowledge in the Smart Home Technology industry. Certifications are held by the individual; you earn the certification, and you carry it with you as you continue your career.

White Papers

CEDIA white papers dive deep into applications, recommendations, and advice on a wide range of topics: from software and hardware to best practices, standards, and formats.

Tech + Business Summits

The CEDIA Tech + Business Summits are one-day events showcasing upcoming technology and future trends in the smart home industry.

The CEDIA Smart Home Awards

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Recognition starts here with The CEDIA Smart Home Awards

The CEDIA Smart Home Awards honour the individuals and teams who are delivering excellence across the whole span of the Smart Home Technology industry. The CEDIA Smart Home Awards give you the opportunity to reflect on your work over the past year, celebrate what you have achieved and gain global recognition and credibility

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2024 Smart Home Awards Categories

  • Manufacturer
  • Business
  • Individual
  • Integrators

Manufacturer Product Awards: Best New Hardware

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Manufacturer Product Awards: Best New Software

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Product Hall of Fame

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Excellence in Business - Home Technology Integrator

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Excellence in Business - Manufacturer, Manufacture Representative and/or Distributor

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Best Showroom/Experience Centre - Home Technology Integrator

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Best Showroom/Experience Centre - Manufacturer, Manufacturer Representative and/or Distributor

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Emerging Business (APAC Only)

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Volunteer of the Year

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New Volunteer

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Certification Volunteer

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Standards Volunteer

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Education Volunteer

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Design and Build Volunteer

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Lifetime Achievement Award

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Best Newcomer

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Best Sales Representative

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Best Technician

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Best Home Cinema/Theatre

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Best Media Room

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Best Integrated Home

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Best Marine

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Multi-Dwelling Unit

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Assisted Living

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Excellence in Documentation

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Excellence in Lighting

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Excellence in Rack Building & Design

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Excellence in User Experience

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Technology Meets Design

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Manufacturer Product Awards: Best New Hardware

Best New Hardware Products are physical products that serve integrated residential technology design and installation industry. Products should be innovative and bring value to the industry as well as enhance the homeowner's lifestyle. The product must have been released and fully shipped between September 30, 2023, and September 30, 2024. 

 

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Manufacturer Product Awards: Best New Software

Best New Software Products are web-based products that serve the integrated residential technology design and installation industry. Products should be innovative and bring value to the industry as well as enhance the homeowner's lifestyle. The product must have been released and fully shipping between September 30, 2023, and September 30, 2024.

 

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Product Hall of Fame

The CEDIA Product Hall of Fame honours products that have had a significant positive impact on the integrated residential technology design and installation industry and brought value to CEDIA members. To be considered, products must have entered the market a minimum of 7 years ago. 

 

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Excellence in Business - Home Technology Integrator

We are looking to honour businesses that have excelled in various aspects, including operational excellence, customer satisfaction, innovative approaches, and sustainable growth. This is an opportunity for integration businesses in the smart home technology sector to showcase their technical expertise, commitment to delivering great customer service, and advancing their teams education and knowledge.

Excellence in Business - Manufacturer, Manufacture Representative and/or Distributor

We are looking to honour manufacturers and distributors that have excelled in various aspects, including operational excellence, customer satisfaction, innovative approaches, and sustainable growth. This is an opportunity for trade suppliers in the smart home technology sector to showcase their professional service, training, and technical support. 

Best Showroom/Experience Centre - Home Technology Integrator

The Best Showroom will be awarded to an integrator company for innovation and design of a custom installation showroom, taking into consideration design, upgradability, & a business plan to support the investment. 

Best Showroom/Experience Centre - Manufacturer, Manufacturer Representative and/or Distributor

The Best Showroom will be awarded to manufacturer, manufacturer representative and/or distributor company for innovation and design of a custom installation showroom, taking into consideration design, upgradability, & a business plan to support the investment. 

Emerging Business (APAC Only)

The Emerging Business category is specifically designed to highlight the up-and-coming players in the smart home technology market. If your business has demonstrated remarkable progress, a unique value proposition, and a vision for future success, this is the perfect opportunity for you to gain recognition and take your business to new heights.

Volunteer of the Year

 

 

This category cannot be applied for.

New Volunteer

 

 

This category cannot be applied for. 

Certification Volunteer

 

 

This category cannot be applied for.

Standards Volunteer

 

 

This category cannot be applied for.

Education Volunteer

 

 

This category cannot be applied for.

Design and Build Volunteer

 

 

This category cannot be applied for.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is a global award and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the professional smart home industry. We invite the industry (nominations accepted from non-members) to put forward individuals who they feel are worthy of this award; with examples of their dedication to their profession and eagerness to share their expertise with others.

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Best Newcomer

This category is specifically designed to honour those individuals who have recently entered the industry (entered the industry from Jan 1, 2022) and have already made a significant impact. If you are a new professional in the smart home technology integration field and have demonstrated outstanding talent, dedication, and potential, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your accomplishments and gain industry recognition. Entries can be nominated by themselves or by a peer and will be judged by a panel.

Best Sales Representative

Celebrating sales representatives from manufacturers, distributors and manufacturer rep agencies, this award recognises those individuals that go above and beyond to put their customer first, excelling in customer service. Entries can be nominated by themselves or by a peer and will be judged by the industry (open to non-member voting). 

Best Technician

Honouring individuals who meet a strict criteria of CEDIA standards and expectations around professionalism, technical competence, and technical execution. Entries can be nominated by their employer and will be judged by a panel.

Best Home Cinema/Theatre

This category celebrates true home entertainment in a dedicated space. A winning entry should demonstrate technical excellence in all aspects of design, installation layout, and engineering whilst meeting all applicable industry standards. The finished room should deliver exceptional performance and provide a truly excellent home cinema experience for the homeowner. 

Best Media Room

A media room is designed to serve multiple purposes and be adaptable to support the client’s lifestyle. The room may be an open plan space and can include other entertainment areas such as a bar, gaming, billiards table, and additional seating. A winning entry should demonstrate technical excellence in all aspects of design and installation whilst meeting all applicable industry performance standards.

Best Integrated Home

The winning entry should demonstrate technical excellence in all aspects of design, installation, and commissioning (while meeting all applicable industry performance standards) and bring together multiple subsystems into one, easily serviceable and upgradeable cohesive system. The project should be well documented and executed using recognised project management strategies, complementing not only the aesthetic environment in which it is installed but illustrate how it enhances the lives of those who use it.

Best Marine

Entries for this category must be a marine installation and include a minimum of two residential home technology professional installed systems (i.e. music, video, lighting control, health monitoring and security). The entry should illustrate and explain how the systems have been integrated together to provide enhanced entertainment, convenience, safety, health monitoring, and system reliability for the client.

Multi-Dwelling Unit

Entries must demonstrate a real understanding on the deliverables of a multi-dwelling project. Key features include flexible design, scalable engineering, and a centralised system. This will showcase the understanding that a multi-dwelling unit requires far more than a typical system installed in an individual home. Entries must include clear documentation and design objects that allow the judges to ascertain how a quantity of small units are drawn into one cohesive system. Looking beyond the development and making provision for the eventual owner’s needs will be crucial in this category.

Assisted Living

There is a growing need to use smart home technologies to enable clients to live in their homes more independently, longer and maintain their health and wellbeing. Entries should detail ethical and safety-related considerations and must reflect a unique installation that highlights the advancement of the resident’s health or wellness. Acceptable projects for this category are primary residences (homes, condos) or assisted living/elder care facilities.

Excellence in Documentation

Clear, detailed and precise documentation is the key to a successful project and should be recognised by representing at least two purposes - the ability to be used by anyone servicing a system, whether your team or another integrator, so that the system can be upgraded and updated at any time, and to be able to serve as an asset for the homeowner as a guide to their system.

Excellence in Lighting

Entries into this category must demonstrate exceptional understanding of delivering excellence in both lighting control and the installation of a well-conceived lighting system. The project could include sustainable and energy efficient lighting systems, with a variety of loads and control applications. The ability to automate and integrate will also be needed to be proven & displayed as a minimum for this category.

Excellence in Rack Building & Design

A winning entry will present how the rack is laid out in accordance to industry standards and conventions along with attention to detail on consideration of accessibility, future expansion possibilities, thermal management, and serviceability. 

Excellence in User Experience

This category highlights a project that provides meaningful and relevant experiences for the user, with a focus on the end-user interaction with the system/s, as being paramount, whether this is through unique solutions, the user interface design or even the handover process. Entries in this category should showcase a User Interface for a single project. This can be a customised or unique UI.

Technology Meets Design

This category cannot be applied for, all finalists are included for judging. By working with the design community, the integrator will have completed a project that complements the designs scheme for the intended space. The entry will explain how the specified technology has been successfully integrated to this effect within the category. 

Why enter the CEDIA Smart Home Awards?

Your hard work deserves to be celebrated year-round on a grand scale. See what a CEDIA Smart Home Award can do for your business and career. 

1. Stand Out

The CEDIA Smart Home Awards program is inclusive of all CEDIA members across four categories of entry. CEDIA Business categories allow you to exhibit excellence in Business by showcasing operational excellence, customer satisfaction, innovative approaches, and sustainable growth. CEDIA Individual categories provide an opportunity to celebrate brilliance within our community; honouring those new to the industry and representatives who provide a high-quality service to their clients. Within our Integrator categories, finalists & winners can expect valuable project case studies that exemplifies the work our members do, showcases the products and brands they work with, and enables our members to elevate themselves from the competition.

Through CEDIA Smart Home Awards, we can recognise the best of the best in technical design and installation, documentation, customer service and innovation. CEDIA can provide insight into the lifestyle benefits for the client and the importance of working with a professional to homeowners, allied trades, and governments, firmly establishing Smart Homes Technology as an essential part of any new build or retrofit.

2. Celebrate Success

Each region hosts an annual awards celebration event. These events provide an opportunity for our industry to come together to acknowledge excellence within the industry, build a community of specialists within our sector and champion individuals who have stood out in their field of expertise. These events are truly a celebration of the whole company and a great way of recognising everyone that was involved.

3. Exhilarate Our Industry

CEDIA take pride in creating standards and best practices; these guidelines give the CEDIA Smart Home Award judges the authority to assess each entry according to industry benchmarks. Through the submission process we can ascertain how these standards have been applied to the technical specification and enhanced the project. The documentation that is part of this process contains calculations & customised design specification outlining the client brief, challenges overcome and a commitment to professionalism throughout the project. 

Awards Toolkit

1. Entry Requirements

Each category has requirements of entry, detailing the criteria and expected standard from our esteemed panel of judges. Ensuring you have submitted with the correct documentation in place along with information around the essay questions, will give your entry the best chance of standing out! 

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2. How to Enter Tutorial Video

We have a site recording of navigating around the awards platform. Still unsure? That's okay, connect with awards@cedia.org and we can support you every step of the way.

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3. FAQs

Not sure how we use the information we collect? Want to know when the awards celebrations are?  What types of images and documents are most important to show? We have listed a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to help you through the submission process.

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4. Project Photo Releases

We have produced some great guides around photography and video content to support your entries. These guides support you, and the homeowner (for integrator categories) in taking beautiful imagery which will enhance your entries! 

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