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 Summits

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


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. 


CEDIA's 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.

Instructor-Led Training

Further your Smart Home Technology integration skills and knowledge with CEDIA instructor led-training


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.


Tips for Success

We get it — there are a lot of products out there that may lead you to believe that making your home connected and “smart” is easy or something you can figure out on your own. Enlisting the help of a CEDIA member will ensure you have a functional, reliable, and secure system — and you have a partner to help avoid costly missteps, troubleshoot if an issue arises, and take you to the next level of home technology.

If you've thought about hiring a CEDIA integrator for a custom installation project, here's how to prepare for that working relationship.

Tips for a Successful Smart Home Tech Project

Meet Early in the Project

The earlier you can meet with the technology integrator, the better. Often they will have design suggestions that can improve the system, and getting the integrator involved at the beginning will make for a smoother workflow and help all the trades stick closer to your timeline.

Bring Along the Design and Build Contractors

Maximize your home's technology systems capabilities by having your architect, builder or remodeler, and interior designer collaborate and partner with a CEDIA integrator from the beginning of the planning process.

Paint with Big Brushstrokes

The integrator is not expecting you to know all the intricate details of the project — that's their job. Instead, describe big ideas and concepts like, "We want music in these rooms" or "I want to be able to control these lights" or "I want a surround system in this room, but it can't dominate the room's décor." The integrator can take these big-picture statements and turn them into a system design. However, be sure to mention any must-haves. Notes like "We have a large movie collection that needs to be managed," "I need to be able to remotely access my system," or "I want full control from my phone" will help the integrator design a system that fully meets your needs and expectations.

Have a Rough Budget in Mind

Depending on the scope of work to be done, systems can range in price from the thousands to well over six figures. Having some kind of budget in mind will allow the integrator to deliver the best system for your budget by choosing the best components and allocating your dollars where they will maximize performance.

Have an Onsite Walk-Through

The integrator will likely want to visit your home and look at the space before a proposal is generated. This is especially true in retrofit jobs where things like running wiring can be quite difficult. Also, walking through a space makes it easier to visualize which products and designs will best fit.

Wire for Everything

Whether you're building or remodeling, start with a wiring plan that can support both your current and future needs. Though wireless devices and applications are everywhere, hard-wired infrastructure is still required to support them. Proper wiring can also make it easier — and less costly — to make additions and changes to your system as new technologies become available.

Buy the Experience, Not the Devices

Find an integrator that allows you to experience the thrill of a high-performance system. Few people have the time to research all the hardware choices. It's smarter to focus on the end result and make your choices based on overall performance and value. Additionally, easy-to-use, all-in-one remote controls can be custom programmed so they make perfect sense to you and focus on the functions you want at your fingertips. Current technologies also offer intuitive control from mobile devices anywhere in the world.

Review the Proposal

After discussing your needs and wants and viewing your space, the integrator will prepare a proposal. Typically this is for a "turnkey" system and includes delivery, installation, setup, programming and support. Some integrators will give proposals with good/better/best options, allowing you to step up or down according to your needs and budget.

Ask Questions

If you're not sure of something -- anything -- just ask. It's much better to voice any concerns early on in the project when changes can easily be made to the system design.

Find a Smart Home Professional

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