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.

How to start a Smart Home Business

Valued at £2.9 billion, the smart home business offers a lucrative opportunity for installers throughout the UK. Home automation technology is fast becoming more affordable, widening the market for those looking to branch out. Whether you’re founding a company or expanding an existing one, we’ve got key tips on how to start a smart home business.

FAQs

How do I start smart home automation?

To start your smart home technology business, you’ll need to consider your business model and the products or services you can offer. CEDIA is on hand to provide training, guidance and marketing insights in the smart home industry.

What do you need to start a home automation business?

To start your smart home technology company, you will need expertise in specific products or services, such as home security systems or smart home installation. You’ll then need to look at your resources and put a business plan together.

Is home automation profitable?

A home automation business can be hugely profitable. You need to be on top of pricing, customer service and the latest technological advancements. CEDIA has a range of resources for startups, from training to market insights, to help you discover new products and services.