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TechHome Referral Database
Find an Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC) in your area to get your homes rated! CEA's member network of reputable installation professionals will work with you to provide a complete range of new services, enhance your reputation as a tech-savvy, forward-looking builder, and put you at the forefront for the TechHome Rating System curve. The ESC will be happy to answer your questions, assess your housing inventory's current structured wiring infrastructure or install new infrastructure. Upon completion, your homes will have TechHome Ratings that can be used in your sales and marketing efforts.

CEA TechHome Symbols For Blueprint Design and Technology Specification
TechHome Symbols offer a simple, yet powerful way to communicate home technology on architectural drawings. Standardized symbols allow architects, designers, builders and system integrators to share information, making home technology planning and design easy. CEA members receive a $50 discount on their purchase of the CEA TechHome Symbols CD or electronic download.

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Market Research
CEA's market research department provides valuable data to help you keep on top of trends in the consumer electronics (CE) industry. With more than 500 reports and 20 unique consumer studies created each year, CEA research is widely recognized as the authoritative source for CE market data. Here are the top studies for the home technology industry:
  • The Annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study (2013) updates builders' offerings and installations of home technologies in new homes. The study examines who installs technologies and the impact installations have on builder revenues. Having an understanding of the importance of technology in today's new homes provides insight into the housing industry as a whole, especially in a challenging housing market.
  • Trends in MRAV Usage (2009) Consumers have a growing demand for accessing their digital content anywhere, anytime, whether it's on the go or in the home. CEA's recent Trends in MRAV Usage study predicts multi-room audio/video hardware wholesale revenues will once again grow in the coming year. But what impact will the uncertain housing market have on MRAV system ownership? Do consumers prefer pre-installed or after-market MRAV systems? What is the average profile of a MRAV owner? This study answers these questions and more.
  • Home Technologies and Energy Efficiency: A Look At Behaviors, Issues and Solutions (2009)study found that consumers are concerned about home energy costs and are taking steps to reduce their monthly bill. But what steps are they taking? Consumers are reducing home energy costs, the role energy efficiency has in purchasing new products and the awareness consumers have of home energy efficiency options. Home builders (large and small), custom integrators, manufacturers and developers of home technology and energy efficient solutions can benefit from this body of research.
CEA members access our latest market research studies for free on our Members-only website. Non-members may purchase studies through the CEA store.

TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards
The Mark of Excellence Awards program, presented by CEA's TechHome Division, recognizes the best in custom home electronics products, services, and installed technology. Each year, manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators enter to compete in award categories for this coveted honor judged by independent experts within the industry.

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