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Jeremy J. Glowacki

Jeremy J. Glowacki

Jeremy J. Glowacki is a CEDIA Fellow and editorial director of Residential Systems and Systems Contractor News.

  • Expect New CEO to be ‘in Front of CEDIA Members All Over the World’

    September 21, 2015

    Once he officially assumes the role of CEDIA CEO and the dust clears from EXPO next month, Vin Bruno will begin to put his goals in place for the trade association. For one, he wants to help the entire CEDIA staff become more proficient in the technologies sold and installed by the association’s members.

  • For Azione Members Business is Good and Change is Coming

    March 19, 2015

    The custom install channel is right in the middle of buying group season. ProSource took place at the beginning of March, HTSA will be held in Nashville in mid April, and I just returned from the well-attended Spring Soiree in Nashville, hosted by Azione Unlimited, a buying group that seems to be hitting its stride.

  • ProSource Summit Focuses Its Members Toward Premium Offerings

    March 05, 2015

    The ProSource Summit buying group meeting kicked off in unique fashion this week at Marriot’s World Center in Orlando. The business message? Each individual within a company adds value that others in that group don’t provide. It also proved an effective way to engage the audience in the morning presentations and set the tone for the conference.

  • Register Today for the CEDIA Business Xchange Conference

    February 11, 2015

    Admittedly I’m biased about this, but you really need to register for CEDIA’s Business Xchange Conference today. Until I volunteered to serve on the planning committee for this first-time event, I had no idea how much time, energy, and passion went into such an endeavor.

  • The Custom Install Application for Microsoft’s Project HoloLens

    January 23, 2015

    Before you dismiss Microsoft’s Project HoloLens as an even lamer Google Glass (I mean, come on, it’s Microsoft!) consider the potential of an application experienced first-hand by Wired writer Jessi Hempel, who reported on the technology following her trip to the company’s Redmond, WA, campus this past October.

  • Join Me for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday

    December 09, 2014

    Whether you’re a Twitter pro or have been looking for the perfect opportunity to stick your toe in the social media pool, check out Control4’s first #SmartHomeChat on Wednesday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. EST.

  • The Day I Witnessed Crestron’s Founder Inventing Something

    November 05, 2014

    There was a great moment during my behind-the-scenes tour of Crestron’s Rockleigh, NJ, headquarters back in 2009, when company founder (and president and CEO at the time) George Feldstein joined our small tour group in the company’s cavernous R&D facility to demonstrate his latest...

  • NY Realtor Sees Re-Sale Value in Dedicated Home Theaters

    October 16, 2014

    I was surprised (and pleased) to read a counter-argument to the long-held contention that home theaters do not increase the re-sale value of a home, in the New York Times' article "Would a Home Theatre Increase the Value of My Home?"

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ELAN, Niles-Equipped Home

“With the Niles and ELAN systems in Robert’s new home, there really are no limits,” said Joe Abramo of Custom Automated Solutions.

Front House

“Before automating his entire home, Robert wanted to start small, so we only installed the theater and audio controls, where the Niles Auriel sy...

Back Yard

Abramo has since integrated the homeowner's climate controls, security, surveillance cameras, TV and video, lighting, garage doors, and driveway gates...


Abramo began installing the Niles Auriel system one week prior to the homeowner's move-in date. Abramo said it only took 30 minutes to install and fiv...


The homeowner enjoys the ability of the ELAN system to control all of his equipment from one app that he can access anywhere in the world.


The homeowner said he uses less power on climate controls, since he can shut it off when leaving and turn it back on again when leaving work, so it's ...


“The key is having a good AV/security expert you can trust,” said Robert, the homeowner. “Joe showed me things I never knew existed,...