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Sep 4, 2012 10:52 AM

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For many homeowners, knowing where to start and what possibilities can be achieved when embarking on a home technology project is hard. Whether they are building a new home, remodeling or upgrading the technologies in their current home, having inspiration is key to achieving their dream project.

The new dedicated CEDIA Consumer site, that launched in June, provides consumer and design and build professionals with a go-to resource to learn about the every changing home technology market. has a fantastic tool that pools inspiration and will help get the creative juices pumping. Featuring work done by CEDIA Members, the Inspiration Gallery gives site visitors a chance to search through projects in a variety of ways including: solution, room, style, location, theme, size and budget.

Each project has a complete outline of what it took to achieve the specific outcome, including technology used, businesses involved in the project, and a photo gallery with different angles. With options to pin on Pinterest, “like” on Facebook, Tweet, and email, CEDIA members have the opportunity to get their work shared organically through a consumer’s social networks.

Homeowners who like to research before they buy are now more likely to land at, where they’ll find information that helps them understand the possibilities – and the complexities – involved in home technology systems. Visitors to the site will see informative blog posts with titles like What’s New in Home Automation, a glossary of common home tech buzzwords and more.

The Plan Your Project section is designed to help consumers get a better understanding of what they might want out of a home technology system. The section includes a checklist of what to consider along with advice on what steps a homeowner can take to help ensure a successful project.

CEDIA members are positioned as the trusted resource throughout the site. As always, the finder service is on every project page so visitors can take the next step to finding the right ESC to help them achieve their dreams. The finder service has been re-tooled to allow users to search by location, areas of expertise and certifications/credentials. Each CEDIA member company now has a unique landing page they can customize with their logo, photos of their work and details about their company.

The revamped and refreshed is one of the newest perks of being a CEDIA member, and it was designed with the #1 goal of delivering traffic to your door. Check your company’s listing by running a search at This site is just the beginning. CEDIA will continue to build upon this new website and work to keep it rich with content and new resources, and optimized to generate traffic for the Finder Service and ultimately leads for your business. Learn about other CEDIA member benefits at

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