Dave Hanchette

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Legrand Home Systems said Thursday that it has promoted three executives, all of whom will report to Doug Fikse. 

Legrand’s Home Systems Division, parent of the Legrand, Vantage and Bticino brands, used the venue of a renovated 6,000-square-foot luxury duplex in New York City’s Tribeca district to show off its latest home control and automation systems and products.

Savvy installers and integrators are leveraging the communications bonanza that residential structured wiring provides. By Brian Ploskina&000;&000; For more than a decade, builders have contracted with integrators to wire homes with next-generation cabling capable of delivering high-speed internet, high-definition television, whole home audio and more. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), nearly one million homes were built with structured wiring inside them last year. But most of the structured cabling cans that hold the components for home entertainment and security are half-empty, says Mark Cerasuolo, director of brand development for Leviton Integrated Networking and Controls. In the basement, he says, you'll find "large

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