On the final week of every month, we’re going to wrap up AV & systems integration news from the perspective of integrators who are clicking on articles posted to our integrator-facing sister sites, CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, & Security Sales & Integration. It’s a new feature we call “Hot Clicks Monthly,” and the hope is that it will give marketers insight into what interests this market the most.
These are the articles which received the most traffic from integrators in June of 2021:
2021 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Follow the Leaders
The CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis reflects a supplier segment that did much of the same to not only keep the industry afloat but thrive amid the pandemic. Read the full story.
Supply Crisis, ‘Extreme Price Gouging,’ Hit the Industry… What to Do?
Custom channel faces extreme supply crisis on key brands like Sonos due to shortages at sub-component level. Read it here.
A Look at Distance Learning in 2021 and Beyond
Thank You—and Goodbye—to an Industry That I Still Don’t Quite Understand
It’s tough to wrap up more than a decade of exceptional AV experiences in a single column, but it’s time for Craig MacCormack to try something new. Read more here.
FCC Ups the Ante to Ban Chinese Surveillance Gear, Other Products
Hikvision and Dahua, along with three other Chinese manufacturers, were targeted in a rulemaking order the FCC adopted in a 4-0 vote. Full story here.
Federal Ban on Facial Recognition Reintroduced; SIA Opposes, Speaks Out
The bill would also block funding for state or local government that uses biometric surveillance or facial recognition during the moratorium. Full report here.
New Research: SSI 2021 Video Surveillance Deep Dive
SSI’s latest survey covers installations, prices, profits, verticals, challenges and technologies. Download it here.
See all of our editions of Hot Clicks — including the monthly editions — here.