CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Visit the CES 2016 website.

CES Preview Article by Len Calderone – Another Year, Another Great CES Coming!

This article will assist you in finding what you are interested in at CES.

  • What is at CES
  • Must See & Do’s at CES
  • HomeToys Sponsors to Visit
  • News From the Show – Updated Often – Send us your news releases
  • Other articles and features about CES from around the Internet

At CES 2016:

  • Explore thousands of new audio, video, control, networking, and lighting products – Search Exhibitor List:
  • Connect with industry manufacturers and thousands of like-minded peers ready to talk shop.
  • Conference Sesssions – From keynote addresses to conference sessions and from events to awards—CES has got it all.

Here are some must sees for the Home Automation Industry attendees of this years CES:

SMART HOME Marketplace:  SANDS Level 2

Smarter and more efficient homes increase daily, accelerated by the smartphones and tablets interacting with the myriad of connected objects and devices. From basic security monitoring or more customized access to appliances, lighting, window coverings, irrigation, entertainment systems and more – homeowners are enjoying more convenience and more comfort.
See who will be exhibiting in the SMART HOME Marketplace:


HDMI Marketplace:  LVCC, South Hall 1

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), the world standard for connecting consumer electronics products and devices, comes to life on the show floor through an array of media displays. Using a single, intelligent cable, to connect home theater systems without multiple cables and cords, video and audio quality is uncompromised.  See the innovators slated for the CES 2016 show floor in this Marketplace.

Global Technology Marketplace:  Westgate and Sands, Level 1, Hall G

See more than 800 exhibitors showcase innovative technologies and products from around the world, demonstrating that CES is truly an international show.  Check out who’s exhibiting in this unique Marketplace for CES 2016.


Shark Tank Open Call

Doors Open: 7 AM; Wristbands: 8-10 AM
Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed, business-themed show is searching for the best Entrepreneurs with the best businesses and products that America has to offer. If you’ve got a great product or business, then Shark Tank is for you. An open call with the show’s casting team will take place at CES at The Venetian, 3344 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 on January 7, 2016. Numbered wristbands will be distributed from 8 AM-10 AM. Only those with a wristband will be seen. Interviews will take place all day until everybody who received a wristband has been seen. Bring a completed application, which can be downloaded at abc.com/sharktank.


Mark of Excellence Reception

The Mark of Excellence awards recognize the best in custom integration and installed technology. Each year, manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators enter to compete in over 30 award categories for this coveted honor. 


Hardware Battlefield

Competition: Wednesday, January 6- Thursday, January 7
Finalists Announced: Friday, January 8
TechCrunch is bringing its premiere startup launch competition to CES. Over the course of three days, 15 startups will reveal a brand-new product for the first time to a panel of industry experts and investors while competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy. The must-see competition can be watched live at CES on TechCrunch’s stage in the Sands, Level 2. You can see the finalists’ products in the TechCrunch display within Eureka Park in the Sands, Level 1, #81339.

Visit HomeToys.com Sponsors at the show:

Leviton Security & Automation



Luxul – Booth #20836


MIddle Atlantic Products – Booth #20836



GreenPeak Technologies – Booth #70923



Bryston, LTD – Venetian Tower – Suite 29-308


Check out HomeToys.com Special CES Newspage packed full of all the Press Releases and product announcements from this years event.

Here are some HomeToys related Press releases to get you started:

  • Yale Joins Partners at CES 2016 To Demonstrate New IoT Technologies and Products
  • Nortek Security & Control Showcases First Z-Wave and Thread Smart Home Demo at CES 2016
  • HomeGrid Forum Powerline Technology boosting capabilities for the Connected Home at CES 2016
  • CastleOS Presents Industry Leading Voice Controlled Smart Home Hub at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
  • Technology Connects. Industries Collaborate. Innovation Betters the World at CES 2016
  • Nortek Security & Control Next Generation 2GIG GC3 Home Security and Automation Platform Takes Center Stage at CES 2016
  • FIBARO Unveils Gesture Control Pad for the Smart Home at CES 2016
  • FIBARO Adds Ultra Smart Lighting Device to Connected Home Ecosystem
  • Connecting the Home and Car: Control4 Debuts Concept at CES 2016
  • Insteon Showcases Comprehensive Home Automation Capabilities at CES 2016
  • Schlage® Announces New Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt Features, Showcases Schlage Control™ Smart Locks at 2016 International CES
  • UniKey Evolves Smart Home Technology with Homogenous Controls
  • Kwikset Introduces 2nd Gen Kevo Touch-to-Open Smart Lock with Sleeker Design and Added Security Features
  • Sony Introduces Home Audio Products to Provide New Connected Listening Experiences
  • Securifi Introduces Almond 3 – The Most Robust Touchscreen Wireless Router and Smart Home Hub To Hit the Market
  • WaterCopPRO Integrated and WaterCop Z-Wave® to be displayed in NGHTV’s “Smart Home” at the 2016 CES and IBS+KBIS Home Shows
  • Nortek Security & Control Introduces Integrated Proactive Wellness Solution
  • D-Link Expands the mydlink® Home Ecosystem With Wi-Fi Based Alarm Detector
  • GreenPeak Showcases ZigBee And Thread Multi-Channel Radio Chip At CES
  • Lowe’s Announces Professional Monitoring for Iris Smart Home Solution
  • BeON Home Announces Expanded Availability and Compatibility of Industry-First Smart Preventative Security System at CES 2016
  • ZigBee Alliance Creating End-to-End IoT Product Development Solution that Brings Its Industry-Leading Applications Library to Thread Group’s IP Network Protocol
  • Domotz to Debut Affordable Home Monitoring and Tech Support System for the Connected Home at CES 2016
  • Intelligent Water Management to Showcase BrainPipes™ at CES 2016
  • Amped Wireless Debuts First Long Range, High Power Wi-Fi HD Cameras with up to 3X the Range
  • Vivint Smart Home Unveils First Indoor Camera with One-Touch Callout
  • GreenPeak Showcases ZigBee And Thread Multi-Channel Radio Chip At CES
  • IoT Will Drive Consumer Tech Industry to $287 Billion in Revenues, an All-Time High, According to Consumer Technology Association
  • D-Link Expands the mydlink® Home Ecosystem With Wi-Fi Based Alarm Detector
  • Blink and You’re at CES with the Next Big Thing in Smart Home Monitoring — 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree, Blink
  • Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, Sound United Brands, Add Wireless Surround Sound and More Music Services to its Wireless Music System Offerings
  • NodOn® Presents EYE – World’s First Smoke Sensor To Take CES Innovation Award
  • LG Advances Smart Home Ecosystem With Smart ThinQ Hub At CES 2016
  • iLuv Unveils Portable Speakers, Connected Home Innovations at CES 2016
  • Axiim Previews New Wireless Entertainment System at CES 2016
  • Parks Associates Examines Consumer Concerns regarding Data Privacy and Device Security at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2016
  • Essence Partners with GetSafe to Bring WeR@Home™ to U.S. Consumers
  • Nortek Security & Control Unveils New Smart Home Safety Devices at CES 2016
  • Tyco Security Products Brings Connected Home Solutions to CES 2016 Premiere
  • Universal Electronics Redefines Home Entertainment Control and Sensor Technology at CES 2016
  • Pass Labs Delivering New Xs Phono Preamplifier
  • GreenPeak Family@Home Solution Transforms the Smart House into a Smart Home
  • During the next CES 2016, BeeWi will display its connected Water Control product.
  • LG to Unveil LG SIGNATURE Premium Lineup at CES 2016
  • During the next CES 2016, BeeWi will display its connected Water Control product.
  • Pass Labs Delivering New Xs Phono Preamplifier
  • GreenPeak Family@Home Solution Transforms the Smart House into a Smart Home
  • ETwater Responds to POTUS Call for Technology Innovation on Building a Sustainable Water Future
  • LG To Unveil New Version Of Popular webOS Smart TV Platform At CES 2016
  • Nortek Security & Control Launches Irrigation Controller, Water Flow and Flood Detector at CES 2016
  • Tend Named As CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree In Smart Home Category
  • Letv to Make Highly Anticipated Debut at CES; Will Show World’s Largest 4K Ultra HD TV
  • GreenPeak Launches Next Generation Wireless Led Lighting Solution
  • French Company to Introduce Home Security and Connectivity Devices Google+ Share with LinkedIn
  • LG Expands U.S. Audio Line With New Wireless Sound Bars, X-Boom Systems
  • Optoma invites you to Project Your Passion at CES 2016
  • LG Strengthens U.S. Projector Lineup With Bluetooth Connectivity, Slimmer Design
  • Bluetooth SIG Announces Finalists in Fourth Annual Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards
  • Rise of USB Type-C Connector Drives Growth in DisplayPort Standard Adoption, VESA Membership
  • Oomi by Fantem Receives Award for Their Innovative Approach to Smart Home
  • TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Announces Startup Battlefield Competitors
  • Yamaha MusicCast Network Receiver
  • Dare to Enter ABC’s “Shark Tank” at CES 2016
  • Control4 Named as CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree
  • Internet of Things, connected entertainment, and smart home a key focus at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES 2016

Other must read articles about CES from around the internet.

CNet – The Smart Home Gadgets of CES (Pictures)
The Verge – Where was Google’s smart home at CES?
The Verge – CES Day 1 is over and the trends are already clear
TechSpective – LG And Samsung battle for smart home leadership
TV Technolgy – Video Still Shines at CES
PCWorld – Over-the-air 4K TV demo planned for CES
CNET – CES 2016 TV tech: 4K yawns, high dynamic range dawns
VentureBeat – Marketers: 5 technologies you should watch for at CES
From Pocket-Lint – CES 2016: The best TVs, tablets, smartphones and tech to expect at the world’s largest trade show
CloudWedge – Family Tech Summit Planned for CES 2016
HomeToys – CES Preview Article by Len Calderone – Another Year, Another Great CES Coming!
From Video Ink – Waywire Partners With CTA To Launch Curated CES Video Channel