Control4 is collaborating with Holmes Homes and custom integrator Safe & Sound Systems, to bring whole-home automation as a standard option to a new development of entry-level homes in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A model home in the Holmes Homes development in Salt Lake City
Holmes Homes saw an opportunity to offer innovative features that customers request to help make their lives more comfortable, safe and energy efficient and developed an automation package called “The Holmes Technology Standard.”
Holmes Homes chose Control4 as the platform for their technology package and is delivering a complete Control4 home automation system to homeowners as a standard feature in an affordable new housing development in Daybreak, a sustainable community located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
“It was readily apparent in our first meeting that the Holmes Homes team had embraced the opportunity to take a leadership role and offer a complete yet affordable smart home solution to their customers,” said Jim Arnold VP of sales at Control4, “They were focused on execution and committed to launching the models in just a few weeks. The Holmes team delivered. The models opened on time and their prospective customers were delighted by the automation being offered.”
The Holmes Technology Standard package includes an IP-based security system, Control4 whole-home controller, Control4 lighting, Control4 thermostats, Kwikset ZigBee door locks, and a two-zone distributed music system with a Control4 iPod docking station.
The Control4 system also has been pre-programmed with a “Good Night” feature. A simple touch of a button closes the garage door, locks all doors and adjusts lighting and thermostat to energy efficient levels. The “Good Night” feature gives homeowners peace of mind by letting them know that the house is secure before bedtime. An Apple iPad also is included with every Holmes Smart Home, adding another layer of convenience to the Control4 system by allowing access from any room in the house or anywhere in the world.
“We believe that Control4 technology within our Smart Home designs finally brings home buying in line with the rest of our connected lives,” said Spencer Holmes, president and owner of Holmes Homes. “We believe that building smart homes will become the standard for new construction and with Control4, a Holmes Smart Home is a statement in state-of-the-art advancement in connectivity.”
Holmes Smart Homes start at $130,000.