American homebuilder Quadrant Homes that is based in Washington is expanding its technology offerings by teaming with Amazon and adding Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to their HomeSmart package.
By simply asking Alexa or using the Alexa app from their smartphone or tablet, Quadrant buyers can now play music, turn down the heat, dim lights, and more.
In 2017, Quadrant made in-home technology standard in its homes with HomeSmart, a complete home technology package that helps buyers stay comfortable, in control and connected.
Sarah Zenz, General Manager of Smart Home Services at Amazon, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Quadrant as they make smart home technology with Alexa the standard for their new homes.” Now, Quadrant homebuyers can enjoy a move-in-ready smart home and ask Alexa to turn on the lights, lock the door, among others, Zenz added.
With the expanded HomeSmart package, buyers will receive a wide offering of the latest in-home tech, including Echo Show, Echo Dot and Echo Spot.
Besides, Ring Pro Doorbell lets homeowners see, hear and speak to visitors at the door from their Echo Show, Echo Spot, smartphone, tablet or PC.
Nest 3 Thermostat learns homeowners’ preferred temperature patterns in about a week before eventually programming itself. It can be connected to Alexa so users can say, “Alexa, set the dining room to 68,” for example, to control indoor temperature.
Caseta Lighting Control works with Amazon Alexa as well, allowing homeowners to personalize lighting based on schedules, scenes and location, all with voice control.
Samsung SmartThings Hub allows users to monitor and connect wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices. Communication between the phone and home’s wirelessly connected outlets, sensors and smart accessories can be done easily, Quadrant said.
All the new homes are Wi-Fi ready and pre-wired for a router, plus an access point on each level for internet throughout the home.
To help Quadrant buyers maximize their in-home technology, a dedicated expert will provide an on-site activation appointment at no charge allowing buyers to customize tech options to fit their lifestyle. The activation also includes set-up of Alexa-enabled devices and 90 days of Amazon activation support.
“At Quadrant, we believe your home is your haven. That’s why we strive to include forward-thinking designs to create an intuitive home that responds to our buyer’s individual needs,” said Ken Krivanec, president of Quadrant Homes. “We’re continuing to build upon HomeSmart to ensure homeowners receive the latest and most innovative technology offerings in their homes.”