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Toll Brothers Adds Control4 as Home Amenity Option

National homebuilder Toll Brothers has selected pre-configured Control4 packages as an option for home buyers in certain new 'smart homes.'


Certain Toll Brothers homes will include control for lighting, HVAC, smart locks, and multiroom audio/video using pre-configured Control4 packages. The Control4 dealer network will do the installations and have access to the home buyers for potential upgrades.
Jason Knott · February 4, 2014

Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL) has been chosen by Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL) to provide pre-configured home automation packages as an option selection for home buyers.

Toll Brothers, a national builder of luxury homes in 19 states, will offer Control4 solutions to buyers of select new Toll Brothers’ homes throughout the U.S., and buyers will have access to professional and custom configuration by in-market certified Control4 specialists. Last year, Toll Brothers signed contracts to build more than 5,200 homes.

Under the agreement with Toll Brothers, prospective home buyers will be able to choose from several pre-configured Control4 automation packages. These packages feature controllers, lighting control, thermostats, smart locks, touchscreens, multiroom audio/video solutions, and smart phone and tablet accessibility. New homeowners will also have access to additional automation capability and products via the Control4 authorized dealer network.

“One of the reasons home buyers are attracted to Toll Brothers communities is that we pride ourselves on offering the latest technology and household amenities to make life more entertaining, more comfortable and more convenient,” says Richard T. Hartman, Toll Brothers’ president and chief operating officer. “From talking to our customers, we know that smart home capabilities are highly desired, and we are pleased to partner with Control4 to offer best-in-class home automation to deliver truly smart homes.”

“Today’s ‘always-connected’ consumers expect the same level of convenience and personalized control of their homes as they do of their smartphones and apps. We are thrilled to partner with Toll Brothers, a leading luxury home builder, to deliver exceptional, personalized automation experiences to new homeowners.  Our jointly-defined offerings will provide new home buyers tailored choices to best integrate Control4 automation into their new home and personal lifestyle,” says Martin Plaehn, Control4 chairman and CEO. 

Toll Brothers and Control4 will jointly market the benefits of home automation to prospective home buyers through on-site product demonstrations, videos, marketing collateral and other materials at select Toll Brothers Model Homes and Design Centers. The Control4 home automation capabilities and solutions are planned to be available at select Toll Brothers’ communities beginning later this quarter.



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Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jknott@ehpub.com

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