One the nation’s leading homebuilders is looking to make its homes a whole lot smarter. Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B) and Ring, a division of Amazon, have announced the creation of “Lennar Communities Connected by Ring,” a suite of connected home products in new Lennar homes managed by the Ring app.
Lennar Communities Connected by Ring aims to bring security and smart home amenities together in a single suite. Homes in will start with the Ring Alarm security system and Ring Video Doorbell Pro, integrating technologies from Level, eero, Moen, Honeywell Home by Resideo and myQ smart garage technology.
Homeowners can control their compatible locks, garage door, thermostat and alarms, as well as get alerts for leak detection in one app – the Ring app. Additional compatible devices can also be added and customized to each family’s unique needs.
“Technology and innovation are a core focus of Lennar’s homebuilding and financial services platforms,” says Lennar executive chairman Stuart Miller.
“Through our LENx technology division, we have invested in and innovated with best-in-class brands to re-imagine important elements of the home purchase, finance, and living experience. Our strategic relationships with Ring, Alloy, Level, Moen, eero and others in developing connected communities are an important extension of our strategy. In particular, we strongly believe that the simplicity and security focus of Ring coupled with the company’s aggressive innovation cycle is quickly becoming the industry standard,” says Miller.
“Technology permeates every aspect of our lives and our goal in building it into our homes is to enhance the way families live for years to come. Ring’s mission of making neighborhoods safer aligns perfectly with ours – not only by connecting neighbors to one another, but also bringing an entire suite of smart home products together in an intelligent way that simplifies life rather than complicating it.”
“At Ring we want to continue raising the bar for innovation in community security, and we’re thrilled to work with Lennar to create a secure, connected lifestyle for homebuyers,” says Jamie Siminoff, founder and chief inventor at Ring, which was acquired by Amazon back in 2018. “By building entire communities of connected homes, we are able to bring neighbors together like never before. This collaboration offers an opportunity for homebuyers to live in a home that is designed to adapt specifically to their unique needs while enabling a connected experience across the entire community.”
The Connected Home by Lennar will be offered nationwide as part of Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included program, which incorporates the most desired features in every new home as standard. Included with these homes are:
Ring — A flexible and expandable Ring Alarm security system, featuring Ring Video Doorbell Pro, contact sensors for doors and windows, a keypad, motion sensors, and a smoke and carbon monoxide listener. Additionally, Ring smart lights and other compatible smart devices can be added and controlled via the Ring app;
Level — Level’s invisible smart locks can be accessed via touch, smartphone, a key card, or a regular key;
eero — Featuring Wi-Fi 6, eero Pro 6 offers the latest W-Fi technology delivering faster speeds, higher performance, and better support;
Moen — The Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff is a smart leak detection and water monitoring device that provides 24/7 protection and can automatically turn off the water to the home if a leak or risk are detected. Lennar is the first major homebuilder to include Flo by Moen as a standard feature;
Resideo — A Honeywell Home smart thermostat that can be adjusted from anywhere;
LiftMaster myQ Smart Garage Control — LiftMaster’s myQ Smart Garage Control allows homeowners to control, secure and monitor the garage door from anywhere in the world;
Alloy SmartHome — Self-guided tour technology, enabled by Alloy SmartHome, that enables customer access to homes to allow for independent, flexible home tours.
Lennar installs the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Level smart locks, Flo by Moen, MyQ garage door opener and Honeywell Home smart thermostat during construction while the other devices and services are left as a DIY installation for the homebuyer to do. The eero app walks a homeowner through setup f the wireless network. The Ring Alarm system is expandable.
“As LENx has across many facets of real estate – from the sales process to title, insurance and escrow – Lennar Communities Connected by Ring has set a new standard in delivering the smartest home in the most simple and convenient way,” says Eric Feder, LENx Managing General Partner. “What people expect from technology is that it opens new doors or removes old obstacles so they can focus on what’s important to them. That informs every investment and collaboration at LENx. Lennar Communities Connected by Ring keeps homeowners connected to the things and people that matter most to them.”