Brilliant, a developer of smart home control, smart lighting, and home automation systems, has launched a new “install it anywhere” plugin version of its popular Smart Home Control Panels.
The company says the new product allows all homeowners, renters, and professional installers to transform any house or apartment into a smart one with a touchscreen-based control and automation system that controls popular smart home products.
Brilliant’s original lineup of Smart Home Control Panels, which first shipped in October of 2018, were designed to install in select light switch locations throughout a home and hardwire into a standard electrical box with a neutral and ground wire. According to the company, this installation method made it easy and affordable for most people to add a control system to their home.
Brilliant says its new Plugin provides several benefits that include:
- People who live in older homes with no neutral or ground wires
- Apartment residents who can’t access their electrical panel to shut off power to perform a safe Brilliant installation
- People uncomfortable with swapping out a light switch for a Brilliant Control Panel and hardwiring Brilliant into an electrical box
- Professional installers and security dealers not licensed to perform electrical installations.
Priced at $399, the new Plugin Home Control Panel now makes it possible for anyone to add the Brilliant smart home experience to any home, advancing Brilliant’s mission to turn every home into an easy-to-use smart home. The Plugin Panel can be mounted on any wall using screws and includes a power cable and adapter that plugs into any power outlet. The cable can be routed on the wall’s surface or hidden from view with an in-wall installation.
“We’re excited to bring this new plug-in model to the Brilliant Home Control Panel lineup, providing more flexibility for installation and expanding the addressable market for complete smart home control systems at an affordable price,” says Aaron Emigh, CEO and founder of Brilliant.
“A plugin version of our home control panel has long been a top request from consumers interested in the smart home, especially those that live in rentals or older homes, as well as from the professional installer and security dealer communities – and now it’s finally here.”
Brilliant explains that in order to achieve the goal of delivering a true smart home experience it provides numerous ways to control and automate a home: intuitive smart home-specific touchscreen menus, built-in voice control, customizable home automation scenes, programmable touch sliders/switches, and a single app to control the entire home.
Brilliant controls the most popular smart home products from companies like Ring, Google Nest, Sonos, Philips Hue, Kwikset, Schlage, Yale, August, Honeywell Home, Resideo, ecobee, TP-Link, Samsung SmartThings, Genie, Hunter Douglas, Somfy and more.
Additionally, the Brilliant plugin functions as a whole home lighting system with built-in motion detection, which can be expanded with Brilliant Smart Dimmer Switches and Smart Plugs, an audio/video intercom system to communicate with people in different rooms, and an alarm system controller when paired with a Resideo Security System. It also offers built-in Amazon Alexa voice control with visual responses and integrates with Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit/Siri.