Homebuilders

All In Homebuilders
Delos home installation

Delos Partners with InstallerNet to Expand Wellness Reach

Announced during IBS, the nationwide service will provide certified technicians to install and support Delos’ DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence platform.

Arlen Schweiger · January 22, 2020

Is There Growing Builder Backlash to ‘Smart Homes’?

Homebuilders are dangerously being advised they are ‘dumb’ for not constructing ‘smart homes,’ and providing Wi-Fi is their only requirement.

Jason Knott · April 25, 2019

Control4 Reports Record Revenues, but Stock Plunges … Why?

Smart-home maker Control4 reaps a record $71.6M in revenues for Q3 2018, beats on earnings, reports strong home builder adoption … but CTRL shares tumble on lowered Q4 guidance.

Jason Knott · November 06, 2018

Control4 Pushes ‘Long Game’ of Expanding Smart Home Market, Awareness

Control4’s Certified Showroom program, CA-1 controller for builders, Intercom Anywhere and expanded BakPak initiatives help feed integrator pipeline.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2018

Home Builders, Lighting Control Industry Beg: No More AFCI Mandates!

More arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) in homes have been proposed for NEC 2020, but the NAHB argues it won’t improve safety, and home-tech integrators bemoan dimming issues and nuisance trips.

Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2017

Legrand Lighting Controls Selected for Major New-Home Development in Fla.

Neal Communities to install Legrand’s P&S electrical products, lighting controls and specialty outlets in 1,200 Sarasota-area homes per year, with Legrand Radiant lighting offered as upgrade.

CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017

In Defense of Lennar’s Wi-Fi Smart Home Strategy: ‘Wireless is the Future’

Most home-tech experts applaud Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ program, but not the builder’s mostly-wireless approach to the smart home. Still, some pros defend the homebuilder for being ‘progressive thinkers.’

Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2017

Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ Homes: Going All-Wireless is ‘Big Disservice’

Lennar’s commitment to ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ homes is a ‘great start’, but tech industry criticizes #2 builder for nixing future-ready wiring in 25,000+ new homes per year.

Julie Jacobson · July 07, 2017

Lennar Begins Construction on Wi-Fi Certified Smart Homes Powered by Ruckus, Amazon

Lennar’s Wi-Fi Certified Home Designs will include Ruckus Wi-Fi, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings and other smart home brands like Ring, Honeywell, Lutron and Sonos.

Lisa Montgomery · June 21, 2017

Realtors Becoming Obsolete Without Smart Home Tech for On-Demand Home Buyers

NterNow, a platform that enables on-demand home buyers to check out homes for sale, is just the beginning of a revolution of home buying and selling in the digital age, which will change the business models of traditional Realtors.

Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2017