By CE Pro Editors · May 9, 2018 • Amazon partners with national homebuilder Lennar to create Alexa-enabled smart homes in select cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
By Joseph Kolchinsky · August 2, 2017 • When paired with Lennar’s decision to utilize Amazon Home Services for installation, the builder’s sharp reduction in low voltage cabling reinforces the notion that it sees a traditional path to the smart home, the CEDIA channel, as outdated.
By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017 • Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · July 7, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2006 • Best Buy is going to sell a packaged solution of Media Center plus home automation by Lifeware. Literally, it's a package -- a box that is shipped to the customer and later installed by Best Buy. We have all the details and plenty of opinions on the matter.