MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today announced a strategic partnership with Samsung SmartThings, offering a powerful yet affordable automation solution through distribution partners and the professional dealer marketplace. The pre-packaged bundle, part number STKIT-000, includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, a Leviton VRMX1 Z-Wave Dimmer, and a Leviton VRS15 Z-Wave Switch at a reduced price. Additionally, stocking orders of common Leviton Z-Wave attachment devices, including plug-in modules, will be offered at a special price to distributors and builders.
SmartThings offers an open ecosystem of devices and services in which wireless Leviton devices fit perfectly. Comprehensive integrations, thanks to Z-Wave and ZigBee chipsets, allow a wide variety of smart devices to be automated and connected devices including light switches to be voice controlled with Google Home and with Amazon Alexa-enabled products like Echo, Tap, and Dot. It also provides easy integration with wireless Leviton lighting controls, fan controls, 15A switches, plug-in load controls, heavy-duty loads controls for compressors as well as generators, sensors, and thermostats. The mesh networking technologies allow for installations in larger homes with dozens of integrated attachment devices for whole house automation.
While the strategic partnership to offer a combined Hub, Dimmer, and Switch bundle is unique, Leviton offers high quality and reliable Z-Wave products in the expansive Vizia RF + product line as popular attachments to many popular DIY, professional installed automation and smart security system manufacturers. SmartThings and Leviton have previously partnered for sales promotions, support initiatives, and co-marketing efforts. The partnership is now enhanced with a bundled product solution that's perfect for professional builders, electricians, and integrators, allowing them to quickly make any home a smart home. Additional ongoing enhancements will include advanced certification of new products and features, additional support articles embedded into the SmartThings app, installation and setup videos for professionals on Leviton support websites, and in-person training at distributor locations.
"For many Leviton professional customers, the SmartThings relationship represents an approachable automation solution that they can easily understand and quickly implement. They've been installing Leviton Z-Wave devices, often stand-alone or with professional grade control systems, for years," said Richard Westfall, vice president and general manager of Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation. "For the more advanced custom integrators, this is a value offering for customers that desire a low-cost, simple to use system complete with popular integrations including Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice control, locks, cameras, thermostats, doorbell systems, sensors and more with the Works with SmartThings program."
"At SmartThings, we're working to bring a diverse ecosystem of connected devices and services to users so they can create a smart home that fits within their unique lifestyle," said Brett Worthington, General Manager for Americas and Vice President of Global Business Development, SmartThings. "This partnership and bundle with Leviton, along with special pricing through Leviton's distribution channel, brings smart home options to an even wider market, including builders and other professionals."
The bundled kits as well as wireless accessory devices are available via distribution. For more information, please visit www.leviton.com/smartthings.
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.
SmartThings gives people freedom of choice in the connected devices and services they use in their homes. With an open platform and a thriving ecosystem of partners, SmartThings creates infinite possibilities for people to add a little smartness to their things. SmartThings is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
Works with SmartThings
SmartThings is the brain of your smart home, connecting wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and making them work together. SmartThings works with devices from more than 35 partners, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Visit www.SmartThings.com/Works-with-SmartThings to see the full list of compatible devices.
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