Control4 Collaborates with Holmes Homes to Bring Affordable Automation to New Housing Development

Holmes Homes is one of the first production builders in the U.S. to bring automation to an entry-level home as a standard option.

Oct 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from Control4

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based home control systems, is collaborating with Holmes Homes, an award-winning new home builder dedicated to providing quality homes, and custom integrator Safe & Sound Systems, to bring whole-home automation as a standard option to a new development of entry-level homes in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Holmes Homes saw an opportunity to offer innovative features that customers request to help make their lives more comfortable, safe and energy efficient and developed a unique package called 'The Holmes Technology Standard'. Holmes Homes chose Control4 as the platform for this innovative offering and is delivering a complete Control4 home automation system to homeowners as a standard feature in an affordable new housing development in Daybreak, a sustainable community located near Salt Lake City, Utah.

"It was readily apparent in our first meeting that the Holmes Homes team had embraced the opportunity to take a leadership role and offer a complete yet affordable smart home solution to their customers," says Jim Arnold VP of Sales at Control4, "They were focused on execution and committed to launching the models in just a few weeks. The Holmes team delivered. The models opened on time and their prospective customers were delighted by the automation being offered."

The Holmes Technology Standard package includes a IP-based security system, Control4® whole-home controller, Control4® lighting, Control4® thermostats, Kwikset®  ZigBee door locks and a 2-zone distributed music system with a Control4® iPod docking station. The Control4® system has also been pre-programmed with a "Good Night" feature. A simple touch of a button closes the garage door, locks all doors and adjusts lighting and thermostat to energy efficient levels. The "Good Night" feature gives homeowners peace of mind by letting them know that the house is secure before bedtime. An Apple iPad™ is also included with every Holmes Smart Home, adding another layer of convenience to the Control4® system by allowing access from any room in the house or anywhere in the world.

"We believe that Control4® technology within our Smart Home designs finally brings home buying in line with the rest of our connected lives," says Spencer Holmes, President and Owner of Holmes Homes, "We believe that building smart homes will become the standard for new construction and with Control4, a Holmes Smart Home is a statement in state-of-the-art advancement in connectivity."

Holmes Smart Homes start at just $130,000. For more information on Holmes Smart Homes visit

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Control4, a leading provider of the operating system for the smart home, delivers intelligent control over consumer electronics products, appliances and networking systems through an easy-to-use and intuitive software interface. Founded in 2003, the company delivers affordable automation of lighting, music, video, thermostat, security, and energy management systems through more than 1,900 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 70 countries. With the most intelligent, open and affordable control solution on the market, Control4 is the platform of choice for major consumer electronics companies, residential homes, businesses and utilities that require an intelligent, open and affordable control solution.

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