PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Switchmate Home today announces that its premier, one-second installation smart home lighting device, Switchmate, will be compatible with Wink this fall to provide customers with additional features and control.
The patented Switchmate will integrate seamlessly with Wink, making it part of an entire smart home solution and giving customers an intuitive and easy way to communicate with their smart home globally without having the hassle of difficult and expensive installation and configuration costs.
Switchmate already allows customers to have their lights turn on automatically as they arrive home or enter rooms with the "Welcome Home" feature, as well as set timers that turn lights on and off at preferred hours.
Wink compatibility will extend Switchmate's capabilities with Wifi, so that more control can be maintained with Switchmate smart lighting, even while away from the home. In addition, Wink compatibility will allow Switchmate to integrate with additional popular smart home ecosystems.
"We're thrilled to introduce Switchmate to the Wink platform, which has been a leader in developing the smart home space, and whose corporate mission aligns well with our own – to provide customers with smart home products that are simple to enjoy, versatile and affordable," said Dean Finnegan, CEO of Switchmate Home. "Switchmate is breaking down the barriers to entry for the smart home space by delivering the first true plug-and-play, one-second installation smart lighting solution for everyone. Compatibility with Wink will bring even more customers the ability to enjoy the convenience, security, and comfort of instant automated lighting control through Switchmate."
Switchmate attaches instantly to any standard light switch (rocker or toggle) with a powerful magnetic connection that eliminates the need for complicated wiring and configuration requiring tools or expensive professional help. It will enhance peace of mind and security for Wink users who want smart lighting to be an integral part of their smart home ecosystem and desire wireless lighting control. Also, Switchmate is a great investment, since it can be conveniently moved to different switches and locations and doesn't require any changes to an existing dwelling. Finally, consumers do not have to leave behind their investment of smart home technology since Switchmate can be instantly moved, which is great for people who rent or may relocate their home.
"By introducing compatibility with Switchmate this fall, we introduce another trusted brand to the ecosystem of feature-rich, unique smart home products that work with Wink," said Matt McGovren, VP of business development and marketing, Wink. "We are excited to work with a company like Switchmate Home that understands the importance of making the smart home simple and accessible to everyone."
Availability and Pricing
Switchmate is already selling at many national retailers including Amazon.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, HSN, Fry's Electronics and Target. By late October, Switchmate will be available in over 20,000 retail storefronts in the U.S. and Canada. The MSRP is $39.99.
Founded in 2016, Switchmate Home LLC is dedicated to making smart home devices so simple that the mass market consumer can finally enjoy the lifestyle improvements of smart home technology without the hassle and complexity of existing systems. Switchmate is the company's first smart home product and the industry's first one-second installation instant automated lighting solution that can be used with absolutely no configuration, tools, wiring, or Wifi. Visit www.switchmatehome.com for more information.