Home Automation for Clients—No Computer-Savvy Required

Home Automation for Clients—No Computer-Savvy Required

“How can I turn all the lights off in my house with the touch of a button?”
“How can I set my house lights to turn on 30 minutes before sunset?”

What do you say when clients ask these questions? If you try to sidestep the issue, don’t worry, we understand. While it was once true that home automation was expensive, required costly off-site contractor training and multiple trips to a job site, that’s no longer the case.

Today’s intelligent lighting solutions are much less expensive and wired exactly the same way as regular ones. Just install the devices the way you always have and then direct clients to a mobile app. The work is the sameno computer tech-savvy requiredbut the end result offers clients more control, convenience and customization.

“The consumer is driving this,” said Greg Rhoades, director of marketing for smart homes at Leviton®. “This is the future. Some of these millennials were born with an iPhone in their hand. They use Siri to order an Uber and Alexa to order Domino’s Pizza. Home automation is less about customer desire and more about expectation.

“We’re not trying to make home automation products look like something out of the Jetsons. A smart dimmer is going to look like a regular dimmer and contractors are going to wire it exactly the same way they always have,” Rhoades said.

Still nervous about taking the plunge into home automation? With prices as low as $55 for an intelligent wireless dimmer, you can test a solution at home to boost your comfort level before using it in a client project.

We offer three different types of home automation solutions for your clients.

  • Decora Smart with HomeKit™ Technology—Manage home automation through an iPad, Mac, iPod Touch or Apple TV. Use voice controls via Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant. The free Leviton Decora Smart Home app enables users to turn lights on, off, dim, fade, set motion sensors and control minimum and maximum brightness levels. Use the Apple Home app to interoperate with third-party devices like thermostats and door locks.
  • Whole House Automation—This home automation solution includes the Samsung SmartThings® hub, plus a Leviton® dimmer and switch with no monthly fees or contracts. The app enables users to turn lights on and off with a single button, set schedules and automate multiple lights with one button. Fully integrate lighting controls with other home automation devices, including door locks, thermostats and more. Use voice controls with Alexa.
  • Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi Technology— Control lights and light levels from anywhere, including remote access and scheduling capabilities. The free My Leviton app is available for iOS and Android. Control with voice via Echo, Dot, Tap or Alexa. It’s compatible with SmartThings® and Apple HomeKit™. Switchplates are available in multiple colors to match home décor.

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Leviton® has been an industry leader in home automation for more than three decades and wireless controls for a dozen years. All of our products are backed with a five-year limited warranty.

Best of all? Anytime you need assistance before, during or after a project, Leviton® is here to help! Call, email, live chat or see our online library of installation videos.