Two iconic industry brands collaborate to simplify smart home automation with an affordable, proven and reliable standards approach that helps builders sell more homes, faster
CARLSBAD, Calif., August 18, 2021 – Giving builders the premier support they need to deploy the latest smart home technology infrastructure into their new communities, Nortek Control and Alarm.com today announced the 2GIG New Home Program™ powered by Alarm.com. Designed as a comprehensive future-ready solution for production and custom homebuilders, this collaborative program ensures hassle-free compatibility by combining the industry-leading technologies in the family of 2GIG® security and home automation products with the premier smart home platform from Alarm.com. In addition to a complete ecosystem of smart home products, the 2GIG New Home Program powered by Alarm.com supports builders with an unprecedented range of tools such as community management, design center collaboration, and sales and marketing assets to ensure the builders’ success in offering the smart home experience to their buyers.
Free and completely turn-key to the builder, the program is deployed and supported by a nationwide network of certified dealers selling 2GIG products and Alarm.com service providers. This gives homebuilders access to the most cost-effective, proven smart home technology along with a simplified implementation process that doesn’t require specialized installers, allowing them to continue using their existing electrical and HVAC subcontractors for installation during construction.
Leveraging the components of both the 2GIG and Alarm.com traditional builder programs, these combined solutions include complimentary model home gear and merchandising kits, focused sales trainings for realtors and design center staff, design center displays, builder marketing toolkits, community management, self-guided model home tours and more.
“Complementing our industry-leading resources, our program gives builders a variety of technology packages they can present to their homebuyers to match their specific needs and lifestyle,” said Bret Jacob, Director of Builder Services at Nortek Control. “From smart home automation to safety and security and outdoor entertainment, each package has been thoughtfully curated to address the most requested technology needs of homebuyers today, and are the type of advanced features they will only get from professionally-installed systems. This package approach enables builders to sell homes faster while making them future-ready today for buyers.”
The Standard package that is most popular with builders provides the security system, smart thermostats, video doorbell and smart lighting. These were selected because they are the system elements homebuyers request most often in a smart home.
“With the award-winning 2GIG EDGE security and automation panel as the cornerstone of the Standard package, homebuilders can increase their competitive advantage by offering the latest technologies that allow homebuyers to personalize their new home,” Jacob continued. “We are excited to collaborate with Alarm.com in providing builders an all-inclusive platform that enables multiple property visibility in terms of secure entry, access control and scheduling that their community management dashboard provides. Homebuyers also realize benefits with the Alarm.com platform that includes self-guided tours, which allow them to schedule a tour of inventory or model homes online whenever it is convenient.”
“Alarm.com has enjoyed a long, proven history of successful integration with 2GIG products, so we are thrilled to expand the benefits of our home automation platform to the large network of dealers that sell the 2GIG brand and Alarm.com service providers who are focused on providing smart home technology to homebuilders,” said Shawn Barry, Vice President of Strategic Sales at Alarm.com. “Plus, the standards and options approach to offering technology enables builders to differentiate their projects from other new communities and used homes, giving them the competitive advantage to sell more homes, faster.”
The nationwide roll-out of the 2GIG New Home Program powered by Alarm.com will include training, presentations and displays at several upcoming home builder events in Q3 and Q4 2021, culminating with the International Builder Show in February 2022.
For more information on the 2GIG New Home Program powered by Alarm.com, please see: https://2gig.com/builder/
Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com’s technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management, and wellness solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com’s common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.
About Nortek Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential and commercial customers, serving the security, access, AI, health & wellness, control, and power/AV markets. Nortek Control and its partners have deployed more than 5 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands, the company designs solutions for national telecoms, big-box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, dealers, technology integrators and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., Nortek Control has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information, visit www.nortekcontrol.com.
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