New outstanding features to be included in standard technology packages
Horsham, PA, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, and TBI Smart Home Solutions, its security and technology ancillary, is introducing new standard technology in their homes across the country. Beginning July 1, all homes entering into a sales agreement will include keyless entry by Baldwin, Wi-Fi thermostats by Carrier, and Wi-Fi garage control, along with either a Wi-Fi prewire or full Wi-Fi package (select areas). Previously sold as options, prospective buyers will now receive these devices as a part of the outstanding features included in their new home.
“As smart home technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds, we are positioning Toll Brothers homeowners with an ideal platform that will both enable them to access their most basic technology needs, and easily enhance their own smart home with custom options suited to their family’s preferences,” explains Felicia Ratka, President, TBI Smart Home Solutions.
Toll Brothers has partnered with Alarm.com and Control4 to design foundational technology packages for new homes. Each of the new Outstanding Features can be used alone via the manufacturer’s app, or will easily integrate into either the Alarm.com or the Control4 platform. While both platforms support voice control from Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home Assistant, voice control is just one of many user interfaces offered with these platforms. “We want to offer our buyers a complete smart home experience, one that goes beyond voice control alone, where all the connected devices speak to each other. We’ve carefully selected our products and platforms based on this approach,” says Ratka.
Alarm.com has been a leader in home security, reinventing the industry with the first interactive security solution in 2000, the creation of the first smart home as a service solution in 2007, and being the first to market the innovation in 2011. Alarm.com continues to define the next generation of smart home technology, creating the first smart home app for the Apple Watch in 2015 and leading as the platform of choice for security providers worldwide. TBI Smart Home Solutions began offering Alarm.com services in 2014, and currently provides alarm monitoring for more than 10,000 Toll Brothers homes, 3,000 of which are on the Alarm.com platform. Control4 is the largest home automation provider in the world and has been partnered with Toll Brothers for whole house entertainment and audio solutions since 2014. In addition to pioneering the smart home of today, Control4 creates the ultimate audio/video experience and integrates with Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Sonos, and more. Through an easy-to-use interface family members can watch television, share their entire movie library, and stream video and satellite channels throughout the home, without the need for additional video sources or bulky cable in each room. Music lovers can experience high-resolution audio where family members can listen to the same playlist throughout the house or choose their own music in the room of their choice.
“Toll Brothers is unrivaled in options available to new home buyers, among them a wide selection of security and smart home solutions. Since no two home buyers live the same life, each buyer should be able to choose what matters to them most,” says Ratka. “By offering brand-agnostic platforms which are scalable, Toll Brothers home buyers can easily build the smart home of their dreams today, but know that it can grow with them in the future.”
Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 500 company founded in 1967, embraces an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. Toll Brothers is currently building in 20 states nationwide and is a publicly owned company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL).
For four years in a row, Toll Brothers has been ranked the #1 Home Builder Worldwide on the Fortunemagazine “World’s Most Admired Companies®” list.* Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDERmagazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.
Toll Brothers proudly supports the communities in which it builds; among other philanthropic pursuits, the Company now sponsors the Toll Brothers — Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world.
Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management 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.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with over 11,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 101 countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes over 5,200 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
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*From Fortune magazine, February 1, 2018 ©2018 Time Inc. Fortune and The World's Most Admired Companies are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. Fortune and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of Toll Brothers, Inc.
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