Stu Tisdale is Director of Product Management, ADI Americas.
With increased focus on automation, remote control and the connected home, Z-Wave based solutions are creating new growth opportunities across the market. The integration of systems has become increasingly popular, and the explosion of smartphones and tablets and the advancement in apps continue to drive demand. Z-Wave technology has opened a new space for dealers to capture additional revenue streams, and ADI offers a full line of Z-Wave based products from some of the best brands in the industry.
To showcase our connected home technologies and give dealers an opportunity to demo the latest products through interactive displays, ADI launched a connected home branch display at the Bohemia, NY location. The store-within-a-store concept introduces dealers to Z-wave enabled smarthome technologies, and lets them see, touch, and test drive products before presenting them to customers.
What Will You Find in the Connected Home Branch Display?
The display features more than 50 products and the solutions represented include security, video surveillance, lighting controls, locks, thermostats, garage door sensors and controls, water sensors and valve controls, and window shade controls. This model helps dealers understand how to integrate security systems with home automation, offer hands-free remote control, and provide a solution that lets users stay connected to their home or office.
ADI will use the connected home display to host training events to provide dealers with a hands-on learning experience. In addition, connected home training seminars are at all the ADI Expo events throughout the year, and connected home training opportunities are also at the branch locations across North America.
The Honeywell products currently featured in the Connected Home Branch Display include the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch with Wi-Fi and Voice Control, Honeywell LYNX Touch 5200 and 7000 Touchscreens, Honeywell Z-Wave Thermostat, and Honeywell Indoor and Outdoor IP Cameras. The display is part of a pilot program and ADI plans to bring this home automation prototype to additional locations across North America.