DSC offers smart home kits to builders
DSC has launched a new program geared towards home builders and developers looking to deliver smart home security and technology to homeowners.
By SP&T Staff
The program is comprised of two tiers – The Model Home Program and The Community Program. Both offer home security and automation packages which include features such as lighting and temperature control as well as appliance control with Z-Wave smart sockets through DSC’s PowerSeries Neo scalable hybrid wireless platform.
“The introduction of these programs provides builders and their security installation partners with convenient access to the latest smart home solutions, which is what savvy home buyers are asking for today,” said Tim Myers, product line director – intrusion, Tyco Security Products.
A recent market pulse survey from TecHome Builder states that 70 per cent of the builders surveyed in 2015 installed alarm systems in their homes and 77 per cent intend to install them by 2017. The survey also showed that 43 per cent of home builders currently install home automation systems and 58 per cent intend to install them by 2017.
The Model Home Program provides homebuilders with a 50 per cent reduction on the products purchased to showcase as part of a model home and to demonstrate the type of security systems and associated interactive features available to homeowners. The kit, based on the PowerSeries Neo hybrid technology platform, features a keypad, four door/window contacts, and a motion sensor.
The Community Program is designed to provide the security installer and builder with reduced pricing based upon the size of the new home construction project and the number of systems that will be installed.
Both programs feature DSC’s PowerSeries Neo, a flexible hybrid intrusion platform that offers a wide range of PowerG-based devices. DSC Intrusion Security products are part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco.