Lagotek(R) and Interactive Home to Install Home Automation Systems in New Lennar Community
BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- Lagotek and Interactive Home's shared vision of automation in every home becomes reality this year when the Lagotek Home Intelligence Platform(TM) will be installed as a standard feature in every home in Lennar Homes' Milano at Monterosso development in Danville, California.
Lagotek's partner, Interactive Home, will install the Lagotek HIP systems. The first phase of homes has begun selling and the first 10 families have already moved into their new Lennar "Smart Homes". The project is expected to include over 90 homes to be completed by the end of 2008.
In selecting Lagotek and Interactive Home, Peter Beucke, Sr. VP Lennar Bay Area Division said, "We have been looking for a technology solution that will provide our customers with feature rich, reliable and affordable home automation. We are very impressed with the system developed by Lagotek - it combines great features and ease of use with a high level of reliability."
Eugene Luskin, CEO of Lagotek, stated, "While other builders think and talk about home automation, Lennar delivers 'Homes of the future' to its customers today. This is the beginning of a new age - the age of the 'Smart Home', which has been promised for so long. Our 'secret sauce' is a combination of the right product and the right partners. Interactive Home is the model partner - business savvy, capable and reliable - and our product is designed to satisfy the demands of visionary builders such as Lennar Homes while simultaneously addressing the rising expectations of a tech-savvy home buyer."
Lagotek's Home Intelligence Platform (HIP) automates lighting, distributed audio, media center control, video monitoring, zoned climate control and security system integration, with additional applications continuously under development. Homeowners manage their home's systems using a simple, but elegant, interface running on Lagotek HIP100(TM) touch screen panels, PCs, Ultra Mobile PCs or Wi-Fi capable PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants).
Lagotek's Modes and Rules simplify the user's everyday life by allowing the user to set all the systems in the house to the desired state by pressing just one button or switch from state-to-state or from Mode-to-Mode based on time or any other event. The objective is to make the system fully automated and minimize the need for human interaction.
Dual Wireless Technology is Key to Bringing Home Automation to Every Home
Unlike previous home automation solutions that were server-based and hard-wired, Lagotek's dual wireless technology provides functionality through the use of software running on an open, wireless hardware platform.
The Lagotek HIP100 Intelligent Controller is Wi-Fi(TM) and Z-Wave(TM) compatible. Z-Wave is a low-cost, two-way, mesh network communications technology that enables everyday devices to be controlled and monitored wirelessly and securely from anywhere in the world. Z-Wave is a fully developed, proven, affordable, easy-to-use and interoperable technology that has been adopted by over 150 leading companies who manufacture wireless home control and automation products today.
Lagotek Corporation was founded in 2004 with the vision of bringing automation to every home to improve the quality of people's lives. Powered by dual-wireless technology Lagotek's Home Intelligence platform makes the luxury and energy savings of whole home control available to everyone. Distributed and supported by a network of Lagotek Certified Professional Installers, Lagotek's systems are equally suited for both new construction and existing homes. The company is headquartered at 11661 S.E. 1st St., Ste. 204, Bellevue, WA 98009. Visit Lagotek at www.lagotek.com or call (425) 455-2165.
About Interactive Home
Headquartered in Livermore, California, Interactive Home provides installation and service to leading Production Home Builders throughout the west coast to bring homebuyers the technology they demand. Interactive Home has proudly partnered with Lagotek and other leading manufacturers to ensure homeowners have the highest quality products available today, unmatched performance and complete satisfaction. Interested parties can contact Interactive Home by visiting www.interactivehomeonline.com or by calling (925) 667-2205.