Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes.
In a statement released on June 7, Ken Krivanec, president of Quadrant Homes, said, “Seattle is an innovative city, and every day in this market we see buyers who want the convenience of a connected home. We decided to make that convenience standard in every new community, so from their first day in the home, buyers can connect with the most popular home automation features.”
The smart home options will be offered as part of a home technology package, which includes automated features for nearly every aspect of a buyer’s home. For access and security, homes will include the Ring video doorbell, Schlage front door locks with built-in alarm sensors and a Liftmaster Wi-Fi driven garage door opener. For comfort controls, the package includes Caseta Wireless which includes smart thermostats, programmable lights and window shade control as well as the Nest 3 thermostat, which learns occupants’ preferences over time.
In addition to this tech, all new homes will be prewired for a Wi-Fi router with an access point on every floor. Homes will also be Smart TV ready, have two Cat 6 network jacks hardwired into the great room and master bedroom, have a Smart Panel data hub and USB charging receptacles throughout the home.
New buyers in current Quadrant communities can choose to add these features to presale homes.