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EatonJanuary 9, 2018

Power management company Eaton has announced that the company will be educating builders and contractors about the booming smart home device market at the International Builders’ Show. Industry research shows that the global market for these devices – not including major appliances – is expected to be $9.4 billion by 2021. With multiple, practical connected home and lighting solutions on the market, Eaton will help builders cut through the clutter to determine the right solution for their customer.

“Adoption of smart home products and services continues to increase and has become a common upgrade, if not a standard package for many builders. Homeowners are realizing the benefits of security, energy efficiency and convenience smart home solutions provide,” said Brad Paine, vice president and general manager, Residential Solutions, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Our market research found that as many as two-thirds of smart home purchases are made with security in mind – homeowners looking for the peace of mind that comes with controlling lights and many other smart home products anywhere, anytime, from their smart phones.”

Many professional contractors and builders have jumped in on the smart home opportunity and the research suggests there is even greater upside for the professional. Studies from Home Advisor and Houzz demonstrate that there is no go-to professional for smart device installation, yet a majority of homeowners rely on professional help to install smart home security, climate control and lighting solutions.

“The opportunity for builders and contractors to own a piece of the growing home automation market is huge,” added Rachael Elliot, director of marketing, Eaton’s Residential and Wiring Devices Division. “We’re at IBS this year to help these professionals understand what homeowners are looking for, how to parse the device options and how to fill the installation gap to grab their share of a thriving new market.”

Visitor’s to Eaton’s booth at the show, W3490, will be able to take a tour of the many paths Eaton provides for home connectivity, from smart circuit breakers and smart lighting to complete connected home solutions. The company will be featuring a “Passport to the Connected Home” tour that covers:

  • Energy Management Circuit Breaker – the first-of-its-kind circuit breaker with built in intelligence that thinks and acts like a smartphone, while delivering important data on home energy use to homeowners and utilities.
  • Halo Home Smart Lighting System – a complete Bluetooth mesh smart lighting solution that allows homeowners to control lighting through an easy-to-use, downloadable Halo app.
  • Halo Connect LED RL Zigbee Downlights – a smart recessed lighting add-on to an existing home automation solution, Halo Connect allows users to control lighting through a smart home hub like Wink or SmartThings.
  • Home Automation Hub – a complete home automation solution for the residential market, this hub is reliable and simple for builders and contractors to install, and allows homeowners to easily manage their connected home devices with a single app.

The tour will end at the IBS Show Village Modern home, located in the West Parking Lot, where visitors can see Eaton’s products installed in a home. Visitors who complete the passport tour will be entered to win smart home giveaways, including Eaton connected home products and Amazon Echo devices. 

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