Quadrant Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group, has introduced the third iteration of its standard smart home tech package, HomeSmart, to be included in all of its newest homes.
The Bellevue, Wash.-based builder was among the earliest to incorporate smart home technology into its newly-built homes as a standard feature. Existing HomeSmart tech package features include the Ring Pro Doorbell, Caseta voice-controlled lighting systems, a smart learning thermostat, and a Wi-Fi enabled front-door lock.
For the third iteration, Quadrant Homes has made EV outlets, available as an upgrade option since 2011, a standard feature in all new homes. Whether or not buyers have electric vehicles, all homes will be pre-wired to support a Type 2 charger.
The builder has also introduced the eero Home Wi-Fi system, which uses TrueMesh technology to provide fast, consistent WiFi across the whole home, and partnered with Amazon to provide a suite of Amazon Echo devices, including the Amazon Echo Show 5. Also included is Amazon Expert Activation, which will assist homeowners in connecting their appliances and devices to the Echo system.
Additional smart features are available as upgrades, including automated window shades and Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers.
“Seattle is one of the most tech-savvy markets in the country, and our buyers want to be a part of all that innovation – some of them even work at those major tech companies,” a Quadrant Homes spokesperson says. “In the two years since we introduced our groundbreaking home tech package, we have already updated it twice with really exciting new offerings. It may present some operational challenges to do that, but it’s the only way to go if you want to stay ahead of the market.”
Quadrant’s most recent developments include new townhome communities at Vareze, close to Google and Tableau in Kirkland, Wash.; and Lario, located in Bellevue’s new Spring District. Both communities are expected to open in early 2020, and will include the new suite of smart home features.
“We are driven to build homes that arrive in the future, just ahead of what the buyer expects,” says Ken Krivanec, president of Quadrant Homes. “We are excited to define the new standard.”