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National Builder Meritage Homes® Partners with iDevices® for Smart Home Solutions


iDevices News, National Builder Meritage Homes® Partners with iDevices® for Smart Home Solutions
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ORLANDO Fla. – Jan. 8, 2018 – iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, announces their partnership with a leading U.S. homebuilder, Meritage Homes, to provide seamless automation and home control to all M.Connected Homes™ built in 2018.

Meritage’s M.Connected Home™ Automation Suite includes an array of innovative features that allow owners to interact with their home no matter where they are. The smart system enhances the functionality of the home while increasing comfort, safety and security. iDevices is providing Wi-Fi-enabled in-wall solutions to replace traditional outlets and switches, giving flexible control without the need for a central hub.

Meritage’s M.Connected Homes can be outfitted with the iDevices Wall Switch, Wall Dimmer and Wall Outlet. The easy-to-use products offer homeowners the freedom of a cross-compatible platform and the power of limitless control through simple voice commands or their mobile device.

“Our goal is to make homes smart from the start with seemingly ‘invisible’ products that integrate into the walls of any home,” said Chris Allen, president of iDevices. “For builders, our in-wall solutions don’t require any additional work to install compared to traditional products, plus homeowners have the freedom to configure them however they want once they move in. Our partnership with Meritage Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the nation, only confirms iDevices’ prominence in the smart home industry.”

iDevices’ sleek, clean designs integrate seamlessly into the walls of any home. Users can schedule and control any type of light with a Wall Switch or Dimmer or anything plugged into a Wall Outlet through Siri®, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. The free iDevices Connected app, compatible with iOS and Android devices, allows users to create custom ‘scenes’ and schedules and provides home access anytime, anywhere. With constant over-the-air updates, iDevices’ products are future-proof.

“iDevices is a great partner with Meritage Homes. As a part of Meritage’s M.Connected Home Automation Suite, the design and function of their products reinforce the thoughtful functioning and improved value for which Meritage’s innovation programs are known," said CR Herro, vice president of environmental affairs at Meritage Homes. "Home automation, such as iDevices, instinctually enhance the home, and enable new functionality and convenience that add value for both the home and the homeowner.”

During the International Builders’ Show, attendees can check out iDevices’ products in the Meritage reNEWable Living Home, which is transforming the idea of homeownership by delivering homes that renew, grow, change and adapt as families’ needs evolve. The reNEWable Living Home incorporates existing and proven technologies in a cost-effective manner so that the homeowner reaps the benefits of advanced features and technologies at a significantly reduced cost comparable to a home without smart features. In keeping with Meritage’s brand promise — LIFE. BUILT. BETTER.® — the home will allow residents to live a more comfortable, quiet, clean, safe and healthier life.

iDevices products have already been installed in Meritage communities in Denver, Raleigh, Atlanta and Austin. M.Connected HomesTM are available in all 250 communities across nine states including California, Arizona, Denver, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.


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About iDevices, LLC

iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the smart home industry, is making the Internet of Things (IoT) accessible to everyone with their premium line of Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®-enabled products. With a comprehensive set of both plug-and-play and in-wall solutions, iDevices manufactures connected power, lighting, and climate control solutions for homeowners, professional installers, and builders alike. Their world-class team of in-house engineers and software developers maintain a forward-looking approach to in-field upgrades and platform integration; ensuring their products always remain at the forefront of home automation. iDevices seamlessly connects people to their worlds with sophisticated technology that enhances everyday life. For more information, visit iDevicesinc.com.

About Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes is the eighth-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2016. Meritage Homes builds and sells single-family homes for first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. Meritage Homes builds in markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area, southern coastal and Inland Empire markets in California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Tampa and south Florida; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville-Spartanburg and York County, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Meritage Homes has designed and built over 100,000 homes in its 32-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding. For more information, visit meritagehomes.com.

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iDevices Media Contact:

Meghan Petchel

meghanpetchel@maxborgesagency.com

305-374-4404 x 162


Meritage Homes Media Contact:


Brent Anderson media@meritagehomes.com

(972) 580-6360