Los Angeles -- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) on Thursday announced the launch of the KB Smart Home System featuring Google Assistant that leverages technology to help make daily living easier, more efficient and more enjoyable for new KB homeowners.
The partnership with Google will be initially implemented at a few KB Home communities, where customers can experience the convenience, advanced connectivity and integrated technology features of the KB Smart Home System.
The KB Smart Home System provides a robust ecosystem that can integrate an ever-expanding selection of compatible devices and features, many of which will be available in select KB Home Design Studios. Powered by Google Assistant, KB homeowners can control the functionality of their smart home features, automate routines to their preferences, and live more comfortably in their new homes.
The KB Smart Home System will be included with new home sales at select communities in Denver; Las Vegas; Jacksonville, Fla., and Orange County, Calif., and its components will also be available as options to KB homebuyers at the KB Home Design Studios in those markets. KB Home and Google plan to expand availability of the KB Smart Home System to more KB Home communities across the country, based on consumer response.
"We are pleased to be the first homebuilder that Google chose as a partner," said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and chief executive officer at KB Home. “Now, with the KB Smart Home System, we can elevate the performance of their homes to provide them with an even greater degree of day-to-day personalization and comfort. With just spoken commands to a smart speaker or the touch of a button on their smartphone, KB homeowners will be able to control smart devices such as their thermostats and check who is at the front door."
The solution features top-of-the-line products and is designed to accommodate additional emerging technologies as they come to market. Components include: Google WiFi mesh network for consistently strong and secure signal throughout the home; two smart speakers, including a Google Home, and a Google Home Mini, with voice control and automation by Google Assistant; Nest Hello video doorbell, and professional installation and integration of all devices for seamless interconnectivity by Dish Smart Home Services after move in.
Additional smart home products will be available at some KB Home Design Studios. Customers can choose from a wide variety of options, including connected appliances, light controls, motorized window shades, door locks and more, to personalize their new homes.
The KB Smart Home System will be showcased starting today at KB Home’s Stapleton Starlight Collection community in Denver. KB Home will host an open house on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Stapleton Starlight Collection, located at 9301 59th North Place in Denver. For more information about the KB Smart Home in partnership with Google, visit kbhome.com/kbsmarthome.
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