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Is Wi-Fi the Future of the Smart Home?

Lennar continues to unveil new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Designs in communities across the country, reimagining the home-buying experience by including the most desired new home features at no extra cost to home buyers. Learn more about Lennar’s Connected Home in this new article by  Lauren Shanesy for BuilderOnline

Earlier this month, Lennar unveiled Enclave at Estancia in Austin, Texas, one of the first in its communities of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ homes.

Last June, the nation’s no. 2 home builder—according to our most recent Builder 100 List—announced that it would begin building homes which integrate pre-installed wireless technology to provide coverage in every room with no dead spots or interrupted coverage as part of its Everything’s Included program, which incorporates smart home technology as a standard in new builds. The builder is the first to adopt the standard, which is certified by Wi-Fi Alliance, a worldwide network of companies that drives the adoption of wireless technology.

“People are excited about living in a home that is more consistent with the way they live their life, and it’s time the home reflected the wireless lifestyle people enjoy at work or on the go,” says David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures. “What we’ve learned [from building these homes] is that we needn’t complicate the home by picking individual smart home features. It’s really about a whole-home solution. We recognize that we live in a wireless world—50% of the worlds internet traffic is transferred over Wi-Fi—so as we thought about the core infrastructure of a smart home, Wi-Fi Certified homes were a natural choice for us.”

The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design engineers the home with wireless access points, which are built right into the home during construction for maximum, uninterrupted coverage. The home is also powered by Amazon Alexa and incorporates built-in technology features, such as connected thermostats, lighting, and doorbell cameras, that are powered by the SmartThings platform. Amazon even sends a service team to the home after move in to set up the devices and make sure everything is working.


Read the full article: Is Wi-Fi the Future of the Smart Home?


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