Century Communities launches smart home initiative

Century Communities, Inc., a national home builder, has announced the launch of its new initiative, Century Home Connect, which will implement Google Assistant technology into all of its soon-to-be constructed homes. Century Communities plans to debut the smart homes across 15 states in which the company is already established.

Century Communities’ homes will come with a Google Home Hub, Nexia thermostat, Eaton light and dimmer switches, and Schlage front-door electronic deadbolt locks. Wade Jurney Homes, a Century brand, will also provide all purchased homes with a Google Home Mini to control the built-in technology.

Using Google Home Hub, residents will be able to view live video of their entire house, as well as take photos of any room. To control central air and heating, the Nexia thermostat can be managed by touch-screen monitors as well as voice-control. Eaton’s Z-Wave Wireless Switch and Dimmer can replace regular light switches in an entire house and be controlled from its automation hub. Lastly, the Schlage Connect is an electronic residential deadbolt that can be unlocked using a regular key, touch-screen keypad, or by smartphone.

“We are proud to collaborate with Google to offer our homebuyers the latest in smart home technology. Todays homeowner demands the best in system compatibility including follow-up consultation on installation and connectivity for in-home communications, security, lighting and comfort,” said Mark Adcock, national vp of construction services for Century Communities. “Century Communities homebuyers will be able to control their smart devices such as their thermostats with just a spoken command. We can provide them with smart home functionality, day-to-day personalization, comfort and peace of mind powered by the Google Assistant.”