Legrand Debuts New Home Automation Platform Intuity
Electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand has unveiled Intuity, its new home automation platform specifically developed for homebuilders.
According to the company’s announcement, Intuity was created to give “production homebuilders and installers serving the mainstream housing market a cost-effective, modular and repeatable solution for controlling entertainment, security and comfort within a home.”
“Homeowners today expect connectivity and control in new homes,” stated Legrand VP & General Manager for its On-Q and NuVo lines Fritz Werder. “Most new homebuyers are making home automation a priority. Intuity gives builders a unique, easy-to-install platform that meets buyer expectations without delaying the building process.”
Werder said Intuity was created to provide homebuilders with a modular, easy-to-sell home ecosystem that would support homeowners’ most-requested home technologies. Intuity, he said, accomplishes this in two ways:
• By supporting Legrand’s subsystems, such as its On-Q IP cameras and multi-room digital audio system (which supports networked content and many streaming services), as well as its video door entry, intercom and RFLC lighting systems.
• By integrating third-party, Legrand-approved Z-Wave components such as HVAC thermostats by Honeywell and Trane, digital door locks by Kwikset and Yale, and home security systems by Honeywell and GE/Interlogix.
Using the Intuity control app (which can be downloaded from the Apple Store), homeowners can control all aspects of the Intuity system from any IOS or by using Intuity’s wall-mount Command Center, which incorporates an iPad mini along with an intercom station and a digital audio zone. This interface is also available on any laptop or computer, providing a consistent experience on virtually any device.
Intuity uses modular components housed within a structured wiring enclosure as part of its wiring infrastructure. The system’s HA7000 Automation Controller provides basic Internet connectivity and also supports Legrand subsystems including digital audio, intercom and IP security cameras. These subsystem modules are mounted inside the enclosure, and all plug directly into the Central Control Module.
Intuity will also support Legrand and third-part wireless subsystems via two wireless bridge modules that are connected to the system enclosure by category cable for power but otherwise communicate with the Central Control Module and individual subsystems wirelessly.
The MSRP for the basic Intuity foundation package (including Central Control Module, one in-wall Command Center with intercom and zone of digital audio, power supply, RFLC and Z-Wave bridges, a Bridge Power Module and an enclosure for housing the components) will be $1,389.
Homebuilders and homeowners will be able to configure Intuity systems to accommodate numerous options, such as plug-in modules for IP security cameras, digital audio and intercoms. Legrand is offering direct support with configuring and pricing for such options.
For more information on Intuity and Legrand, go to www.legrand.us or call 800-223-4162.
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