Lennar is a major new home builder, and they like to put some fancy automation in their homes. About 15 years ago they were using nexia. Then they used HomeKit for a year or two, but they got a lot of pushback from people who had android phones.
So last year they switched over to “Wi-Fi certified” based on Alexa-compatible devices, and have a partnership with Amazon where Amazon smart home services (those are all Amazon employees, not third-party contractors) go out to the home and do the installation, including setting up a couple of routines. They will only set up devices purchased as part of the Lennar home package, although you can add others later yourself.
The Wi-Fi is always a commercial grade Ruckus system, and they make a big deal out of how it supports many more Wi-Fi devices than a typical residential system, so they have at least thought about that issue.
The package always includes at least one echo show, some echo Dots, a ring doorbell and maybe some other ring devices, some kind of Baldwin Kevo lock, but I haven’t been able to get the model number. Lots of Lutron stuff including Caseta switches and optional Serena shades. Plus some Sonos speakers.
So far, so good. The initial press announcements said SmartThings would also be included, but since then none of the demo videos have shown any ST Devices, but they have featured Samsung smart televisions, so I thought maybe that was the “SmartThings” piece now.
However: if you go to Amazon and look at the Lennar smart home page where you can buy additional items, there is one lone zwave device, a Leviton pocket socket.
So I got curious as to whether that was a model number mistake and it is supposed to be the WiFi version, whether it’s a leftover artifact from when they thought Samsung televisions would have hub capabilities, or whether there is indeed a ST hub among the professionally-installed equipment.
Has anyone seen a punch list for these homes? I can’t find one.
Amazon activation page:
Lennar add-on catalog at Amazon showing the Leviton zwave pocket socket: