Amazon’s home automation platform now standard in new Lennar homes
Alexa, what are you doing in my house? Lennar Homes is building Amazon’s digital assistant into all its new homes, including a subdivision in Aurora
“Alexa, what are you doing here?”
Lennar Corp. had previously run with Siri and Apple’s smart-home technology. But the nation’s largest home builder is now married to Alexa and offering Amazon’s suite of home automation products as a standard feature in Denver and across the country.
“Everything is included. It is a neat package,” said Frank Walker, Colorado division president at Lennar, during a tour of an Amazon Experience Center at a model home at the Inspiration Colorado community in south Aurora.
Purchasing the various items separately would run around $5,000, Walker said. Lennar buys the equipment in bulk and passes the savings on to its customers. Home buyers receive training and technical support from Amazon to set up and operate the various features.