Luxury Builders Splice Up Home Automation With Helix

Luxury Builders Splice Up Home Automation With Helix

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Imagine a house that prepares for your arrival as you enter the driveway.

For some builders, this is a reality they are offering as standard to their buyers at a price you wouldn’t expect.

Resolution Products’ Helix delivers interactive service from a customer’s smart device, making it an intuitive design for homeowners. Kris Kaymanesh of integration company Sight and Sound Systems, Inc., which has served the building industry for about two decades, says that the end-user’s smartphone links with the Helix panel when they get within 300 feet of the home.

“So without pushing any buttons, the garage door opens automatically, the lights to the hallway turn on, the security system disarms automatically and the thermostat temperature gets adjusts to the desirable preset settings,” he says.

No entryway panel is necessary.

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The Helix platform can be controlled or automated using smart devices like a tablet or iPhone. Photo courtesy of Resolution Products
The Helix platform can be controlled or automated using smart devices like a tablet or iPhone. Photo courtesy of Resolution Products

History of Helix

Introduced earlier in 2015, Helix isn’t as well-known as other platforms such as Crestron or Control4. It is gaining traction with homebuilders, however, especially in the mid-range offerings. But luxury builders are cashing in on the system as well, offering it as standard.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a platform that has the flexibility and the simplicity that any homeowner can use,” says Court Treuth, executive vice president of Craftmark Homes.

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About The Author

Kelly Mello is a TecHome Builder Staff Writer, creating timely, investigative articles for its eMagazine and Special Reports. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in English: Communications & Rhetoric. She began her writing career in 2007 as editorial assistant for GateHouse Media. From 2010 to 2013, she was local editor for various Patch sites, including Norton.Patch.com.

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