The New Home Company Unveils EVO Home Tech Program Powered by Partnerships with Brilliant and Savant

Technology-forward smart home offering features strategic partnerships with Brilliant and Savant and a “White Glove” orientation service to set the new gold standard for building and selling smart homes.

 ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (January 21, 2019) – As part of its dedication to creating today’s most evolved new homes with the best of tomorrow’s ideas, The New Home Company (NEW HOME; NYSE: NWHM) has unveiled EVO Home Tech. The technology-forward program integrates modern digital features with unparalleled connectivity, ease of use, customization and efficiency. Advanced smart-home systems from Brilliant and Savant allow NEW HOME buyers to centralize and easily control everything from lighting and utilities to security and entertainment for increased convenience, safety and cost savings. 

The EVO Home Tech package that comes with the purchase of all upcoming NEW HOME residences will include the following:

  • Whole home Wi-Fi 
  • Video doorbell 
  • Wi-Fi thermostat
  • Wi-Fi garage door opener
  • Smart electronic entry door lock 
  • Lighting control 

What differentiates EVO Home Tech from other builder technology programs is the unique “White Glove” service that will ensure homebuyers have the ability to operate their technology components. It will include:

  • In-home orientation
  • Activation of all smart-home devices
  • Wi-Fi setup and connection to homeowner provided router from service provider
  • Training for homeowners on all products included in the EVO Home Tech Package 

As part of the launch of EVO Home Tech, NEW HOME has partnered with two emerging leaders in the smart-home industry: Brilliant and Savant

Brilliant offers an in-wall touchscreen control systemthat makes it easy to control smart devices and experiences throughout the home: lighting, doorbells, locks, climate, music, video intercom, scenes and more. With Amazon Alexa built-in, Brilliant also offers the option to enable voice control in any room without the need for countertop voice appliances. Brilliant Controls install in the place of a standard light switch and include a built-in motion sensor and camera with a privacy shutter. 

Brilliant is designed to evolve with the needs of a homeowner and works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Sonos, Ring, Ecobee, Honeywell, Schlage, Kwikset, Yale, August, Philips Hue, LIFX, TP-Link, Wemo and SmartThings. 

“We’re incredibly excited to partner with The New Home Company to bring the best possible smart home experience to every NEW HOME customer,” said Aaron Emigh, Co-Founder and CEO of Brilliant. “By offering homes with a pre-installed Brilliant Smart Home System and devices like a Ring doorbell, smart lock and smart thermostat, NEW HOME is setting the new industry standard for what a true integrated smart home should be.” 

In May of last year, NEW HOME announced that it became the nation’s first homebuilder to offer Savant®Breaker-Companion Modules into its energy efficient residences in California. 

These highly intelligent modules have been designed to enable homeowners to add energy management services and lighting control solutions to their smart home functionality and enhance their lifestyle while meeting California’s strict Title 24 energy regulations. 

“Through our partnerships with Brilliant and Savant we’re offering an array of modern digital amenities that allow our buyers the freedom to choose the systems that best meet their lifestyle needs,” said Megan Eltringham, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for NEW HOME. “Further enhancing the EVO Home Tech experience is our White Glove orientation, allowing all of our homeowners the opportunity to receive our award-winning customer service and feel at ease in understanding how to operate all of the smart-home features. We’re thrilled to bring the most intelligent and well-designed homes to the market.”

For more information on NEW HOME and EVO please visit www.NWHMEVO.com

About The New Home Company 

NEW HOME is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NWHM.” It is a new generation homebuilder focused on the design, construction and sale of innovative and consumer-driven homes in major metropolitan areas within select growth markets in California and Arizona, including coastal Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, metro Sacramento and Phoenix. NEW HOME is a multi-year recipient of “The Eliant” for Best Overall Customer Experiencein the Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Award’s multi-divisional builder segment. For more information about the company or its current new-home offerings, visit www.NWHM.com.

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