Electrical products brand Leviton Manufacturing has formed a strategic partnership with Samsung SmartThings to offer a pre-packaged lighting control automation bundle through distribution partners and professional dealers.
“For many Leviton professional customers, the SmartThings relationship represents an approachable automation solution that they can easily understand and quickly implement,” says Richard Westfall, vice president and general manager of Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation. “They’ve been installing Leviton Z-Wave devices, often stand-alone or with professional-grade control systems, for years. For the more advanced custom integrators, this is a value offering for customers that desire a low-cost, simple-to-use system complete with popular integrations including Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice control, locks, cameras, thermostats, doorbell systems, sensors, and more with the Works with SmartThings program.”
SmartThings, the companies say, offers an open ecosystem of devices and services in which wireless Leviton devices fit perfectly. Using Z-Wave and ZigBee chipsets, it allows a wide variety of smart devices to be automated and connected devices including light switches to be voice controlled with Google Home and with Amazon Alexa-enabled products like Echo, Tap, and Dot.
It also integrates with wireless Leviton lighting controls, fan controls, 15A switches, plug-in load controls, heavy-duty loads controls for compressors as well as generators, sensors, and thermostats.
“At SmartThings, we’re working to bring a diverse ecosystem of connected devices and services to users so they can create a smart home that fits within their unique lifestyle,” said Brett Worthington, general manager for Americas and vice president of global business development, SmartThings. “This partnership and bundle with Leviton, along with special pricing through Leviton’s distribution channel, brings smart home options to an even wider market, including builders and other professionals.”
The two entities—Samsung SmartThings and Leviton—have previously partnered for sales promotions, support initiatives, and co-marketing efforts. “The partnership is now enhanced with a bundled product solution that’s perfect for professional builders, electricians, and integrators, allowing them to quickly make any home a smart home,” Leviton says.