Leviton Bolsters Home Automation Offering With HAI Acquisition
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Leviton Manufacturing announces the acquisition of Home Automation Inc. (HAI), a leading provider of home automation controls for residential and light commercial applications. Terms of the deal were not released.
HAI enhances Leviton’s current home automation offerings by providing homeowners with solutions that combine security, energy management and entertainment controls, in user-friendly applications, according to a press release.
HAI has a wide-ranging product offering, from systems that allow homeowners to control their automated video surveillance system and audio devices over the Internet to programmable thermostats and light switches accessible directly from a smartphone.
“Leviton’s acquisition of HAI represents a significant expansion of our offerings in the residential market, and furthers Leviton’s commitment to providing customers with the latest technologies as affordable, easy-to-use solutions,” says Daryoush Larizadeh, COO of Leviton.
HAI will operate as a new, standalone business unit, branded HAI by Leviton, and maintain operations in New Orleans. The new business unit will be managed by Jay McLellan, current CEO and president of HAI, who will report directly to Larizadeh. HAI product lines will soon be available through Leviton’s U.S. and international channel partners and distributors. Leviton also plans to provide its builder and contractor network with the necessary training for installing HAI systems.
“We are proud to be part of the Leviton team, joining a company with a rich history and well-established brand,” McLellan says. “Through the combined technologies from Leviton and HAI, we anticipate continued growth and innovation in the home automation space, providing homeowners with additional advancements for years to come.”
Leviton is a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of market niches.
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