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New SmarthomePro Dealer Program Helps Installers Expand Home Automation and Control Business

New SmarthomePro Dealer Program Helps Installers Expand Home Automation and Control BusinessTraining Offered During Week of Electronic House Expo Fall 2006Long Beach, Calif., EHX Expo Fall 2006, November 6, 2006 - SmartLabs, Inc., the world's leading provider of automated products to improve the home, today announced details of its new dealer program, SmarthomePro™. Program benefits include comprehensive training programs; special dealer pricing; online and telephone ordering; a Web-enabled knowledge database; marketing assistance; and dealer-dedicated sales and technical support."Thanks to a new generation of products and advances in home control technology, home automation has become affordable for mainstream homeowners," said David Luke, director of SmarthomePro. "This opens new avenues of business to installers of security, electrical, audio, video, telecommunications, networking and other home equipment. The new SmarthomePro dealer program is designed to provide these installers with the training and products necessary for them to participate in that growth."To address the challenge of marketing to new business segments, the SmarthomePro program includes a weekly e-mail newsletter with tips on how to make home automation installation part of a dealer's business, showcases new products, provides technical tips, and features discount promotions. SmarthomePro will also begin a training and certification program called SmarthomePro University. Dealers who complete training and become certified will be added to the SmarthomePro referral database.The first SmarthomePro [SHP] University training classes will cover INSTEON wireless home control networking technology. SHP 101 (Level I INSTEON) and SHP 201 (Level II INSTEON), will be launched in conjunction with Electronic House Expo (EHX) Fall 2006.
  • Two Level I training sessions will be offered at the EHX Expo on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Long Beach Convention Center.
  • Both Level I and II training classes will be held at Smarthome corporate offices in Irvine, Calif. on Monday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training is free, except for the cost of materials. Pre-registration is required. For details and to register, contact Steve Lee at 949-221-9200 Ext. 165 or [email protected].The SmarthomePro program is open to all qualified dealers and installers. To learn more about SmarthomePro, visit the SmarthomePro booth #1645 at EHX, Nov. 14-17.About SmartLabs, Inc.Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the home automation and control industry and the only one of its kind to offer technology, product development and a distribution channel for selling to dealers and installers and direct to consumers. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless home control technology; SmartLabs Design, product development and design of private-label home control products, and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own as well as third-party products to consumers at Smarthome.com, "the Amazon.com of home automation" (Newsweek, 2004) and the Smarthome catalog. More information about SmartLabs is available at www.smartlabsinc.com. SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.


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