Smarthome Offers InstallerNet Installation Services on INSTEON Product Line

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Smarthome™ Offers InstallerNet Installation Services on INSTEON® Product Line

Irvine, CA - March 7, 2010 - InstallerNet, a Boston-based company that coordinates the installation of consumer and commercial electronics, announced a new partnership with SmarthomeTM, the world's largest home automation retailer. InstallerNet operates the largest network of independently owned home electronics installers in the United States while Smarthome offers more than 5,000 home automation, security, consumer electronics and hard-to-find gadgets through its award-winning website (www.smarthome.com), retail catalog and brick and mortar retail store in Irvine, CA.

The partnership allows Smarthome to offer InstallerNet's nation-wide installation services on its INSTEON® home automation product line. INSTEON is the best-selling home automation network on the market, providing users the ability to remotely control and monitor lighting, appliances, HVAC and security systems. Smarthome customers will have instant access to installation services, through InstallerNet's nationwide network of 3,500 certified installers, specifically trained on the installation of INSTEON products. Consumers can purchase installation services through Smarthome and contact InstallerNet to schedule the work. An InstallerNet customer service representative will select a local installer and schedule and track each installation.

"By providing a nationwide network of installers, specifically trained and supported for our INSTEON line of products, InstallerNet has not only removed all installation barriers for our customers, but will also allow us to reach a whole new audience of "Do-It-For Me" customers, adding convenience and confidence to the overall purchasing process," said Mike Scharnagl, Smarthome's Director of Marketing.

"We're excited about this new relationship and the opportunity to help ensure the proper installation of INSTEON products for Smarthome customers," said Bill Sheehan, Director - Business Development, Residential Services.

InstallerNet's installation services are expected to be available to Smarthome customers on March 31, 2010.

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About InstallerNet
InstallerNet is an installation solutions provider for the consumer electronics industry delivering content, technology, services, and logistics to CE retailers, manufacturers and installers. The company specializes in merchandizing and coordinating consumer electronics installation services through the nation's largest network of independently owned mobile and home electronics installers. It has developed a unique approach to better merchandise services through its branded InstallCard, a patent-pending model that allows retailers to sell professional services like a gift card. With proprietary web and call-center technologies InstallerNet can provide the complete package to meet and exceed customer expectations.

About Smarthome™
Founded in 1992, Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 5,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning INSTEON® technology. Smarthome sells online through their award-winning website at Smarthome.com, through their direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

About INSTEON®
INSTEON is a proven, award-winning home area networking (HAN) technology that is currently in trials with four of the top 10 U.S. utilities, serving over 10 million customers. INSTEON has been used in homes since 2005 and has a record of over 28 billion successful messages. Its unique dual-band (radio frequency and powerline), mesh, wireless network makes it ultra-reliable. Its innovative simulcast design allows it to be the most cost-effective HAN available. INSTEON enables energy management, demand response, scheduled load-shedding, real-time email reporting and alerts, daylight harvesting and automated control or response. With over 100 INSTEON products selling in the marketplace - all of which are completely backwards and forwards compatible - INSTEON is the proven HAN solution.


For more information:
www.installernet.com
www.smarthome.com
www.insteon.net.

Press Contact:
Smarthome
Scott Holder, 949-252-6962
[email protected]





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