SMARTHOME ELECTRONIC HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM

Smarthome sells a variety of both proprietary and other manufacturers' home automation products that remotely and/or automatically monitor and control lighting, security, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and entertainment systems.

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2005 - Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of automated products to improve the home, today announced that its hundreds of home automation products are now available on Amazon.com (www.amazon.com).


Smarthome sells a variety of both proprietary and other manufacturers' home automation products that remotely and/or automatically monitor and control lighting, security, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and entertainment systems.

The company offers approximately 1,000 products on Amazon.com. Smarthome fulfills customer orders for its products purchased on Amazon.com.

"As products become simpler and more affordable, home automation is expanding beyond the technology enthusiasts and well -to -do to a mainstream audience," said Rajeev Kapur, vice president of sales and marketing of Smarthome, Inc. "By offering our products through Amazon.com, we can show a broad consumer market the many ways home automation products can affordably make people's lives more convenient, safe and fun."

Later this year, Smarthome will add products on Amazon.com incorporating Insteon™, a new home automation networking technology developed by the company. Insteon is the first dual -band wireless home -control network technology combining radio frequency (RF) communications with the home's existing wiring, or powerline, to deliver a secure, reliable and fast connection for automatic or remote control of lighting, security, entertainment systems, appliances and climate.

About Smarthome, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Smarthome, Inc. is the world's largest integrated retailer/distributor of electronic home improvement solutions to enhance a home's value, comfort, convenience and/or safety. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets as well as to professional dealers and installers through its SmarthomePro division. Its Smarthome Engineering division is responsible for the OEM and distribution sales channels. Smarthome, developers of a new home networking technology called Insteon™, (www.Insteon.net), is dedicated to making life more convenient, safe and fun. The company's on -line catalog can be found at www.smarthome.com. Newsweek magazine called Smarthome's online store "the Amazon.com of electronic home improvement." On Dec. 1, 2004, Smarthome shipped products to its one -millionth electronic home improvement customer.

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