SMARTHOME ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONLINE HOME AUTOMATION STORE Has Received More than One-Million Orders for Products Including Security, Lighting, Climate Control and Entertainment

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2005 - -Smarthome Inc., the world's leading provider of electronic products to improve the home, today announced the 10th anniversary of its online home automation store at

Founded in 1992 as a catalog offering convenient and affordable products to customize and automate the home, Smarthome became an Internet pioneer in February 1995 by launching one of the first e -commerce sites on the Web, and the first to focus solely on home automation.

Six months later, Smarthome had a fully functioning e -basket and search engine, which it continues to build upon today. The company credits its early success to the fact that many early Internet enthusiasts were also early adopters of home automation technology.

"This is quite an achievement considering the failure rate of 'dot coms' over the past few years," said Joe Dada, president and CEO of Smarthome. "There are a very few e -commerce sites that can claim to have survived for this many years."

"I attribute our success to a staff that remained vigilant in making our site compelling and easy to use for our customers, the fact that we maintained our print catalogs along with the e -commerce site, and the ever -increasing interest in home control products," Dada said.

Starting with just a handful of products, now Smarthome prints and distributes more than four -million catalogs per year and serves customers in more than 160 countries. The company offers more than 5,000 items for electronic home improvement projects. It has sold home automation products to more than one -million customers.

Smarthome expects those sales numbers to increase rapidly soon. In May 2005, Smarthome will ship its first Insteon™ products -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.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Smarthome is offering 10 percent off any of its products for 10 days starting Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 and ending Sunday, March 6, 2005 at midnight EST.

For more information, please visit Smarthome's Web site, or or call 1 -800 -SMARTHOME.

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™, (, is dedicated to making life more convenient, safe and fun. The company's on -line catalog can be found at Newsweek magazine called Smarthome's online store "the of electronic home improvement." On Dec. 1, 2004, Smarthome shipped products to its one -millionth electronic home improvement customer.

Featured Product

Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

The Visto Doorbell is a new Smart Doorbell from Comelit which combines a modern Italian design with all of the basic features you are looking for in a smart video doorbell. In fact, it is so smart that it can use the 2 wires from your existing doorbell and pass both the power and the data signals. This solves the common problem of having poor wifi coverage all the way at your front door. The Visto also has built in night vision, video recording on a SD card and in the cloud, motion detection, and multiple mounting options including an angle mount. The second thing we are introducing is the Visto Dealer referral program. Because we only sell through the Professional Distribution channel, we want to give our dealers who buy in that channel extra incentives to sell our product. For any security dealers or installers who go on our website, and sign up for our program, we will offer the following: - Free referrals to customers in your area - Cashback program - 10% discount during the 1st month of the launch - Free Visto t-shirts and gear - A chance to win a trip for 2 to Venice, Italy Its that easy. Let us refer customer to you and get paid in the process. All while selling a wonderful Italian designed smart doorbell which is innovative and easy to install. So all dealers should protect the pro-channel and install products like the Visto which are made and sold only at your friendly local security and low voltage distributors.