Home Controls Celebrates 25 Years of Service in Smart Home Automation

Home Controls, one of the nation's largest and most respected distributors of home automation systems, is pleased to announce that 2014 marks its 25th year in business.

Home Controls, one of the nation's largest and most respected distributors of home automation systems, is pleased to announce that 2014 marks its 25th year in business. Over the past quarter century, Home Controls products and services have helped both professionals and homeowners create innovative and efficient smart homes, complete with automated lighting, security and surveillance, home theaters, climate controls and communication systems.


Representing more than 160 manufacturers, Home Controls has played an industry-leading role in bringing advanced home automation systems to the modern family. With an award-winning technical support team, Home Controls offers custom system design services backed by a wide selection of cutting-edge brands. This unique business model has transformed the smart home landscape, spurred technological development and affordability, and helped give rise to the increasingly popular "Internet of Things".

"I'm proud that Home Controls has contributed so much to the home automation industry", said Ken Kerr, President of Home Controls. "We started with a simple vision to help homeowners add convenience and efficiency to their homes. Our team has gone above and beyond to deliver better technical support and customer service than I could have hoped for. I'm more optimistic than ever about the future of smart home technology, and I look forward to kicking off another 25 years of service."

Home Controls is widely recognized for its leadership, time and financial contributions to the home automation industry. The company is a three-time winner of the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) TechHome Mark of Excellence award, including the prestigious Leadership Award. Home Controls is also an ENERGY STAR Partner and an AAA-rated accredited business with Better Business Bureau.

Home Controls' 25th anniversary is being recognized on the company's website and its new Spring 2014 catalog, where do-it-yourself homeowners and professional installers can explore 25 years worth of advancement in home automation, security, energy management, home networking, and more. Plans are also underway for a birthday party at its San Diego headquarters, anniversary-themed sweepstakes and contests, exclusive sales, and special dealer training events.

About Home Controls, Inc.

Home Controls Inc., now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a nationally recognized, award-winning distributor and technical support specialist for home automation and networking products. Featuring a comprehensive selection of more than 7,000 products, Home Controls is able to configure customized automation packages that incorporate all the features customers need. The company provides a full range of services, including complimentary technical support before and after the sale, product selection advice, system design, and integration and installation troubleshooting.

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