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The Control can also ease the demonstration process for spec
homebuilders. "Homebuilders have a problem when it comes to
showing owners what options they have and how smart technology
will work within a home," Emigh says. "It's not appealing if you go
to a model home and are shown two smartphones and an iPad and
have to launch different apps. However, if you're in a model home
and can access smart capabilities from every room with touch or
voice, the home will show really well."

The Brilliant Control has been designed to be a staple in smart homes for years.

where I had a strong signal," Emigh adds. "A smartphone is good
for remote control, but not good at giving you capabilities for a
place when you are in that place."

"This is a great option for
family homes, luxury homes,
remodels, 55+ housing communites and more."

A BRILLIANT SOLUTION
To solve this problem, Brilliant developed The Brilliant Control,
a smart home control panel that replaces an existing light switch
to give a user touch and voice access to all of their smart home
products. It gives users smart lighting and control over smart devices such as the Nest thermostat or Sonos sound system, as well
as locks, garage doors and other systems in the home. The Brilliant
Control - which will be available in early 2018 - can be installed
in minutes.
"Our approach makes the smart home experience easy and delightful for homeowners, families and show homes," Emigh says.
"We allow anybody in a house to control the house from any room
they're in with touch, voice, or motion control. This is a great
option for family homes, luxury homes, remodels, 55+ housing
communities and more."
A light switch-like device is the ideal controller for a smart
home, in part because of its ubiquity. "There's one in every room,
and it's something people use all the time," he adds. "You can place
the [Brilliant Control] anywhere in the house that you want people
to have control. "Our early customers have shown a 28 percent
increase in the use of smart home products, and 96 percent learn
to use it in less than three seconds."
The Brilliant Control requires no special wiring or construction. "It is a great solution for new construction and also easy to
retrofit," Emigh says. "From a homebuilding perspective, it gives
you a late decision point - because you don't have to run custom
wiring to install it, you can build a home and later decide to put
smart technology in without having to rip your walls open. It's
significantly faster and simpler than highly customized systems
like Control4, Crestron and Savant that can take weeks and tens of
thousands of dollars in custom work."

THE NEXT STEP
Brilliant's founders are experienced in the technology world, as
they previously developed shopkick, the No. 1 retail mobile app
that was acquired by SK Planet in 2014. The company's team also
includes former employees of tech giants including Apple, Sonos,
Philips, Cisco, PayPal and Epiphany software.
The company is applying its team's experience not only to the
Brilliant Control, but other technologies now under development.
Emigh believes the Brilliant Control will be a staple in smart
homes for years to come. "[The Control] is the next stage in the
evolution of smart home control," he says. "Seamless touch, voice,
and motion control in every room, all with a product that can be
installed in minutes - there is nothing else like it on the market."
For more information about the Brilliant Control, sign up for
the company's mailing list at brilliant.tech. )

The Brilliant Control requires no special wiring or construction in homes.

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