Amazon.com Celebrates First Anniversary of Home Automation Store – Now Offers the Largest Selection of Connected Products

  Amazon.com Celebrates First Anniversary of Home Automation Store – Now   Offers the Largest Selection of Connected Products      The Home Automation store features thousands of items from top brands including Bose, Dropcam, Nest, Philips hue, Quirky+GE, Revolv, SmartThings and                                     SONOS  Customers can easily discover, research and buy the latest connected products  including home monitoring and security, energy management and entertainment                                    systems  Business Wire  SEATTLE -- September 3, 2014  (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com today announced that it offers a larger selection of connected products than any other store in its Home Automation store, which brings together thousands of items in a one-stop destination for research and shopping. Since launching the Home Automation store a year ago, Amazon has introduced hundreds of new innovative solutions, including exclusive offerings from up-and-coming start-ups, to help customers automate everyday tasks and remotely manage their homes.  “Home automation is on the minds of a lot of customers, as they want to take advantage of the latest technology for their homes. Deciding which products best suit their needs can feel overwhelming, so we’ve worked to simplify that process,” said Jim Adkins, Vice President for Home Improvement at Amazon. “We created buying guides, educational videos, and authoritative product pages so customers can find the right items – whether they are looking to monitor their home while at work or on vacation, manage their energy consumption via their mobile devices, or create the perfect ambiance for a family movie night. We have nearly doubled our selection of home automation products in the last year, and will continue to add to our catalog so customers can benefit from these innovations that make every day more convenient.”  To help customers find the products best for them, the Home Automation store offers a series of quick educational videos highlighting common scenarios, suggestions on how to create and manage an in-home network, and buying guides for popular home automation categories. To ensure compatibility, customers can shop by communication protocol or by controller. In addition, customers can use the new Solutions Center which includes product recommendations for a range of everyday challenges.  Additional facts from the Home Automation store:    *Based on the number of connected products sold per capita among cities     with more than 400,000 residents, the top five “most automated” cities in     the U.S. are Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta and Portland.   *The top five best-selling Home Automation items on Amazon.com are the Bose     SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, Nest Learning Thermostat - 2^nd     Generation, SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music,     Foscam Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera and Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video     Monitoring Camera.  To celebrate the store’s first anniversary, customers who purchase select Leviton Home Automation products between now and September 20, 2014 will enjoy an additional 20 percent off the purchase price. Customers who shop the Home Automation store will also find the same shopping tools they have come to know and love from Amazon including fast and free shipping options, Free Two-Day shipping with Amazon Prime, customer reviews, personalized product recommendations and best sellers. To learn more about the Home Automation store, customers can visit www.amazon.com/HomeAutomation.  About Amazon.com  Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.  Contact:  Amazon.com, Inc. Media Hotline, 206-266-7180 www.amazon.com/pr  
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