Best Buy’s Home Automation Innovation

connectedhome.JPGBest Buy is going to sell a packaged solution of Media Center plus home automation. Literally, it’s a package — a box. A customer walks into a Best Buy store, delights in the demo, buys the package, and waits for its arrival in a big box about four-foot cubed.  The package costs $15,000.  For that you get a Media Center PC, Lifeware automation software from Exceptional Innovation, an Xbox 360, IP surveillance cameras, automated light switches, a thermostat and installation.  It’s a complicated business model, called ConnectedLife.Home, and it’s bound to pit the new group against other Best Buy factions like Geek Squad.

Click here to read the very long and detailed article on this new innovation.

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  1. atlanta marketing on

    Its going to be interesting how this works for them.

    I think it will be difficult to sell the The “one size fits all” package.

    Every homeowner has different wants and needs.

    Then there is the question of programming.

    It is one thing to have a package of material dleivered to their door…its quite another to have it installed and programmed.

    Labor can run as much or more on programming.


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