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AVAD Magnifies Works with Nest Product Lineup

Los Angeles, Calif. – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces the addition of Rachio, a smart sprinkler control, to their extensive Works with Nest product lineup. In addition, Dropcases’ Waterproof Nest Cam enclosure is also new to AVAD.

Dropcases allow users to turn Nest Cams into outdoor installations for a new level of safety and security while providing incredible camera resolutions, real-time talk and listen, and night vision capability. The Weatherproof IP66 Enclosure from Dropcases is specially designed with a polarized lens and anti-reflection ring to give a crystal clear camera image in both daytime and nighttime settings. With the ability to run the Nest Cam cable through the gooseneck of the Weatherproof IP66 Enclosure, installation is quick and easy. To celebrate the addition of Dropcases during AVAD’s Outdoor Month, AVAD dealers will receive a free, weatherproof Dropcases with purchase of three (3) Nest Cams during the month of April.

The Rachio smart sprinkler controller makes utilizing sprinklers easy while saving water and money. The mobile app lets users adjust their sprinkler system from their smartphone or computer. The EPA WaterSense certified Rachio controller connects to user’s Wi-Fi and accesses local weather data to automatically create and adjust watering schedules to save water and money, including never watering when it rains. A user can enter specifics about their yard such as soil type, vegetation, slope, sun exposure, and nozzle types to get the best possible recommendations. When users connect to Nest, they can get their Rachio water savings in their monthly Nest Home Report. Additionally, if their Nest Protect detects smoke, Rachio will cycle through their sprinkler zones for protection.

“We’re excited to add Dropcases and Rachio to our product lineup to allow integrators added versatility with their Nest-compatible systems,” said Timo Hildebrandt, senior vendor business manager for AVAD. “Dropcases and Rachio are both stellar, robust products that will provide our customers and their clients with strong outdoor solutions for their home automation needs. With the demand for home automation increasing, these products will make Nest solutions even more attractive for our dealers.”

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AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As an Ingram Micro company, AVAD provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation, as well as digital signage and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics, home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.