|Create Date||March 30, 2015|
|Last Updated||April 16, 2015|
VanKirk Electric is a leading electrical contractor with a national presence specializing in MDU apartment complexes throughout the U.S. Examining their market and opportunities for growth, the company decided to add low-voltage connected home technologies to the tens of thousands of units that they already service.
In order to properly address this growing market segment, VanKirk formed a division called Monarc Tree Systems (MTS), offering builders and developers of MDUs “a catalog of products ranging from lighting to security that they could choose from to create seamless individual automation experiences for their tenants on a project-wide scale.
To be successful in the MDU market, contractors must have easily repeatable systems that electrical contractors (typically less familiar with low-voltage technologies such as home automation) can install in volume with no complications. For this reason, Monarc Tree went with On Controls, one of the fastest growing brands in the dealer-installed home automation and control marketplace. Learn how Monarc Tree applied a proprietary user interface to the On Controls framework to offer renters at the Millennium Del Ray in Los Angeles, California a customized and simple home automation solution for lighting, temperature, and A/V.
|On Controls - Monarc Tree - Case Study.pdf|