The Reinvigoration of Smart Home Installer Services

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By Jonathan Collins | 1Q 2019 | IN-5354


Office Depot Joins the Smart Home Retailer/Installer Market


In December, major U.S. retail chain Office Depot launched a smart home installation service that is available from all of its 1,400 retail locations across the country. The move was the latest in a growing trend among retailers to integrate smart home installation alongside off-the-shelf devices. It is a trend that can seem to contradict much of the direction of the smart home market in a decade where devices and systems have gained traction through more user-install friendly devices and systems. However, the drive for installation services illustrates something more nuanced.

Office Depot, Amazon, and Best Buy Installation


Office Depot’s smart home services are part of its new Workonomy Tech Services unit. The unit has become a Nest Pro Partner, and this enables it to offer installations of Nest and Google devices. Office Depot has priced its offerings to start at US$99. Office Depot will manage the installation through CompuCom, a managed services provider and…

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