BOXT Smart Home Automation and Google
Smart home installation technology company BOXT strikes a deal with Google.
18:21 19 June 2019
Yorkshire-based smart home installation technology company BOXT is set to become the first national business to offer a voice-controlled heating system as standard, after striking a deal with Google.
Under the agreement, all new boilers installed by BOXT will come with free Google Home Mini and Google Nest Learning Thermostats so they can be controlled by the customer’s voice.
BOXT technology platform works by connecting installers with customers through a centralised booking facility. The company is now raising another £20million to expand into other smart home installation products.
Andy Kerr, the co-founder of BOXT, said: “Home installation is ripe for disruption and we want BOXT to be the first choice for customers who want to install heating, cooling or any smart technology in their home.”
He added: “We’ve developed our platform to ensure that the process for customers is easy, transparent and always good value – and with no hidden costs or antiquated sales techniques.”
The company currently employs 35 staff at its Leeds head office in Thorpe Park and is taking on extra space to give room to expand.