Home Automation, Inc. (HAI)
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a market share leader in home automation systems, defining "Home Automation" for the past 25 years.
All HAI products are sold through a worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by over 1,000 trained dealers in over 80 countries.
HAI was formed in 1985 to provide automation product to the newly emerging automation and controls market. HAI's founders, Tom Pickral, Brian Yokum, and Jay McLellan worked together in the commercial automation industry and sought to apply this expertise to the home automation market.
The company's initial product, the Model 1503, was introduced in 1988 as the first system on the market to offer complete burglary and fire protection, telephone access, lighting and appliance control plus programmable automation in a single affordable product. As sales increased, HAI's product line and customer list grew steadily.
HAI is a privately held company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Energy conservation, alternative energy and better building techniques are ongoing endeavors being pursued by HAI‘s Engineering and Product Development divisions in conjunction with several private and government agencies.
The company reached profitability in 1993 and ever since has reinvested its earnings in the product line