LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexiaTM Home Intelligence, an award-winning product by Ingersoll Rand brands Schlage® and Trane®, brings to the International Builders’ Show (IBS) a bigger and better-than-ever home automation system featuring an array of compatible products and technologies to create a total connected solution for today’s homeowner.
Innovations showcased in the Nexia Home Intelligence IBS booth No. C3531 include several Nexia-compatible products from home industry leaders Trane and Schlage. Today, homeowners can remotely manage multiple features and functions of their home—including door locks, heating and cooling systems, video surveillance, lights, shades and energy usage—via any web-enabled computer or smartphone from anywhere in the world. Among Nexia’s most recent product expansions is the new Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt; the new Trane Energy Management Solution powered by eMonitorTM; and new zoning capabilities with the Trane ComfortLinkTM II Control. In addition to home automation, Booth No. C3531 also showcases Trane’s new line of ductless heating and cooling systems, providing an efficient, economical solution for homes without ductwork and spaces such as room additions and attics that have been converted to living spaces.
“We’re continuously creating new innovations in safety, comfort and efficiency for today’s homeowners – from the connected solution Nexia provides to support mobile lifestyles, to dynamic new products that make homes safer and more secure, to important advancements in energy-saving heating and cooling,” said John Evans, president, Residential Security Solutions at Ingersoll Rand.
Redefining Home Safety: Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt
The Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, a 2013 Electronic House Product of the Year award winner, is fully loaded with the highest grade of security and technology. The strong, multi-function lock is a first for the Schlage brand in combining the connectivity of Nexia Home Intelligence, the convenience of keyless entry and the protection of built-in alarm technology to create a lock like no other. It delivers an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Grade 1 security rating, the highest residential rating awarded on the market, as certified by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA).
Nexia compatibility gives homeowners control of their home’s safety from wherever they are. If they can’t be at home to access the touchscreen deadbolt, they can unlock a door from work to let a dog walker inside, manage distinctive key codes and settings from the airport, or receive text alerts if a lock is activated or an alarm is triggered while on vacation.
The fully loaded Touchscreen Deadbolt offers keyless control using simple access codes so homeowners never have to worry about losing, hiding, carrying or forgetting their house keys again. The lock can hold up to 30 unique codes and is designed to create temporary codes for someone such as a housekeeper who needs access only on certain days and times of the week. The built-in alarm system also alerts homeowners instantly if someone goes in and out, tampers with the lock or tries to break into the home.
Home Energy Management Solutions
Trane introduces an easy, efficient way for homeowners to monitor and manage their home energy usage to lower costs with the introduction of Trane Energy Management powered by eMonitor. Trane Energy Management tracks usage data 24/7 and reports how much is being spent on electricity throughout the home. Using the program, homeowners can monitor and control their heating and cooling system as well as appliances in the home that use electricity, affecting the home’s overall energy usage and costs before they see the bill each month.
Trane Energy Management also sends owners real-time alerts and notifications of various situations such as circuit overloads or if the refrigerator/freezer door is left open. The eMonitor interface delivers detailed energy usage information and analytics to the user’s web-enabled computer or smart phone.
Home Comfort Room by Room: Zoning
For many, maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout their homes can be a challenge. But now, homeowners can enjoy steady comfort from floor to floor and room to room thanks to Trane’s new zoning system with connection to Nexia Home Intelligence.
At the heart of the zoning system, the Trane ComfortLink II Control—an easy-to-use advanced command center—communicates with the home’s HVAC system and the Trane Wired Zone Sensor to direct more heated or cooled air where it’s needed, and less where it is not. Together with Nexia Home Intelligence, the Trane zoning system can control heating and cooling throughout the home for enhanced comfort.
Trane zoning capability will be available via select Trane dealers in early 2013. Visit trane.com to find a Trane Comfort Specialist dealer near you, who can help determine if zoning is the right solution for your home.
Flexible Home Comfort and Efficiency: Ductless Systems
New Trane ductless systems for heating and cooling bring efficient, convenient and economical comfort to homes built without ducted heating systems or where the main system lacks capacity to expand, as well as room additions where installing ductwork may be impractical or too expensive. Ductless systems allow homeowners to be efficient with their energy use, because they operate separately from a central system, individually controlled to provide heating or cooling only when needed.
The systems have three main components: a small indoor unit consisting of a coil and fan that attaches to a wall or ceiling, an outdoor compressor, and a wireless remote control. Mini-Split Models have one outdoor unit and one indoor unit for single room comfort. Multi-Split Models have up to five indoor units connected to one outdoor unit, bringing flexibility and efficient heating and cooling to multiple rooms. The single- or multi-zone configurations enable homeowners to create customized room-by-room comfort depending on their need.
New Nexia Partnership
Nexia Home Intelligence also expands through new partnerships, including solutions through Budget Blinds to bring home automation capability to the brand’s motorized window covering products. Providing connectivity that allows homeowners to use their blinds for energy efficiency, safety and privacy, Nexia makes it simple to manage window coverings through its scheduling feature and remote access capability via computer, smartphone or tablet.
Special IBS In-Booth Experience: Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine
Visitors to the Nexia booth will also have an opportunity to experience the “Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine” for the chance to win a Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt lock and other prizes. Attendees can play the game by activating the touchscreen lock while learning about the features of the Touchscreen Deadbolt and Nexia Home Intelligence.
For more information visit the following websites: Nexia and monthly service details, nexiahome.com; Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, schlage.com/ibs; Trane ComfortLink II Control, trane.com; Trane Ductless Systems, trane.com; and Budget Blinds motorized window coverings, budgetblinds.com.
About Ingersoll Rand
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