LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexiaTM Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, brings a bigger and better-than-ever home automation system to the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show 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 CES booth No. 20830 include several Nexia-compatible products from home industry leaders Trane® and Schlage®, also brands of Ingersoll Rand. Today, homeowners can remotely manage multiple features and functions of their homes—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.
“Homeowners’ needs are continuously evolving, particularly when it comes to technology. In fact, a recent study from Forrester shows that 84 percent of U.S. adults now use the web on a daily basis, 50 percent own a smartphone and tablet ownership doubled in 2012 alone,” said John Evans, president, Residential Security Solutions at Ingersoll Rand. “Nexia offers a total home solution that meets homeowners’ increasingly mobile lifestyle needs and gives them the flexibility to manage their homes from wherever they happen to be.”
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 Schlage 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 Grade 1 security rating, the highest residential rating awarded on the market, as certified by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association.
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. It can hold up to 30 unique codes and is designed to build temporary codes for someone such as a housekeeper who requires 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 gadgets and appliances in the home that use electricity, affecting the home’s overall energy usage and costs before they see their bills each month.
Trane Energy Management also sends owners real-time alerts and notifications of various situations, such as circuit overloads or if the refrigerator or 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 and Efficiency: Zoning
For many, maintaining consistent 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 Nexia-compatible zoning system.
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 more efficiently, reducing the home’s energy consumption and helping to prolong the life of the HVAC system.
Trane zoning capability will be available via select Trane dealers early this year. Visit trane.com to find a dealer near you, who can help determine if your home HVAC system is compatible with a Trane zoning system.
New Nexia Partnerships
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 CES In-Booth Experience: Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine
Visitors to the Nexia Home Intelligence 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 those unable to experience the Touchscreen Deadbolt in-person at CES, during the month of January, Schlage will choose 13 lucky winners to take home the new lock as part of a “New Year, New Lock” Facebook promotion. For a chance to win the Touchscreen Deadbolt difference, visit the Schlage Facebook page.
For more information visit the following websites: Nexia and monthly service details, nexiahome.com; Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, schlage.com/ces; Trane ComfortLink II Control, trane.com; and Budget Blinds motorized window coverings, budgetblinds.com.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.