|[January 22, 2013]
Nexia™ Home Intelligence Continues its Innovation Leadership in Home Automation
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Home Intelligence, an award-winning product by Ingersoll Rand brands
Schlage® and Trane (News - Alert)®, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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