AUSTIN, Texas — Allure Energy Inc. has announced a smart energy pilot with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD™) using its Allure Home Energy Management System™.

According to the company, the Allure Home Energy Management System is fully automated and privacy protected. Featuring the firm’s patented Proximity Control Technology™, the system works with an iPhone™ app, called Allure Mobile, that senses how far the user is from home and adjusts the home’s temperature accordingly. When the user leaves home in the morning, the system automatically adjusts the temperature, so energy isn’t wasted while away. Likewise, the system senses when the user is on the way back, returning the temperature to the preferred setting.

The user’s privacy is protected by the mobile app as the location of the user never leaves the smartphone, said the company. Allure Mobile calculates the new set point based on a distance and sends the new set point to the user’s home. Thus the user’s location and personal data remain on the phone.

“SMUD seeks technologies that can provide maximum benefit to our customer-owners while providing community benefit,” said Amber Steeves, SMUD project manager. “Reduced energy use has significant financial benefit for SMUD and environmental benefit for our community. Environmental stewardship is a core value of SMUD and we are here to provide energy solutions for our customers that should help them better manage their electricity usage and their bill without sacrificing comfort.”

“We are very excited to work with SMUD,” said Kevin Imes, president and CEO of Allure Energy. “SMUD’s environmental leadership makes them a great fit for our energy-saving technologies.”

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Publication date: 6/4/2012