VIENNA, Va., and LAS VEGAS —, a leading connected home technology provider, announced that it won the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Mark of Excellence Award for its Geo-Services technology. Using a homeowner’s location, Geo-Services improves smart thermostats by automating temperature adjustment, automatically optimizing for energy savings when the homeowner is away and for comfort when the homeowner is at home.

The Mark of Excellence Award for the energy efficiency product of the year was presented as part of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jay Kenny,'s vice president of marketing, accepted the award on behalf of

“ focuses on developing the most innovative technology and services to deliver the best connected home experience,” Kenny said, “It’s a thrill for to be recognized for our dedication to first to market innovation with this prestigious award from CEA.”

With Geo-Services, the user can opt-in by enrolling their smartphone. Then, whenever the user is away, the home’s thermostat will adjust to save energy and readjust to a comfortable temperature upon return. There is no need to remember to pull out an app, change the thermostat, or adjust settings when the user’s schedule unexpectedly changes or when the homeowner goes out of town — Geo-Services takes care of it automatically. Geo-Services also recognizes multiple smartphones so automation is applied with the entire family in mind. And it’s integrated into the services platform to deliver custom security alerts and video monitoring.

Kenny said, “Automation is evolving from working simply on-command to effortlessly on your behalf, where the home responds to the homeowner’s normal routines and activities. Geo-Services is one example of how’s technology intelligently adapts to the homeowner’s lifestyle to deliver a highly personalized, intelligent, and valuable experience.”

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Publication date: 1/20/2014

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