Devices and Software Appeal to a Variety of Customer Segments, Not Just Consumers
October 21, 2014
First introduced in the late 2000s, smart thermostat technology has only recently gained real traction among customers, says Navigant Research. During the last year, the market for communicating and smart thermostats has expanded rapidly, with new offerings from several high-profile providers.
The Remote Sensors Help to Improve Comfort and Deliver Energy Savings Right Out of the Box
September 23, 2014
ecobee has announced the introduction of its ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat with wireless remote sensors. The company said the thermostat and remote sensors measure temperature and occupancy in multiple locations, resulting in increased comfort when the user is at home and energy savings when they’re away.
Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Inc., and Universal Remote Control Now Work with Nest
September 9, 2014
Nest Labs Inc. announced today the addition of Control4, Crestron®, Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC) — along with Dropcam — to the increasing number of products, apps, and services that work with Nest products.
Through its partnership with Nest, Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, announced that it will be extending its Comfort & Control Plan to natural gas customers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. The plan includes a Nest Learning Thermostat™ at no cost.
In only a few years, the number of connected “smart” products for the home has increased exponentially as homeowners have shown more and more interest in being able to monitor and control their homes from nearly anywhere.
Company Prepares for Growth and Introduction of a New Smart Thermostat Product
August 13, 2014
ecobee, manufacturer of Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostats, announced that Osama Arafat has joined the company as co-chief executive officer. As co-CEO, Arafat will be responsible for leading the product strategy, engineering, and customer care teams and will co-lead the organization with Stuart Lombard.
Enables Users to Quickly Set Up Automated Actions for the Home
August 13, 2014
Revolv Inc., a home automation app developed to unify control of smart home devices from a single app, has announced its new support for Android and official integration with the Nest Learning Thermostat™. In addition, the company released an updated version of its iOS app.
Program Will Also Subsidize the Cost of the Thermostat, Which Will Make It a Low or No Cost Device
August 6, 2014
Honeywell and StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider that serves customers across Texas, have teamed up to offer homeowners and small businesses an energy-saving bundle that combines competitive electricity rates with a Wi-Fi, app-driven thermostat from Honeywell.
Company Now Offers Both Direct Connect and Cloud Connect Options
July 31, 2014
NetworkThermostat has announced its CloudConnect™ service for the company’s Net/X™ Wi-Fi and Ethernet smart thermostats. CloudConnect provides Net/X users with the convenience of remote access using the cloud with no limits on the number of thermostats or locations under the user’s management.
Smart Thermostats, Smart Lighting, and Smart Appliances Entering the Market in Growing Numbers
July 28, 2014
New research from Parks Associates shows young consumers, those with children, and those in a home for three to four years are leading the adoption of Internet-connected smart home energy management devices.