The popular security and smart home equipment manufacturer Alarm.com has announced its newest Smart Thermostat HD. An Energy-Star Certified product, the connected thermostat integrates directly with the brand’s smart security systems while giving homeowners high level control and visibility over their HVAC systems in the home.
The company explains that the new Smart Thermostat HD was developed to unobtrusively integrate into today’s smart homes, adding that the thermostat is also integrated fully into the Alarm.com smartphone app to provide users with simple control of their homes’ HVAC systems, along with their security panels, lights, locks, garage doors, and more.
According to Alarm.com, the Smart Thermostat HD uses an on-display installation wizard, making it simple to install for both homebuilders and integrators alike. The sleek design and color touchscreen also allows it to blend into the environment better than other thermostats, making it a more design-friendly option on products.
The company even goes so far to say that the installation is so easy, professionals can take advantage of immediate energy savings before they even set up an account within the system.
Taking Advantage of Alarm.com’s Robust Ecosystem of Smart Sensors
With Alarm.com specializing in smart home security, the smart thermostat can tap into every sensor on the security network to better know how to heat and cool a space. Security panels, motion sensors and even door and window sensors can all provide information to help the device better run the HVAC system of a home.
The company notes additional sensors can be placed in the attic or basement to help warn homeowners of conditions that might lead to frozen pipes or mold growth. When used in tandem with Alarm.com Places, the thermostat can react to events in the home by using real-time data to adapt quickly to changes routines.
For example, the company states that if a homeowner is headed home early, the location automation feature can set the thermostat out of ‘savings mode’ to cool or warm the house to the preferred temperature. The Smart Thermostat will also set to an energy-saving temperature upon homeowner departure, as its operations can be tied directly to the control panel for the security systems.
With access to real-time weather data, the Smart Thermostat can also adjust automatically on extremely hot or cold days to help save on energy bills.
Furthermore, the device can act based on ‘demand response’ programs from utility companies, which allows homeowners to take advantage of reduced rates when offered by the local electric company. In response to hazard detection, the thermostat will also instantly shut the HVAC system down to minimize the chance of toxic gas or damaging smoke circulating throughout the home.