Daily News Briefs
Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence System Expands With New Products, Features and Pricing
Visit http://www.nexiahome.com for further information
Schlage® Home Motion Sensor and Door/Window Options Bring Added Value, Conveniences to Smart Home Automation System
Submitted on 08/14/12, 10:13 AM
CARMEL, Ind.--Schlage®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has expanded its Nexiaâ„¢ Home Intelligence system with two new Schlage products, several features and new pricing enhancements, offering homeowners even more control over their home's safety, comfort and efficiency and making their lives simpler and easier - from wherever they are.
Nexiaâ„¢ Home Intelligence brings together the best home automation technology in a simple way, allowing consumers to remotely manage multiple home functions and features, including door locks, heating and cooling, video surveillance, lights, shades and whole-home energy usage, via any Web-enabled computer and most mobile devices.
Now, consumers can control even more functions with the introduction of two new products that complement the Nexia System: the Schlage Home Motion Sensor and Schlage Home Door/Window Sensor.
Schlage® Home Motion Sensor
The new Schlage Home Motion Sensor can send a text alert when motion is detected, so consumers will know when situations at home need attention. It can be synced with other products through Nexia to turn on a light or trigger a recording through a camera when motion is detected. The Schlage Home Motion Sensor is available now for $69.99 at www.nexiahome.com.
Schlage® Home Door/Window Sensor
Now consumers can also integrate Schlage Home Door/Window Sensors into their Nexia System to monitor activities while they are away. Adding a Schlage Home Door/Window Sensor will enable them to confirm if doors and windows are opened or closed and receive text alerts when opened. No wiring is required and the sensor provides up to three years of battery life with normal usage. The Schlage Home Door/Window Sensor is now available for $49.99 at www.nexiahome.com.
"We continue to push the possibilities with Nexia. The expansion reflects our continuous promise to bring added value through new features and products," said Steve Samolinski, director of product and solution management for Ingersoll Rand. "With two new compatible products to connect with Nexia, consumers can further customize their systems over time as their lives get busier and their needs change."
Expanded System Features
Nexiaâ„¢ Home Intelligence offers several system enhancements that make it easier to use the latest technologies. The new account setup process asks consumers which products they wish to include in their systems and then customizes the entire experience based on their needs. The online setup process is embedded with how-to and set-up instructions, step-by-step videos, FAQs, helpful tips and detailed troubleshooting assistance. In addition, homeowners can now perform various video monitoring functions from their mobile devices, including recording home video, downloading recorded video or watching recorded video.
"The beauty of the Nexia System is that consumers can continuously shape their home automation needs to control their house the way they want to, from anywhere they happen to be," Samolinski said.
Subscription Pricing Enhancements
Experiencing the benefits of Nexiaâ„¢ Home Intelligence is easier than ever with the introduction of several pricing enhancements. Now, included with the purchase of a Trane ComfortLinkâ„¢ II Control is the ability to remotely control the home's temperature, set heating and cooling schedules, and receive alerts when it's time to change filters or schedule maintenance. As a user decides to expand his or her Nexia System and home monitoring capabilities with the addition of a Nexia Home Bridge and other products, then the standard $8.99 monthly subscription fee will apply.
Additionally, live video recording is included with the purchase of a Schlage Home Indoor Camera. This allows consumers to view live video on their computers or mobile devices without a monthly fee and they can choose to add video recording functionality to their account starting at $2.99 per month.
The standard Nexia Home Bridge standard subscription plan provides consumers with the ability to take full advantage of all of the remote management capabilities Nexia offers. The Nexia Home Bridge Standard Plan allows consumers to add more than 200 Z-Wave products and an unlimited number of Schlage Home Cameras for $8.99 per month. For more information on Nexia and the monthly service, visit www.nexiahome.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 Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo 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.