Honeywell’s Wi-Fi-Enabled Home Automation Connects with Z-Wave
For busy parents who can’t be two places at once, the next best thing is a home that can tell you what’s going on with it, and can be controlled with a smart phone, tablet or other web-enabled device. At the Consumer Electronics Association Line Show in June 2012, Honeywell rolled out two new “connected home” products to make homes smarter: LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi home controller.
The expansion of Honeywell’s connected home portfolio, which also includes programmable thermostats and applications to remotely manage comfort and security, is being fueled in part by the proliferation of smart phones, owned by nearly half of U.S. mobile phone subscribers, according to Nielsen.
“Smart phones, tablets and other web-enabled devices are empowering families to connect to and control their homes like they’ve never been able to before, saving time and money and bringing peace of mind,” said Ron Rothman, president of Honeywell Security Group. “With these security and automation systems, you can disarm the security system for a child returning home from school, turn up the air conditioning on the way home from work, and watch as a package is delivered to your front door.”
Homebuilders are reporting increases in the demand for home technology, with energy management and home automation systems installations at all-time highs.
Both the LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi Touchscreen use Z-Wave technology to communicate with other home devices such as thermostats, lighting controls, shades and locks. The Honeywell Total Connect remote interactive service and applications give consumers access to their security systems from internet-enabled devices including smart phones, tablets, and PCs.
Honeywell, based in Morris Township, NJ, is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.