Proper management of energy consumption is given greater importance these days, not only in the corporate world but in domestic front as well. It not only contributes for a greener world, but also reduces expenditure thereby saving money. Till date, many energy management solutions for homes and businesses have been rolled-out.
) Inc., a provider of wireless and web-enabled security and activity monitoring technology solutions, has rolled-out a new automation and energy management solution, called emPower, which is designed for both homes and businesses.
According to a press release, the Tysons Corner, VA-based Alarm.com Inc.'s latest offering facilitates end-users to monitor as well as control their thermostats, locks and lighting remotely. Precisely, it helps in managing the energy consumption at end-users' properties.
Company officials said that emPower is completely integrated with the company's wireless alarm signaling and interactive security services. Consumers can utilize emPower, the company's website and mobile applications to perform various tasks of managing energy consumption.
Apart from remotely monitoring and changing their thermostat settings, consumers can utilize emPower, the company's website and mobile applications simultaneously to perform tasks such as lock and unlock doors, even when far away; automate light schedules to fit their personal lifestyle and also to deter intruders; set energy efficient schedules, for thermostat and light, which can integrate with security system; automatically set settings, for light, lock and thermostat, throughout the property when the security system is armed or disarmed; and more.
Furthermore, customers of Alarm.com can also leverage emPower to receive real-time email and text message notifications when a thermostat setting is changed or a specific door lock is accessed, says Alarm.com.
In the release, Alison Slavin, vice president of product management at Alarm.com, said, 'Since Alarm.com's inception ten years ago, we've focused on building a very robust and flexible remote monitoring and control platform that could expand beyond security to support other mission critical applications in the home or business.'
Slavin added, 'emPower is fully integrated with Alarm.com's interactive security platform and is designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to reduce their energy consumption and have greater control of their property's critical systems from afar.'
Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.
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