Schneider Electric, Alarm.com partner on home energy management

Schneider Electric is partnering with Alarm.com, a provider of interactive security and connected home services, to bring the Wiser home management system to home builders, utilities and other service providers in the energy efficiency space.

The partnership capitalizes on Schneider Electric’s global presence in energy management and Alarm.com’s back-end, data-processing and user interface capabilities.

Schneider Electric’s Wiser home management system leverages Alarm.com’s Connected Home platform and offers homeowners and property managers the ability to track and manage electricity usage in real-time, monitor the power generated by rooftop solar panels and operate connected thermostats and load control devices more intelligently to reduce energy usage.

The Wiser home management system includes an energy monitor, smart thermostat, internet gateway, in-home display, smart plug and other load controls, web portal and mobile app usability. The Wiser smart thermostat is programmable and communicates usage and pricing via changing color screens.

Built with ZigBee Smart Energy technology, it’s connected to other system components and remotely controllable by the in-home display, the Wiser Home Management web portal, and the Wiser app. The in-home display is a control center and dashboard that is designed as a real-time communication path from the utility to the customer. The system is designed to securely enable load control and demand management.

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