Schneider Electric and Alarm.com partner on home energy management
June 5, 2013 - Schneider Electric has partnered with Alarm.com—a player in 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.
By Anthony Capkun
“We believe that by combining Alarm.com’s best-in-class platform technology with Schneider Electric’s proven energy management capabilities, we are delivering a comprehensive residential energy management solution for the market,” said Yann Kulp, vice-president, strategy & business development, EcoBusiness North America, Schneider Electric. “By partnering with home builders, utilities and others in the residential energy ecosystem, this integrated Wiser solution gives homeowners the ability to feel secure, reduce energy use and save money in one simplified, combined offer.”
Schneider says the partnership capitalizes on its global presence in energy management and Alarm.com’s back-end, data processing and user interface capabilities. The company’s Wiser home management system leverages Alarm.com’s Connected Home platform, offering 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.
“Energy management is a key part of the Connected Home of the future,” said Alison Slavin, Alarm.com co-founder and vice-president of product management. “Alarm.com’s platform has been designed to easily integrate the expanding Internet of Things and connect them through a powerful and secure cloud service. Through Alarm.com’s partnership with Schneider Electric, we’re powering the tools to enable consumers to understand their home’s energy usage profile and more effectively take action to save energy without sacrificing convenience and comfort.”
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.