Lighting & HVAC
Magnum boasts Root is “world’s most intelligent” thermostat
By Renée Francoeur
Root works as the central portal of the home, explained the company, interfacing with other energy management devices as well as related home automation and security platforms. Beyond that, the Android core allows Root to control “nearly anything” with an available app in the Google Play store, Magnum Energy said.
“The design of Root reflects the Internet of Things reality that is now upon us,” said Mike Giorgi, CEO of Magnum Energy Solutions. “Devices are getting smarter and sexier, so why not your thermostat?”
Root has a 7-in. capacitive touchscreen. Users can stream music, audio books, replenish supplies through Amazon, connect to their Fitbit, stream live video, control door locks and even control a garage door and sprinkler system, Magnum Energy claimed.
Facility owners and managers can use Root to communicate to an entire building or to individual residents. Security alerts and emergency messaging can be audibly and visually presented on the thermostat’s dynamic display, according to Magnum Energy. It can also remotely monitor and turn off utilities when units are not occupied. Furthermore, additional energy management devices like occupancy sensors, which can interface with Root, require no batteries to operate, Magnum Energy added.