Controls & Automation
Schlage LiNK remote home management system and Trane thermostat
By Anthony Capkun
Schlage demonstrated several new capabilities of its Link remote home management system, which allows homeowners to monitor and control Z-Wave-enabled locks, lights, Trane thermostats, Schlage cameras and other Z-Wave devices from mobile phones or internet-connected computers. Schlage Link now allows users to record and archive footage recorded by Schlage cameras, integrate Z-Wave-enabled sensors and create time-based access codes.
New Link features include support for various Z-Wave-enabled sensors, enabling homeowners to check the status of windows and doors, detect motion in and around the home as well as monitor potential water-related emergencies (available Q2 2011). The Trane ComfortLink remote thermostat and Schlage Link System, meantime, have combined to complement and enhance the functionality of home comfort control. One simple, web-based interface can control several home systems, from Z-Wave-enabled lights and small appliances, HVAC.