Alarm.com unveiled a new smart thermostat at CES 2018 this week. In addition to offering energy-saving capabilities, Alarm.com says the thermostat is the first to proactively detect and respond to common home maintenance problems before they turn into costly repairs.
The thermostat is said to protect property owners from such emergencies including HVAC failures, floods, water damage and mold.
The smart thermostat can use machine learning to proactively monitor an HVAC system, alerting service providers and homeowners to trouble conditions before they turn into complete system failures.
By intelligently balancing both humidity and temperature set points, the thermostat can be used to help prevent health risks and cleanup costs caused by mold. A winter freeze protection alert notifies homeowners before pipes can freeze and burst.
Remote temperature sensing makes it possible to optimize the home’s temperature to any room at a specific time, while also automatically adjusting to real-time activity and occupancy changes, open windows or doors and the homeowner’s geo-location.
Alarm.com says the thermostat automatically detects HVAC wiring and configures settings to the home’s system. It also features near-universal compatibility with 24 volt HVAC systems, and two dynamic terminals for controlling humidifiers, dehumidifiers and external air baffles.
The thermostat will be available May 2018.