Broan-NuTone launches the Smart Home Series

Did you turn the lights off? Shut the garage door? Unplug the curling iron?

The new NuTone Smart Home Series introduced by Hartford-based Broan-NuTone LLC  makes it possible for your home to remember for you.

With a Z-Wave hub and a smartphone, homeowners are able to monitor, dim, turn on/off, open/close, schedule or automate their Smart Home Series devices, which include the Smart Garage Door Controller, Smart Outlets and Smart Lighting products.

“At NuTone, we strive to make consumers’ lives easier and more efficient with our smart, interactive technologies,” said Jessica Lindquist, marketing manager at Broan-NuTone. “The NuTone Smart Home Series is our next generation of product offerings that will do just that. Homeowners now have the power to manage their homes’ climate, secure access to their homes, and control lighting and appliances, either automatically or with just one touch.”

Using the various Smart Home Series products and their home automation hub, homeowners can take integrated control of their home. For example, when returning home from work, the opening of the garage door signals the lights to turn on and the thermostat to adjust to a predetermined setting. Or when waking up in the morning, the touch of a button turns on the kitchen lights, sets the coffee pot into brewing mode and switches on the television to a morning news program. Most importantly, homeowners are able to tailor their scenes to meet their specific needs.

The Smart Home Series was created in coordination with Nortek Security & Control Group, the No. 1 manufacturer of Z-Wave products worldwide. Z-Wave wire-free communication was designed from the ground up for home control with power, range and bandwidth all optimized for the home. Z-Wave devices offer secure communication by the same industry standard encryption used in online banking.

Broan-NuTone is a manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. Broan-NuTone, which has 775 employees in Hartford, is a division of Providence, R.I.-based Nortek Inc.

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