Broan-NuTone. With special wireless controllers connected to UltraSilent fans, the SmartSense Intelligent Ventilation System automates improvements in indoor air quality. Available in two-and three-fan kits, the system uses formulas based on home size and number of bedrooms to calculate a home's necessary ventilation. A master control monitors and deducts manual fan usage, such as during showering, from ventilation requirements and directs other fans in the system to activate as necessary to achieve optimal air quality. 800.558.1711. www.broan.com.
Eaton. Monitor your house remotely with the Home Heartbeat home awareness system. Using wireless sensors, the system sends e-mail or text message alerts to users when appliances are left on, windows remain open, or water leaks strike. The affordable starter pack includes a base unit, Home Key LCD keychain, and one open/closed sensor. Only a phone line is required for setup. Though unable to correct problems that may arise, the system accommodates up to 30 sensors to keep users advised. A wireless water shut-off valve can be installed to interrupt water flow in the case of a leak. 216.523.4400. www.homeheartbeat.com.
Schneider Electric. The Square D residential lighting control line now includes Clipsal input devices, including Saturn and Neo wall-mounted keypads. The keypads feature Dynamic Labeling Technology and can control up to eight lighting functions. Each button displays editable text or graphics to indicate the room or lighting scene it controls. Each button also has an independent timer for automated lighting control. New switches come in gray and faux metal finishes, while Saturn keypads are made from glass. 800.778.2733. www.squaredlightingcontrol.com.
HAI. The Snap-Link upgrade to the maker's Omni product line lets homeowners stay connected to automated systems even when they're away. The USB memory stick plugs into any Windows-based computer and uses a secure Ethernet port to communicate with lighting controls, HVAC, security systems, and more. Snap-Link also accommodates the Ultra Mobile PC platform in the home. There are no monthly fees for the service, and Snap-Link requires no software or dedicated server. 504.736.9810. www.homeauto.com.
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