Energy, Inc. has announced the integration with home automation and load control device manufacturer, LockState. By broadening the flexibility of interoperable devices within the home area network, LockState can help electric utilities offer consumers more ways to save energy, and to participate in demand response programs, particularly during peak periods. This strategic relationship also gives consumers the ability to manage their energy use without smart meters.
Energy Inc.’s partnership with LockState allows consumers to automatically control multiple devices in the home based on the cost of electricity, daily or monthly budget, or simply the amount of electricity being used. Consumers can now choose to set a typical schedule for automation, or allow decisions to be made automatically, based on user-set parameters of energy cost and usage.
“Energy, Inc.’s integration with Lockstate will allow our TED customers to not only monitor their energy usage, but control it, based on how much their utility is charging them at any given second,” said Dolph Rodenberg, president, Energy, Inc. “This new integration can be used in homes, offices, and companies around the world. Electricity bills, demand rates, and energy usage will dramatically decrease with this new technology.”
“We’re excited for this partnership with TED because of the incredible control that we can deliver to home and business owners over their energy costs. Now, not only can owners monitor their energy consumption, but they can adjust thermostats and power plugs automatically to lower their energy costs,” said Nolan Mondrow, president, LockState.
TED energy monitors integrate with LockState’s automation products using Wi-Fi. Consumers can check their energy usage remotely and instantly turn appliances off or on using LockState’s automation app. Consumers also have the ability to receive real-time text messages and e-mail alerts to notify them of any change in rate, demand or budget.