Tech Data extends smart home range with tado° heating control sensors

By Simon Meredith | 18th May 2017
  • Geolocation technology senses when users are near home and acts automatically
  • Optimises comfort and can help to reduce bills by 31 per cent
  • Free app available for all major smartphones

Basingstoke, 18 May 2017 – Tech Data has signed a partnership with tado°, a market leader in intelligent home climate control, giving IT retailers and webstores the opportunity to offer the company’s Smart AC Control and Smart Thermostat to consumers for the first time.

By using its unique geo-aware app, tado° solutions adjust the temperature based on a residents’ location automatically, enabling households to reduce energy costs by as much as 31per cent, while optimising the comfort of their homes.

The tado° Smart AC Control works with millions of remote control AC units. Users simply download the free app for iOS, Android, or Windows. The controller will then sense their location and conserve energy or ensure the house is comfortable in time for their arrival. It can also integrate with other smart home environments such as Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.

The tado° Smart Thermostat and Smart Radiator Thermostats provide multi-room control. These can also make use of geolocation-based control and automation. Two Starter Kits are available – one for homes with their own heating system, and one for a home with radiator thermostats. For multi-zone control, additional devices can be added.

Teresa Johnston, Business Development Manager for Smart Home and Home Networking at Tech Data, said: “We’re obsessed with the weather in Britain and it seems to get more and more unpredictable, so the potential for home heating control is huge. We all want to come home to a nice warm house but we also don’t want to waste money. With tado° you get both, so when it’s cold outside, you can make sure it’s always warm by the time you at home, and when its warmer outside, you can ensure you don’t waste money by turning the heating and even individual radiators off remotely.”

The tado° smart heating solutions are available now from Tech Data.

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