Nexia™ Home Intelligence Continues its Innovation Leadership in Home Automation

  Nexia™ Home Intelligence Continues its Innovation Leadership in Home
  Automation

New Nexia-compatible deadbolt lock and energy management solution by Schlage^®
  and Trane are unveiled at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

Nexia^TM Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, brings a bigger and
better-than-ever home automation system to the 2013 International Consumer
Electronics Show featuring an array of compatible products and technologies to
create a total connected solution for today’s homeowner.

Innovations showcased in the Nexia Home Intelligence CES booth No. 20830
include several Nexia-compatible products from home industry leaders Trane®
and Schlage^®, also brands of Ingersoll Rand. Today, homeowners can remotely
manage multiple features and functions of their homes—including door locks,
heating and cooling systems, video surveillance, lights, shades and energy
usage—via any web-enabled computer or smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Among Nexia’s most recent product expansions is the new Schlage Touchscreen
Deadbolt; the new Trane Energy Management Solution powered by eMonitor^TM; and
new zoning capabilities with the Trane ComfortLink^TM II Control.

“Homeowners’ needs are continuously evolving, particularly when it comes to
technology. In fact, a recent study from Forrester shows that 84 percent of
U.S. adults now use the web on a daily basis, 50 percent own a smartphone and
tablet ownership doubled in 2012 alone,” said John Evans, president,
Residential Security Solutions at Ingersoll Rand. “Nexia offers a total home
solution that meets homeowners’ increasingly mobile lifestyle needs and gives
them the flexibility to manage their homes from wherever they happen to be.”

Redefining Home Safety: Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt

The Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, a 2013 Electronic House Product of the Year
award winner, is fully loaded with the highest grade of security and
technology. The strong, multi-function lock is a first for Schlage in
combining the connectivity of Nexia Home Intelligence, the convenience of
keyless entry and the protection of built-in alarm technology to create a lock
like no other. It delivers an American National Standards Institute Grade 1
security rating, the highest residential rating awarded on the market, as
certified by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association.

Nexia compatibility gives homeowners control of their home’s safety from
wherever they are. If they can’t be at home to access the touchscreen
deadbolt, they can unlock a door from work to let a dog walker inside, manage
distinctive key codes and settings from the airport, or receive text alerts if
a lock is activated or an alarm is triggered while on vacation.

The fully loaded Touchscreen Deadbolt offers keyless control using simple
access codes so homeowners never have to worry about losing, hiding, carrying
or forgetting their house keys again. It can hold up to 30 unique codes and is
designed to build temporary codes for someone such as a housekeeper who
requires access only on certain days and times of the week. The built-in alarm
system also alerts homeowners instantly if someone goes in and out, tampers
with the lock or tries to break into the home.

Home Energy Management Solutions

Trane introduces an easy, efficient way for homeowners to monitor and manage
their home energy usage to lower costs with the introduction of Trane Energy
Management powered by eMonitor. Trane Energy Management tracks usage data 24/7
and reports how much is being spent on electricity throughout the home. Using
the program, homeowners can monitor and control gadgets and appliances in the
home that use electricity, affecting the home’s overall energy usage and costs
before they see their bills each month.

Trane Energy Management also sends owners real-time alerts and notifications
of various situations, such as circuit overloads or if the refrigerator or
freezer door is left open. The eMonitor interface delivers detailed energy
usage information and analytics to the user’s web-enabled computer or smart
phone.

Home Comfort and Efficiency: Zoning

For many, maintaining consistent temperatures throughout their homes can be a
challenge. But now, homeowners can enjoy steady comfort from floor to floor
and room to room, thanks to Trane’s new Nexia-compatible zoning system.

At the heart of the zoning system, the Trane ComfortLink II Control—an
easy-to-use advanced command center—communicates with the home’s HVAC system
and the Trane Wired Zone Sensor to direct more heated or cooled air where it’s
needed, and less where it is not. Together with Nexia Home Intelligence, the
Trane zoning system can control heating and cooling throughout the home more
efficiently, reducing the home’s energy consumption and helping to prolong the
life of the HVAC system.

Trane zoning capability will be available via select Trane dealers early this
year. Visit trane.com to find a dealer near you, who can help determine if
your home HVAC system is compatible with a Trane zoning system.

New Nexia Partnerships

Nexia Home Intelligence also expands through new partnerships, including
solutions through Budget Blinds to bring home automation capability to the
brand’s motorized window covering products. Providing connectivity that allows
homeowners to use their blinds for energy efficiency, safety and privacy,
Nexia makes it simple to manage window coverings through its scheduling
feature and remote access capability via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Special CES In-Booth Experience: Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine

Visitors to the Nexia Home Intelligence booth will also have an opportunity to
experience the “Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine” for the chance to win a
Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt lock and other prizes. Attendees can play the
game by activating the touchscreen lock while learning about the features of
the Touchscreen Deadbolt and Nexia Home Intelligence.

For those unable to experience the Touchscreen Deadbolt in-person at CES,
during the month of January, Schlage will choose 13 lucky winners to take home
the new lock as part of a “New Year, New Lock” Facebook promotion. For a
chance to win the Touchscreen Deadbolt difference, visit the Schlage Facebook
page.

For more information visit the following websites: Nexia and monthly service
details, nexiahome.com; Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, schlage.com/ces; Trane
ComfortLink II Control, trane.com; and Budget Blinds motorized window
coverings, budgetblinds.com.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and
sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands—including Club Car^®, Ingersoll Rand^®, Schlage^®, Thermo
King^® and Trane^® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in
homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes
and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and
efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of
sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit
www.ingersollrand.com.

Contact:

Carmichael Lynch Spong
Steve Solmonson, 612-375-8536
steve.solmonson@clynch.com
or
Ingersoll Rand
Paige Muhlenkamp, 317-810-3852
Paige_Muhlenkamp@irco.com
 
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