Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliance have made the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module available. The system is engineered by Card Access to integrate into Control4 wireless home control systems.
"Our non-exclusive relationship with Control4 allows us to meet modern consumers' desire for products that add convenience to their everyday routine and appliances with home automation technology deliver on that promise," said Michele Bedard, vice president of marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf.
The Smart Appliance App builds on the premise that consumers are looking for solutions that enhance their lifestyle. The system's functions include notifications of pre-heat and timer completion, current oven temperature, and knowing when meals are finished cooking based on the internal temperature probe's reading.
System alerts can notify homeowners if the refrigerator door is left open, helping to prevent food spoilage. The app can also maximize energy efficiency by lowering the refrigerator's power consumption at different times of day. The app can also accommodate specific lifestyle needs such as increasing ice production prior to entertaining, saving energy in vacation mode, and choosing the Sabbath mode for religious observances.
The system can also enhance service. General service requests can be sent directly to service through the Control4 system, leading to quicker diagnosis and resolution of problems.
"Consumers want to be able to monitor and control everything in their home anywhere, at any time. With Control4 and the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, homeowners can effortlessly manage their Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances," said Susan Cashen, senior vice president of marketing for Control4.
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