Home automation brand Crestron has introduced a new smart touchscreen thermostat called Horizon.
The company says it has ditched the batteries of typical smart thermostats in favor of a simple two-wire install into any thermostat location. It provides reliable control of the temperature and humidity throughout an entire home for a more refined, convenient, and always-working home environment, the company says.
“While traditional smart thermostats often force homeowners and installers to choose between aesthetics, control, and functionality, the Horizon Thermostat was designed to deliver all three as the first smart thermostat that can effortlessly meet the needs of designers, integrators, and consumers alike,” said John Clancy, Executive Vice President, Residential, for Crestron. “Crestron has a legacy of designing and manufacturing products that are built to last. The Horizon Thermostat is no exception, offering the powerful Crestron backbone of control that we stand behind and support end-to-end.”
As the company explains it, learning thermostats set the bar for design for homeowners but then fall short meeting control and functionality expectations. “Unlike other smart thermostats on the market today, the Horizon Thermostat is a design-first device that can react to dynamic routines in response to data from onboard temperature, humidity, and proximity sensors,” the company says. When integrated with the Crestron Home platform, Horizon acts in concert with other smart devices, such as lighting and shading, to ensure convenience and energy savings.
The unit features a high-resolution 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display and an auto-adjustable backlight that toggles between day and night mode depending on time of day or user preferences. It measures 124 millimeters wide by 89 millimeters tall and is available in white, black, or almond finishes to match décor. An RGB-backlit accent and status light bar complements the display, while the ambient light/proximity sensor ensures the thermostat is always discreet but visible when you need it.
The Horizon Thermostat complements the popular Crestron Horizon dimmers, switches, keypads, and receptacles. Featuring an ultra-slim, 14mm profile that rests nearly flush against the wall thanks to its battery-free design, the Horizon Thermostat connects with just two wires and seamlessly pairs with home Wi-Fi® networks. While ideal for new builds, the Horizon Thermostat also supports retrofit applications with no common wire when paired with the Crestron Common Wire Adapter accessory, sold separately.
Horizon is now available for pre-order for an MSRP of $599.