Crestron Horizon Thermostat ditches the battery and oozes style

New smart thermostat integrates with top-end smart home setup

Crestron Horizon Thermostat ditches battery
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The new Crestron Horizon Thermostat has gone live, a connected thermostat that, let's face it, is a lot more stylish than many of its rivals.

Boasting a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display, the Horizon Thermostat is powered by wires, rather than batteries, and is designed to work in tandem with the New Jersey-based company's high-end Crestron smart home ecosystem.

Showing data from its onboard onboard temperature, humidity, and proximity sensors, it is capable of syncing up with compatible smart home devices around the house, for routines, automations and the like.

That display features auto-dimming and and adjustable backlight and the RGB flashes on the display add a touch of futuristic chic.

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“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.”

The new Crestron Horizon Thermostat, which is available in white, black or almond, is available to pre-order for $599. That's obviously a fair chunk of change for a connected thermostat but that's the name of the game with these high-end smart home specialists such as Crestron, Control 4 and Lutron.

With their elegant control systems, these brands are designed to integrate and automate all the connected devices in your home. This means your lighting, heating, security and audio and visual capabilities can be personalised and accessed easily, to work in harmony with rest of the décor in your home.

It's a vastly different approach to the DIY approaches from systems such as Alexa and the Google Assistant.

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