Sub-Zero and Wolf, a maker of refrigeration and cooking equipment, now integrate with Crestron control systems to provide homeowners with the ability to monitor, manage and control their refrigerators. Homeowners can also automate tasks such as making ice overnight, reduce power consumption when away on vacation, check refrigerator/freezer door status, set demand response levels, and more.
The Crestron Integrated Partner program enables products to run seamlessly in a Crestron systems environment. Integrated partners include technology leaders from a spectrum of diverse markets including audio/video, lighting, HVAC, pool/spa, security and many other controlled devices that may be connected to an integrated home solution.
The Sub-Zero Built-in series and the Wolf E Series oven can be easily connected to any network using standard serial cable and Crestron software. The appliances can be seamlessly controlled, with no programming required, or communicate with the devices through a Crestron control system.
The homeowner can use their Crestron touch screen, handheld remote or mobile app for Apple and Android devices to trigger actions such as lower the temperature when away, adjust behavior based on the time of day and when the system expects the homeowner to use it, and more. The refrigerator can also be monitored through the app and handheld and in-wall touch screens. If the door is left open or the refrigerator requires service, the system will notify the homeowner of these events.
“We know that our customers are early adopters of new technology and, when buying appliances, they seek convenience in addition to top-notch quality and long lasting performance,” said Michele Bedard, vice president of marketing, Sub-Zero and Wolf. “By integrating our appliances into a Crestron home automation solution, our customers experience advanced options and full control of their appliances anywhere, anytime. These Smart Grid- enabled appliances continue to ensure that green-conscious consumers can actively manage their carbon footprint, while still enjoying the performance and reliability they expect from Sub Zero and Wolf.”
“We’re excited to announce this partnership with a premier brand such as Sub-Zero and Wolf,” said Steve Samson, Crestron director of business development. “The Sub-Zero and Wolf module demonstrates the next logical step in home automation. We look forward to exploring other opportunities to bring complete control to appliances.”