tekmar Control Systems, a Watts Water Technologies company, has expanded a homeowner’s ability to control relative humidity, temperature setpoint, and snow melting through their home automation system. tekmar is now offering a free firmware update for its tN4 Gateway 482 which integrates tekmar HVAC controls with a home automation system to support these options.
“tekmar has always been committed to offering homeowners comfort and peace of mind. By offering seamless integration between our industry-leading controls and 3rd-party home automation systems, home automation integrators have additional features for their customers, and homeowners have more options for centralized control,” said Greg Leupin, sales & marketing manager for tekmar.
Once updated with the free firmware, the Gateway 482 can serve as a bridge between a tekmarNet® Thermostat 557 and a 3rd-party home automation system to control relative humidity.
Controlling relative humidity improves comfort, enhances health, and protects artwork and musical instruments from excessive or very low relative humidity levels. The Gateway 482 also works with tekmar’s flush-mount Humidity and Temperature Sensor 086, meaning the thermostat and sensors can be hidden in the wall for flexible interior design.
The Gateway 482 can also connect the tekmarNet® Setpoint Control 162 to a home automation system to enable temperature control of pools, tubs, fountains, and other similar equipment.
For homeowners who want snow-and ice-free driveways, sidewalks, and patios, the Gateway 482 can be used to connect tekmar’s Snow Melting Control 654 and an automatic snow melt sensor to the home automation system. This gives homeowners the ability to start and stop their snow melting system remotely.