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Schneider Electric Updates Home Manager System with New Features

Schneider Electric's Wiser Home Management technology permits users to access real-time data and predictive analytics to help homeowners fine tune their home energy settings to ensure all of their systems are running at peak efficiency.

The Wiser app from Schneider Electric is a free download and it is available to Android platform users, as well as Apple iOS owners.
Robert Archer · May 15, 2013

As the technologies mature and consumer awareness continues to grow, the demand for energy management solutions will increase. One of the company’s helping to drive the maturation of the technology, as well as consumer awareness is Schneider Electric.

Earlier this spring the Palatine, Ill.-based company announced several updates to its Wiser Home Management System. Schneider describes the Wiser system as a “cruise control” system for a home’s energy systems and as part of the updates the company has augmented its web portal and expanded the availability of its control apps which are now available on the Apple iOS and Android platforms.

With the system homeowners can monitor and control their thermostats from anywhere and they can setup operational parameters to optimize their energy efficiency and comfort. The updated energy system’s Utility Operations web portal allows users to manage home locations, and to view functions such analytics and forecasts; manage internal users generate reports. The Utility Operations Dashboard gives users the ability to set budget goals and view energy consumption figures against the budget goals, as well as view and automate thermostats from anywhere to control temperatures while no one is home and return the temperatures to normal levels once the homes are occupied again.

Other features include the ability to use smart plug solutions to manage specific devices such as lighting, including turning these products on and off, and the ability to view energy consumption to detect usage patterns. The system also lets users participate in demand response programs and events. These options permit homeowners to manage their ability to opt in or out of events and benefit from any types of savings the events may offer.

Schneider says the Wiser Home Energy Management System includes an energy monitor, smart thermostat, in-home display, smart plug and other load controls in addition to access to the web portals and free mobile device apps.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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