Consumers can remotely prevent users from making unwanted changes on the keypad
St. Louis, September 22, 2015 – White-Rodgers, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and part of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, has announced a new feature to the company’s top rated Sensi™ Wi-Fi programmable thermostat
This new feature allows homeowners to remotely lock the thermostat keypad to prevent adjustments to the thermostat’s programmed settings. These accidental or unwanted changes to the thermostat can lead to higher heating and cooling bills.
A keypad icon is displayed if a user presses any buttons on the thermostat, indicating the lockout feature is enabled. Even in lockout mode, users still have full control over the operation of the HVAC system via the Sensi app.
“We are continuously looking for ways to improve our user experience with the Sensi thermostat,” noted Ed Blittschau, vice president of marketing, White-Rodgers. “Since it was designed for automatic upgrades, consumers who have already purchased a Sensi thermostat will get keypad lockout and other new features by simply installing the latest version of the Sensi mobile app.”
The keypad lockout function has been delivered to all connected Sensi thermostats, and new thermostats shipped prior to June 1, 2015 will be updated to enable this feature within 24 hours of the activation.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com