Carrier Launches Smart Home Automation System, Carrier Cor

Carrier, provider of high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, announced Monday the launch of the Carrier Cor, its smart home automation system. Sales of the automation system will start in April.

The home automation system enables homeowners to secure, control and remotely manage their home’s most critical systems from the convenience of an intuitive mobile app, according to the company. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Control & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

It provides homeowners a single solution to easily connect their home’s most important systems: heating and cooling, safety and security. Once set up, users can manage connected devices, view live video of their home from connected cameras and remotely manage access from the system’s app, anywhere in the world, according to Carrier.

With Cor home automation system enabled devices, homeowners are able to unlock their home for a scheduled service technician, program their lights to turn on at dusk or set their thermostat to adjust before they arrive home. Through geolocation technology, users can also program tasks based on location – for instance, the system can be set up to disarm the home alarm system upon pulling into the driveway.

The Cor home automation system can connect and automate over 64 sensors, 250 Z-Wave® enabled devices and 16 cameras in the home. It also offers the homeowner the choice to opt for self-home monitoring or upgrade to professional security monitoring.

“Last year Carrier demonstrated our commitment to delivering innovative products that enhance the lives of our customers with the Cor thermostat,” said Matthew Pine, vice president, marketing, Carrier. “The Cor home automation system will allow homeowners to remotely connect to their homes, which may ultimately simplify their lives,” he added.