Honeywell Tuxedo Touch

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 20, 2012

For the past few months, Honeywell has been heavily marketing their Tuxedo Touch, their lastest generation touchscreen keypads. This model features integration to Z-Wave devices, such as lights and thermostats, features which Honeywell claims may save users up to 20% in energy costs. The question is: is this all marketing hype, or is there substance to these claims? In this update, we look at the features of the Tuxedo Touch, potential for home and commercial use, and comparison to competitive offerings from DMP and 2gig.

Overview

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