Thermostats are common enough and everybody has one. So how does a company go about reinventing a ubiquitous piece of hardware? For Honeywell it’s easy; develop a three part system that keeps your house temperature under control even when you’re on vacation.
Three part system? That’s the magic of Prestige, it’s a whole system with three units: one wall mounted thermostat, a wireless remote you can carry around, and an outdoor humidifier. The technology is impressive too. The wall mount has a touch display with impressive resolution for clarity. The wireless remote, on the other hand, keeps tab of temperatures all the time and allows the user to adjust these as they see fit from anywhere in the house. The outdoor humidifier’s job is straightforward compared with its siblings, simply feeding data to both.
The real genius of the Prestige system, however, is the vacation mode, where a simple input of time and dates makes sure the house is warmed up by the time you get back from wherever you came from.
This kind of quality comes at a price though. The prestige system is a $700 investment that requires professional installation in your hose, meaning you can’t go it alone, plug this to the wall and fudge the place you live in.