As part of our work in the smart home space, we need to educate membership and offer tools that can be easily shared with homeowners, buyers and sellers. As part of that work, we are going to produce what we’re calling tearsheets. Our first offering in this space covers smart thermostats. Above you see what this looks like. We didn’t try to compare every feature as there are plenty of sites that do that. What we wanted to create is something you could give to your clients that gives a nice comparison of the thermostats. You’ll note for ‘Online Compatibility Check’, we have a link to the respective websites for each thermostat.
We looked at the aesthetic quality of the devices as this matters to clients. Rather than overwhelm with information, we thought it would be nice to give just enough to be helpful.
We are working on tearsheets for the following:
- Smoke/CO detectors
- Smart Metering
- Power Monitoring
- Environmental Sensing
A big thank you in the research needed to produce these goes to our Information Services group, specifically:
- Sarah Hogan
- Abby Creitz
- Anne-Marie Siudzinski
- Mary Martinez-Garcia
Let us know what you think! You can reach out to us using Twitter @crtlabs or you can write me directly at chad (at) crtlabs (dot) org.