Network Thermostat Announces HVAC Automation with Occupancy Sensors

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Network Thermostat announces the availability of new wall and ceiling mount occupancy sensors for HVAC control and automation. These occupancy sensors save energy and money by utilizing adjustable “occupancy verification” and “minimum occupied” times to ensure that partial use rooms are not heated or cooled when unused.

Ceiling Mounted and Wall/Corner Mounted Occupancy Sensors

Controlling HVAC units with occupancy sensors saves time, energy & money with "smart" climate management in seldom used areas.

NetworkThermostat, a leading communications-based thermostat manufacturer since 1995, announces the immediate availability of the NT-OSC (ceiling mount) and NT-OSW (wall mount) occupancy sensors. These sensors easily integrate with any NetworkThermostat GE, HP or UP thermostat platform via a single CAT5 or 4-wire thermostat cable. The thermostat provides power and automatically recognizes the occupancy sensor. The NT-OSC ceiling mount sensor detects 360 degrees with a coverage diameter of roughly 2.5 times the mounting height (up to 34.5ft/10.5m) while the NT-OSW wall mount sensor detects 110 degrees with a range out to 50ft/15m.

Use the NT-OSC or NT-OSW for occupancy control of the HVAC system without the need for schedules or programming. These sensors are designed to be used with the ‘commercial keypad lockout’ feature of the Net/X thermostats eliminating the need for occupants to adjust temperature set points. As part of an HVAC energy management system, occupancy sensors enable facility managers to automatically control HVAC operation based on room occupancy. Passive infrared (PIR) sensing technology and intelligent logic control enable Net/X sensors to verify the occupancy status of rooms. If the room is physically occupied, then the system will control the climate to predetermined set points. Once a room is vacant, the NT-OSC or NT-OSW signals the HVAC controls to automatically perform a setback. In this way no energy is wasted to climate control an empty room.

Position the Net/X occupancy sensor on walls, corners or ceilings to provide the best detection area for each application. These sensors are ideal for use in office spaces, schools, worship facilities, hotels, resorts, and military installations. On and off time delays allow these sensors to reliably control HVAC system operation. Occupancy sensors can reduce energy consumption while maintaining ideal temperature levels. Each sensor provides an adjustable “Verify Occupancy” time to allow random in and out occupancy and cleaning personnel to enter the area for brief intervals without triggering the HVAC unit to occupied mode. An adjustable “Minimum Occupied” time regulates the time that the HVAC unit will remain in occupied mode after occupancy has been detected. When used as part of a NetworkThermostat HVAC control solution, it is possible to schedule a room to be pre-cooled to a desired temperature and use occupancy detection to maintain that temperature throughout the occupied time. If no occupancy is detected within the preset occupancy verification time, the HVAC unit is automatically placed in setback mode to maximize energy and cost savings.


The product is available through an ever-growing network of online retailers, HVAC distributors and contractors. Detailed information on this product, and NetworkThermostat’s industry leading network solutions can be found on the web at: , , email: sales(at)networkthermostat(dot)com , telephone: 866-563-0711

About NetworkThermostat

Since 1995, NetworkThermostat maintains the position of industry leader in providing Network Thermostat Solutions for facilities, small business, commercial or light industrial applications. Known for its ability to provide high quality, easy to use and powerful solutions, NetworkThermostat has been the OEM manufacturer of choice for 18+ years and has provided communicating thermostat solutions for the smallest buildings in the world, telecom cell tower bunkers, to the tallest building in the world, the Burj-Khalifa. The product line offers all the features of programmable thermostats plus the benefits of simple, reliable communications that control HVAC equipment, through a local or remote connection, anywhere, anytime.

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