The Energy Management aspect of new security systems is a major enhancement. A Z-wave thermostat is touchscreen and integrates directly into your security system. Thereby. when you leave your house and arm your security system, the thermostat knows your gone and adjusts the temperature accordingly which prevents unnecessary heating and cooling and saves you money. Further, new mobile control technology allows you change the temperature of your thermostat right from your smartphone.
See the Home Automation Page to see more about how it could save you money.