One system for all smart home functionalities
Issue 01-2018: read all articles online read as pdf
Countless numbers of manufacturers, solutions and products with a focus on the smart home are currently circulating on the market. They all have one goal: To make the home smarter and to use existing technologies in such a way that users gain more security, save more energy and increase their comfort level. However, many potential consumers remain uncertain about which products, brands or companies they should use for their own smart home. Many of them are simply unfamiliar with the Smart Home concept and cannot make much sense of it even after extensive research. Their great fear is that they will “back the wrong horse” and block their access to future Smart Home functions. This is where a qualified electrical equipment, plumbing, heating or air-conditioning retailer with AFRISO products comes in, one that can demonstrate power of innovation.
AFRISO Smart Home, a complete solution for room climate, comfort and security, is open to all “smart” ideas and wishes from consumers. The system is based on different wireless standards that make it possible to integrate AFRISO sensors as well as products of other manufacturers and disciplines. More than 200 devices can currently be integrated – and even the control of entertainment electronics or the convenient use of Internet services present no obstacles.
The good thing about this system is that the starting point is and will remain classic craftsmanship, which can now be implemented as professionally and reliably as it has been conventionally but with much less time required and without dust and dirt. From warning devices for water leaks to temperature controllers, relay controllers for lights and blinds, and even smoke or heat detectors, experts discuss the requirements with the customer and draw up an offer accordingly. In doing so, they can improve their order situation and take a decisive step forward toward digitalizing their trade.
Craftsmanship is only an initial impetus, as future smart functions provided through updates and devices ensure long-term customer relationships, in which the retailer can make a name for himself as a professional and expert partner.
There are a whole range of additional benefits for users: Along with professional devices properly installed by a tradesman, do-it-yourself devices can also be integrated by the user himself. The AFRISOhome gateway is equipped as standard with EnOcean, W-LAN and Z-Wave, and the zigbee and M-Bus wireless standards can be added at any time. Perceived gadgets and products from smart home producers in the consumer electronics market, such as the PHILIPS Hue and IKEA Tradfri LED lighting systems (zigbee), doorbells from Everspring (Z-Wave), camera systems and weather stations from Netatmo, the Amazon Alexa voice control unit or Google Home (W-LAN) can all be connected to the gateway.