It is the turn of the smart windows which control CO2, humidity, indoor temperature and other levels to guarantee us the best indoor environment.
Velux, the best-known roof window brand on the market, and the leading developer of smart homes Netatmo, have joined together to create the first “intelligent window system” called Velux Active with Netatmo which allows roof windows, blinds and curtains to be operated automatically through intelligent sensors.
He smart home development or external home automation seems unstoppable and this new system is another proof of that. Again a system that can be controlled through an application on the mobile, capable of having your home ventilated and acclimatized to taste and that controls even, if it is going to rain to close the windows in a timely manner.
The truth is that we invest more than 90% of our time in indoor environments and this air can be up to five times more polluted than outside, so it is important system that thinks and acts by the occupants of the house or office, to ensure the quality of the air they breathe.
VELUX ACTIVE and NETATMO SYSTEM OPERATION
The system consists of three parts: a sensor, a output switch and an internet gateway, and is compatible with all Velux Integra electrical products.
He sensor, located in the room in which the roof window is installed, measures CO2, humidity and temperature and monitors external weather data through online services. With this data, the opening, closing or darkening of the roof windows that activate ventilation and protect against heat is automated.
There are three ways to use the system: operation through sensors, control via smartphone or manual control.
Through the sensors, the user does not need to do anything. He smartphone control It allows the user to automatically adjust or stop the functions and manually control the roof windows according to their preferences and needs. By last, manual control It is good for when the owners leave the property, they can simply press the exit switch to close all windows for safety.
Also the system is compatible with Apple HomeKit, to allow owners to control the indoor climate from home or remotely through all Apple devices, (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and HomePod). The System can be controlled using Siri, or with a touch on the Apple Home application button.
Its installation is "plug and play" (plug and play). Simply place the sensor in the room and connect it to the internet as well as download the application on your mobile, ipad ...
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The price of Velux Active starter pack with Netatmo is € 249. Additional indoor climate sensors are priced at € 99 and all products are available on their respective websites www.velux.com/active and www.netatmo.com
As noted by Fred Potter, founder and CEO of Netatmo; “By automating the opening, closing and darkening of roof windows, we can see a big difference and improve the interior environment so that users do not have to worry about anything. We have created a solution based on intelligent sensors that is not only easy and convenient to use but also beneficial for your well-being. ”
Mr. Potter's reason is not lacking, The system is simple to use and easy to install and the concern for indoor air quality It should be important in terms of having a direct impact on our well-being.
It only worries me where I am going to install so many applications in relation to the new technological advances in the home, maybe A second mobile or a tablet just for the control of these Apps?, it remains to be seen because there is no one to stop it.
Information and images Via Netatamo.com