in-GmbH has developed two practical applications for smart homes and small businesses: A climate monitoring app for keeping an eye on and documenting climate data, as well as a smoke alarm app. Both new products will be presented at IFA in Berlin from September 5th to 10th at Telekom’s trade fair stand (hall 4.2, stand 100) in the QIVICON product segment. QIVICON is a smart home alliance of leading companies in Germany that was initiated by Deutsche Telekom.
The vision of a connected home, in combination with protection and efficiency, is the key focus for in-GmbH at this year’s IFA. The climate monitoring app satisfies the desire for „instant information at the press of a button“ and enables current values to be monitored with a daily minimum, maximum or average. It also records temperature and air humidity data and presents these in a graph. Users are immediately informed by means of a notification when a limit value has been reached. The app is combined with a sensor that only measures temperature, or with a combined temperature and humidity sensor which features a display.
„With the new app, we are providing affordable climate monitoring for both domestic and business requirements. This allows energy consumption to be optimized, documentation on compliance with storage temperatures to be created and much more,“ explains Siegfried Wagner, CEO at in-GmbH
(Fire) hazard detected – danger averted
The smoke alarm app is the second new product that will be presented at IFA. According to IFS, there are approximately 200,000 residential fires in Germany each year – around 60% of which occur at night when the home is left unsupervised. This is partly due to the continual increase in electronic and technological equipment in the home. „However, an alarm issued by a cell phone means that it is immediately possible to save what can still be saved,“ explains Siegfried Wagner, adding: „We have developed a very useful app for smart homes. This is sure to be a hit, particularly among those looking to comply with smoke alarm regulations in private households, as it can also be combined with a visual smoke alarm with indoor siren. There is even an option to exchange this for an external siren and flashing light.“
If the smoke detector triggers an alarm, the homeowner is promptly informed via a message sent to their cell phone or smartphone. An external siren can also be activated at the same time. Once the situation is under control, the alarm can be reset via the app or remote control.
Networked for smart homes: in-GmbH and URMET
Components from in-GmbH’s „sphinx open online Home Edition“ platform are used for both apps. This is also available from the cloud and enables property and facilities to be monitored via a smartphone, PC or laptop – both locally and when on the move.
The solutions were created in a collaboration between in-GmbH and URMET S.p.A. – manufacturer of the Bitron Home range of devices – as part of the QIVICON Initiative. QIVICON is an integrated alliance for smart home applications that was initiated by Deutsche Telekom. It combines numerous compatible products and applications from various providers to create a manufacturer-independent smart home portfolio. The partner applications supplied allow users to control and monitor various connected devices, such as televisions, washing machines or heating thermostats, via a smartphone, PC or tablet.
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