devolo will be showcasing the next major updates for its smart home system Home Control at IFA 2017.
Smart Home technology is expected to be one of the main themes at IFA this year. devolo Home Control provides an easy-to-use, DIY solution for improving safety, comfort and energy savings in the home.
The Z-Wave based system offers a comprehensive package of twelve components including devices for adjusting light settings, monitoring temperatures and providing automated home security alerts. All Home Control systems can be expanded at any time with additional components and can be integrated with other systems including Phillips Hue smart lighting control. Home Control is also open to third-party manufacturers such as Amazon Alexa. Thanks to the smart wizard, devolo Home Control can now be controlled easily via speech.
New functionality added to Home Control
As part of the next major update, the Home Control app will include geofencing functionality. With this additional feature the Home Control system will update the desired settings automatically, offering even greater convenience to users. For example, if no one is home, the alarm function is activated and the heating is turned down. This function also operates in the opposite manner. When you get close to home, the heating is turned up in living room, the lights switch on and the stereo starts automatically.
The next major software updates to the Home Control system also include the new smart wizard. The Home Control wizard is an installation wizard that utilises detected devices and rooms to provide recommendations for rules and additional configurations automatically, which will make setting up and operating your DIY smart home even easier.
Home Control users will have other new and exciting innovations to look forward to in the coming months including 3D touch, Notification Center (iOS) and widget support. All of which will make the smart home even faster and easier to operate via the Home Control app.
Prices and availability
devolo Home Control is available in stores and online. The Starter Pack, consisting of a Central Unit, Door/Window Contact and Smart Metering Plug, is available at a recommended retail price of £179.99. Additional components—from the Wall Switch to the Radiator Thermostat—start at a recommended retail price of £34.99. The devolo Home Control software, mydevolo, (app and online portal) is free to use. devolo provides a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty on all products.
The full range of devolo products, including Home Control, can be viewed at devolo’s stand in Hall 6.2, Stand 129 throughout the duration of IFA 2017. Scheduled appointments with the devolo press team can be arranged through the contact details listed below.