VELUX is developing a new range of smart windows in conjunction with Netatmo which will feature integrated indoor climate solutions to meet the growing demand for connected devices in the home.
VELUX Active smart windows will feature WiFi gateway and smart controls, which will allow VELUX INTEGRA roof windows and sunscreening products to be controlled via iOS and Android.
Users will be able to control a range of indoor climate parameters including temperature, sunlight levels, humidity and CO2 levels. The product concept has been awarded two CES 2017 awards in the Smart Home and Eco-design & Sustainable Technologies categories.
VELUX has also collaborated with Apple to develop products compatible with Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform. The first VELUX Active products are expected to launch in Autumn this year.
Home automation and ‘smart homes’ are predicted as one of the next big emerging trends, with smart home revenue predicted to quadruple to almost $65 billion USD by 2020 according to a Statista report in 2016.
Commenting on the company’s first step into the smart home market, VELUX CEO Jørgen Tang-Jensen has said:
“Very soon your home will be able to help look after your health, by ensuring you get plenty of daylight and fresh air exactly when you need it. VELUX has been creating better living environments for our customers for more than 75 years, and this collaboration with Netatmo represents an important step forward in providing greater comfort, well-being, energy efficiency and security.”
Fred Potter, founder and president of Netatmo added: “We’re very pleased to develop the VELUX Active solution with VELUX, leader in the roof windows industry. With this partnership, we demonstrate our ability to create solutions that fit into the house infrastructure and to directly address the B2B market. Through this collaboration, we bring our skills in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, product software integration, electronics and user experience.”
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