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The Internet of Things

Monday, August 04, 2014
The Internet of Things is becoming a subject of discussion in the press.
Many of the comments about the security of devices do not show the complete picture.
Those of us who are working in the Smart-Home system business have been aware for a long time about the need to treat customers and their data with necessary seriousness.
Protecting customers data is no different from protecting the Internet of Things devices from hacking attempts.
 

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Friday, August 23, 2013

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Heating Control: Home Automation

We all take the limitations of our heating systems for granted and put up with being too hot, too cold, and then paying for the privilege!

Upgrade to Intelligent Heating Control

Smart control systems can make a real difference to our living environment and the way we use it. They can control, monitor and optimise your heating systems and could have a real impact on energy conservation and your utilities bills. Energy savings potential from water heating, cooling, or hot water production, can be up to 10% (which represents up to 7% of the total energy consumption of the domestic residential plus commercial sectors) .

We are all more mobile of course, and life today may involve you in extensive travelling abroad on business or pleasure or perhaps in managing the living environment of a second home. The ability to contact a house remotely from hundreds of miles away and advise as to how you want it to be on arrival is easily achievable through automated systems - and may simply require a text message or access via a web page.

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Improving Energy Efficient Heating Systems

Heat Pumps are being sold to the general public as an highly efficient way of getting vast amounts of heat energy out of the electrical power being put into them. Coefficients of Performance of 4 and even 6 are being routinely mentioned in sales literature. But once the heat pumps are installed, and you are left alone with this miracle, what sort of results are obtained? How do you know what is going on in the utility room? Will the electrical bills be less than the conventional heating bills? Is it all true?

Smart Home Systems: True Heating Management

Affordable smart homes for lower carbon footprint Automating building performance and functionality, including the use of resources like electricity and water, make homes more desirable by lowering running costs, reducing their carbon footprint and offering convenience and comfort for enhanced lifestyles.

Our demanding lifestyles mean that being able to monitor and control heating, ventilation, lighting, security & entertainment in a home is a feature that home owners truly value and aspire to.

Intelligently modulating the heating system by monitoring weather forecasts and people occupancy (presence) together with controlling lights more effectively can significantly help reduce energy use. The monitoring, identification and display of energy use in a home also heightens the occupants' awareness and encourages behaviour change to reduce energy demands further.

Smart Heating Systems: User Control

A range of user controls are available on the interface that allow the home users to indicate their current preferances for heating, for example they call for heating or change set points. These changes persist until the next scheduled control for that function. Control can be from wall panels, a home computer or even a mobile phone.

Automated Smart Heating Decisions

This function takes the control inputs from either the master schedule or home users and decides which heating functions will be operated.

For example, if at 05:00AM there is a call for central heating, the outside and inside temperatures along with home occupancy are taken into account before the boiler is called. If the boiler is called and at some point later the outside temperature rises above the set threshold the boiler will be cancelled.

If there are multiple heat sources available then the decision making can be more complex, for example in mild weather conditions there may be a preference to use electrically heated floors before using a central boiler

Smart Heating Systems: Occupancy and Sleep

One of the key ways of saving energy is not to use it when you don't need it. Therefore the heating functions interact with the Occupancy and Sleep states to modify controls and setpoints to minimise energy use but key the fabric of the home safe. In the case of setting Vacation, scheduled calls are not issued but the home is heated should temperatures fall near to the 'frost' settings. For Sleep, the setpoints are moved to cooler levels that save energy but allow the home to be returned to comfort levels

Start Saving Energy on Heating Today

Contact The Solent Electronic Home on 023 8099 0029, or complete our Contact Form. We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of home automation or smart heating systems.
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