Automate your home with Energenie’s Mi Home range27th January 2015
The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting prospect for most experts from the technology sector, but for the average homeowner, it could well prove to be more revolutionary than first thought.
IoT is bringing smart functions outside our computers and tablet devices and into the practicalities of our daily life, making everyday tasks simpler, and helping save energy and money.
But what about the innovative products that look set to make these ideas a reality? There are already hundreds of them around, but here we are going to take a quick look at the Mi Home range from Energenie and delve into how one particular piece of equipment can take away some of the stresses that face us during our daily routine.
In the modern world, we have more electrical devices operating simultaneously in our homes than ever before – this is where the concept of home automation comes from. However, what IoT allows us to do is connect these and enable them to interact with each other in a way that optimises their use.
One example of a product offered by Energenie that can help achieve this is the remote controlled power socket. These are adapters that fit into any universal plug socket, but can be operated from a distance via remote control, as opposed to having to use a power switch at the wall or manually unplugging it.
This helps in rooms where the plug sockets are hidden away behind fixtures and fittings, meaning that there is no need to move heavy furniture around everytime you want to turn off an appliance. The real beauty of the remote is that is operates via wireless signals rather than an infrared beam like traditional controls, meaning you don't even need to be in the line of sight of the socket.
Posted by The EnerGenie