Hauppauge MySmarthome Control Starter Kit
Hauppauge released Mysmarthome control starter kit on the CeBIT 2015, one of most famous show/exhibition for IT industry. Hauppauge, headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, about 40 miles east of New York City, Hauppauge Computer Works has been bringing TV to the PC since 1992. The Company is the worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing PC based TV tuners and data broadcast receiver products.
Since June 2013, the company started to sell smart home security products to Do-it-yourself users. On this exhibition, the company brings its latest Z-Wave enabled smarthome control kit with its new brand name - MySmartHome. This product portfolio including Z-Wave Hub, mySmarthome Plug, Dimmer, MySmarthome flood detector, iBulb, 4-in-in security sensor.
Obviously, Hauppauge can provide a complete smart home automation system which offers home security plus automation features. Through adding different security sensors and accessories, the Hauppauge Mysmarthome kit (US, UK, German, French) includes mySmarthome Control Starter Kit, Security Starter Kit, and Comfort Starter Kit. Similar to other smart home automation products in the market, users can set the rules to automate their home appliances, meanwhile protect their home or business from burglary, flood. Once an burglary occurs, the system will send alert message to user's smartphone.
Hauppauge control starter kit pack includes a Z-Wave hub, two smart plugs and one 4-in-1 security sensor. 4-in-1 security sensor is one of innovative security sensor, it combines PIR motion sensor, door/window sensor, and temperature sensor, as well as luminance sensor together. 4-in-1 security sensor is multi-function security sensor to give you ultimate burglary detection and environment monitoring solution.
The Security Starter Kit consists of a network camera, smoke detector, flood detector, 4-in-1 sensor. The company provides energy-saving solutions by controlling lights and heat in a smart way. The Comfort Starter Kit connects to the heating system for creating a comfortable indoor environment.
What's Z-Wave? From Wikipedia, Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol designed for home automation, specifically for remote control applications in residential and light commercial environments. Z-Wave utilizes licensed sub-1GHz frequency for communication, it offers 30-65 meters wireless range. Compared to with other communication protocols, Z-Wave has many advantages such as low interference and medium date rate (40 kb/s) and it's widely used in home automation products. Today we have ZigBee, Z-Wave, DECT ULE communication protocols. You may want to know the difference between Z-Wave, ZigBee and DECT ULE.
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