The expanding market of the connected house, at the intersection of the Smart Home and the Internet of things, has a very often unknown representative, fundamental for the realization of a real home automation system, and is called a relay or rel and basically the device that must be inserted in the electrical panel or, as we will see, inside the home of the wall switches, to perform a whole series of automated or automatable functions that are at the heart of our daily activity and the organization of a smart home will allow us to manage even in autonomously or interdependently from other actions or to be activated based on the data collected by the sensors that we will have installed.
The relays have two main advantages: they are powered continuously by the electrical network and therefore do not require a more or less frequent battery change and can be hidden, if small in size, in all the "fruits", the electrical boxes of our house that carry sockets and switches.
The wiDom relays, dimmers and roller shutters have a feature that makes them unique in the panorama of z-wave solutions and unattainable by other types of wireless protocols: the very low power consumption that also leads to low working temperatures. It may seem absurd or at least contradictory that the services of the Smart home are used to control energy consumption when then many relays are inserted which at rest have a detectable consumption in the system. To date, the WiDom relays in addition to being the most Smart for versatility they are also the most economical in terms of consumption.
At IFA 2016 wiDdom presented a brand new product both for its unusual shape and for the versatility that distinguishes it: first of all the company's first product to also work in Wi-Fi as well as in Z-wave (and can integrate them also has a series of features which make it unique in the panorama of home automation sensors: it can detect brightness, temperature, humidity and noise and can control both an on-off switch and a roller shutter controller.
The possibilities of use are many and can be controlled directly with an app or integrated into an existing system. Room Controller, this is the name of the device can also work alone to manage a very small home automation system without requiring additional gateways (think of an office with a heater or fan power supply and roller shutter management according to the light, temperature and humidity conditions of the room or combined with a gateway with the parameterization of each room.
We leave you, however, to our interview with wiDom during IFA 2016: the engineer Giorgio Galante directly explains the characteristics of the products and shows us the latest realization of the Cagliari company.
For more information on wiDom and its products and their prices, please refer to the official website of the company. You can also buy them on Amazon Italy starting from this page.