Remember our test of Vimar's Friends Of Hue switches? From today many of Vimar's switches are able to connect via Zigbee with a home automation gateaway to the home Wi-Fi system and to be managed through an app. But not only: to be operational immediately they also have a Bluetooth 5.0 radio. Immediately compatibility with Alex thanks to Amazon Eco with Zigbee but with a Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Gateway there is the possibility to command and control everything even with Homekit and Google Assistant.
The civil series Eikon, Ark and Plana by Vimar become connected while maintaining their personality, design and specific features of the various finishes, which allow perfect aesthetic coordination with any living context.
Vimar system connected
With the Vimar solution, transforming your home into a connected building that is simple, fast and no masonry work is needed. Just replace some traditional switches in the existing system with the new connected devices and power them. The system maintains the same aesthetic but innovative digital features are added which at the same time guarantee greater comfort, efficiency and safety, while increasing the value of the property and improving the lifestyle of those who live in it.
Through the app or with a voice command, therefore, it is possible to access the system even remotely and to control the lighting of the rooms, to raise and lower the roller shutters or motorized curtains, to control the electrical consumption of the entire house and the individual appliances, to create and manage up to 16 scenarios in the simplest simplicity .
In addition to new buildings, related products View Wireless by Vimar they are ideal in case of renovations – even of only one area of the building – or of enhancing the functions of an existing system and are a useful support for the elderly and people with walking difficulties. To offer maximum integration with technologies and the main smart devices present on the market and used in the life of all the groups, the connected products are natively equipped with dual technology: Bluetooth and Zigbee.
The Bluetooth connection, the Wi-Fi gateway and compatibility with Homekit and Google Assistant
The connectivity protocol preloaded on devices is the Bluetooth wireless technology 5.0 standard. The use of this technology (in mesh mode) allows you to create a complete solution with a network of command points – which also integrates all the main voice assistants via the cloud – connected to the Wi-Fi gateway as an access point, which can be configured quickly and easily through the dedicated View Wireless app and controllable by the user.
Thanks to the Wi-Fi gateway and to the View and View Wireless apps, it is therefore possible to remotely control lights, shutters and expand the system even with the controls without batteries, freely positioned in the home, check a power outlet and measure the consumption of the connected load, receiving a notification in case threshold exceeding set the operation and color of the LEDs for the backlighting of the commands create scenes control the system using voice commands Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri
This solution also allows you to expand the plant without masonry by adding, without limits, other plant control points. Just use the Vimar radio frequency controls, equipped with Bluetooth technology, which do not require wires or batteries and which can be installed on any surface: the operation similar to the "Friends of Hue" that we have already mentioned at the opening and reviewed and which recover energy from the mechanical action of switching on and off.
Direct control with Amazon Echoes equipped with Zigbee
If there is a Zigbee Amazon Alexa smart speaker in a home (such as Echo Plus, 10 ″ Eco Show or Echo Studio), through the View Wireless app it is possible to change the preloaded configuration of Vimar products in favor of the latter by making it the smart speaker itself the gateway for connection to connected devices and the control point of their functions.
A basic solution that works immediately to create a smart ecosystem to control lights, shutters and general loads with your voice.
For more information, see the Vimar website.