Global electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand has launched its Arteor-with-Netatmo which is a simple home automation solution that uses traditional house wiring and is controlled through WiFi.
The company explains that it expanded on its Arteor range of wiring devices, with the Arteor-with-Netatmo, to make connected homes effortless.
With this system, automation is more efficient and easier for designers, installers and users in modern homes.
According to Legrand, through this system, contractors now have the opportunity to enhance their businesses, by supplementing their services.
Arteor-with-Netatmo is a collection of connected switches and socket outlets, designed to add comfort, simplicity, convenience and safety to daily life. Energy savings, peace of mind and flexibility are further benefits.
Arteor-with-Netatmo is a radio technology and WiFi-enabled solution which simplifies use, by making complex functions in home automation easy to use. This home automation system offers end-users and electricians the freedom to create a connected, customised home by combining controls and features.
Additionally it manages scenarios, creates centralised functions and allows remote-control of individual functions – to suit personal requirements.
Many useful functions can be implemented in the installation, using a few simple components.
The Gateway kit – consisting of the gateway and wireless master switch – is used to create the wireless mesh ZigBee radio network and WiFi connection of the installation.
This solution ensures easy and convenient control of functions in the home, using a smartphone or tablet via the Home + Control App. Users can control lighting, roller blinds and electrical appliances, from anywhere.
By using voice control with a voice assistant, the installation can be managed without having to lift a finger. As an example, lighting in the home can be switched on or off, with a simple instruction.
Voice control technology makes it easier and more hygienic to control the home, by minimising the need to touch surfaces.
This system is easily integrated into existing installations, requiring no additional wiring, as it uses the existing electrical infrastructure. Legrand states that, while there are switches that will work without a neutral, depending on the application, there are also switches that do require a neutral.
This means, if there is not one in the box, a neutral will have to be added to the installation.