ABB flexes up with launch of its latest smart room control device
ABB launches ABB-free@home flex to give users control over blinds and lights from a mobile device without the need for additional wiring. Through Bluetooth, it can easily control smart room devices to increase comfort and improve energy efficiency.
The ABB-free@home flex can be controlled with the new free@home app and is ideal for homeowners who want the flexibility to invest in smart home technologies and have a future-proof solution. It can be easily upgraded at a later date by integrating a System Access Point.
For added flexibility and power usage, users can schedule scenes or lights to come off/on at certain times throughout the day.
The app also links to motion detectors to program lights to different levels of illumination depending on time of day. For example, it can lower brightness to 30% when using the bathroom at night. This is not only appealing to end users but helps further reduces energy wastage.
ABB’s smart buildings business line managing director Oliver Iltisberger says that ABB has a clear vision on how innovative technology can create smart living spaces and better user experiences.
“The ABB-free@home flex range is an easy way to smarten up any room, that increases comfort levels, as well as helping users to manage their energy use and consumption, which supports our Smart Cities’ Mission to Zero initiative.
“With demand rising for smarter and more flexible technology options, ABB-free@home flex will put control firmly back in the hands of the consumer, helping them to switch on to energy savings in homes and offices.”
An enhanced version of the ABB free@home will be available on the App Store later this year.