* Unveils next evolution in smart home technology with new Wiser sensors, safety and temperature controls to understand room by room energy performance and CO2 impact, all controlled by the Wiser app
* Retro-fit solution promises to transform existing housing stock into smart, sustainable homes
Sustainable smart homes could be a reality for consumers within the next 10 years according to
Residential housing is set to become the biggest consumer of electricity globally. EV charging, the electrification of heat, and increased occupancy as more people work from home will see consumers’ electricity consumption dramatically increase over the next ten years. Smart efficient energy management will be more important than ever to ensure homes are sustainably powered and intelligent enough to optimise their own energy needs, without compromising on comfort.
The Sustainable Home of the Future
The Sustainable Home of the Future will learn and anticipate when, where and how much energy is required to light, heat, power and charge to meet its occupants’ needs effectively and efficiently. Advances in solar technology will make it a feasible energy source for a wider range of residential homes and geographies. Electric Vehicles will double up as energy storage systems, and intelligent smart meters will ensure that buildings can produce, store and manage their own energy consumption too. Future homes will be able to identify the best energy source to use at the right time to reduce cost. Crucial to achieving this goal is increasing the data available to inform decision making and connecting the electric and digital world. Wiser is the solution.
Smart homes just got sustainable
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Be smarter with power
The revolutionary Power Tag sensor is one of three products in the enhanced Wiser ecosystem of smart sustainable products being introduced at
The Power Tag is a simple ‘plug and play’ sensor for your electric panel (suitably designed to retrofit older properties affordably). Alongside the Wiser range, it enables homeowners to track energy consumption room by room and crucially, it tells you how this energy is being used, not just how much is consumed. Occupants can set monthly energy consumption targets, receiving an alert if the Wiser system predicts that target will be exceeded, enabling people to reduce usage and avoid bill-shock.
A future product feature will add an extra level of analytics provided by the sensor, which will also help homeowners monitor their consumption in terms of CO2 emissions to better understand their carbon footprint. For Electric Vehicle owners, it can advise when the best time to charge your car may be, for example, when the tariff is lowest or excess solar power is available. Consumers with solar panels can also maximise their use by monitoring their own solar energy production levels. Solar users can maximise their use of renewable energy and ensure their panels are working effectively, improving their carbon footprint even further.
The second innovation is the Acti9 Active, bringing improved safety and power reliability into homes. Does your TV or internet connection cut out when there’s a storm? Are there too many loads on the electrical outlet behind the TV when your children are playing video games? Or are you living in one of the many aging properties across
The third piece of the smart ecosystem revealed today is the efficient Temperature Control system that controls room temperature so accurately, powered by AI and Machine Learning, helping reduce energy bills by up to 50 per cent without compromising on comfort. Its unique room-by-room control feature allows you to manage your heating systems more efficiently by accurately estimating the heating characteristics per room, rather than for the whole home. A second feature that will soon be added is ‘open window detection’. If a window is left open, the heating will be paused, a notification sent to the user, and it will wait to resume heating until the window is shut. The benefits of both these features are two-fold; make significant savings on your electricity bill and reduce your climate impact.
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