Amid a burgeoning market for living space modernisation in the construction industry, Schneider Electric has launched CONNECT - a highly innovative wireless lighting control system, which places the user in complete and constant control.
The pioneering CONNECT system is the ultimate solution for anyone wanting to modernise their electrical installation, as it combines an unparalleled amount of flexibility, comfort and safety.
With functionality at the forefront, the system is controlled by one central unit which is attractive, slender in design and extremely easy to use. It can even enable remote access when the user is not at home or in the building, providing reassurance that the lighting has been switched off.
Making for a holistic solution, CONNECT enables total control of everything from televisions, DVD players and other audio devices, through to building functions such as lighting, blinds and presence detection. Added to this are multimedia applications giving the user full understanding of usage with displays of current news, email updates and slideshow presentations. There is also the benefit of history data and forwarding by email so, for example, if the lighting is switched on when the user is on holiday, they will immediately receive a warning email.
Consistency is a major advantage. Unlike many other market offerings, CONNECT utilises the latest generation of intelligent Z-Wave re-routing technology to ensure the most reliable connection for an optimum performance. Plus, as the system is wireless this eliminates the need for cables for minimum installation disruption.
Helping homeowners to heighten security in their home, especially when away on business or holiday, the system allows the user to remotely check if the curtains are open, and the lighting heating and audio is turned on. There is also the option of Move, a clever push-button which users can remove and use on the go, for instance, to adjust the lighting to get the right atmosphere while in the bathtub.
For the perfect finishing touch, CONNECT is compatible with the full Ultimate range of screwless flat plate wiring accessories, offering a sleek and sophisticated appearance required by todays modern homeowner.
Jocelyn Mottram, product marketing engineer at Schneider Electric comments:The domestic property market is changing and rapidly. As the trend for home modernisation increases and technology advances, todays homeowners expect so much more from their home. It is no longer enough to have a highly contemporary interior, consumers are increasingly willing to invest in the most modern innovations in order to increase the comfort, efficiency and safety of their home.
With this in mind, we have heavily invested into developing CONNECT which we believe to be a truly one-of-a-kind product which will revolutionise the future of UK homes. As home automation continues to move into the mainstream, this offers a lucrative opportunity for installers looking to diversify into this arena.
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