Sometimes, the juicy quest to a fully automated and intelligent might sound like a scene straight off Star Wars or another futuristic science fiction movie. In the recent past, the number of tech firms seeking to turn this into a reality is on the steady rise. Even though Aeotec might not be as hyped as Google Glass’ dream of an interconnected home, the fact that it has tangible home automation solutions already in the market makes it a worthy bargain.
With its approach to home automation based on Z-Wave, a wireless communication protocol that allows a myriad of home automation devices to communicate, Aeotec not only has forged its space in the niche but also secured a position in the interoperability hall of fame. With Aeotec, you can base your home automation system on a variety of devices regardless of who has made them.
Since Z-Wave is a mere communication protocol that could be prone to intrusion, Aeotec takes security seriously. By using its notoriously reliable range of Gen5 Z-Wave products which feature multiple security layers in the form of device codes and signal encryptions, the company assures it customers of a robust automated home that is not easy to breach.
By assuring the client of his or her ability to retain control over the home automation system at any time, Aeotec steals the hearts of many who had doubts on the viability of a wireless operated automated home management system. Combine this with its prowess in coming up with hardware solutions and you get native device compatibility, with though not a thing could make the installation and implementation of home automation systems simpler and more energy effective.
To many home automation lovers, the idea of purchasing a control centre while you could turn your PC into one is absurd. To such, Aeotec’s Z-Stick, a USB dongle that converts your PC into the heart of the Z-Wave network and home automation system is more sensible. Since it packs all the necessary Z-Wave network management tools and can hook up to 232 devices, it is more than enough to most homeowners.
Its finesse in coming up with simple yet functional hardware solutions to a variety of automation challenges, however, is what sets it on a pedestal of its own. Even though you can control its system via a smartphone or tablet, Aeotec’s venture into hardware controllers has given rise to a myriad of tiny yet powerful controllers. The Key Fob and Panic Button, for instance, are powerful enough to let you control a variety of scenes yet wieldy enough to fit in your key ring.
The Minimote, on the other hand, is a miniaturized version of your normal remote with a sleeker and lovelier design. You can use the Minimote to control a specific device or take charge of the entire home automation system.
By focusing on security and the development of aesthetically intriguing controllers or devices, Aeotec not only appeals to sense and functionality but also makes your home will look as good as it is intelligent.