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Window contacts for safety and energy saving

Window contacts are part of the solution in the intelligent networked home

It’s going to rain:are all windows closed?Thanks to window contacts, Smart Home users can keep all windows under control without need to check every single room.And if the app or the activation of the alarm system signals an open window when you leave the house, you can react immediately.For example telling the shutter control of the respective window to bring down the shutter.This saves a trip back.
Intelligent security technology against burglary
“Window contacts increase safety”, says Hartwig Weidacher.“Using an intelligent central unit, it is possible to combine several Smart Home applications which make life hard for unauthorized persons and block their attempts to penetrate into the house”, explains the Smart Home expert.The active presence simulation discourages potential burglars.And if an attempt has success, the alarm is activated as soon as the window is forced.

The central display and control unit of the myGEKKO Slide allows to link window contacts with video cameras, shutters, music system, lights, alarm system and / or emergency call.When the contacts signal a broken window, the video system and the other devices activate automatically, with many possible escalation levels. The occupants can monitor the situation via app and intervene if necessary.

Window open – heating off
“Window contacts can be integrated in the heating or in the single room control and help to reduce energy costs”, says Hartwig Weidacher.The underfloor heating or the existing radiators can be controlled in order to stop the heating process if someone forgot to close the window.The same applies to the active ventilation:When the windows are open, the process is stopped automatically.This prevents energy waste due to open windows.On the other hand, it is possible to adjust exhaust air fans by means of temperature and humidity sensors - for example in bathrooms or WCs - so that they turn on only when the window is closed.

Never again locked out
Window- and door-contacts keep burglars away.But they can also prevent that the occupants lock themselves out, when the timer is set to close the blinds at a certain hour.For example, if the occupants stay a little longer on the terrace or in the garden, they don’t have to worry to remain locked out because the shutter control activates the predefined scenario.The open terrace contact impedes this action.

The tip of the Smart Home expert
“It would be advisable to plan the installation of window contacts on every window”, says Hartwig Weidacher.This offers an all round protection against burglary, even on top floors.
contact myGEKKO | Ekon GmbH
myGEKKO | Ekon GmbH St. Lorenznerstraße, 2
39031 Brunico
BZ - Italy
tel +39 0474 551 820

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myGEKKO | EKON Vertriebs GmbH Fürstenrieder Straße 279a
81377 Munich
tel +49 8921 5470710