Home Automation

The Smart Home system from Salus includes a Universal Gateway and Smartphone App, together with HTR thermostat that can be used for controlling a heating zone with up to six TRVs. It also includes a SW600 slim window sensor, a SR600 Smart Relay and Smart Plug. These devices may be connected so that the lights may be automatically switched on once the entrance door is opened after a certain time in the evening, for example.

schedule can be set and over time the system will learn the user’s habits and programme itself and provide regular energy usage reports, too. The heating can work with other smart devices in the home, including doors and windows, lighting and security cameras. By linking a smart plug and door sensor to the heating, the system can be set so that when the door is opened, it switches the light on nearest the front door and turns down the heating until the door closes. When combined with an underfloor heating (UFH), the savings can be around 20-30% more than conventional heating systems. Dean Jepson, European Managing Director at

Salus, comments: “We want customers and installers to understand that our Smart Home system goes way beyond the benefits of convenience, control and flexibility. Not only can it set heating and hot water schedules according to the user’s daily and weekly routines and ensure that heat is never wasted on an empty home thanks to its Geo Location feature, it can connect to other devices in the home to further improve energy efficiency. Energy management is no longer just about upgrading to a smart

thermostat. It’s about connecting devices so that they can work together to combat energy wastage. “It’s estimated that around 25% of consumers in the UK currently own at least one smart home device, and latest research suggests that 50% of consumers are likely to install smart heating products in their homes over the next five years. This represents a lucrative opportunity for installers to grow their business and help customers realise real savings. However, the time to embrace the connected Smart Home is now; otherwise installers may find that the learning

curve will be too steep in the future,” adds Dean. Salus devices currently available include; smart

plugs, door and window sensors, an electric monitor that provides data on any particular appliance, a range of Boiler Plus compliant thermostats for traditional wet systems, and an array of underfloor heating thermostats. Smart radiator controls, smart buttons, an Appstat, and smart relay are also available. A water leak detector, smoke alarm and CO alarm are set to join the range soon.

What makes the Salus Smart Home system different to any other is the way in which the devices can interact with each other, and as

such the permutations for controlling devices within the home are endless. Its multiple rule options means there is even more scope for reducing energy expenditure.

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