Warsaw on 15 December 2017. – FIBARO, the Polish smart home system has been enriched by two new solutions for the upcoming heating season. The Heat Controller (thermostatic head) enables remote heating management in house and brings significant savings in bills, while the CO Sensor (carbon monoxide detector) will take care of the safety and comfort of the household members. Both products were presented today at the FIBARO Experience Center in Warsaw.
Heating is a significant problem in Poland. A survey conducted for FIBARO by Kantar TNS showed that on average, the highest salaries are paid for by residents of Subcarpathian Voivodeship (PLN 1590) and Łódź Voivodeship (PLN 1502). The smallest bills in the winter season are paid by residents of Podlachian and Pomeranian Voivodeships – PLN 796 and PLN 736, respectively. However, it may be surprising that they are not the inhabitants of the most expensive voivodships who are most dissatisfied with the fees, the leading ones being the inhabitants of Lesser Poland, Greater Poland, Silesian and Opole Voivodeships.
The Heat Controller
FIBARO thermostatic head is a device mounted directly on the radiator valve, which allows to intelligently manage heating in the house or apartment. In combination with the FIBARO smart home System, the thermostatic head allows to control the temperature remotely with use of a simple app in a smartphone or tablet. Thanks to the use of several devices, it is possible to set a different temperature in each rooms or even plan what temperature should be maintained in a given room e.g. when motion is detected in it. One of the best part are the heating schedules e.g. when we come back from work, the system will automatically order the heads to increase the temperature in selected rooms and to warm up the house for our return. The Heat Controller can work with external temperature sensors to measure the heating level of a room, not just next to the heat source, but in the place where we actually are e.g. on a sofa, providing the thermal comfort straight where we are. The unit also copes well with ensuring a constant, preset level of heat in the room. Heat Controller can also react to events such as opening a window and disconnect the heat supply. Internal FIBARO studies have shown that a system equipped with thermostatic heads can reduce heating costs by up to 42%. Thanks to the use of wireless communication and internal power supply, the Heat Controller is very easy to install and does not require any additional connections, furthermore, after installation it automatically calibrates to suit the radiator valve. The device is available in a version compatible with Apple HomeKit or Z-Wave.
CO Sensor is a device that ensures safety of the household members. Carbon monoxide is particularly dangerous during the heating season. It is a gas that is invisible and odourless, making it difficult for people to see that they are dealing with a hazardous situation. Carbon monoxide is the result of incomplete combustion of combustible materials which can occur in such devices as gas stoves, wood-burning stoves, tiled stoves or gas-fired room heaters. Only during last heating season from September 2015 to March 2016 the fire brigade reported as many as 2229 victims and 50 victims of accidents related to carbon monoxide poisoning. A model of carbon monoxide detector (CO sensor) was also presented in Warsaw today. It is a certified leak sensor with exceptional measurement precision that detects even slightly increased amounts of carbon monoxide, which in the long run may affect the well-being of people in a given room. At higher concentrations, the sensor immediately notifies you of the danger with a loud alarm signal and a flashing LED. Sensor will work as a standalone device without a connection to the smart home system and its operation is constantly monitored. When connected to the FIBARO System, the sensor will also act as a temperature sensor, and if carbon monoxide is detected, it can force windows to open or start the air conditioning. The device is available in Z-Wave and Apple Home Kit standards.
FIBARO is a Polish brand, operating in the Internet of Things sector, providing solutions in the field of building automation. In just a few years, the FIBARO System has established itself on six continents, in more than a hundred countries, becoming one of the most advanced, wireless intelligent home systems in the world. FIBARO is a system created, developed and produced in Poland – both the headquarters and the FIBARO factory are located in Poznań. The company employs almost 400 people. FIBARO’s mission is to enrich people’s lives all over the world by creating a comfortable, friendly and safe home space.
Find more information about the company and its devices at www.fibaro.com