Imagine how great it would be to know that everything is in order at home when you are away from it, remotely control lighting and heating, and even observe everything that happens in the apartment. Today, such opportunities not only exist, but may well be used in absolutely any domestic home.
Of course, a lot is already known about the smart home system, but earlier the main manufacturers of such solutions were Western companies. Now an alternative from the domestic manufacturer Rubetek has appeared on the market. This is an innovative company, whose qualified engineers and programmers have created a domestic smart home system in a couple of years, which does not get tired of foreign counterparts in terms of functionality, but costs several times cheaper. We will try to tell you about the main features and benefits.
Almost any system in the home and general security can be monitored remotely. With the Smart House system, it is unnecessary to worry about whether the iron is turned off, whether the apartment and neighbors will be flooded, whether everything is in order with loved ones. Moreover, a smart home will allow you to save on lighting and heating and control all systems remotely using an application on your smartphone. Everyone can choose which devices he needs to control and combine them into a single system.
Rubetek Control Center
A smart home is a collection of sensors and equipment interconnected into a system that can carry out human commands without his direct participation. Any space can become smart: a small apartment, house, office or summer cottage – you just need to supply them with the necessary sensors or modules and connect them to the control center.
The system is structured in such a way that all devices are united by one control center, which the user can access using a free mobile application for Android and iOS operating systems. Thus, there is no need to connect separately to each sensor – you just need to press a couple of buttons in the application, selecting a specific “scenario” Several devices can be added to one group, the operating parameters of which can be changed by pressing just one button. By setting certain scenarios for the morning, returning from work, weekend or night, you can change the microclimate in the apartment in a matter of seconds, and the sensor system will control all the necessary parameters on its own.
The control center also works in the opposite direction: it collects all the information from the sensors and transfers it to the owner’s application, therefore, even being hundreds of kilometers from the house, you can know full information about its condition. Up to 300 devices can be connected to the control center, and work with systems from other manufacturers is supported so that the user is not limited in anything. Synchronization takes place thanks to Wi-Fi, no wires are needed. The device is very compact (21 * 14 * 7 mm), therefore it will not take up free space.
You can interact with the control center using a special application developed by Rubetek. It is as simple as possible to use, intuitive, but at the same time provides the user with the widest possibilities:
- notifications about the penetration of strangers into the house, about water leaks, fires, as well as about automatic water shut-off or power outages, if necessary;
- video surveillance of all rooms where cameras are installed;
- full control of all communications in the house, including lighting, heated floors, air conditioners, blinds and curtains, household appliances, etc.;
- analysis of energy consumption by various devices, which will allow making the necessary decisions on time to save resources;
- creation and management of scripts. Instead of running around the apartment before leaving the house and turning off the lights, electrical appliances, heating and closing the blinds everywhere, you can simply create an appropriate scenario that turns off the necessary devices and systems and sets the apartment on security. The user only has to press one button, which saves time and guarantees that you will definitely not forget anything. Moreover, scenarios can be activated not by pressing a button, but automatically: it is necessary to set an action and a certain condition, and 15 minutes before waking up, for example, the underfloor heating system will turn on.
Any set of required devices can be connected to the control center and the application. Below we will consider the most popular of them.
Security and control
One of the most popular sets of the company is “Security and Control”, which will allow you to control water leaks, fires, block pipes, and receive notifications about illegal entry into the house.
In addition to the control center, this set includes:
leakage sensors, which are best installed near a bathtub, washing machine, sink, radiator and other places where water leakage is possible. If something goes wrong, when no one is at home, and water gets on the sensor, the owner will receive an alert on the smartphone. In addition, the system allows you to turn off the water, de-energize the washing machine, etc.;
smoke detectors will allow you to quickly respond to any fire and prevent a fire that may start from a short circuit, a saucepan forgotten on the stove, or careless behavior with fire. In which case, the system will send a notification to the owner and turn on the sound siren in the room;
opening sensors located on entrance doors, windows, gates, furniture doors or anywhere else will instantly notify you of a change in their state. If you use them together with CCTV cameras, you can always be aware of who came home, whether the child returned from school on time, whether someone else entered the house. The sensors can even be installed on cabinet doors, and if a small child starts to open them, you will instantly know about it.
It is possible to expand the package to increase the level of control and safety due to various types of surveillance cameras, motion sensors and gas leak sensors.
Lighting and power supply
A lot has been said and even sung about the importance of “the weather in the house”, and today everyone understands how necessary a comfortable microclimate in an apartment is, and, at the same time, understands the need to save money. With these two often conflicting tasks, the smart home system does an excellent job. With the company’s Lighting and Power Kit, you can remotely control lighting and any home appliances, set specific usage scenarios and receive notifications. The set includes:
These elements, installed and connected into a single system, open up endless possibilities. Using the app, you can, for example, turn off the iron, turn on the heater before coming home or when the temperature drops below a predetermined mark, turn off all power outlets for the safety of the child in case adults are not at home. You can turn on some lighting fixtures to create the appearance of someone at home, set up the system so that the lights in the room turn on as soon as someone enters. There are a lot of options – the system can be adapted to any need.
Video surveillance and access control
Thanks to the smart home system, a number of other possibilities are possible. The user immediately learns about breaking in doors or unauthorized opening of windows, and thanks to surveillance cameras, he can monitor everything that happens at home and near the front door. It would be great to always know who came or tried to get into the house, what the nanny did in your absence, how the children behave in the next room. All this is possible thanks to the smart home system.
Video surveillance and access control are provided through the use of the following components:
a video camera that transmits the image from it directly to the smartphone screen. Thanks to the presence of an infrared mode, nothing escapes attention even in the dark. If necessary, you can create full-fledged video archives;
the motion sensor will report any movements in the house, give a signal to turn on the light
Heating and climate
It is convenient when the heating system turns on 30 minutes before arriving home: the air has time to heat up, and the extra energy for heating the room during the absence of everyone at home is not consumed. It is no less convenient when the given microclimate parameters are maintained in the house, and you do not need to constantly turn on, turn off and switch the modes of the air conditioner or heater. All these and many other possibilities are offered to users by the “Heating and Climate” set, which includes:
- 3 in 1 sensor;
- relay for socket.
In one room, you can use several or all of these sets at once, connect video intercoms, electronic locks and other devices. Once you make a small investment and turn your home into a smart one, you can get not only more comfortable and safer living conditions, but also serious savings on monthly utility bills.
You can get detailed information and order this system on the official website Smart House Rubetek.