Smart home technology quickly shot to the top of everyone's wish list, but the hype now seems to have abated. This is partly due to the huge number of branded systems, which completely overwhelms us with choice before we even get started. That’s why AGFEO set out to develop a solution that offers customers the freedom to combine different technologies and simply fit their homes with whichever smart devices they like. Visitors to CEBIT 2018 can now get an in-depth insight into the fruits of the company’s hard labor - the SmartHomeServer.
This innovative solution allows homeowners to connect different smart home devices and thereby visualize and operate all sorts of switch and logic functions from one centralized system. For example, battery-free switches from the EnOcean system can now be seamlessly combined with reliable KNX technology, or customers can simply expand existing systems with wireless components from the HomeMatic range. AGFEO plans to integrate the SmartHomeServer into each AGFEO ES communication system so that three sensors (inputs) and three actuators (outputs) can be used straight away on each device, and further functions can be added if desired. This combination of telephone system and SmartHomeServer functions creates one centralized building control unit. This neatly eliminates any need for separate alarm servers, visualization software or other additional components. To top it all off, a cloud subscription is no longer required, which also enables users to keep all their data where it belongs - safely at home.