Velux skylights control themselves
July 23, 2018
Velux Active With Netatmo is the first smart skylight system that connects with Apple HomeKit, allowing homeowners to manage indoor climate control at home or remotely across all Apple devices—iPhones, Apple TVs, HomePods. The system can be controlled using Apple’s voice-controlled intelligent assistant or with the touch of a button on the Apple Home app.
But it can also control itself.
“Velux Active thinks for you,” explained Nels Moxness, president and CEO of VELUX Canada. “The system has the ability to recognize a need for fresh air and open the skylights automatically, creating a healthier indoor environment.”
Smart sensor technology monitors carbon dioxide, humidity levels and temperature in the home and uses data from local weather stations to automatically open the skylights if fresh air is needed. The system can also automate skylight blinds to maximize energy efficiency and interior temperature.
Canadians are unaware of how much time they spend indoors, Moxness noted. A recent study found that only 26 per cent of Canadians believe they spend 21 hours or more inside. In reality, the majority of Canadians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors.