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Who will benefit from fan coils? Before us summer time - the hottest months of the year. Given the current climate situation - in the summer months temperatures in Europe are almost tropical. Some of you would certainly like to air condition your interiors with a single, universal device. Air-conditioning means maintaining appropriate air temperature conditions. It is regardless of the weather and season (which means in practice: controlling heating or cooling systems). In such a situation it is worth to consider and   install a fan coil units.

This article answers the questions about fan coils:

Firstly, what are fan coils units?

Secondly, what are their advantages?

Thirdly, what types of fan coil units are there?

Finally - how to increase the effectiveness of their work?

What are fan coils units?

Fan coil units are heating and cooling devices whose task is to maintain the optimum temperature in the room. How do they work? Simply put, on the principle of heat exchange with the environment through fans. This is a practical, common solution used in public buildings. Fan coil heats, cools or heats and cools the interior. Heating and cooling medium here is water.

Fan coil units are generally used in large buildings (office buildings, auditoriums, cinema halls). But there is no objection to install them in private homes for the convenience of the householder. The condition is to have a hydraulically prepared cooling system.

Advantages of using fan coil units

- low thermal inertia allows quick adjustment of air temperature to current needs

- versatility (heating and cooling) and simple operation

- thermal comfort all year round

- space saving thanks to small dimensions

- air cleaning and filtering - its high quality thanks to ionization filters

- beneficial microclimate to the people with allergies

- eco-friendly: unlike an air conditioner, a fan coil heats and cools the air using water medium not freons. They are chemical compounds whose emission to the atmosphere causes damage to the ozone layer

What types of fan coil units are there?

Fan coil units: division by construction

  1. Two-pipe and four-pipe

2. Fan or induction-based operation

A two-pipe fan coil has only one heat/cool exchanger. So, it either heats or cools (requires switching from cooling to heating and from heating to cooling).

A four-pipe fan coil is a unit with two exchangers, which can operate both modes simultaneously.

The commonly used fan coils use fans for their work (to force air circulation). On the other hand, induction-based devices don’t have a fan, but uses the power of induction of external air. The air is sucked in, directed to the exchanger, heated/cooled and then blown out into the room.

Fan coil units: division according to the installation method

  1. Underfloor-installed: built up in special housing inside the floor

2. Ceiling-installed: depending on the variant, mounted horizontally or vertically

3. Cassette-installed: the most popular variant, mounted in the suspended ceiling

4. Wall-mounted: designed to be placed on the wall

To sum up, most fan coil units available on the market provide: simple installation. Also -, easy access and economical, efficient operation in spaces. However, their functionality can be multiplied.

Fan coil units can work even more efficiently

How? By using modern, automatic control. Properly selected control system can avoid overheating or overcooling of the interior.

SALUS Controls offers multifunctional, room controller designed to control two-pipe or four-pipe fan coil units: FC600 device.

Why FC600?

Fan coil units users can experience increased thermal comfort due to the accuracy of control offered by the FC600 controller. The device is equipped with TPI control algorithm. It controls fans and valves in very precise way. In order to reach and maintain the desired temperature setpoint in the room. In a two-pipe system, V1 output controls heating and cooling, in a four-pipe system, V1 output controls heating and  V2 output controls cooling.

Our FC600 controller will successfully control trench heaters or water heaters with built-in fans. Multiple settings and configurations (FC600 operates according to time/temperature schedules) allow it to be used in many types of interiors. The main benefit is improved temperature control and continuous monitoring of heating/cooling parameters - also via the Internet. In order to control FC600 from mobile devices or web browsers (Online mode) it is required to have  Internet connection and UGE600 Internet gateway available from SALUS Controls offer. Online mode provides immediate access to the latest device updates (updates are made automatically).

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Find out what our new product is for! Now you can charge Quantum SQ610RF and WQ610RF thermostats with the modern charging station!

What is our new product for?

It allows you to conveniently charge the batteries of two models of wireless thermostats SQ610RF and WQ610RF using a USB port.

What do you get in the set?

Our charging dock features handy handling and modern, minimalist design.

In everyday use, it can serve as a nice stand for your thermostat.

You can find more details here.

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Owners, investors and installers of smart home systems know that this purchase is an important investment. It improves the comfort of life. You want to know what kind of expenditure you have to take into account. And here we disclose right away that there is no single answer to this question. It all depends on the property and the needs and expectations of its users.

You will learn from the text:
• what is SALUS Controls system configurator and what is it used for?
• what does the cost of system installation depend on?

Smart Home is more than convenience

Comfort is not limited only to remote shut off the iron or turn on a lamp. Smart home control means:

a. optimal heating control: the ideal temperature in every room
b. home economics: lower expenses for energy consumption
c. control of appliances such as roller blinds, lighting, garden sprinklers
d. security of property: alarm sensors, SMS notifications
e. environmental protection: lower emission of pollutants
f. everyday comfort and convenience

Intelligent home today is associated with modernity, energy efficiency, safety, control of expenses. The scenarios of dependencies between devices working in the system are almost limitless. However, the question of creating a system and its price remains open. That is why SALUS Controls technical specialists have created a system configurator.

System Configurator - what is it?

SALUS configurator is a user-friendly selection tool. It helps installer/user to assemble products and create a system best suited to the needs of household members. We have architecturally different houses/apartments, different types of heating systems. The rhythm of life of each of us is also different. So there is no universal system. Such which pre-programmed settings will meet the expectations of all. That's why control elements of intelligent house have to be chosen individually. "Made to measure", like clothes at the tailor's.

SALUS configurator was created based on our experts' experience gained from talking to customers calling the Technical Support Hotline. Knowing what their most common questions and problems are, we created a tool. It can be called "virtual version of an advisor". You can use it at any time, working at your own pace. Or choosing different product combinations and calculating control options and costs in real time.

Using SALUS Controls configurator in the "user" option consists in answering a few basic questions.

They are about the technical conditions of the building (type of installation, floor space, number of radiators, etc.). This information is crucial for the selection of control devices. In the "installer" option, the questions are of a more technical nature. For example we ask about the number of manifolds -which corresponds to the number of wiring centres needed. Or about the number of loops connected to the manifold.

After providing the answer, the configurator indicates the list and the number of products needed; the available variants from which you can choose the right one in terms of function, price, design.

Finally, the configurator proposes optional products, i.e. those that may be necessary during the installation. They can be temperature sensor, protective head cover, 16A relay module, additional ZigBee network amplifier. In this way an outline cost calculation is created.

Smart home - how much does it cost to implement a system?

Where to start?

At the beginning you need to know whether you care about controlling heating via the Internet. On the one hand, this option requires an additional fee. On the other hand though - incomparably increases the convenience and functionality of the entire system. Then you need to specify what type of heating you want to control: radiator, floor, electric. If mixed heating is involved, you need to take into account the products needed for both types (floor and radiator). Smart Home accessories are an additional cost.

Characteristics of a sample house

Basic building of which we will indicatively show the operation of our configurator, is one-storey with a usable attic. Downstairs, there is an underfloor-heated living room with a kitchen and a bathroom. In the attic there are three radiator-heated bedrooms, each with one radiator. Altogether there are five rooms. The bathroom has one window. Let's assume that the residents have decided to control their home via the Internet, using selected SALUS Smart Home accessories. What products did the configurator indicate? What will the household gain thanks to them?

Explore the possibilities: how does the configurator work?

Let's divide home control areas into four categories:
1. Heating control
2. Control of lighting and roller shutters
3. Example OneTouch rules
4. Fault detection

Heating control

For control heating in such a designed house via the Internet, you need to have temperature thermostats. Modern Quantum SQ610RF with a built-in humidity sensor and Warm Floor function it is a good proposition. Optimal control of the heating is achieved by regulating the temperature in each room. Then you always need as many thermostats as many rooms. A surface-heated downstairs requires a wiring centre and actuators (e.g. self-regulating actuator THB). To control three radiators in bedrooms, you need to buy three wireless thermostatic heads. And of course the "heart" of the system, without which there is no way to manage your home online - the Internet gateway UGE600.

Control of lighting and roller shutters

If you want to create functional OneTouch rules for lighting and roller shutters, to the cost of the system should be added accessories (selection of devices depending on the rules):

1. Smart Relay (SR600)
2. Roller Shutter (RS600)
3. Smart Plug (SPE600)

How do these products work? Smart Plug, as an extension of the electrical outlet, controls the devices plugged into it. Smart Relay allows to control a receiver with a load power up to 16A. Roller Shutter controls drives of window roller blinds and lighting (230V AC). Thanks to these small devices, you can adjust the moment of switching on or off the lights in selected rooms or make lamp operation dependent on other actions, e.g. entering a room, closing a window, starting a fan, etc. You can also use them to simulate the presence of household members when the house is empty. The final cost depends on how many roller shutters/devices in your house you want to control.

What OneTouch rules can you create?

In SALUS Smart Home application you will program dependencies - scenarios of devices' work. For example:

  1. At sunset, a lamp will turn on in the hallway, and at sunrise - it will turn off.
  2. In the morning, the roller blinds in bedrooms will open to 30%, after an hour to 60%, and after another to 100%.
  3. While the window is open, the heating in the bathroom will turn off.
  4. At 8pm, the temperature will drop from 22 ℃ to 20 ℃, but the bathroom floor will remain comfortably warm until 11pm.
  5. When you press the OneTouch rule activator mounted at the exit door, the set temperature in all rooms will drop to 18 ℃, the blinds will close in the living room and dining room, and the lights will turn off.

To implement these scenarios in our example home - in addition to the Internet gateway, application (free) and temperature thermostats - we need: a minimum of five Roller Shutters for automatic operation of roller shutters, an opening sensor for the bathroom, a button that activates the rule when leaving the house, smart plugs, the number of which depends on the number of lamps that are to turn off when leaving. So let's assume that you need two Smart Plugs and a Smart Relay.

You can think about all this in no hurry. After making a decision enter it into the fields of the configurator.

Fault detection

Sensors detecting home faults are part of the SALUS Smart Home series. It means that they require a gateway and an application to work. Depending on which, where and how many sensors we want to install, the following amounts must be multiplied:

How do these devices work? A smoke sensor detects smoke. A flood sensor detects water on surfaces or contacts. An opening sensor indicates which windows/doors have been opened and allows the heating to be turned off for ventilation. The devices in the system allow you to receive SMS messages about an event.

Summary

The offer is rich, but do you have to be rich to take advantage of it? SALUS Controls offers customers not only exclusive premium lines, but also good for start, standard variants of products. They work well and at the same time will be friendly for your wallet.

Use our configurator and check, which solutions best suit your needs. Data entered into the configurator will help you find out how many and which devices you will need to control your home. Also it will create a rough estimate of the entire project.

What is important, the amounts will be approximate - calculated based on net list prices. Remember that our distributors will certainly offer you a favorable discount.

In case of any doubts, our well-trained installers and SALUS Controls technical team will be happy to advise you.

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Radiators at home are a standard and obvious solution, but is it the best? It turns out that more and more people resign from this form of room heating. Instead, floor heating is gaining popularity - invisible, comfortable and economical. Is it really worth to invest in it? Check what advantages has such underfloor heating system.

Underfloor heating provides better temperature distribution

One of the main reasons why it makes sense to install underfloor heating is the optimal temperature distribution it creates. It is much more beneficial and comfortable for people to have higher temperature at their feet and lower at their head. This is the effect achieved by increasingly popular floor heating. It helps to ensure well-being and better use of heat, which, as we know, rises to the ceiling.

But that is not all! Underfloor heating also ensures even temperature distribution in the whole interior. Radiators heat only locally and the heat emitted by them spreads in the room with not very good efficiency. As a result, it may be much warmer near a radiator than at the other end of the room. With heated floor, this problem ceases to exist, because it is installed over the entire surface of the room and gives off heat evenly.

Underfloor heating is economical

Favourable temperature distribution influences also much more effective use of energy. As a result, underfloor heating is cheaper to use than traditional radiator heating. At the same temperature, the feeling of warmth is stronger if you use a floor heating. Therefore, to ensure the same thermal comfort, you can lower the temperature by 1-2 degrees. On a yearly basis, this can help to significantly reduce the cost of heating. Savings can reach even a dozen or so percent!

More air humidity, less dust

The specificity of underfloor heating makes it possible to reduce the amount of dust swirling in the air and to maintain optimal humidity. Firstly, it eliminates the need for radiators that collect dust.

Secondly, it releases heat through radiation, so it does not cause air movement the way radiator heating does. Radiators give off heat by radiation and convection, which causes air to move up. In addition, at temperatures above 55°C, dust bakes on radiators. A floor heating reduces air movement and therefore prevents much of the dust from rising and helps to maintain optimum humidity, thus reducing the growth of dust mites. This makes it more beneficial for allergy sufferers and makes it easier to keep clean.

Heated floor means greater design possibilities

Radiators often limit possibilities of arranging a given room. They take up valuable space and are sometimes placed in an unfortunate way. When you choose underfloor heating, you do not have to worry about the location of radiators and their influence on the design of a given interior. Many people also claim that radiators unnecessarily clutter and disfigure the space. The solution is underfloor heating, which is completely invisible.

You just need to keep in mind that its use creates a different kind of limitations for the decor. When using underfloor heating, you need to carefully choose the finishing materials for the floors. Use materials that conduct heat well. Stone, ceramic and terracotta work best, although floor panels or parquet can be used. In most cases, however, carpets should be avoided.

Underfloor heating works great with modern systems

Underfloor heating is simply more modern than radiators. It combines energy saving and comfort. It works well with advanced systems that use renewable energy sources - heat pumps or photovoltaics. It's also perfect for use with home automation and smart home systems, because it allows precise temperature control. In SALUS Controls offer you will find a wide range of products designed to work with the underfloor heating system.

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Smart Home has entered our homes for good. Creating home networks (PAN - Personal Area Networks - as Zigbee network) has become a necessity, because almost everyone today has at their fingertips solutions that improve the comfort and economy of the home: controllers, sensors, smart plugs, temperature thermostats.

Devices in the home need to work fast and be interconnected. Therefore, manufacturers of new technologies offer customers increasingly better tools for building connections and dependencies between home equipment. However, in order for devices to communicate wirelessly, they need a suitable data transmission path, the so-called communication protocol. Such as ZigBee.

ZigBee technology and home automation

ZigBee is a wireless data transmission protocol used for two-way communication between devices. The two-way communication means that each device can both receive and send a signal. System was created in 2002 by the ZigBee Alliance, which is still engaged in its development and promotion. The main feature of the new communication standard was to be low power consumption and simple, low-cost construction. And it has been achieved. Many well-known technology brands cooperate with the ZigBee Alliance, e.g. Philips, Siemens, Samsung, Amazon, Bosch.

Actually, it is difficult to imagine Smart Home without ZigBee technology. It is used to manage devices that facilitate daily use of the house (control of lighting, blinds, heating), but also to increase security (sensors, alarms).

It is not only about the remote control of devices, but also about the creation of user-defined relationships between them. For example: when the motion sensor detects the presence of an inhabitant, the signal will be sent further, as a result of which the lights will turn on, the blinds will close, the temperature will rise. This happens automatically, without human intervention - once programmed, the devices send each other signals to "act". Modern building automation is based on scenarios (rules, relationships) that are created by the user according to his or her own needs.

Advantages of ZigBee

ZigBee system has been developed for home area network (PAN) and is very suitable for this purpose. Its main advantages are:

- Low power consumption

- Instant access to the network

- Easy to use

- Easy to expand with new components

- Authenticated data transmission (transmission security)

- Wide transmission range: from 10 to 100 meters

- Affordable price of devices supporting the ZigBee standard

How is a ZigBee network organized?

A ZigBee home network can be organized according to three typologies: star, tree, and mesh. The point is that the elements working in it - the coordinator, signal repeaters, final actuators - should fulfill the communication scheme well, and thus fulfill their role in an automated home.

Star

A simple typology used for example in Bluetooth. A single device is the coordinator and all others are subordinate to it (slave) - they communicate directly with the coordinator and only with it.

Tree

A typology has a hierarchical arrangement. The coordinator is the "root" and manages the "branches". Each knot has elements subordinate to it. Final actuators (executors) may be located only at the end of the branch, they do not communicate with others. They only execute "commands". In this scheme, transmission delays are the most common.

Grid (mesh)

The mesh typology is not hierarchical. Here any device can communicate with another - either directly or through an intermediary device. This feature improves the functionality of the system, so it is considered to be the best type of ZigBee network organization.

ZigBee network in SALUS Controls technology

SALUS Controls technology is based on the grid typology: after installing a coordinator, you should install voltage-powered devices (they simultaneously become network repeaters), and only at the end of the battery-powered devices. Thanks to this communication between all elements is fast and smooth.

Devices in the ZigBee standard are coordinated by an Internet Gateway. It connects them to a coherent system in the home network.

However, in the online control option, it is also the link between the home network and the outside world. In conjunction with the Internet app, the gateway allows you to control your home from anywhere.

ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - what's the difference?

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is a wireless communication method used worldwide. It is used both in PAN (home area networks) and in all public places. How does it differ from ZigBee protocol? First of all, it consumes more power. Besides, ZigBee creates a mesh of connections between devices, extending the range up to 100m.

One device emits a signal for 10 meters or less. In the case of Wi-Fi, additional repeaters are needed to extend the range of the network through the mesh. In contrast, both standards outclass Bluetooth in terms of range - here the range is only 10m. Power consumption is low, but data transfer requires connectivity with another device that supports this protocol. The devices have to "find" each other, "see" each other. Bluetooth is mainly used in mobile devices.

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The influence of temperature on our well-being is enormous. Efficient work, proper sleep, good mood - the thermal conditions of the rooms we use affect all of this. In other words, the healthy home temperature determines how we feel. Moreover, the appropriate heat balance of houses supports the health of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. It also determines the life energy of a person. Thermal comfort in homes that are neither overheated nor cooled reduces our risk of disease.

How to maintain healthy home temperature?

Good ventilation, plenty of daylight, appropriate humidity, proper sleeping conditions and thermal balance is a key feature of a comfortable home.

Why is it so?

For instance, because home is the closest environment to a person, a place to "recharge batteries". In recent times, we often work at home - so our social and psychological functioning depends on the conditions inside. It is not only about thermal comfort, but also about the comfort of everyday life. When the temperature of a room is adapted to its function we feel better. We also use our home space more efficiently. What temperature we set in the rooms depends on our needs.

Unfavorable microclimate in buildings reduces not only the well-being of adults. It also affects the psychophysical condition of children, who become ill more often and learn less as well.

Our lifestyle has changed in recent years. We spend less time outdoors, and more time in buildings, where we relax, lead our social and professional lives.

The epidemiological situation in the world, highlights the importance of change in people's lifestyles. We spend much more time indoors than before. The temperature of our interiors must influence us to the same extent as the weather or weather conditions; it supports or disturbs our natural activity. Staying in our homes for whole days, we should take care that their microclimate is the most beneficial for us.

What temperature in individual rooms?

The temperature in the home interiors should be adjusted to the individual needs of the residents. However, certain rules apply to everyone.

The thermal comfort of the interior has its own rules. It is closely related to the physiology of the human body, and it is worth knowing balance. Long-lasting low temperatures (believed to be below 18℃) cause the body to cool down, and become more vulnerable to infection. But room temperatures above 21℃ cause the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and conjunctiva to dry out. It also reduces resistance to infection and creates conditions for the development of allergies, asthma. Overheating also promotes concentration disorders, increased sweating (i.e., loss of electrolytes), and even cardiac problems.

What is the optimal temperature?

In the living room/office, it is about 20℃. At these heating parameters, we generally feel best, are most focused, full of vigor and productive. Temperatures above 21℃ (up to 25℃) will work at most in the bathroom while taking a bath.

The temperature in the kitchen should be lower than in the living room. We systematically reheat it while cooking, so it seems that 19℃ is the optimal temperature here.

Our satisfaction is also increased by the awareness that the building is environmentally neutral and energy efficient. We like to know that our house doesn't pollute nature. We appreciate the fact that it's economical, that it saves money in the household budget. These factors also increase the prestige and improve the social evaluation of households.

The right temperature = healthy sleep

Sleep is the body's basic physiological need, without which a person is unable to function properly. Therefore, the healthy home temperature of the room in which we sleep is another important aspect of the subject.

Regenerating sleep is very important - it restores our energy, helps to avoid illnesses - but, its hygiene requires appropriate conditions.

What affects healthy sleep?

- room temperature

- a well ventilated bedroom

- proper darkness

- restful decorations

It is assumed that the healthy home temperature for sleep is 17-19 ℃. It is lower than that for the activities we undertake during the day. The bedroom should be noticeably cooler than the living room.

Overheating the room in which we sleep, can force the body to activate the mechanism of thermoregulation. Blood circulation increases and the body becomes covered in sweat. Concentrating on constant cooling, our body does not rest as it should. We sleep shallowly, restlessly. In the morning, we wake up wet, weakened, with impaired reflexes and little will to act. But not only "greenhouse" conditions reduce the quality of sleep. Adverse effects appear also in the opposite situation. When it is too cold in the bedroom, we wake up cold, with a runny nose and sore throat.

Theory versus reality

The indicated temperature values for different rooms in the house seem universal and well averaged. But the optimal healthy home temperature for working, bathing, sleeping for everyone may be different. Moreover, the perception of heat is a very individual issue.

The perception of temperature can be affected by everything. For example: age, gender, health, emotions, our mood on a given day. It is worth equipping your home with modern control systems.

Temperature thermostats, wiring centres, actuators, intelligent radiator heads - control the heating parametes the most effective. They will keep an eye what temperature is in the house.

Among the housing conditions that affect human health and well-being, air quality, temperature, and humidity are the most important. We can positively influence all these factors by investing in modern technologies addressed to the building and installation industry.

SALUS Controls: decide what temperature will be in your home

SALUS Controls heating control systems allow you to easily change heating parameters depending on the time of day. It also adjust to activity of residents or purpose of a particular room. Thanks to them we can also limit heating in unused rooms or reduce the temperature in rooms. It is helpful when we are away from home for a long time, which translates into lower heating fuel consumption.

Temperature thermostats and other elements of control systems are very flexible. Individual room temperature control allows you to easily and quickly influence the climate of your home. It's warmer where you need it and cooler where you need it. Moreover, if our needs suddenly change - with a click we change the existing settings. The control algorithms will adjust the temperature to the new indications.

A series of products that is worth particular interest is SALUS Smart Home line. It which allows not only to control heating, but also to create a smart home according to personal preferences.

What does SALUS Smart Home consist of?

A smart system includes devices that allow you to control and adjust the temperature individually in each room. You can adjust it from anywhere in the world (via the Internet). They also allow you to control the operation of a boiler, central heating pump, DHW or other heating/cooling device. In addition, to voltage or battery powered temperature thermostat, the series includes:

a. UGE600 universal internet gateway (all devices connected to it can be controlled via a mobile app)

b. KL08RF wiring centre + KL04RF extension module for surface heating/cooling control

c. TRV wireless thermostatic heads

d. control modules

e. Smart plugs (allowing for control of devices up to 3600W)

f. sensors: opening windows/doors, flooding, smoke, motion

Configuration, pairing process and binding devices together in the web application is easy and intuitive. SALUS Smart Home is one of the easiest to use, most efficient systems available on the market.

Why heating control is a solution without which a house cannot be economical and modern?

Because only by intelligent control of the heating installation we gain:

- reduction of heating costs

- adjustment of the temperature to the function of the room and the current needs of the user

- convenient control of devices with easy-to-use thermostats, web applications

- possibility of automatic management of boilers, pumps

- activation and management of the heating system also outside the house (via the Internet)

- lower emission of harmful components into the atmosphere

In conclusion, intelligent heating control systems bring home owners only benefits. In addition, the temperature distribution adapted not only to lifestyle but also to body needs is beneficial for us. Especially in health, psychological, social and professional aspect.

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Why security sensors are such an important? Smart Home, or intelligent building automation network, gives users the ability to adjust home functions to their needs. Since communication between devices can take place with little human intervention (e.g. programming OneTouch scenarios), controlling them is becoming more and more convenient and useful. The development of civilization is so fast. It is difficult to predict what advanced systems will accompany us in the future. However, we know that the comfort of living, ecology and economical use of energy is not all. Smart Home, thanks to modern security sensors, also protects the house from unwanted events.

The text answers the questions:

Controlling home functions with buttons, smartphones, computers, or voice messages helps to live more easily.

However, people are not always concerned only with convenience. The use of building automation on a daily basis is wider than that. Smart technologies alert you to emergencies and make life easier for the elderly, disabled (and their caregivers).

Entering the Smart Home sector also SALUS Controls brand took care of this aspect. The main idea of the company is focused on intelligent heating control. However, a big advantage of SALUS Smart Home system is taking care of users' safety.

By installing security sensors of the smart series you gain the opportunities. For example, to go to work or shopping and leave the person you care for at home. OneTouch scenarios are helpful here. If someone at home feels unwell and presses the alarm button, you will receive an automatic SMS message. The idea is brilliant. And really effective.

Breakdowns and emergencies - what will security sensors protect you from?

It is worth knowing that smart solutions are a great protection against unpleasant random events. However, no technology can protect a person against all threats. Although, in many situations it is worth to rely on it. Remember that monitoring will not solve every problem. This is where security sensors come in handy.

What home security elements are worth paying attention to? On signaling:

Fire signaling is not just local smoke detection and activating an alarm siren. In SALUS Smart Home system the detection of smoke is automatically followed by SMS or e-mail). Similarly, in the case of detecting water (due to flooding the bathroom etc.) or opening the door or window. What's more, if we create such a OneTouch rule, the system will not only send a notification about flooding. Instead - using SPE600 plug or SR600 relay - will close the water supply, inhibiting the formation of further damage.

So...

if you're away and something alarming happens at home, so you'll get a message and time to react. Even if you monitor your property, cameras will not always capture what is recorded by sensors dedicated to failure detection. The operation of some devices - such as a refrigerator or a washing machine - should be monitored directly. And if after leaving home you are not sure if you closed the window? You can check it remotely using the SALUS Smart Home application (opening sensor). As a result, you can receive a notification when an unauthorized person is in your garage (motion sensor).

Similarly another useful security feature of the SALUS Smart Home system is the simulation of occupants' presence. Thanks to intelligent lighting and blinds, empty interiors "pretend" that the inhabitants are home. Why? By giving the impression of activity of household members, the system will deceive a potential thief. Then it protects the house from burglary. How? By creating and activating a simulation schedule, the lights in the rooms will be switched. It will be done at predetermined times and then - e.g. after several minutes - switched off. Similarly roller blinds will close at sunset and open in the morning.

Which security sensors will improve the functioning of your home?

What do you need to program the above scenarios to strengthen the security of your home? First of all, the pillars of the SALUS Smart Home system, namely the UGE600 internet gateway and the mobile app.

In addition:

We will take a closer look at selected devices.

SALUS Smart Home System SB600, CSB600 wireless buttons: wireless event activators.

They activate one (CSB600) or two (SB600) events (e.g. switching off lights, heating). CSB000 (panic button - model with cover) can function as an alarm button by sending pre-set notification.

Smoke detector SD600

The device detects the presence of smoke.

It can be used independently - without Internet gateway UGE600 and mobile app. However, only as a part of SALUS Smart Home system it has a function of emergency notification.

Water leak sensor WLS600

Waterproof flood sensor that detects water on the surface below it or on the contacts of wires connected to it.

It is possible to close the valve when a leak is detected. The also to send the user a free notification of failure.

OS600/SW600 window/door sensors

Wireless device working in cooperation with the Smart Home app.

Allows you to enter in the schedule to turn off heating in the room. It is done for the time of ventilation / opening the window or door. As part of the system also allows you to receive notifications of the open/close event (windows, doors etc.).

MS600 motion sensor

In collaboration with the intelligent plug (SPE600) or relay (SR600) sensor allows you to turn on or off the lighting.

Smart Plug SPE600: smart plug (extension socket) with overload protection.

Firstly it allows you to control the devices plugged into it. Secondly, indicates the history of energy consumption (application). Thirdly, increases the range of ZigBee network and works with Amazon ALEXA (voice control).

SR600 (Smart Relay)

It's an intelligent relay for voltaged (e.g. boilers, pumps, lighting) and volt-free devices (e.g. control panels, gate controllers, opening sensors). It is designed to work in a switch box, wall socket (maximum load power - 16A). Smart Relay increases the range of the ZigBee network. So it can be paired directly with a thermostat as others work via OneTouch. It shuts off/releases the power supply - just like a Smart Plug.

Security with SALUS Smart Home - remember:

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Salus Controls goes head-to-head with the latest technology - Google Home!

Selected products of Salus Controls brand are compatible with the popular voice assistant from Google. Controlling home with spoken commands certainly doesn't need to be recommended to anyone. The convenience of this solution speaks for itself.

Salus Controls devices that work with Google Home:

You create a smart home first and foremost to improve the efficiency of your daily duties. Therefore, understanding these needs, Salus Controls aim was to make its devices compatible with the voice assistant.

Controlling light with voice commands has a number of advantages. In case of SALUS Smart Home system you have this possibility thanks to smart plugs and relays. For example, when you lie in bed at night, without getting up you can turn off the lights in the whole building. Also you can turn off/on only individual lamps. Coming home late at night, you can illuminate selected rooms in a second. If your hands are busy or dirty, you can say a word in the kitchen and the devices will comply with the command. Such a “small detail” noticeably increases the comfort of life.

Therefore, voice control of heating is also a great convenience. In other words, the heating system works most efficiently and economically using schedules adapted to your rhythm of life. However, there are situations in which the permanent settings should be overwritten on an ad hoc basis. The use of voice commands for this purpose allows you to respond quickly without being distracted from your activities. The voice assistant will also inform you about the current temperature in a given zone and allow you to voice manage the heat in rooms you are not currently in. Importantly, the conversation simulation is intuitive and household friendly. It just happens naturally, “by the way” life is going on.

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Use your voice to control your home via Google Home application

Intelligent houses will be more and more frequently equipped with elements of the so-called artificial intelligence. And it's not just sci-fi robots or holograms moving through the air. It's a personalised network of home devices tailored to your lifestyle.

The assumption is that thanks to artificial intelligence your everyday life will be more comfortable, economical and safe. A key part of this technological revolution for some time now has been Google Assistant and the Google Home application. By the help of which, using only your voice, you can control e.g. lighting, temperature thermostats. Also smart plugs, cameras at home or garden monitoring can be controlled. Through the application you can manage devices compatible with Google Home.

NOTE: Google Home Voice Service is available on millions of devices from Google and other Android manufacturers.

SALUS Controls devices work with Google Home

Our selected products work very well with the home assistant. This means that the Google interface "gets along" with them and operates them correctly. At the moment you can freely control the following devices via Google Home:

Thermostats: SQ610, SQ610RF, VS10WRF, VS10BRF, VS20WRF, VS20BRF, HTRP-RF(50), HTRS-RF(30)

Temperature sensor and also the simplest version of TS600 controller

FC600 fan coil controller

Smart Plug SPE600

Smart Relay SR600

Light and temperature with voice commands

Controlling light with voice commands has a number of advantages. In case of SALUS Smart Home system you have this possibility thanks to smart plugs and relays. When you lie in bed at night, without getting up you can turn off the lights in the whole building. Also you can turn off/on only individual lamps. Coming home late at night, you can illuminate selected rooms in a second. Such a "small detail" noticeably increases the comfort of life.

Voice control of heating is also a great convenience. The heating system works most efficiently and economically using schedules adapted to your rhythm of life. However, there are situations in which the permanent settings should be overwritten on an ad hoc basis. The use of voice commands for this purpose allows you to respond quickly without being distracted from your activities. The voice assistant will also inform you about the current temperature in a given zone. Also, it allows you to voice manage the heat in rooms you are not currently in. Importantly, the conversation simulation is intuitive and household friendly. It just happens naturally, "by the way" life is going on.

How to control SALUS Controls products via Google Home?

First, you need to download Google Home (the application is available for free in Google Play and App Store).

Next, launch the Salus Smarthome EU service.

Set up your smart home with our system by following the instructions below:

Step 2: Configure your smart home with Salus

Log in:

Add devices that you will control:

The UGE600 Internet Gateway and the Google Home voice assistant do not need to be in the same Wi-Fi network. They must be connected to the Internet, but can operate on separate networks (e.g. Wi-Fi).

So, voice control of selected SALUS Controls products only requires you to: download the Google Home app, launch the Salus SmartHome EU service, and sign into your Google Home account to connect your devices.

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In recent weeks SALUS Smart Home series has been enriched with another interesting products. We are talking about Motion sensor and charging dock.

How will the charging dock facilitate your daily use of selected controller models? Answers to these questions can be found below.

Motion sensor - the little thing that keeps up with you

In combination with OneTouch rules MS600 can work with other SALUS Smart Home devices such as: SR600, SPE600, RS600. In combination with our smart plug (SPE600) or relay (SR600) this detector allows you to turn the lights on or off following motion detection. And all because motion is a factor that can trigger many actions in a smart home. Even the simplest dependencies greatly increase the comfort of residents. For example, when you leave the kitchen with your hands full of snacks, don't worry about the lights. When the sensor does not detect movement - will turn off the light for you.

You're only limited by your ingenuity and imagination when it comes to creating OneTouch rules. By using our motion sensor in addition, you'll increase your comfort as well as your safety.

What are some examples of relationships (OneTouch rules) you can build?

The moment the household member enters a room the lights switch on, and when leaves the room - off.

When motion/intruder is detected (e.g. in the garage) - the lights are switched on and you receive an SMS notification.

When motion is detected, the sensor working in the system can trigger the DHW circulation pump. It allows you to use hot water.

Just by entering the apartment you can cause the lights to turn on. Also - the blinds to open/close and the temperature to rise.

Charging station - convenience, design, elegance

With the CDEU you can conveniently charge the batteries of two models of our wireless temperature thermostats SQ610RF and WQ610RF. You can do this by using the USB port.

The device is distinguished by its handy operation and designer, minimalist appearance that will easily fit into any interior. Moreover, charging dock on a daily basis will successfully serve as a stand for your wireless temperature thermostat. So, on the one hand, it is characterized by usability, on the other hand, convenience and interesting, modern aesthetics.

Elements of SALUS Smart Home system

As a reminder, let's mention other elements of SALUS Smart Home system.

The system includes devices that enable temperature control individually in each room (zone control). This reduces overdriving and costly energy losses. These devices also allow you to control the operation of a boiler, central heating pump and DHW.

In addition to temperature regulators SALUS Smart Home system includes:

- Internet gateway UGE600

- KL08RF wiring centre to control a surface system (eg floor) + KL04RF (expansion module)

- TRV wireless thermostatic heads

- control modules

- Smart plugs (intelligent "on/off" plugs)

- sensors: open windows / doors, flooding, smoke, and now also a motion sensor

A key element of SALUS Smart Home system is Internet gateway UGE600, which provides communication between devices in ZigBee network. With one such gateway can be paired up to 100 products, such as thermostats, smart plugs, relays, sensors. A free web application (Google Play or App Store) allows you to control your system from anywhere. By creating OneTouch rules and relationships between devices you can build your own smart home base. Motion sensor and charging dock helps with creating your own Smart Home.

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SALUS Smart Home is a solution that helps not only to live comfortably, but also to save money. One Touch rules can adjust the work of household devices. Check the benefits of smart home.

Automatic home control is convenient and functional

SALUS Smart Home system is based on ZigBee network. It is characterized by low power consumption, reliable data transfer and a high level of transmission security. With its help you can control:

SALUS Smart Home system is operated using a free app (mobile and desktop version). The app will allow you to control home or office devices from anywhere in the world. You only need to register an account and have internet connectivity.

How can this work? For example, at a predetermined time, the temperature in the rooms will drop to the indicated values. Then the power will be cut off from selected devices, which will automatically reduce energy consumption. Just create a rule to turn everything off at midnight.

Control your heating and save money - benefits of smart home

The largest part of the energy consumed when operating a home is heating.

This is why individual room heat management is important. What does that mean? It is good to keep the bedroom cooler than the living room. The same with bathroom during an evening bath. While in the living room it is good to maintain economic temperature during a longer absence of household members. All this can be easily programmed in the SALUS Smart Home app at your own choice.

Controlling heating allows to maintain a separate temperature, appropriate for the household members. It increases the comfort of living... and lowers the bills. Why?

Because this avoids overheating less frequented rooms and unnecessary charges for heat that no one needs. As a result, overheating - uncomfortable for people and harmful for the environment - is avoided.

Monitor your daily energy consumption

SALUS Smart Home app registers energy consumption by devices controlled by smart plugs (Smart Plug SPE600). It poitns out the largest sources of its consumption. Consumption history (given in diagrams) allows you to make a calculation. It is by showing which devices are not working efficiently and require a change of operating mode.

Live comfortably and safely - benefits of smart home

Controlling your home with an app allows you to regulate the parameters of home heating from anywhere. Whether from your own living room or from the far end of the world. But that's not all about benefits of smart home. An important function of SALUS Smart Home application is sending SMS or e-mail notifications about detected failures. It can be fire in the boiler room (smoke detector), flooding of the kitchen (flood detector). Also, the entry of an intruder into the house (opening detector). Such a warning allows you to react in time and minimize the potential damage. By choosing online control of the heating system, you can gain additional security for your home.

SALUS Smart Home app also has a scanning function, which provides a quick control of the building and devices located in it. This is perfect solution when you want to be sure that everything is safe after leaving the house.

Selected SALUS Smart Home series products

Quantum SQ610/SQ610RF: room temperature thermostat with built-in humidity sensor. It is used to control devices from SALUS Smart Home series. It is available in two variants, wired and wireless. A unique feature of the wired version is the possibility to control devices both wired (devices connected to the thermostat; wiring centre for underfloor heating, boiler) and wireless. Quantum gives you a choice of control algorithm: ITLC/histeresis/algorithm for the THB self-regulating actuator. It is equipped with WARM FLOOR function, ensuring warm floor regardless of heating schedule. It has a PIN lock and set temperature limits.

Smart Plug SPE600: equipped with load protection intelligent plug (extension of electrical socket) to control the devices connected to it. It is an element of SALUS Smart Home system (schedule programming in mobile application). Also, it measures the power of the connected devices and history of energy consumption, increases the range of ZigBee network. It also works with Amazon ALEXA.

SW600 opening sensor: wireless opening sensor in slim version working in cooperation with UGE600 internet gateway, mobile app and Smart Home series thermostats. It allows to automatically switch off the heating for the time of ventilating/opening the window or door.

Why is it worth controlling your heating with the SALUS Controls brand?

First of all: by adjusting the room temperature to the current needs (e.g. 23 degrees in the bathroom, 21 degrees in the living room, 19 degrees in the bedroom), you avoid overheating less attended rooms. By setting an economic temperature for when you are away (e.g. 17 degrees), you avoid the interior cooling down.

Secondly: SALUS Controls thermostats operate flexibly. They keep the temperature set in the rooms. However, this does not mean that when you are away from home, you have no influence on their work. Thanks to the SALUS Smart Home series you can react in real time. The thermostats work according to schedules, but they also take into account your ad hoc manual decisions.

Thirdly: the heating control reduces overdrive states and energy losses during the operation of the building, which contributes to the protection of the environment and reduces household charges.

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