As the deployment of smart home systems becomes a must in residential construction projects during these years, Tecom's e-Home System is much appreciated in Taiwan's medium to high-end market. With Tecom's influence in the professional installation market, now the company is expanding the applications of IP Cams in terms of not only security but also automation in the home.
“We are persuading construction companies to include IP cameras into their basic smart home deployments,” says Justin Wu, Manager of New Business Development of Tecom. Under Tecom's powerful system, a multifunctional IP cam can be utilized to detect changes of lights or movements of objects, which can trigger the reactions of other devices immediately. For instance, when the IP cam detect sunshine which is too strong, the electric curtain would get the message and be pulled down automatically.
Justin Wu further explains, “The e-Home system facilitates smart interactions among various home devices.” The system/platform comprises of outdoor and indoor intercoms (with built-in two-way audio and camera) for the whole community/building and separate households, smart door locks, window sensors, air quality detectors, IP cameras, electric curtains, gas valves, and control over other appliances via a Z-wave based gateway.
Users are therefore able to monitor and control all these devices directly on their own smart phones. When a visitor pushes the door bell, users can easily communicate with the visitor and view the real-time image either on the indoor intercom or via smart phones wherever they are. If the visitor is trustful, users can order the door lock to open up for him/her on the same interface.
Based on its specialty in telecommunication technologies, Tecom has began to develop its own smart home platform and started to deploy the e-Home system since 2011. As a subsidiary company of TECO, Tecom has already integrated TECO air conditioners into its system and enabled cloud management.
At present the company has earned 30%~40% market share in Taiwan's medium to high-end professional installation market, and it is also expected to march towards Chinese residential construction market in the near future.