Smart home technology company Nexia Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced it is now compatible with a range of powerful new multi-sensors giving users even more flexible control over the protection and efficiency of their homes.
Multi-sensors add another dimension to Nexia-powered smart homes by combining their ability to detect a wide variety of inputs, including light, vibration, motion, temperature and humidity, while communicating with other smart products, including lighting, climate controls, locks and garage doors. For example, a multi-sensor near the cookie jar can trigger a video recording and send a text alert when sneaky hands lift the lid; the light sensing ability of the multi-sensor can turn on indoor lights if storm clouds darken the sky at mid-day.
“What differentiates a truly smart home is the ability to integrate many features and systems so they work seamlessly together,” said George Land, head of Nexia Home Intelligence.
The Z-Wave multi-sensors connect to Nexia and its ecosystem of products through the Nexia Bridge, which connects directly to a user’s Wi-Fi router, bringing all Nexia-compatible smart products together on one network. The bridge enables the user to wirelessly connect and control hundreds of Z-Wave smart home products through one Nexia account for endless combinations of smart home functionality.
Nexia will support a variety of multi-sensor devices, beginning with Aeon Labs Aeotec Multi-Sensor and the award-winning FIBARO Multi-Sensor.
Sample programmable uses, dependent on multi-sensor model and connected devices, include:
- Luminance: Lock the doors and close the garage when light levels fall below a set level.
- Vibration: Send an alert if something in the home is disturbed, such as the cookie jar or liquor cabinet.
- Motion: Turn on the lights and record video when someone enters the room or turn off the upstairs air conditioner if no motion is detected for a set period.
- Temperature: Monitor the temperature in other areas of the house where a thermostat doesn't exist, such as bedrooms, basements and second floors.
- Humidity: Set fans and dehumidifiers/humidifiers to run when a certain humidity point is reached.