Home/building automation refers to all of the techniques that centralize the control of the various systems in a building.

The advantages are:

  • greater comfort (energy management, optimization of lighting and heating),

  • greater security (alarm, system monitoring),

  • better communication (remote control, audible and visible signals, etc.)

in houses, hotels, public buildings, the workplace…

Home automation for private customers

PHASELEC, PROMINENT HOME AUTOMATION SPECIALISTS

For the last few years, we have been developing a specific home automation offer for domestic comfort. We work exclusively with KNX and EnOcean, worldwide standards covering all the major global brands of electrical equipment. Using these standards, we can make nearly all types of household equipment communicate intelligently, so that you can have perfect control of your system without being dependent on any one brand in particular.

CENTRALIZED CONTROLS

Think of the comfort of being able to check at a distance that you remembered to turn off the light, lower the heating, set the alarm when you left home.

Oh look, the children forgot to turn off the lights in their bedrooms and to close their shutters. I can take care of that by just pressing a button on my phone and have peace of mind for the weekend.

We bring intelligence to your home with electrical comfort and remote security. You can control all of your devices with a single button and create personalized atmospheres. Alongside the now traditional home automation system, we can also control your audio-video equipment with products by RTI. Pressing the “watch a film” button on the remote that is sitting on your coffee table will turn on everything you need (the TV will be set to the right input, as will your A/V receiver and multimedia player), the light will be dimmed to a preset level and the rolling stores will be lowered, if necessary. Every button on the remote control will activate the equipment concerned: receiver volume, play and navigation buttons on the multimedia player, etc. You will no longer need six remotes on the table. Meticulous programming of all your equipment allows and ensures programming stability. Every function is within reach with fewer than three presses on a button.

The ideal home automation installation needs no instructions because it is intuitive…

Every home automation system is designed and implemented according to you and your needs. The point of it is to make your life easier, not to build a huge, complicated system. It is essential to define your needs with you, to understand your way of life in order to recommend the very best level of automation for true electrical comfort.

A 100% POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!

WHAT CAN I GAIN FROM HOME AUTOMATION?

That all depends on your expectations! There is no point in installing home automation left, right and centre, and making you use a smartphone or tablet with it if you gain nothing in return.

Here are a just few examples:

  • Centralization of residential lighting controls (one switch can turn off all the lights when you leave the house).
  • Centralization of shutter control (electric rolling shutters, hinged shutters).
  • Electric heating management, goes automatically into economic mode when you leave the house and resets the temperature before you return.
  • Remote control of domestic hot water and heating in your holiday home.
  • Presence simulation during your absence by turning on certain lights according to a predefined cycle.

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOME AUTOMATION FOR PERSONAL COMFORT AND WHAT IS USED TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN HOMES?

Technically speaking, no, the same technology can be used for both which makes it an even more progressive solution; it may originally just be practical but it can go towards helping you to continue living in your own home as you get older. For instance, a motion detector in a corridor could also be used to control the degree of lighting according to the time of day as well as to progressively brighten the lighting in the corridor at night. This would avoid being dazzled and the accompanying risk of falling. It could also be programmed to indicate absence of movement in the corridor in front of the bedroom at 10 am when the occupant usually gets up at 8 am. On reception of an email, a family member could call to check that all is well.

Building automation for professionals

In an industrial building or an office building, automation can be used to intelligently manage energy consumption due to heating, air-conditioning, lighting or devices on standby.

The system can learn the use patterns in offices, manage the lighting, the shade screens depending on how much sunshine there is, automatically regulate the degree of lighting so that it is always suited to the needs. Feedback allows you to monitor consumption and changes in consumption leading to an efficient building management system.

For companies that need an adaptable system, the wireless and battery-free technology by EnOcean is an ideal solution for the management of lighting and HVAC.

Switches use mechanical pressure to generate a micro-current that sends an order to turn on or off. As the mechanism is self-sufficient in energy, no maintenance is required and the controls can move with partitions without having to put the wires through the supporting studs again, resulting in adaptability, time savings and economies as well. The thermostats and interior sensors run off of mini solar panels. The thermostatic heads for water radiators use the difference in temperature between the heating body and the room temperature to generate the current it runs on!

Here are a few simple applications:

  • Detection of an open window by wireless and battery-free sensors and automatic shut-off of air-conditioning or heating.
  • A wireless and battery-free interior sensor controls the temperature of a room when it is empty.
  • A brightness sensor can automatically adapt the ambient lighting according to the natural light.

“ DEPENDING ON YOUR ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION, YOU CAN EXPECT TO MAKE SAVINGS OF AROUND 40%.”

These solutions can be easily integrated in holiday residences, hotels, or any other place where the clients might not think to turn off the air-conditioning when they open a window … or even when they go away and leave it open!