Exhibiting at Essential Install Live! South, Fibaro promises a new entry level to mid-market concept for retro fit and new build projects.
“The Fibaro System is nothing short of a revolution in CI,” said Daniel Knight, director at Fibaro UK. “It’s perfect for custom installers keen to retrofit home automation quickly into existing homes without having to run kilometres of cabling or spend days on a site. This breakthrough system is built on the proven success of the Z-Wave wireless protocol to deliver a quick and simple-to-fit home automation solution. It’s easy to install and set up, offers great value for money and brings many practical advantages for homeowners.”
Daniel added: “It also opens up traditionally more cost-conscious sectors where automated lighting, energy monitoring and management and security control offer great benefits. These include assisted living and healthcare developments, social housing and large new-build property developments. For the first time, Fibaro allows custom installers to sell their services into these areas, significantly broadening their customer base and increasing their potential business.”
The system uses a series of compact scaleable wireless sensors and modules which control lighting, security, energy management, entertainment systems and appliances. The sensors are small enough to be fitted into areas such as behind a tradition light switch. Fibaro says its mesh structure automatically establishes, repairs, maintains and monitors itself to ensure a robust, wireless network. Fibaro can also be integrated with Crestron, Lutron, Control 4 and AMX so it can be used as a price competitive expansion partner in larger projects, or on schemes where the fabric of the building or part of the home is protected.
At the heart of the Fibaro system is the Fibaro Home Centre 2 or Home Center Lite, which act as the brain of the system. Once the Home Center is connected to the home router via an ethernet port, Fibaro control modules and sensors can be added to the system with Fibaro’s one-click interface to create the automation system. The Fibaro system can then be accessed from a phone, tablet, PC or Mac, anywhere in the world.