The new Free Control 3. 0 for a future-proof Smart Home
With the development of a large number of new products, Heinrich Kopp GmbH is playing a major role in driving the Smart Home theme. One of them is the Free Control 3. 0. Thanks to the latest generation of Free Control, light can be switched and dimmed very easily, roller shutters and awnings can be effortlessly controlled, sockets can be switched and regulated remotely. Perfect also for AAL applications.
Comfortably control and secure your house and apartment: This makes Free Control possible with maximum operational reliability. The user has the choice whether he uses a classic radio hand transmitter for control or operates the HomeControl App on a mobile device.
Free Control works bidirectionally with 128 Bit AES encryption. Encrypted sending of signals is a must in today’s smart home, but still not a standard in many systems. The same applies to bidirectional communication between the transmitter and receiver: in this way, the user receives a 100 percent reliable message as to whether the lamp is on or off, for example, or whether the iron is switched off while on the move.
The use of the radio system is also particularly suitable where the subsequent addition and expansion of existing installations is either not possible at all or only very difficult, because no dirt arises during retrofitting and no mains connection is necessary for the transmitters.
A further advantage is the free placement of the wireless wall switches. The switches can be mounted exactly where they are needed without any restrictions: The switches can simply be stuck on glass, on the bed and even next to the shower. Not only practical, but also ideal for listed buildings.
The digital basis for Kopp’s Smart Home solution is the MINI gateway. It turns your Free Control installation into an introduction to your own Smart Home. It connects a multitude of devices across manufacturers and systems and combines them on a central interface: the Kopp HomeControl App. A number of smart home radio systems from different manufacturers can be controlled on the 868. 3 MHz radio frequency via IP network – either by smartphone, tablet or voice command.
Underfloor heating complements smart building technology
Another innovation in Kopp’s Smart Home is an intelligent controller for underfloor heating. All radio components can be easily installed and integrated into the home automation system. The central control element of the heater is the base station. It records all measurement data as well as the information of the respective room control units and controls communication with all connected system components. The base station can be connected to the Kopp MINI gateway and centrally controlled.
In addition to optimized control, Kopp’s smart underfloor heating system scores with modern control algorithms that can be adapted to local conditions and enable energy-efficient and convenient temperature control.